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.

Software that will open or convert TGA files

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Explanation

Program has been verified by File.org to open TGA files.
Every day, thousands of users submit information to us about which programs they use to open certain types of files. Our users primarily use the above programs to open TGA files.

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 almost 100 different types of files - and very likely yours too » Free Download.

By Prof. Jones (The File Expert)
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