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Free Online DDS Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your DDS file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted DDS file before this time.

How to Convert your DDS file Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to convert your DDS file using our fast and free DDS file converter tool.

Upload your DDS file

Click the "Select File(s)" button, then select an DDS file to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Select file type

Select the file type to convert your DDS file to using the dropdown list of available types.

Download your file

Click the download link to receive your converted file.

DDS file format information

Full NameDirectDraw Surface
Mime Typeimage/vnd-ms.dds
Opens WithPaint.Net

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.

DDS Converter Capabilities

Our DDS converter can both convert from and to DDS files and our developers are working to improve our DDS conversion tools in future versions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free to use the DDS conversion tools?

Yes! Our DDS conversion tools are 100% free to use.

Are there any DDS conversion usage limits?

No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our DDS conversion tools.

How long does it take to convert my DDS?

We aim to process all DDS conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.

What does the DDS conversion process involve?

Once your DDS file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your DDS and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.

Is it safe to convert my DDS on FabConvert.com?

Yes, of course it is! Your DDS, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert my DDS on Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our DDS conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.

Is there any support for me when using the DDS tool?

If you are having difficulty converting your DDS you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.