Almost any modern graphics editor can open and work with DDS graphics (DirectDraw surface) and of course also save it to some other graphic format. If you do not have access to some professional graphics tool, downloading the free Paint.NET or GIMP should be sufficient for your needs and allow you to save your .dds files as .gif files.
Convert DirectDraw surface data to Graphics interchange file format.
We found 3 software records in the database related to .dds to .gif file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert dds to gif on Windows
One of the best bitmap graphic editing program
Convert from dds file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned dds to gif. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
A free photo and image editor
Multiplatform software - convert dds to gif on any platform
Cross-platform batch image transcoder compatible with 500 picture image formats