TGA is a long-used raster graphic format. It was developed by Truevision Inc. (now Pinnacle Systems) back in 1984. It was initially used by the developer only for its own graphic adapters, but gradually gained popularity (primarily in the field of video processing and animation). Widely used in computer games, where it is used to store textures (including 3D video games). The name of the format comes from Targa Graphic. TGA files may partially contain image transparency information. They can become the main one for creating GIFs.
PCX is one of the first bitmap image formats developed by ZSoft for the PC Paintbrush program. This is the original bitmap format for the DOS / Windows platform. It supports monochrome single-bit black and white images, an eight-bit gray scale, indexed color images, and full-color 24-bit RGB model images. But there is no support for additional color and alpha channels, clipping paths, color management. The format provides for the application of the simplest compression algorithm (RLE) so that information is not lost. Now it has a purely historical significance. The PCX file format has been replaced by newer image formats. However, the format is still used in separate applications in order to scan and send faxes. PCX multi-page fax documents use the .DCX extension. Most DOS-based programs are suitable for viewing PCX (PC eXchange) files. In particular, the viewer Norton Commander. The big drawback of the PCX format is that it has too many versions. This can be explained by the fact that the PCX standard is open, and therefore it has been widely used by most independent software developers. And therefore it is constantly updated.