Free Online PNG to TGA Converter

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Please note: Your PNG file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted PNG file before this time.

How to Convert your PNG to TGA Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PNG to TGA using our fast and free PNG converter tool.

Upload your PNG file

Click the "Upload a PNG File" button, then select a PNG to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your TGA

Click the download link to receive your TGA file.

File format information for PNG and TGA

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

ExtensionTGA
Full NameTruevision TGA
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-targa
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

A TGA file, also known as a Truevision Graphics Adapter file, is a raster image file format primarily used to store images with high color depth and alpha channel transparency. Developed by Truevision Inc., TGA files are commonly used in computer graphics, animation, and video game development. These files can support a variety of pixel formats, such as 8-bit, 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit, allowing them to store images with different levels of color precision.

TGA files are well-suited for projects that require detailed and complex visuals, as they maintain image quality without significant loss in compression. The format's support for an alpha channel makes it ideal for images that require transparency, enabling overlaying of graphics on top of other elements seamlessly. TGA files are also compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, making them a versatile choice for cross-platform applications.

Although TGA files offer various advantages, they tend to have larger file sizes compared to some other image formats, which can be a limitation when dealing with limited storage or bandwidth. Additionally, while TGA files are widely used in specific industries, they are not as common for general web usage, where formats like JPEG and PNG are more prevalent due to their smaller file sizes and broader browser support. Nonetheless, TGA files remain a valuable choice for projects that demand high-quality images and advanced transparency capabilities.

Information for converting from PNG to TGA

Our PNG imaging tool will accurately convert your PNG file into a TGA image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final TGA ready for download. Your PNG file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PNG file to TGA?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PNG file to upload. Your PNG file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PNG to TGA conversion has completed, you can download your TGA file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PNG to TGA?

We aim to process all PNG to TGA conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the PNG to TGA conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my PNG file?

If you are converting your PNG file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted PNG file?

No. When converting your PNG file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded PNG file.