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ArcGis offers this, but I didn't found such a function in Qgis. Maybe I have simply not found the command.... Does someone know the command or is there an extenstion which offers such a functionality?

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Raster -> Extraction -> Clipper should do what you want.

Make sure that layer CRS and project CRS are the same, then start the clipping dialogue, and draw a rectangle of the current view.

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Sisyphos: If you go to File > Save as Image, you can save the current view to a number of formats, and tiff is one of the options.

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You can try this route but the resolution is limited by your monitor's resolution. – maning Aug 3 '12 at 13:56
Thanks, it's really easy! – Sisyphos Aug 17 '12 at 11:34

Unfortunately it is limited to screen resolution. I would love it if this were given attention in a future release. I see that it has a ticket in the developer's forum, but no plan on implementation. :(

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