When certain texture formats are saved to a DDS file, the file contains a Microsoft* DirectX* 10 header (
). For example, a texture with the
format is saved with this header. Unfortunately, most image viewers do not recognize this header. To work around this issue, download the DirectXTex library from Microsoft*: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/chuckw/archive/2011/10/28/directxtex.aspx
. The DirectXTex library includes a DDS viewer called "DDS View". This viewer can open and display most DDS files that contain the DirectX* 10 header.