Create vector files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a TGA (Truevision TGA) file and from this, create a vector-based SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file that you can then download and edit/use within vector file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Options are available to specify/remove a background color if the source TGA image does not contain a transparent background. Our tool can attempt to determine the background color automatically or you can manually specify the background color to remove.
Here are 3 simple steps to create an SVG file from a TGA file.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your TGA file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the TGA to SVG conversion has completed, you can download your SVG file straight away.
We aim to process all TGA to SVG 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 TGA file you submit to us. The resulting SVG file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our TGA to SVG 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: Truevision TGA
Mime Type: image/x-targa
Full Name: Scalable Vector Graphics
Mime Type: image/svg+xml
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.
Introduced by the W3C organisation in 2001 the SVG file format grew to become the standard web file format for vector based 2D images and is supported by the majority of modern web browsers. SVG files are Xml based text files containing 2D vector elements such as paths, simple shapes, colors and more.
The SVG format itself whilst primarily a vector format can include raster images as well as text. Due to its vector based format SVG files lend themselves very well to website company logos and icons. A compressed format of SVG also exists which uses the extension SVGZ and employs the GZIP compression algorithm.