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Name Truevision TGA Bitmap
Version 2.0
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  fmt/402
Classification Image (Raster)
Description The Truevision TGA File Format comprises 5 areas, each of which contains one or more fields of fixed or variable length. The 5 file areas are: (1) TGA File Header, (2) Image/Color Map Data, (3) Developer Area, (4) Extension Area and (5) TGA File Footer. The last 3 areas, the Developer Area, the Extension Area and the TGA File Footer are new to the file specification as of September, 1989. For this reason, images created with software written before September, 1989 will probably not contain these three fields.
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Truevision TGA Bitmap (1.0)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 16 Feb 2012
Source description Further information about this file format can be obtained at
Last updated 28 Aug 2012
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