TGAfile extension

Targa Graphic

Have trouble opening the .tga extension? Don't panic! This page explains tga files and suggests programs you may use to open tga files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is TGA file?

A TGA file contains a Targa (Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter) bitmap of graphics file format, which Truevision created in 1984 for its video cards. The format supports graphics with different color depths and transparency effects, mainly used to store textures for 3D video games.

More information

Several ranges of bits can be contained in the TGA format — 8, 16, 24, and 32 bits. Each color of an image is defined using a palette. Each pixel of an image is characterized by a certain number of bits, depending on the color depth. This is why TGA files are pretty large data sets. But due to efficient lossless sequential coding, the file can be compressed and thus significantly reduced in size.

How to open TGA file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the tga extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the tga file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the tga file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open TGA files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your tga file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.