Feature request #3436

Default settings for image output

Added by Jean-Roc Morreale over 10 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:13496


QGIS' main basic image output is using the TIFF format in its lowest form which has a negative impact on performance and user experience.

For example, these gdal options could be used by default as they maximize the compatibility with other GIS tools while still using helpful functionalities :

Any user-defined options should override these options so this solution would be beneficial to the advanced user and the beginner. A similar politic could be used for the pyramids.

See http://www.osgeo.org/pipermail/qgis-developer/2011-January/012416.html

110318_qgis_imageoptions.diff Magnifier (27.7 KB) Marco Hugentobler, 2011-03-18 09:34 AM


#1 Updated by Marco Hugentobler over 10 years ago

The attached patch adds the possibility to insert image creation options in the option dialog under 'maptools' (this is probably not the best place). The options are considered in the raster calculator and in the raster terrain analysis plugin.
Please test.

#2 Updated by Jean-Roc Morreale over 10 years ago

Great work marco, I'll try to build svn with this patch asap. Maybe a good position would be in the raster menu with an entry called "Set default output format" ?

#3 Updated by Jean-Roc Morreale over 10 years ago

tried with 92a96092 (SVN r15543), it works great.

Would it be possible to expend it to other formats ? So a user could make use of his favorite format instead of tiff (I'm thinking about the ECW's junkies).

#4 Updated by Marco Hugentobler over 10 years ago

Good to hear it works.
It should also work with other formats. The parameters are passed directly to GDAL, so any valid options for a format are considered. Do you mean to add more default options for other formats in the default settings?

#5 Updated by Jean-Roc Morreale over 10 years ago

For what I understand the box takes all the -co options, by adding more formats I mean setting the -of flag to something different than TIFF.

#6 Updated by Marco Hugentobler about 10 years ago

yes, correct, the box is about the -co options. The outputformat can be chosen directly in the dialog of the raster tool. At least this is the case for raster calculator and raster terrain plugin. From a quick look on some of the GDAL raster tools, there is also the option to select the format in the save dialog.

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#8 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

#9 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#10 Updated by Jean-Roc Morreale about 8 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Assignee deleted (nobody -)

Present in 2.0

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