Files with tga file extension are generally bitmap images in old TarGA format. Most programs support this format.

There is one other file type using
the TGA file extension!

tga icon.tga - Atari Jaguar Targa picture file

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Software that open tga file

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TGA file extension - Truevision TarGA bitmap image

What is tga file? How to open tga files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

tga file icon: tga filetype icon

The tga file extension is almost always used for graphics in TarGA format, which was originally developed by Truevision for their Targa and Vista products.

TGA is an industry standard designed for high-end paint programs and ray tracing packages on systems that use MS-DOS color applications. It is not as widely supported as PCX or TIFF formats nor in Windows-only applications.

It was one of the first formats able to handle images with up to sixteen million unique colors. TGA pictures may be saved compressed (run length encoded) or not compressed.

The default software associated to open tga file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

TGA graphics files should be supported in almost any graphics editors or viewers.

How to convert:

Most graphics converters or editors should still be able to convert or re-save TGA graphics to other format.

Find conversions from tga file:

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List of software applications associated to the .tga file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open tga file, edit tga file, convert tga file, view tga file, play tga file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting tga files.

Software that open tga file - Truevision TarGA bitmap image

Programs supporting the exension tga on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open tga file action.

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