Bug report #16574

DXF export always changes colors to nearest Indexed color

Added by Andrea Ghensi over 4 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Category:DXF export
Affected QGIS version:2.18.4 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows 10 Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:24476


I'm trying to export to DXF keeping the colors assigned to layer styles.
The problem is the exported DXF uses the nearest AutoCAD indexed color, i.e. a RGB value 200,221,240 gets translated in Color 254, which is RGB 214,214,214.
Looking at the qgsdxfexport.ccp (https://github.com/qgis/QGIS/blob/25ed76b86e290df4330654be77aa3013d065aafd/src/core/dxf/qgsdxfexport.cpp#L450-L477) it seems that there's a way to keep the true color, but writeGroup never reaches that part... or am I looking at the wrong part of code?


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Easy fix? changed from Yes to No

#2 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 4 years ago

  • Assignee deleted (Jürgen Fischer)

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 2 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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