Free Online PSD to DDS Converter

Our image converter tool can quickly convert your PSD to DDS while maintaining the highest level of quality and can accept up to 20 files at one time using our batch image file processor. When your DDS image files are ready, you can either download them individually or, for convenience, combine them within a ZIP file.

Or drag and drop your files here to upload.
A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

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

Once you've selected your PSD files for upload, our image converter tool will provide you with the option to customize the processing of your images. To configure this, once you have selected an image, you will see a button, which you can click to reveal a set of image conversion options. These options include the ability to resize and rotate your image and to apply a grayscale or negative filter to your PSD.

How to Convert your PSD to DDS Online?

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

Upload your PSD file

Click the "Upload a PSD File" button, then select a PSD to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your DDS

Click the download link to receive your DDS file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PSD file to DDS?

First, click the "Upload..." button and select your PSD file to upload. Your PSD file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PSD to DDS conversion has completed, you can download your DDS file right away.

How long does it take to convert my PSD to DDS?

We aim to process all PSD to DDS conversions as quickly as possible; this usually takes around 5 seconds; however, this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the PSD to DDS conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development, with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my PSD file?

If you are converting your PSD file to a format that implements lossy compression, then yes, the quality will be reduced; however, the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted PSD file?

No. When converting your PSD file, our tool will not perform any resizing of your image, and the resulting file will have the same resolution as your uploaded PSD file.

File format information for PSD and DDS

Full NameAdobe Photoshop
Mime Typeimage/vnd.adobe.photoshop
Opens WithPhotoshop

PSD files are the native format used by Adobe Photoshop, one of the most popular image editing applications available. As Photoshop is still under active development, the PSD format is also being enhanced with each new release.

Within a PSD file are the various elements that make up a Photoshop document, from images and text to document metadata; these are all stored in the proprietary PSD format. PSD files also support layers, allowing elements to be edited individually without affecting elements on other layers.

As PSD files are primarily designed for use with Photoshop, for maximum compatibility, Photoshop is best placed to edit them. Other image editing applications can open PSD files, though not all features may be supported.

Full NameDirectDraw Surface
Mime Typeimage/
Opens WithPaint.Net

The DDS file format accompanied the launch of Microsoft's Direct X suite of game development tools in the early 2000s. DDS files are used by Direct X as an image storage format and, as such, support a wide range of color depths and can also record alpha channel data.

DDS files were often used by game developers to store texture images used in complex 3D virtual worlds. Games would often employ multiple versions of the same DDS texture image at different resolutions using a 3D effect known as mip-mapping, whereby different textures are selected to be rendered depending on the proximity of the 3D object to the view port.

Varying levels of compression, both lossy and non-lossy, can be used to reduce the size of DDS files. Certain image editing applications can open DDS files, though they have largely been replaced with other popular formats such as PNG and JPEG.

Information for converting from PSD to DDS

Our PSD imaging tool will accurately convert your PSD file into a DDS image file using our high-quality internal 2D rendering to create your final DDS ready for download. Your PSD file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

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