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I'm trying to change the color scheme of this .dds file and save the file as is. The problem I'm having is that when I click (save as) paint.net brings up a lot of options to save the file.  I do not know which option to pick. the file either gets corrupt or the video game I am using this file for does not recognize it when i pick a option. how can I save this file without changing its format?

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Hello @rapture and welcome :)

 

You will need to download this Plugin:  https://forums.getpaint.net/topic/111731-dds-filetype-plus-04-18-2021/

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2 hours ago, Pixey said:

You will need to download this Plugin:

 

That plugin is bundled with Paint.NET.

 

3 hours ago, rapture said:

how can I save this file without changing its format?

 

You will need to determine the format of the original file, the DirectXTex texdiag utility can be used for this.

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On 12/7/2021 at 8:26 PM, null54 said:

 

That plugin is bundled with Paint.NET.

 

 

You will need to determine the format of the original file, the DirectXTex texdiag utility can be used for this.

 Hi, I was unable to get those programs to work to check what the format the file is :(. I Uploaded the file here do you think you could take a look at it and tell me what the format is and what I should save it as? https://www.dropbox.com/s/c2c4mhkj3klx3uh/9A72A2D6.dds?dl=0  I would really appreciate it!

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7 hours ago, rapture said:

I Uploaded the file here do you think you could take a look at it and tell me what the format is and what I should save it as?

 

texdiag produced the following output:

 

> texdiag info 9A72A2D6.dds
Microsoft (R) DirectX Texture Diagnostic Tool [DirectXTex] Version 2020.9.30.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

9A72A2D6.dds
        width = 256
       height = 2
        depth = 1
    mipLevels = 1
    arraySize = 1
       format = R8G8B8A8_UNORM_SRGB
    dimension = 2D
   alpha mode = Unknown
       images = 1
   pixel size = 2 (KB)

 

You should save as R8G8B8A8 (sRGB, DX 10+), with Generate Mip Maps unchecked.

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On 12/18/2021 at 8:03 PM, null54 said:

 

texdiag produced the following output:

 

> texdiag info 9A72A2D6.dds
Microsoft (R) DirectX Texture Diagnostic Tool [DirectXTex] Version 2020.9.30.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. All rights reserved.

9A72A2D6.dds
        width = 256
       height = 2
        depth = 1
    mipLevels = 1
    arraySize = 1
       format = R8G8B8A8_UNORM_SRGB
    dimension = 2D
   alpha mode = Unknown
       images = 1
   pixel size = 2 (KB)

 

You should save as R8G8B8A8 (sRGB, DX 10+), with Generate Mip Maps unchecked.

Thank you so much your the best its working great now, thanks !

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