TGA file format referred and as TARGA file format, is a raster graphic file format.
This was the native format of Truevision Inc’s TARGA and VISTA boards, the first
graphic cards for IBM compatible PCs to support Highcolor/Truecolor display. TARGA
is an acronym for Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter; TGA is initialism
for Truevision Graphic Adapter. Today, most of the people refer to this format as
"TARGA file format". TGA files have “.tga” extension on PC DOS/Windows systems and
Mac OS X. Older Macintosh systems use TPIC type code.
TGA can store image data with 8, 16, 24 and 32 bits of precision per pixel, maximum
24 bits of RGB and extra 8 bits alpha channel. TGA file format originally was defined
and specified by AT&T EPICenter in 1984. Their two cards, VDA (Video Display Adapter)
and ICB (Image Capture Board) used the first incarnations of the TGA file format.
Even today, with its maximum color depth, TGA is not well suited for high-end pre-press,
inventive image processing systems. TGA is still used throughout the animation and
video industry because its primary intended outputs are standard TV screens, not
color printed pages. Uncompressed 24 bit TGA images are relatively simple compared
to several other 24 bit formats. A 24 bit TGA contains only 18 byte header followed
by the image data as packed RGB data.
Today, there are not many programs for opening and converting TGA file format. TGA
viewer is a small, compact tool for opening, resizing and converting TGA file format
to others image formats as JPEG, GIF, Bitmap, TIFF and others. With a very simple
user interface this software is easy for using for every type of computer users,
beginners or advanced users.
TGA Viewer Tools
Screen viewer with image zoom support;
be zoomed using Mouse Wheel or slider. Pan image by mouse dragging the image;
Rotate Clockwise button
- rotate an image 90 degrees clockwise;
button - rotate an image 90 degrees counterclockwise.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows
XP; Windows Vista; Windows 7.
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (included in Windows XP SP2,
Vista, Windows 7).
- Clean and Free
TGA Viewer is a freeware and does not contain any form of malware, including but
not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.
- Stable and fast
TGA Viewer uses only libraries that are need for processing, the interface is sample
and easy to use. All this provides faster and stable work of the application.
- User-friendly interface
TGA Viewer is very simple and easy for use. All you need is to open TGA file, zoom,
resize and save in other format if you want.