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Convert and Compress a DDS File to a ZIP File

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Create compressed ZIP files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a DDS (DirectDraw Surface) file and compress and convert this file to a ZIP (ZIP Archive) file that you can then download and edit/use within your applications.

How to Convert your DDS to ZIP Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your DDS to ZIP.

Upload a DDS

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

Download your ZIP

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my DDS file to ZIP?

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

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

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

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

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

Yes! Our DDS to ZIP 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 ZIP?

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

File format information for DDS to ZIP

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

Description

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.

ExtensionZIP
Full NameZIP Archive
TypeArchive
Mime Typeapplication/zip
FormatBinary
ToolsZIP Converters, View ZIP

Description

The ZIP file is one of the most common types of compressed file types available and is widely used to compress any file type and give great compression results leading to smaller file sizes. ZIP files were originally released in 1989 and over time the format has received many revisions.

ZIP archives can contain any number of folders and files and can use many different compression algorithms to perform the file compression, though DEFLATE is the most common one in use. The format has built in support in many operating systems including Mac OS and Microsoft Windows.

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