Feature request #12788

Absolute path to images in composer

Added by Filip Mahieu almost 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:20886


It would be nice to be able to save the absolute path to the images you use in a composer, and espacially (more needed) a composer template.
This would make it possible to save a standard template on a shared directory, and be able to let it use by all the QGis-users in all of their projects. In this way they don't have to worry about the format, logo's, even if the company-logo changes; you just change one file!

Now it is always a relative path in the .qpt-file. So if you change the place of you qgs-project, or you us a project in another directory, loading the template gives you a 'red cross', the link is not found anymore due to the fact it's a relative link..



#1 Updated by Filip Mahieu almost 9 years ago

I found a solution: see http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/90612/how-to-save-qgis-composer-template-with-image-e-g-company-logo/147928

However, the feature request stays especially because one could want a template to be used by different users in different projects.

As an extension on this request I'll add a new request to be able to choose the setting 'absolute' as a default in all projects (in Project - properties - General - Save path). Now in every project one makes, 'relative' is set. To be able to set as default 'Absolute' (or 'Relative') would be nice.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

#3 Updated by Olivier Dalang over 5 years ago

IMO this should be classified as a bug rather than feature request, as you'd expect all path to respect the project's relative/absolute setting.

Cheers !

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