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Convert your PNG file to DDS

Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) 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 PNG to DDS Online?

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

Upload a PNG

Upload a PNG

Click the "Upload a PNG File" button and select a PNG 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 PNG file to DDS?

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

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

We aim to process all PNG 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 PNG to DDS conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my PNG to DDS on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the PNG 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 PNG to DDS on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PNG 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.

File format information for PNG to DDS

Extension: PNG

Full Name: Portable Network Graphics

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/png

Format: Binary

Description

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use 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-1990's 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.

Extension: DDS

Full Name: DirectDraw Surface

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/vnd-ms.dds

Format: Binary

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.