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 PSD (Adobe Photoshop) 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 PSD.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your DDS file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the DDS to PSD conversion has completed, you can download your PSD file straight away.
We aim to process all DDS to PSD 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 PSD file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our DDS to PSD 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.
|Full Name||DirectDraw Surface|
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||Adobe Photoshop|
The PSD file format is the native raster image format used by Adobe's Photoshop image application. The format stores raster image data and is the most popular image format for computer graphics around today. Originally available on Macintosh computers Photoshop was ported to Windows in 1993.
The format has evolved over the years and compared to similar formats stores not just raster image data but additional information such as layers, masks, alpha channels, clipping paths and more. PSD files have a limit of 30,000 pixels in height and width and an overall file size limit of 2GB.
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