Nice but not popular

No matter how many attempts were made to make the TGA image format popular, it has not gained the desired popularity. The most common situation when one could come across a TGA file would be when images taken from the still video to be rendered to the video tape. TGA format is associated with Truevision products. When the image format was developed, it was quite successful – it was capable of supporting bitmap images, indexed color images, RGB color, provided support of several compression methods, etc. It was reviewed later, and several new features were added, but they did not make the format too popular. The TGA image format though contains lots of useful features. It’s a raster image format. It supports alpha channel, gamma value, and textual information. The format is unique and in comparison with other formats, has no variations. The TGA format is probably the most universally supported 24-bit and 32-bit file format for PC applications. The 32-bit Targa format contains 24 bits of color data and 8 bits of transparency data. Color support ranges from black and white, indexed and RGB color. TGA is still widely used for video games creation, so the necessity to convert images from other formats to TGA still exists. ImageConverter Plus is the only converter that supports TGA format for output conversion. It’s possible to convert images from other formats to TGA preserving transparency and other useful information.