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 JPG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) 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 JPG.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DDS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DDS to JPG conversion has completed, you can download your JPG file straight away.
We aim to process all DDS to JPG 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 JPG file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DDS to JPG 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.
The JPG file format is a popular image format most commonly used for the storage of digital photographs. The format implements a lossy-compression technology that allows for high levels of file compression with little perceptible loss of image quality making it an ideal format for photographs.
This format is one of the most used formats on the internet today with its small file sizes making it ideal for website images. Although there are newer image formats that may offer higher compression and quality the JPG is still and idela format for digital photos.