FAQ: What are TGA files when I make screenshots and how do I convert them? -1 reply

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13th September 2002

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#1 15 years ago

.tga is short for Tagra. It is a picture file format that is used to capture screenshots from quake 3 based games. They are much larger then .jpg files which is why it is not used as a standard picture format.

They can be converted by opening them in the following programs and then exporting as .jpgs or .bmps or .gifs or whatever you want:

Paint Shot Pro Adobe Photoshop Macromedia Fireworks

Please post if you have any programs to add to this list.