So I just got this thing that was listed under daz/poser on a site but all the files are TGA files. There’s no readme or anything in the download so I don’t know what to do exactly.
Edit: See posts below mine. Here’s a thread for times you would convert them jpg.
TGA (Targa) is a format that can be opened by almost everything that uses images.
I tried opening the tga with photoshop and it doesn’t even show up so yeahhh what is this
That can’t be right.
File>Open should give you TGA as a choice, and it’ll show up with All Files.
Here’s an extra plugin, from Adobe, that you probably won’t find useful. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1544
Stuff you don’t care about:
It’s near-universal for almost every reason you could think of:
It’s lossless, so it’s used for preserving quality (master copies, archiving), and for taking an image from one app to another.
It can carry an alpha channel, for transparency, if needed. It’s weakness is the lightweight compression.
It’s very old, it’s easy for software to read (so it loads fast, which really mattered in olden times’s whimpy machines), its quite useful, there’s no patent fee - doesn’t add to the cost of an app, it’s a breeze to design software for it, it’s absolutely standardized, and it was developed for a big-spender industry. Lastly, so many kinds of pros have so many TGA files in their archives.
Its history explains everything else that you don’t care about, heh, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truevision_TGA