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DDS file format description

Many people share .dds files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .dds file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .dds files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.dds - Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface

The DDS graphic files are related to DirectX SDK. 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).

DirectX SDK
Graphic files
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Microsoft DirectX DirectDraw Surface related extensions:
Analyze AVW Image
Deluxe Paint Animation
Adobe Photoshop Color Book
Laservision Graphic
Kolor Raw Image
Kodak Pro Digital RAW Image

.dds - MAP Service Document

The DDS data files are related to Landis+Gyr MAP. 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).

Landis+Gyr MAP
Data files
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MAP Service Document related extensions:
Konica Minolta Bizhub Copier Overlay Data
SpectraMagic NX Template
SpectraMagic NX Data
SpectraMagic v3.6 Data
Kryptel Encrypted Data
Minolta Vivid 3D Scanner Camera Data

.dds - Amazon Lumberyard DirectDraw Surface Data

The DDS development files are related to Amazon Lumberyard. 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.

Amazon Lumberyard
Development files
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Amazon Lumberyard DirectDraw Surface Data related extensions:
Microsoft Visual Studio UI Test Data
Microsoft Visual Studio Load Test Data
Amazon Lumberyard Material Data
Amazon Lumberyard CAD Exchange Data
Android System Tag Data
Amazon Lumberyard Motion Set Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .dds file extension. Even harmful programs can create .dds files. Be especially cautious with .dds files coming from an unknown source!

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 can't open this file:

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

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:

cds, dcs, dd, ddc, dde, ddw, ddx, ddz, des, dfs, drs, ds, dsd, dss, dvs

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

ChemDraw Stationery Document
GLBasic World File
CARE-S InfoWorks Nodes Data
VEDA User Sets File
Electronic Data Sheets
3D Haus Design Studio Project

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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