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Convert TGA to DDS

Convert TGA images to DDS format, edit and optimize images online and free.

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Truevision Graphics Adapter (.tga)

The TGA file extension, created by Truevision Inc. in 1984, is a raster graphics format that supports multiple color depths and transparency. Originally designed for Truevision's graphics cards, TGA files are widely used in video game development, film, and animation to store high-resolution images with minimal quality loss. The format includes metadata sections and can be edited with popular image editing software.

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DirectDraw Surface (.dds)

DDS, which stands for DirectDraw Surface is a container file format developed by Microsoft for storing compressed and uncompressed pixel formats. It is often used for texturing video game unit models and storing digital photos and desktop backgrounds. Microsoft introduced the DDS format with DirectX 7.0 and has since introduced various improvements.

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How to convert TGA to DDS?

  1. Upload TGA File

    Choose your TGA image for uploading to our TGA converter.

  2. Select TGA Tools

    To customize TGA to DDS conversion, use the available tools before clicking the Convert button.

  3. Download Your DDS

    Wait a couple of seconds for the converter to do the hard job, then download your DDS file.

Convert TGA to DDS

Frequently Asked Questions

How to change TGA format to DDS?

To change TGA format to DDS, upload your TGA file to proceed to the preview page. Use any available tools if you want to edit and manipulate your TGA file. Click on the convert button and wait for the convert to complete. Download the converted DDS file afterward.

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Convert TGA to DDS on macOS

Follow steps below if you have installed Vertopal CLI on your macOS system.

  1. Open macOS Terminal.
  2. Either cd to TGA file location or include path to your input file.
  3. Paste and execute the command below, substituting in your TGA_INPUT_FILE name or path. $ vertopal convert TGA_INPUT_FILE --to dds

Convert TGA to DDS on Windows

Follow steps below if you have installed Vertopal CLI on your Windows system.

  1. Open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell.
  2. Either cd to TGA file location or include path to your input file.
  3. Paste and execute the command below, substituting in your TGA_INPUT_FILE name or path. $ vertopal convert TGA_INPUT_FILE --to dds

Convert TGA to DDS on Linux

Follow steps below if you have installed Vertopal CLI on your Linux system.

  1. Open Linux Terminal.
  2. Either cd to TGA file location or include path to your input file.
  3. Paste and execute the command below, substituting in your TGA_INPUT_FILE name or path. $ vertopal convert TGA_INPUT_FILE --to dds

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