The PEF image format is used for creating RAW images with Pentax cameras. Shooting in RAW mode allows the camera to capture everything its sensors can register, thus preserving a huge amount of details — as opposed to JPEG or other compressed formats, which have predefined settings and are processed automatically. With PEF images, photographers have more freedom to change the image during digital post-processing without affecting its quality. With the help of specialized software, aspects such as lights, exposure and shadows can be customized in the image, highlighting or hiding particular details.
DDS (DirectDraw Surface) is an image file format that usually contains texture data, cubic environment maps or other type of data compressed using the S3TC (S3 Texture Compression) algorithm. The DDS format was first associated with Microsoft's DirectX 7.0 and later on with DirectDraw, a tool for accelerating the rendering of graphics in various applications. DDS is a container file and can be decompressed using a graphics processing unit (GPU).
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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.
Start reaConverter and load all the .pef files you intend to convert into .dds because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.
Select PEFs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.
Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .dds files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.
Then pick the DDS as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.
Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!Try Free Trial Version