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Photoshop 7 and TGA files


When I first got PS7, I was blown away by the powerful functionality. But I soon realized that they completely ruined the TGA format. I could no longer use the alpha channel the way I could in all other versions. So after a little bit of digging, I found these fixes on adobe's website:


Windows: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1544

Mac: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=1543


This will make TGA's "work" again. I think installing PS7's SP1 update will also fix the problem. Over the past couple years since I originally ran into this, I've talked to several people who were frustrated about this so I'm sharing the wealth.


Hi there!Yep, Photoshop 7.0.1 does indeed address the issue! If you render TGA files from a 3D package like I do (3D Studio MAX) those alpha channels are critical indeed!Seems to me I have a sign around here somewhere I designed that utilized a 3D object rendered independently and then inserted into a comp for a client... Hmmm... nope. Must be at work, lol!Anyhoo, thanks for the tip! I just realized my Photoshop at home was behind so I updated it accordingly!Cheers,Phoenix


Nice tip. But I more use TIF image file standard. It also have an alpha channel so there is no need for me to use TGA. Anyway my clients also do not use TGA. Everyone are probably using TIF format to store theire images to an good quality format...


Convert TGB back to TGAPhotoshop 7 and TGA files

 How do I convert a file back to TGA. It is now showing TGB.  This is critical for my aircraft skins in a game called IL2 Sturmovik. This is most annoying. Need quick simple answer. Please somebody help soon!

Thank you


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