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Convert your PCX file to DDS

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Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a PCX (Picture Exchange) file and from this, create a new image saved in the DDS (DirectDraw Surface) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.

How to Convert your PCX to DDS Online?

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

Upload a PCX

Upload a PCX

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

Download your DDS

Download your DDS

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

FAQ

How can I convert my PCX file to DDS?

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

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

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

Yes, of course! We do not store the PCX file you submit to us. The resulting DDS file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

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

Yes! Our PCX to DDS 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 PCX 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.

File format information for PCX to DDS

ExtensionPCX
Full NamePicture Exchange
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-pcx
FormatBinary

Description

The PCX file format is a legacy image file format originally released in 1985 by ZSoft Corporation. It was the native file format for the PC Paintbrush application and soon became one of the standard image formats for DOS.

The format uses an indexed palette method for storing color information and supports formats starting at 1-bit-per-pixel (bpp) through to 8-bpp, though support for 24-bit color was added later on. Image files based on the PCX format can still be found today and are supported by a limited number of modern applications.

ExtensionDDS
Full NameDirectDraw Surface
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/vnd-ms.dds
FormatBinary
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.