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What are TARGA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a TARGA file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your TARGA files.

What is a TARGA file?

A .TARGA file is a Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter Image file.

Targa, or Truevision TGA, is a raster graphic file format. It supplies users with high-quality images for professional use. Its color depth varies from 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit to 32-bit. Also, Targa adds alpha channel data for transparency and smoother blending effects.

Compared to other formats, Targa supports scaled storage of image data through lossless RLE (Run Length Encoding) algorithm. To maintain quality while keeping the size small is beneficial in data portability and image communication within large networks.

Lastly, you can adjust the resolution of your TGA files to suit your needs - suitable for printing or digital display on various devices with ease.

How to open TARGA files

We have identified three TARGA openers that are compatible with this specific type of TARGA file.

Programs that open Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

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