Opening TGA files

Did your computer fail to open a TGA file? We explain what TGA files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your TGA files.

What is a TGA file?

Files that contain the .tga file extension are raster graphic files using a file format created by Truevision. The TGA file format is used by high-end paint application programs and is commonly used for video game graphics.

While the TGA file format is not as popular as the TIFF and PCX formats, it was one of the first file formats that was able to handle images with up to 16 million unique colors. TGA files are very common due to their versatility and lack of patent.

Truevision, Inc., the company that originally developed this file format, is no longer in existence as it was acquired by Avid Technology.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)

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