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View DDS Files Online

Use this free tool to view your DDS (DirectDraw Surface) files online without needing to download or install any software. Our DDS viewer tool will render your file within the browser with the ability to view full screen if needed.

How to View your DDS File Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to display your DDS file in any web browser.

Upload an DDS

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

View your DDS

Once processed your DDS file will be displayed in the web browser.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I view my DDS file online?

First, click the "Upload..." button and select the DDS file you wish to view. Once your DDS file has been received it will be displayed in your browser.

How long does it take to view my DDS file?

We aim to process all DDS file viewing requests as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger or more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the DDS file viewer?

We aim to create the most accurate rendition of your DDS file with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to view my DDS file on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the DDS file you submit. The generated preview file within your browser is deleted after 15 minutes,

Can I view my DDS file on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our DDS file viewer will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to use our file viewing tools.

File format information for DDS

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.

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