Free Online PSD to DDS Converter

Please note: Your PSD file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted PSD file before this time.

How to Convert your PSD to DDS Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PSD to DDS using our fast and free PSD converter tool.

Upload your PSD file

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

Download your DDS

Click the download link to receive your DDS file.

File format information for PSD and DDS

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

The PSD file format is the native raster image format used by Adobe's Photoshop image application. The format stores raster image data and is the most popular image format for computer graphics around today. Originally available on Macintosh computers Photoshop was ported to Windows in 1993.

The format has evolved over the years and compared to similar formats stores not just raster image data but additional information such as layers, masks, alpha channels, clipping paths and more. PSD files have a limit of 30,000 pixels in height and width and an overall file size limit of 2GB.

ExtensionDDS
Full NameDirectDraw Surface
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/vnd-ms.dds
FormatBinary
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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PSD file to DDS?

First click the "Upload..." button, 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 straight 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 be the same resolution as your uploaded PSD file.