.dds

File Type Generic IconDirectDraw Surface
File Format Standard (developed by Microsoft)
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ★  Common
Description

Raster image format used by Microsoft DirectX to store textures and environments; can store compressed and uncompressed pixel formats; sometimes used for storing Windows desktop backgrounds or wallpapers; also used for texturing video game unit models.

Open With
Windows

IconWindows Texture Viewer

IconXnViewMP

IconIrfanView with IrfanView Formats plugin

macOS

IconXnViewMP

Unix

IconXnViewMP

Updated December 29, 2014
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