.TGA File Extension

Avid Technology
File Type:
Targa Graphic

Having trouble opening .tga extension? Don't panic! This page explains what tga files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open tga files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a TGA file?

Tga file extension has Targa Graphic file type, developed by Avid Technology, which is associated with the "raster image files" category.

Associated with Truevision, the file comes in the raster graphic format. It provides support for 8, 16, 24, and 32 bits per pixel with up to 24 bits for RGB colors as well as 8-bit alpha channel. The file allows saving texture files, which are referenced by 3D video games.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

tga file icon
Avid Technology
File Type:
Targa Graphic
Raster Image Files

How to open TGA file?

Double click the tga file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .tga extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the tga extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the tga file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open TGA files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the tga file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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