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This is a plugin for GIMP version 2.x. It allows you to load and save images in DirectDraw Surface (DDS) format.
Source code and binaries for GIMP for windows can be downloaded from the home page.
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gimp-dds-2.0.2.tar.bz231.34 KB
gimp-dds-win32-2.0.2.zip32.03 KB
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Popped this baby in my plug-ins folder and nothing happened. Running GIMP 2.0 32-bit on Win7.

Its now part of the main repos, just install from there:
sudo apt-get install gimp-dds

-you can always install it from x86 folder and drop this dds exe.

gimp-dds 2.0.9 (Windows 32-bit binaries)

it fixed mine so far.

the DDS doesn't want to work with my Gimp. I have version 2.6, and I've extracted the files in the right spot, but I keep getting "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application"

Can anyone help me out? I'd love to know how to fix this.


this plugin is compiled in x32.
it will not work with x64 gimp.
this is the error you get when trying to run the 32 bit plugin with 64 bit gimp. you could install the 32 bit version of gimp if you really need this plugin.

I'm running GIMP 2.6.8 with OS X Snow Leopard on a late 2006 Macbook and this plugin works for me. All I did was follow the homepage link, download the zip file, unzip the 'dds.exe' in it and then drop that into my GIMP plugin folder, no hassle. At the time I think it was version 2.0.7 I used, not the more recent 2.0.9, but I don't see why the process should be any different. I can open .dds files, edit them and save them with no apparent problems.

I need a version of the GIMP DDS plugin for my iMac running Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' 10.6.3, with GIMP 2.6 in X11. I do not have the time to deal with compiling, I have no programming experience, and the learning curve to try to do it myself is not something I am at all interested in. Does anyone have a precompiled version of this plugin that I can download, then simply drag in to my GIMP plugins folder and be done with it?

Just as an offhanded question, would you be willing to pay for a completely compiled binary of GIMP and the most popular plugins if it came with an easy installer? If so, what do you think would be a fair price?

i dont now much about gimp, i just need this plugin. i searched so long for that but did not find. could somebody please tell me what i have to do after download it.


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