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How to view & edit .dds files without Photoshop

This is a discussion on How to view & edit .dds files without Photoshop within the CO2 Weapon, Armor, Effects & Interface edits forum part of the CO2 Guides & Templates category; A lot of people out there depend on Photoshop to edit .dds files. I couldn't use Photoshop. Instead, I used ...

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How to view & edit .dds files without Photoshop


A lot of people out there depend on Photoshop to edit .dds files. I couldn't use Photoshop.

Instead, I used GIMP. It's free, and you can view, edit and convert .dds files in it.

2 things are needed:

1) Gimp
The download link for the current version is .

2) .dds plugin for Gimp (this is used so Gimp can access .dds files). The current version is .

Instructions:

1) Install Gimp.

2) Unzip the .dds plugin. (dds.exe)

3) Take dds.exe and place it in this folder:
C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins

4)Do not run dds.exe

5) Restart Gimp

You are done. Now you can open, view, edit, save, convert .dds files without needing Photoshop.

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umm how come i did all of that and i saved it over the thing but it doesnt work on the game?
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umm how come i did all of that and i saved it over the thing but it doesnt work on the game?
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How do you save it? When you save it, you need to save it as BC2/DXT3.

I should have mentioned that.

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so save it as BC2/DXT3 ? many thanks. +k
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Btw did you mean name? or a file?
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Save it as a file.
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cool ty.
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Hey i did all that but it still doesnt work on the game. you still know why?
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new paint.net version can open dds files also
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