How To Open DDS files


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It is easy to open a DDS file with Free File Opener. Just follow these steps:

  • STEP 1
    Download Free File Opener
  • STEP 2
    Click the Open button
  • STEP 3
    Select your file and click OK

That's it, you have opened your DDS file with Free File Opener!

What is a dds file?

A DDS (DirectDraw Surface) file is a type of graphics file developed by Microsoft to be used with DirectX SDK, a software developer package. DDS files are used for graphics that require real-time rendering, such as 3D animations and video games. DDS files can store assets such as textures and cubemaps. The DDS format is also used by Windows systems for storying OS graphics, such as wallpaper images. DDS images are supported by Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems using XnView, but the majority of DDS editing and rendering programs are designed for Windows.  Other image formats are PNG, WMF and TGA

Open dds files with Free File Opener

If you have received a file with a dds file extension and need to open or view the file, Free File Opener can help. With Free File Opener, you have a free file viewer that allows you to open all document files quickly and easily. You can also open and view over 200 other types of files including spreadsheets, pictures, movies and music files. The best part about Free File Opener is that it is a Free download!