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08-06-2000, 02:45 AM
where can I find a viewer to see these? mspaint and imaging can't open them http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/frown.gif. I know GIMP under linux can easily do this, but under windows? I don't own photoshop either, any ideas?

08-06-2000, 10:33 PM
Paint Shop Pro
Graphic Workshop
to name a few
Just search for them in the Internet.

08-07-2000, 04:13 AM
There's a windows version of the GIMP and it can read TGA files too.
www.gimp.org/win32 (http://www.gimp.org/win32)

08-07-2000, 10:02 PM
I don't know if you want to view 32-bits TGA files, but most of the standard answers like Paint Shop Pro, cannot view the alpha channel for 32-bits TGA files.

Maybe i'm wrong, but at first glance, I only found the Gimp and Photo Shop having this feature.

One of the reasons why TGA files are so great for texturing is that they have their own alpha-channel, which can be used in OpenGL RGBA format => drawing easily textures with transparent regions.

Hope this helps,


08-07-2000, 11:37 PM
win32 gimp is perfect!