How to Create a Transparent TGA File For Free

You can download GIMP, a powerful, free image-editing program, to create a number of different file types not available with default Windows 7 tools. This includes “TGA” files, which are popular for their ability to store transparency.


Step 1:

Go to the GIMP Download page, then click the “Download GIMP 2.6.11” link at the center of the window.

download GIMP

Step 2:
Click the “Keep” or “Save” button to download the file, then double-click the downloaded file.
save the file
Step 3:
Click the “Run” button, then follow the prompts to complete the installation.
click the run button
Step 4:
Click “Start,” click “All Programs,” click “GIMP,” then click the “GIMP 2” option to launch the program.
launch GIMP
Step 5:
Click “File,” click “New,” then specify the desired size of your TGA image.
create new image
Step 6:
Right-click the “Background” layer at the right side of the window, click “Delete,” then confirm that you want to delete the layer.
delete background layer
Step 7:
Click “Layer” at the top of the window, click “New Layer,” click the “Transparency” option, then click “OK.”
create new layer
Step 8:
Create your image.
create the content of your TGA image
Step 9:
Click “File” at the top of the window, click “Save As,” click “Select File Type” from the pop-up window, click “TarGA Image,” then click “Save.”
select TGA file type
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