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03-12-2011   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to try and see some pictures from Lunia (a game I play), but it seems most of them are in .DDS format.

Is there a free program or website that I can use to convert these into a more known program like .png/.jpg or something?
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Gimp with a DDS plugin.

DDS | GIMP Plugin Registry

If you have vista or win7 32 bit(?) you can use nvidia's thumbnail viewer if you just want to look at them.
DDS Thumbnail Viewer

There's also this other program named mysticthumbs, it works but I personally didn't like it. (this is free a trial, you would have to pay for the full) MysticThumbs
 
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Hmm that first link I already tried, but it doesn't tell you how to get it to work or anything. One of the readme files said to put it in the plugin folder, but then when I try to run the .exe like it says it said I was missing some file.

I'll try the second one for now. Thanks
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Hmm that first link I already tried, but it doesn't tell you how to get it to work or anything. One of the readme files said to put it in the plugin folder, but then when I try to run the .exe like it says it said I was missing some file.

I'll try the second one for now. Thanks
I'm sorry I forgot to mention it. unzip the exe, and stick it in the plugin folder. It should be like C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\2.X\lib\plug-ins. It then will run automatically when gimp starts. Running the exe alone won't work.

Nvidia's plugin will only show the thumbnails in windows explorer (but if you are smart, just set the icons to super big, press print screen, paste into paint, save as png/jpg, it also works).

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Thanks for the help guys

The GIMP one worked~
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