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.
DDS files begin with ASCII characters "
DDS " (hex
44 44 53 20).
- Microsoft's Reference for DDS
- ImageMagick (read support starting with v6.3.9-2; write support starting with v6.8.6-10)
- DDS Plugin for GIMP
- NVIDIA DDS Utilities