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jpg and png to dds but not the power of two...how to


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Been using textures from the internet but in some cases i get the error "not the power of two"....when i try to apply in nifskope

Is there an easy way to fix them without doing it by hand and with what app ?

Im guessing gimp but what do i do ?



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Gimp, paint.net and Photoshop will all work, providing you have the necessary plug-in.  Basically, you bring in the image of interest and you either resize it and/or crop it to the desired size.  If resizing or crop isn't applicable then you might  first need to make your canvas size (e.g., 1024 x 1024)  and then bring in you image.  Layers can be your friend here.  Then export it out to the dds format.  Remember, most texture sets have three images: _d.dds, _n.dds, and _s.dds.  Chances are you'll need to make all three,  


BTW, unsplash.com is a good source of images.  

Edited by pepperman35, 09 July 2022 - 12:01 PM.



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Simply means it doesn't have proper resolution. It should be 512x512, 1024x1024, 2048x2048, etc.. Basically a texture starts at 1x1, then 2x2, 4x4....

Some however can also have a 1:2 ratio but it's seldom in this game.


Internet textures often have random resolutions so you need to crop or resize them

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