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Convert your DDS file to GIF

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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 GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) format that you can then download and edit within image file editors or use for high-definition printing applications. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple DDS image files; up to 25 files at a time can be converted.

Along with converting DDS image files to GIF, our tool allows you to also adjust the image with some simple effects, such as applying a grayscale filter to the image. These additional options are available within the Options tab. Along with grayscale, you can also mirror or flip the image if needed. For single DDS file uploads, you will also see options to resize and rotate your image.

How to Convert your DDS to GIF Online?

Here are two simple steps to convert your DDS to GIF.

Upload a DDS

Click the "Upload a DDS File" button and select a DDS to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your GIF

Click the download link once completed to receive your GIF file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DDS file to GIF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your DDS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DDS to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my DDS to GIF?

We aim to process all DDS to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the DDS to GIF conversion?

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.

Is it safe to convert my DDS to GIF on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the DDS file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert DDS to GIF on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our DDS to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

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.

I have several DDS files; can I batch convert my DDS to GIF?

Yes! Our DDS tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 and DDS files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the GIF files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

Comparing DDS and GIF Features

 

DDS Features

  • Supports Lossy Compression
  • Supports Non Lossy Compression
  • Supports Transparency
  • Supports Color Palettes
  • Supports Monochrome (1-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Colors (4-Bit)
  • Supports 256 Colors (8-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Million Colors (24-Bit)

GIF Features

  • Supports Lossy Compression
  • Supports Non Lossy Compression
  • Supports Transparency
  • Supports Color Palettes
  • Supports Monochrome (1-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Colors (4-Bit)
  • Supports 256 Colors (8-Bit)
  • Supports 16 Million Colors (24-Bit)

File Format Information for DDS to GIF

ExtensionDDS
Full NameDirectDraw Surface
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/vnd-ms.dds
FormatBinary
ToolsDDS Converters, Create Cookie Cutter, DDS Viewer
Open WithPaint.NET

Description

The DDS file format was introduced by Microsoft in 1999 and 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 and was easy for the GPU to decompress in real-time. The format is still used, and there are some third-party image editors that are compatible with it.

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
ToolsGIF Converters, Create Cookie Cutter, GIF Viewer
Open WithPaint.NET

Description

GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading, at which time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying-size color palettes of up to 256 colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.

Later on, the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to their small size, large color palette, and animation capabilities, and they are still popular today.

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