How To Open TGA Files In Windows 10

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Open TGA Files In Windows 10. In this article, you will read about what are TGA files, how to open TGA files, how to convert TGA to JPG, and how to edit TGA files in Gimp.

What Is TGA File?

Have you ever come across image files with TGA extensions. Actually, these extensions mean that the file is in a raster graphic format. These files are developed by Truevision company in 1984. These files are also known as TARGA files or the Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter file.

Later in 1999, Truevision was bought by Pinnacle Systems, which afterwards was bought by Avid Technologies. The TGA file format is a native format of TARGA and VISTA boards. These were the first high-colour display graphic cards for IBM computers.

The TAGRA file format can store the image data with 8, 15, 16, 24, or 32 bits of precision per pixel, 8bit for the alpha channel, and 24 bits for RGB. These files remain uncompressed. TGA files also use RLE compression to get compressed. It is great for images that have lines, icons and drawings.

How To Open TGA Files?

There are various methods to open TGA files in Windows 10. Some of them are listed below:

Method 1 – Use TGA Viewer:

Use a dedicated TGA viewer to open these types of files. There are many free TGA viewers available online. Simply download them, and view your files.

Method 2 – Use Image Viewer:

A strong image viewer can open the TGA files because they are stored as raster images. Usually, a Windows 10 image viewer will not support the TGA files. However, you can open them on Paint.NET. Various other image viewers also support TGA files like Adobe Photoshop. It can open any image file format.

How To Convert TGA To JPG?

If you don’t want any hurdles of TGA viewer or Image viewer, then you can easily convert TGA files into JPG files. So, that your image can be opened easily in a standard image viewer. There are various conversion tools that are available online. Some of them are mentioned below:


This tool is a hub for converting various different files. You can convert TGA files into any other format. Other than image files, you can use CoolUtils to convert PDF, Videos, Audio, and much more into the desired format. Just upload the file and select the format that you want your file to convert into, and you are good to go. You can also resize the image in CoolUtlis.

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Zamzar is a TGA conversion website. Just visit the website and upload a TGA file you want to convert. Choose your desired format. Convert and download the file. There is another advantage of the Zamzar is that, it emails you the file that you have converted.

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3.Convert TGA Online:

The Convert TGA Online is a website to convert TGA files. The drawback is that you only convert TGA files into the other formats. You cannot convert other formats into TGA format. You can also resize the image before downloading it.

How To Edit TGA File In GIMP?

Like Adobe Photoshop, GIMP is very popular and powerful photo editor. You can open TGA files in it and edit the files. Simply open the TGA file and edit. After editing, save the file. Now, convert the TGA file into the format you want.

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