Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a DDS (DirectDraw Surface) file and from this, create a new image saved in the BMP (Bitmap Image File) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DDS to BMP.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DDS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DDS to BMP conversion has completed, you can download your BMP file straight away.
We aim to process all DDS to BMP conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the DDS file you submit to us. The resulting BMP file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DDS to BMP tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our DDS conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
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The DDS file format was introduced my Microsoft in 1999 intended to be its standard image format for the DirectX 7 3D graphics Api. The format is used to store textures for use within 3D graphics and game environments and can be compressed or uncompressed.
The compression algorithm used by DDS was the previously proprietary S3 Texture Compression which could reduce the image file size down and was easy for the GPU to decompress in real-time. The format is still used and there are some 3rd party image editors that are compatible with the format.
|Full Name||Bitmap Image File|
The BMP file format is a two dimensional image file format popular on Microsoft Windows operating systems. Data is stored in the BMP file in a raster format with pixels being represented using various colour depths ranging from monocrome 1-bit per pixel (bpp) to full color 24-bits per pixel.
The format can also contain an image alpha channel which is typically 8 bits per pixel in size and is used to describe image transparency. BMP files can also optionally be compressed using a lossless compression algorithm meaning smaller files with no loss of image quality.