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DDS Support ?


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Well I've come to find the DDS support lacking and as a result I am a bit disappointed.


Cubemaps ? There is no support for opening cubemaps.
Mipmaps ? There is no support for opening mipmaps. Mipmaps can be modified to produce certain effects. For example, if you have a very grainy sand detail texture, the mipmaps can be blurred out such that the further away you are from the sand, it starts to gradually become smoother. This does not occur from generated mipmaps.


Does anyone know of an extra plugin or other utility I could use to edit dds files ?

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There are no DDS filetype plugins.  @Dean Ashton created one a long time ago - this has since disappeared (the functionality was integrated directly into Paint.NET subsequently).

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Keep in mind, Paint.NET is not intended to be a one-size-fits-all professional image editing program.  But one of the nice things is that you're welcome to build it if you don't see something you wanted.


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