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truevision graphics adapter (Targa) (TGA)

The TGA (Truevision Graphics Adapter) file format, also known as Targa, is a lossless file format for color representation, as well as for the representation of indexed colors and grayscale.

Characteristics of the TGA file format

Characteristics of the TGA file format

The file format can be uncompressed or use lossless run-length encoding( RLE). In addition to the three color channels that work with the RGB color model, the TGA format also has an alpha channel. All channels have a bit depth of up to 8 bits, including the one for transparency. TGA files can have a resolution of 8, 16, 24 and 32 bits/pixel and are mainly used in professional computer graphics and image processing.

The file extension of TGA files have the suffixes *.tga and *.tpic.

Englisch: truevision graphics adapter (Targa) - TGA
Updated at: 27.10.2010
#Words: 118
Links: file format, also known as (aka), color, grayscale, encoding
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