Raster graphic file format designed by Truevision; supports 8, 16, 24, or 32 bits per pixel at a maximum of 24 bits for RGB colors and and 8-bit alpha channel; often used to store texture files referenced by 3D video games.In 1989, Truevision introduced new extensions to the Targa format to meet the needs of graphics professionals
A TGA file extension is a graphics file type in TarGA (TrueVision Advanced Raster Graphics Adapter) format that was originally developed by Truevision for use with their Vista and Targa products. The TGA format was developed in 1989 and is the standard in the industry for top-end applications using MS-DOS color such as paint and ray-tracing programs. These files can be stored in compressed or uncompressed form, they support pixel coloring rates from 8 to 32 bits (8 bit alpha channel and 24 bit color), and are typically used to create texturing files for video games. TGA files contain information including the date and time of file creation, the author's name and any comments, a Gamma value, an alpha channel, the pixel aspect ratio, and an image thumbnail.
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MIME type : application/tga, application/x-tga, application/x-targa, image/tga, image/x-tga, image/targa, image/x-targa