Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file and from this, create a new image saved in the TGA (Truevision TGA) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PNG to TGA.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your PNG file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PNG to TGA conversion has completed, you can download your TGA file straight away.
We aim to process all PNG to TGA conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the PNG file you submit to us. The resulting TGA file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PNG to TGA tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Full Name: Portable Network Graphics
Mime Type: image/png
Full Name: Truevision TGA
Mime Type: image/x-targa
The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.
PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.
The TGA format was originally defined in 1984 by AT&T EPICenter and later became Truevision following a successful buyout. The format is a raster graphics format for use originally with high-end PC graphics cards intended for use in video editing with the format mainly supporting NTSC and PAL video resolutions.
The format stores images in various levels of color depth starting at 2-bits-per-pixel (bpp) all the way to 32-bit where color would occupy 24-bits with the final 8-bits dedicated to the alpha channel. The format of the file is fairly simple compared to other formats of the time such as BMP and TIFF.