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DirectXTex texture processing library

Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation.

April 6, 2021

This package contains DirectXTex, a shared source library for reading and writing .DDS files, and performing various texture content processing operations including resizing, format conversion, mip-map generation, block compression for Direct3D runtime texture resources, and height-map to normal-map conversion. This library makes use of the Windows Image Component (WIC) APIs. It also includes .TGA and .HDR readers and writers since these image file formats are commonly used for texture content processing pipelines, but are not currently supported by a built-in WIC codec.

This code is designed to build with Visual Studio 2017 (15.9), Visual Studio 2019, or clang for Windows v9 or later. It is recommended that you make use of the Windows 10 May 2020 Update SDK (19041).

These components are designed to work without requiring any content from the legacy DirectX SDK. For details, see Where is the DirectX SDK?.


Documentation is available on the GitHub wiki.


All content and source code for this package are subject to the terms of the MIT License.

For the latest version of DirectXTex, bug reports, etc. please visit the project site on GitHub.

Release Notes

  • Starting with the June 2020 release, this library makes use of typed enum bitmask flags per the recommendation of the C++ Standard section Bitmask types. This is consistent with Direct3D 12's use of the DEFINE_ENUM_FLAG_OPERATORS macro. This may have breaking change impacts to client code:

    • You cannot pass the 0 literal as your flags value. Instead you must make use of the appropriate default enum value: CP_FLAGS_NONE, DDS_FLAGS_NONE, WIC_FLAGS_NONE, TEX_FR_ROTATE0, TEX_FILTER_DEFAULT, TEX_FILTER_DEFAULT, TEX_FILTER_DEFAULT, CNMAP_DEFAULT, or CNMAP_DEFAULT.

    • Use the enum type instead of DWORD if building up flags values locally with bitmask operations. For example, DDS_FLAGS flags = DDS_FLAGS_NONE; if (...) flags |= DDS_FLAGS_EXPAND_LUMINANCE;

    • In cases where some of the flags overlap, you can use the | to combine the relevant types: TEX_FILTER_FLAGS filter modes combine with WIC_FLAGS, TEX_FILTER_FLAGS sRGB flags combine with TEX_PMALPHA_FLAGS or TEX_COMPRESS_FLAGS. No other bitwise operators are defined. For example, WIC_FLAGS wicFlags = WIC_FLAGS_NONE | TEX_FILTER_CUBIC;

  • Due to the underlying Windows BMP WIC codec, alpha channels are not supported for 16bpp or 32bpp BMP pixel format files. The Windows 8.x and Windows 10 version of the Windows BMP WIC codec does support 32bpp pixel formats with alpha when using the BITMAPV5HEADER file header. Note the updated WIC is available on Windows 7 SP1 with KB 2670838 installed.

  • While DXGI 1.0 and DXGI 1.1 include 5:6:5 (DXGI_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM) and 5:5:5:1 (DXGI_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM) pixel format enumerations, the DirectX 10.x and 11.0 Runtimes do not support these formats for use with Direct3D. The DirectX 11.1 runtime, DXGI 1.2, and the WDDM 1.2 driver model fully support 16bpp formats (5:6:5, 5:5:5:1, and 4:4:4:4).

  • WICTextureLoader cannot load .TGA or .HDR files unless the system has a 3rd party WIC codec installed. You must use the DirectXTex library for TGA/HDR file format support without relying on an add-on WIC codec.

  • Loading of 96bpp floating-point TIFF files results in a corrupted image prior to Windows 8. This fix is available on Windows 7 SP1 with KB 2670838 installed.

  • The UWP projects and the VS 2019 Win10 classic desktop project include configurations for the ARM64 platform. These require VS 2017 (15.9 update) or VS 2019 to build, with the ARM64 toolset installed.

  • The CompileShaders.cmd script must have Windows-style (CRLF) line-endings. If it is changed to Linux-style (LF) line-endings, it can fail to build all the required shaders.


This project welcomes contributions and suggestions. Most contributions require you to agree to a Contributor License Agreement (CLA) declaring that you have the right to, and actually do, grant us the rights to use your contribution. For details, visit

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This project has adopted the Microsoft Open Source Code of Conduct. For more information see the Code of Conduct FAQ or contact with any additional questions or comments.


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2021.8.2.1 165 8/3/2021
2021.6.10.1 138 6/10/2021
2021.4.7.2 118 4/7/2021
2021.1.10.2 261 1/10/2021
2020.11.12.1 204 11/12/2020
2020.9.30.1 258 10/1/2020
2020.8.15.1 370 8/16/2020
2020.7.2.1 289 7/3/2020
2020.6.15.1 215 6/15/2020
2020.6.2.1 202 6/2/2020
2020.5.11.1 232 5/11/2020
2020.2.15.1 2,434 2/15/2020
2019.12.17.1 848 12/18/2019
2019.10.17.1 374 10/18/2019
2019.8.23.1 782 8/23/2019
2019.5.31.1 10,665 5/31/2019
2019.4.26.1 469 4/28/2019
2019.2.7.1 515 2/10/2019
2018.11.20.1 8,282 11/20/2018
2018.10.26.1 498 10/26/2018
2018.8.18.2 673 8/18/2018
2018.8.5.1 1,125 8/5/2018
2018.7.4.1 1,157 7/4/2018
2018.6.1.2 859 6/1/2018
2018.5.11.1 751 5/14/2018
2018.4.23.1 814 4/24/2018
2018.2.9.1 4,028 2/10/2018
2017.12.13.1 998 12/15/2017
2017.11.1.1 810 11/3/2017

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