File Extension VDA

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    Truevision Targa Bitmap Image
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Have you encountered a problem with a VDA file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a VDA file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your VDA file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is VDA file?

With the file extension VDA images are marked in TruVision TARGA VDA format, which were originally processed by the video hardware VDA. Vda files are called Pseudo Color images.

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VDA is a rarely used alternative to the standard tga application for TARGA image files. On the Apple MacIntosh also the extension tpic is used.

In principle, any image processing software that can handle tga files should also be able to read VDA files. If the extension VDA is not recognized, a change in tga can provide a remedy.

Programs which can open a VDA file

How to open file with VDA extension?

In order to open a file with VDA extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening VDA file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with VDA files, follow the instructions below.
Install Adobe Photoshop or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening VDA files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support VDA files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of VDA files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set Adobe Photoshop as the default program for opening VDA files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate VDA files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Adobe Photoshop applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Adobe Photoshop has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with VDA files

Sometimes problems with opening VDA files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • VDA files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open VDA files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • VDA file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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