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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.

For more information about opening or importing files, see “Opening images” or “Importing files.”

To export a TARGA file

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Click File Photo Paint onestep TARGA (TGA) Export.
The File Photo Paint onestep TARGA (TGA) Import 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 File Photo Paint onestep TARGA (TGA) Open.
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.
Click Export.
In the TGA export dialog box, enable one of the following options:

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Black-and-white images cannot be saved as TARGA files.

TARGA (TGA) technical notes

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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.