DDS File Extension

DirectDraw Surface File Type

Extension .dds
Developer Microsoft
Popularity 5.0 (775 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Natron
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2022

What is a DDS File Extension?

DDS file extension is created by Microsoft, also known as DirectDraw Surface. DDS has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open DDS files in Natron program.



Free DDS File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .DDS (DirectDraw Surface) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to DDS, merge, split and compare the DDS files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

DDS Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the DirectDraw Surface .DDS File Extensions while opening the .DDS files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open DDS Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for DirectDraw Surface on your system such as Natron.
  2. Associate default Natron Natron program for *.dds (DirectDraw Surface) files.

    Associate DDS Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.DDS (e.g example.dds) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Natron Natron program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .dds files.

    Associate DDS Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.DDS (e.g example.dds) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Natron Natron program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Natron extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for DDS File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the DDS files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open DDS File on Windows

Software License Developer
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Windows  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
IrfanView image. IrfanView 4 for Windows  Open irfanview website. Freeware IrfanView
Natron image. Natron 1 for Windows  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Windows  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Windows  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DDS File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for MacOs  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Natron image. Natron 1 for MacOs  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for MacOs  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for MacOs  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DDS file on Linux

Software License Developer
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Linux  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Natron image. Natron 1 for Linux  Open natron website. Open Source Natron
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Linux  Open chaos group website. Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Linux  Open xnsoft website. Freeware XnSoft

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DDS file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DDS file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen DDS file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

DDS file extension icon image.About DDS - DirectDraw Surface

FileProInfo is to help you understand about the DirectDraw Surface with *.DDS suffix, and provide the complete detail as how to open, edit, convert, merge, split and compare it with other related software programs, software download links and free online apps and tools.

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Updated 5/1/2022


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