Image Manipulation Programs

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This is a list of programs that can be used to create and edit Targa TGA images.

  • Adobe Photoshop - The standard image editing tool in the industy, used by professionals all over the world. Very expensive. There is a plugin allowing Photoshop to directly open VTF files.
  • Paint Shop Pro - A cheap alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For those who don't want to break the bank.
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements - Low-cost, consumer version of Photoshop with high-end features such as colour management removed.
  • Paint.NET - An open source .NET based image manipulation program.
  • The GIMP - Completely free, open source image editing software available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other UNIX operating systems. Complex to use, but powerful, scriptable and endlessly modifiable.
  • Wally - Simple freeware texture/decals/skining editing program (Link Dead).
  • HDR shop freeware (v1) can read, compile and write high-dynamic range format images.
  • Genetica - A commercial seamless texture editor. Creates tiling textures of all material types.