What are TGA files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a TGA 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 TGA files.
What is a TGA file?
A .TGA file is a Truevision TARGA Image 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.
How to open TGA files
We have identified ten TGA openers that are compatible with this specific type of TGA file.
Programs that open Truevision TARGA Image files
Last updated: September 9, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of TGA files. Remember, different programs may use TGA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Adobe Photoshop Elements||User submitted|
|Picasa Photo Viewer||Discontinued|
|AVS Photo Editor||User submitted|
|Ashampoo Photo Commander||User submitted|
|FastStone Image Viewer||User submitted|
|Ulead Photo Explorer||User submitted|
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