.TGA File extension

Targa Graphic

.TGA File Extension - How to open .TGA File? icon
DeveloperAvid Technology
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CategoryRaster Image Files

What is a .TGA file?

A TGA file is a file saved in the raster graphic format designed by Truevision. It supports 8, 16, 24, or 32 bits per pixel at a maximum of 24 bits for RGB colors and and 8-bit alpha channel. TGA files are often used to store texture files referenced by 3D video games.

More .TGA File Extension Information

In 1989, Truevision introduced new extensions to the Targa format to meet the needs of graphics professionals. Examples of the extra extensions include:
  • Date and time the file was created
  • Author name and comments
  • Alpha channel type
  • Pixel aspect ratio
  • Gamma value
  • A scaled-down postage stamp copy of the image (a "thumbnail" image)
The Targa format, which stands for Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter, was designed by Truevision (now Pinnacle Systems) in 1984 for use with its first video software programs.

How to open .TGA files?

.TGA can be using by 4 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
Apple Preview
Apple QuickTime Player
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Snap Converter
File Viewer Plus
Apple QuickTime Player
ACD Systems Canvas X 2017
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Corel PaintShop Pro 2018
dotPDN paint.net
File Viewer for Android
Updated at: 2018-11-13

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