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.dds

File Type Generic IconDirectDraw Surface Image
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

IcondotPDN paint.net

macOS

IconApple Preview

IconXnViewMP

IconImageMagick

Unix

IconXnViewMP

IconImageMagick

IconGIMP with DDS plugin

Updated December 29, 2014
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference
https://pc.net/extensions/file/dds
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