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.dds Extension - List of programs that can open .dds files

In the following table, you can find a list of programs that can open files with .dds extension.This list is created by collecting extension information reported by users through the 'send report' option of FileTypesMan utility.
The product name, description, and company name are taken from the version information of the .exe file.The 'Actions' list is taken from the context menu items added to Explorer by the specified program.The 'Popularity' column displays one of the following 4 values: Low, Medium, High, and Very High, which is determined according to the number of users that sent the specified record.

EXE NameProduct NameDescriptionCompanyActionsPopularity
DXTex.exeMicrosoft® DirectX for Windows®Microsoft DirectX Texture ToolMicrosoft CorporationopenMedium
i_view32.exeIrfanViewIrfanViewIrfan SkiljanopenVery High
Photoshop.exeAdobe Photoshop CS5Adobe Photoshop CS5Adobe Systems, IncorporatedopenLow
PhotoSnapViewer.exeNero Photosnap ViewerNero Photosnap Image ViewerNero AGAbrirLow
python.exe   Open with QSkopeLow
WORDVIEW.EXEMicrosoft Office 2003Microsoft Office Word ViewerMicrosoft CorporationOpenLow

In the following table, you can find a list of file types information that is associated with .dds extension.

Type NameDescriptionPerceived TypeContentTypeDLL/EXE FileDLL/EXE DetailsPopularity
ddsfileDDS Imageimageimage/vnd.ms-dds  Low
DDS_auto_file     Low
DirectX.DDS.DocumentDDS Document    Medium
DirectX.DDS.DocumentIrfanView DDS File  i_view32.exeIrfanView, Irfan SkiljanLow
IrfanView.DDSIrfanView DDS File  i_view32.exeIrfanView, Irfan SkiljanVery High
NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files7.ddsDirectDraw Surface Image  PhotoSnapViewer.exeNero Photosnap Image Viewer, Nero AGLow
NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files8.ddsImagem do DirectDraw  PhotoSnapViewer.exeNero Photosnap Image Viewer, Nero AGLow
NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files9.dds     Low
SageThumbsImage.ddsDirect Draw Surfaceimageimage/ddsimageres.dllWindows Image Resource, Microsoft CorporationLow

Registry keys related to this extension

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dds
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ddsfile
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DDS_auto_file
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DirectX.DDS.Document
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IrfanView.DDS
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files7.dds
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files8.dds
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\NeroPhotoSnapViewer.Files9.dds
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SageThumbsImage.dds

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