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Information about DDS file format

Name DDS
Full name DDS - Microsoft Direct Draw Surface
File extension .dds
MIME type image/
Developed by Microsoft
Type of format texture files
Description 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 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'.
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop