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TGA file format description

Many people share .tga files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .tga file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .tga 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:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .tga file extension. Even harmful programs can create .tga files. Be especially cautious with .tga files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .tga 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.

The .tga file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

tg, ta, tra, tgx, tta, fga, tna, tgz, tgw, tba, hga, tva, ga, tha, tgq

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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