The TARGA(TGA) graphics format is used for describing bitmaps. It supports various compression systems and can represent bitmaps ranging from black-and-white to RGB color. You can open, import, or export TGA files in Corel PHOTO-PAINT.
The FileImport command lets you place the file as an object in the active image. If you want to open a TGA file as an image, click FileOpen.
Locate the folder in which you want to save the file.
Choose TGA – Targa bitmap from the Save as type list box.
Type a filename in the File name list box.
To compress an image while exporting it, choose a compression type from the Compression type list box.
In the TGA export dialog box, enable one of the following options:
Black-and-white images cannot be saved as TARGA files.
TARGA (TGA) technical notes
The following features are supported: uncompressed color-mapped images, uncompressed RGB images, run-length encoding (RLE) compressed color-mapped images, RLE-compressed RGB images (types 1, 2, 9, and 10 as defined by the AT&T Electronic Photography and Imaging Center), and masks.
The type of file produced depends on the number of colors exported. For example, 24-bit color TARGA (TGA) files are exported as RLE-compressed RGB bitmaps.
You can import TGA files from 8-bit grayscale to 24-bit RGB.
Masks are not saved in 1-bit black-and-white or 8-bit paletted files.
RLE compression is supported, and the maximum image size is 64,535 × 64,535 pixels.