What is .TGA file extension?
.TGA file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
Raster graphic file format designed by Truevision; supports 8, 16, 24, or 32 bits per pixel at a maximum of 24 bits for RGB colors and and 8-bit alpha channel; often used to store texture files referenced by 3D video games.
In 1989, Truevision introduced new extensions to the Targa format to meet the needs of graphics professionals. Examples of the extra extensions include:
Date and time the file was created
Author name and comments
Alpha channel type
Pixel aspect ratio
A scaled-down postage stamp copy of the image (a "thumbnail" image)
The Targa format, which stands for Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter, was designed by Truevision (now Pinnacle Systems) in 1984 for use with its first video software programs.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.