About TGA format: Truevision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter (TARGA) -
Format by Truevision, Inc, used to support image
capturing and game textures; used with a series of high-resolution
graphics adaptors released under the TARGA name.
The Targa TGA format was developed by Truevision for their Targa and Vista products.
The TGA format file is widely used by high-end paint programs and ray tracing packages. It can handle images with up to sixteen million unique colors. It is an industry standard but is not as widely supported as PCX or TIFF formats. The TGA format was designed for use on systems that use MS-DOS color applications.
TGA files may be saved compressed (run length encoded) or not compressed. Since Windows does not recognize 16 & 32 bits per pixel, some applications will treat them as 24 bits per pixel. A 16 bits per pixel image will be up-graded to 24 bits per pixel, and a 32 bits per pixel image will be down-graded to a 24 bits per pixel image. This procedure will not affect the image since the 8 extra bits of a TGA 32 bits per pixel file are used to store Alpha or transparency information.
TGA format supports 8, 16, 24, 32 bits per pixel - not compressed.
TGA format supports 8, 16, 24, 32 bits per pixel - RLE compression.
AhaView is a handy tga viewer and converter. It allows you to browse, view, organize and convert your tga images.
With AhaView you can:
- Browse .tga and other images in the thumbnail mode
- View Targa images (tga) in the full-screen mode
- View palettised .TGA with Alpha channel
- Convert your .TGA images to BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF formats
- Attach descriptions to tga files
- Show a sequence of tga images as a slide show
- Explore image properties
- Copy images to the clipboard
- Copy, move, duplicate and rename files
- Use command line interface
System requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10, 32 MB RAM, Pentium-133 MHz, 2 MB Hard Disk.
- BMP - Windows Bitmap
- JPG - JPEG JFIF Image
- PSD - Adobe Photoshop Image
- PNG - Portable Network Graphics
- ICO - Windows Icon
- CUR - Windows Cursor
- ANI - Animated Cursor
- GIF - Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format
- TGA - Targa Image (with alpha channel)
- XBM - X Bitmap
- XPM - X Pixmap
- WMF - Windows Metafile
- WBMP - Wireless Bitmap
Trial limitations: 30-day trial period, nag screen.
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