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DDS Viewer

What is DDS Viewer?  (from IdeaMK)

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 or DirectDraw Surface today is a standard for storing data...  Read more


DDS Viewer is a software program developed by IdeaMK. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 17.52 MB (18,372,961 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of DDS Viewer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ddsviewer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DDS Viewer\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DDS Viewer\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 17.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DDS Viewer

  • dcraw.exe (by www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/) - dcraw (This is a command-line ANSI C program to convert raw photos from any digital camera on any computer running any operating system.)
  • gsdll32.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DDSViewer.exe - DDSViewer (DDS Viewer)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • DevIL.NET2.dll
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • MagickNet.dll
  • MyBabylonTB.exe (by Babylon) - Babylon Client Setup 1.0 (Babylon Client Setup)
  • seek.exe - Seek

How do I remove DDS Viewer?

You can uninstall DDS Viewer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DDS Viewer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DDS Viewer.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.78%
Windows 10 45.38%
Windows Vista 0.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.85%
Windows 10 Home 17.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 10 Pro 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.61%
Windows 8.1 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  United Kingdom 7.89%
  Germany 5.92%
  France 4.61%
  Belgium 3.29%
  Canada 2.63%
  Sweden 2.63%
  DK 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.97%
  Poland 1.97%
  Australia 1.32%
  Finland 1.32%
  Greece 1.32%
  TN 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Acer 15.00%
Dell 13.33%
Alienware 5.00%
American Megatrends 3.33%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 2.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
Alienware Alienware 17 R2 2.44%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 2.44%
Unknow Unknow 1.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.22%


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