BMP to DDS Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert BMP files to DDS online?

Step 1.

Upload BMP-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a bmp file on your computer. BMP file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert BMP to DDS

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your DDS

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the DDS file.

Information about BMP and DDS file formats

Name BMP DDS
Full name BMP - Microsoft Windows bitmap DDS - Microsoft Direct Draw Surface
File extension .bmp, .dib .dds
MIME type image/bmp, image/x-bmp image/vnd.ms-dds
Developed by Microsoft Microsoft
Type of format Raster graphics texture files
Description The BMP file format, also known as bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device, especially on Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems. The DirectDraw Surface container file format (uses the filename extension DDS), is a Microsoft format for storing data compressed with the proprietary S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) algorithm, which can be decompressed in hardware by GPUs.
Technical details The bitmap image file consists of fixed-size structures as well as variable-size structures appearing in a predetermined sequence. Many different versions of some of these structures can appear in the file, due to the long evolution of this file format. The DirectDraw Surface format is useful for storing graphical textures and cubic environment maps as a data file, both compressed and uncompressed. The Microsoft Windows file extension for this data format is '.dds'.
File conversion BMP conversion DDS conversion
Associated programs Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, GraphicConverter, Helicon Filter, ImageMagick, Inkscape, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET. Adobe Photoshop
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMP_file_format https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw_Surface