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Convert your DDS file to PNG

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 PNG (Portable Network Graphics) 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 PNG, 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 PNG Online?

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

Upload a DDS

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

Download your PNG

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

DDS to PNG Conversion Options

Rotation

This option can be used to rotate the image in 90° increments.

Flip Vertically

When selected, this option will flip the image vertically.

Mirror Horizontally

When selected, this option will mirror the image horizontally.

Greyscale Image

When checked, this will apply a grayscale filter to the image, turning any color image into a grayscale image.

Negative Image

When checked, this will apply a negative filter to the image, inverting all the colors within the image.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DDS file to PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all DDS to PNG 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 PNG 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 PNG on ImageToStl.com?

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

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

Yes! Our DDS to PNG 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.

Can I get support with converting my DDS to PNG?

Yes. When you have converted your DDS to PNG, there is a "Feedback" option that you can use to let us know of any issues you encountered when converting your file.

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

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 PNG files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.

Comparing DDS and PNG 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)

PNG 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 PNG

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.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
ToolsPNG Converters, Create Cookie Cutter, PNG Viewer
Open WithPaint.NET, Photoshop

Description

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images, which can be highly compressed by the use of a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990s as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons, and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image, hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

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