DDS file extension
The table below provides useful information about the .dds file extension. It answers questions such as:
- What is the .dds file?
- What program do I need to open a .dds file?
- How can the .dds file be opened, edited or printed?
- How can I convert .dds files to another format?
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4 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database
✅ Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface
The DDS file is a Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface. The file format supports mipmaps, cube maps, and volume maps. The DDS file format is supported by D3DX and other DirectX tools such as the DirectX Texture Editor (Dxtex.exe) and the Texture Conversion Tool (Texconv.exe).
✅ MAP Service Document
The DDS file is a MAP Service Document. The Landis+Gyr MAP Service Tool was developed to support the dialog meters. It is able to communicate with all modern electronic meters from Landis+Gyr and also with many units from other manufacturers, which comply with the standards according to dlms or IEC 62056-21 (formerly IEC 1107).
✅ Amazon Lumberyard DirectDraw Surface Data
The DDS file is an Amazon Lumberyard DirectDraw Surface Data. Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine that allows you to create high-quality games, connect your games to the compute and storage of the AWS Cloud.
✅ XMap XData Dataset
The DDS file is an XMap XData Dataset. XMap is a three-tiered GIS and GPS platform that addresses key functional levels within an organization’s GIS infrastructure.
Other types of files may also use the .dds file extension.
🔄 .dds converters
The following softwares are capable of converting .dds files to other formats:
For example, using the softwares above, a .dds file can be converted into one of the following formats:
🚫 The .dds file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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🔴 Can't open a .dds file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows cannot open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...
If you don't know how to set the .dds file association, check the FAQ.
🔴 Can I change the extension of files?
Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.
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