Bug report #8493
"Save as Image" defaults to archaic media type
|Affected QGIS version:||master||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||17257|
If I do File > Save as Image, the default is BMP, an archaic media type that generally should only be used when modern alternatives don't work.
Could PNG be the default instead? For a general purpose raster image intended for non-GIS software (e.g., image editing, documents, printing, etc.), PNG seems like the best option. PNG is an open standard and, except where compression is needed, is generally the standard general purpose raster image type for modern applications.
Saving map defaults to PNG instead of BMP
This only affects a user the first time they save a map as an image.
Afterwards their preference is saved.
#4 Updated by Richard Duivenvoorde over 7 years ago
- Status changed from Closed to Reopened
Hi Filipe from what did you conclude that .PNG is now the default?
From a fresh rebuild from now, in
Menu -> Project -> Save as Image is still defaulting to .bmp with me
Did you fix this yourself? Are we looking at the same things?
Reopening for now