This is the format that is used in the OpenGL and Microsoft DirectX development environment. It is used to store bitmap images of user interface environments and textures. It allows you to store information in compressed and uncompressed forms. It is used for texturing game models and storing entire textural arrays to create games and 3D-software applications. DDS is used to develop the latest-generation video game consoles. It makes it possible to compress texture blocks 'on the fly', which increases performance when you run the application.
This is used to exchange vector graphics among different platforms. It stores not only 2D vector images, but also raster images. It allows you to store a large number of graphical information types and is applied primarily for design in aviation, engineering and other technical fields.