ImageConveter Plus supports practically all the image formats. Sometimes there is a dilemma which one to use in a particular graphic situation, and we try to help our users make the best choice. TGA is simple to load, but the files are usually two to three times larger than the equivalent image saved as a PNG. PNG on the other hand is a compressed format so the files are pretty small. How to decide which of these two satisfies your graphic needs better? PNG and TGA use different methods to store transparency information. A TGA file requires an alpha channel in order to preserve transparency and typically the alpha channel will only cover up parts of the image that are there, rather than the image including parts that are transparent. TGA format is pretty old and is getting less popular, so we recommend that you convert your TGA files to the PNG format. This type of conversion allows you to keep all the peculiar features of the source file, including transparency. Unlike TGA, PNG format performs effective lossless compression of images and is an industrial standard for storing image data. If the image is saved in the PNG format, you do not have to worry about the alpha channel, but rather are able to proceed along with your project and begin working with different images, or pieces of the image as you were planning to do. With ImageConverter Plus you can convert your TGA files easily. Upload your TGA images to ImageConverter Plus, select PNG as output format and press the “Start” button.