FREE DDS Viewer 3.2


Microsoft DirectDraw Surface Viewer

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DDS Viewer is a free for use software tool. DDS Viewer can be used to open Microsoft DirectDraw Surface files, display image preview and provide options to convert, resize and save them in other most known image file formats as .jpg, .gif, .png and others.

DDS format was created by Microsoft and introduced with DirectX 7.0. It is used for storing textures and environments, compressed and uncompressed pixel formats and can be used for storing Windows desktop backgrounds and wallpapers.

DDS or DirectDraw Surface today is a standard for storing data, compressed with S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) algorithm. This makes the format useful for storing graphical textures and cubic environment maps as a data file.


- Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows XP; Windows Vista; Windows 7.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (included in Windows XP SP2, Vista, Windows 7).

What DDS Viewer can do?

  • Zoom In/Out:
    You can zoom in/out both with mouse and with slider control.
  • Rotate image
    Rotating image can be done 90 degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise, just with clicking on arrow toolbars.
  • Pan image
    Pan image with the mouse.
  • Resize image
    On the top toolbar you can see the original image size. The original size can be changed and the image can be resized with inserting new size parameters.
  • Convert image
    Opened DDS image file can be converted/saved in other image format as JPEG(.jpg), Bitmap(.bmp), PNG(.png), GIF(.gif) and TIFF(.tiff).

Product Features

► Clean and Free
DDS File Viewer is a freeware and does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
► Stable and fast
DDS Viewer interface is simple and easy to use. Provides faster and stable work of the application.
► User-friendly interface
DDS Viewer is very simple and easy for use. All you need is to open .dds file, zoom, resize and save in other format if you want.

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