TARGA file format description
Many people share .targa files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .targa file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .targa files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.tga - Targa Bitmap Image
The TGA graphic files are related to XnView. TGA file is a Targa Bitmap Image. Truevision TGA is a raster graphics file format. It was the native format of TARGA boards, which were some of the first graphic cards for IBM-compatible PCs to support truecolor display.
- Graphic files
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- ivb, targa, tpic
- Targa Bitmap Image related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .targa file extension. Even harmful programs can create .targa files. Be especially cautious with .targa files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .targa file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Unix Gzipped TAR Archive
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