Every computer user that ever happened to deal with digital photos is most likely to know what exactly JPEG/JPG files are, as this type of files is the most popular graphics format for storing pictures on local drives. The same can not be said about the TGA format (also known as Targa image file). This old graphics format was designed by Truevision and now is mostly used for storing textures and other graphical elements for computer video games, as it can easily be implemented into applications. Therefore, if you are not a graphical designer or have a special use for TGA images, converting them into the popular and widely-supported JPEG format is a good idea.
I will demonstrate the conversion process using TGA Viewer 3.2(Freeware) designed by IdeaMK, because it offers a swift and efficient mode in which you can turn TGA photos into JPG image files.
You will need to download the following software to keep up with this tutorial.
These are the steps you need to complete to convert TGA files to JPG images
Load a TGA image file (the program will instantly ask you to add a file after launching it).
You can change the size of the output image file (JPG) by providing the values for the width and height.
Click on the "Save" button from the menu bar (the standard "save" icon).
Choose the desired location, JPG as the output format from the drop-down menu and press the "Save" button.
As you can see, converting TGA images to JPG photos with TGA Viewer 3.2 is a very simple process and you should not have any problems completing it. If you are looking for other applications with more advanced features, like batch conversion or image editing, then you should check the alternative programs from the list below or use one of the online options available on the Internet.
- Simple and stylish interface
- Very easy to use
- Can convert between multiple formats
- No support for batch conversion
- No editing features (other than resizing)
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