Create vector 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 vector-based DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) file that you can then download and edit/use within vector file editors or use for high definition printing applications. If you have multiple DDS files to convert then our tool can also batch convert DDS files too. Currently our tool supports up to 25 conversions at a time.
Options are available to specify/remove a background color if the source DDS image does not contain a transparent background. Our tool can attempt to determine the background color automatically or you can manually specify the background color to remove.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an DXF file from a DDS file.
Click the "Upload a File" button and select a DDS to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.
Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to DXF" button to convert your DDS to DXF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DDS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DDS to DXF conversion has completed, you can download your DXF file straight away.
We aim to process all DDS to DXF 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 DXF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DDS to DXF 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.
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.
The DXF file format was first introduced in 1982 as part of Autodesk's AutoCAD software. DXF files were intended at the time to allow data interchange between AutoCAD and other CAD related applications. The format has evolved over the years with the most recent version coming in 2007.
DXF files can contain either text or binary content describing Blocks, Entities, Objects and other information using a "Tagging" system. The DXF format is still popular today and can be opened with most popular CAD applications.
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