DirectDraw Surface

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File Format
Name DirectDraw Surface
Ontology
Extension(s) .dds
PRONOM fmt/1040
Released ~1999
DDS redirects here. For the tape format, see Digital Data Storage.

DirectDraw Surface (DDS) is an image file format developed by Microsoft. It is associated with DirectX and related APIs. Some video game graphics use this format. Images may be uncompressed, or use one of several compression algorithms.

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DDS files begin with ASCII characters "DDS " (hex 44 44 53 20).

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