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What is a TGA file?

TGA abbreviates as “Truevision Graphics Adapter”, which is a raster graphics file format developed by Truevision Inc. Native to TARGA and VISTA graphic cards used in IBM computers, this format was created to support truecolor or high-color display on devices. Mostly used for animation and video editing purposes, TGA format is suitable for containing low-resolution graphics like icons, 2d images, and line drawings. Also, referred to as TARGA format, both raw image data and a lossless RLE compression work on TGA images, containing image data from 8 to 32 bits of precision per pixel. This almost out of use format can be edited with fewer tools like Corel Painter.

How to open TGA files

  1. Know the location of the TGA file you want to open.
  2. Launch Painter and select File> Open. Or from the home menu select “Open Document”.
  3. When the file explorer opens select the file(s) you wish to open and select Open.
  4. Edit the TGA file using Painters many digital painting features, brushes, and tools.
  5. Before closing be sure to name and save the file. File> Save As. Then name the file as desired.

Open TGA on Windows with Corel Painter

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

Open TGA on Mac with Corel Painter

  • macOS 10.15
  • macOS 10.14
  • macOS 10.13
  • with the latest revision

Corel Painter opens TGA files and many more formats

We designed Painter to open a wide range of file formats, including all of the following.

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