Which tool can preview DirectX dds file? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am working with VS2013 and WindowsSDK 8.1.

    In the DirectXTK sample, there is many dds files,

    I want to know how to open them.

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 6:11 AM


  • Hi,

    All Visual Studio 2012/2013 for Windows versions can preview modern .DDS files directly via File / Open / File. or via

    double click. Don't use the DirectX Texture Viewer tool from the legacy DirectX SDK. It supports  only Direct3D 9 .DDS files and will fail to load any file using the 'DX10' extension or BC4, BC5, BC6H, or BC7:

    Viewing DDS files



    • Marked as answer by lihuipeng49 Monday, December 8, 2014 3:26 AM
    Sunday, December 7, 2014 12:44 PM