How to open file with DDS extension?

Basic information about DDS file

File DDS is one of the files of the Raster Image Files category. Its full name is DirectDraw Surface . File format DDS was created by Microsoft. If you arrived here, you are probably looking for programs that will help you support this particular file extension. In the further part of this page you will find a list of programs that support file DDS sorted by operating systems. If our database contains information about converting a DDS file, you will definitely find it here.
DDS file description

DirectX 7 created the file extension DirectDraw Surface to keep uncompressed and compressed in a simple storage area. This particular file is also known as a binary file like many other storage files.

Programmers use numerous tools to help produce and store DDS files. The tools differ in which type of program is being used in the header. Programmers should give precise details in the headers to help readers and consumers understand the values.

Since there are many codes used in the headers, it is not necessary for programmers to memorize each detail.

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Programs that support DDS file

Conversion of a DDS file
When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the DDS extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of DDS file conversion to a different format.
File Conversions from DDS extension to a different format :

File conversions from other format to DDS file:
bmp to dds, jpg to dds,
We hope we helped you solve the problem with the DDS file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.
What else may cause problems?
There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the DDS file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).
First - the DDS file may be incorrectly linked (associated) with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this link by yourself. To do this, right-click on the DDS file # that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the DDS file should be solved forever.
Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the DDS file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).
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