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iam still using QGIS and SAGA independently in my productive use (despite the excellent SEXTANTE toolbox, which is sometimes a little buggy). SAGA has some very nice default styles and i am wondering if it is possible to import SAGA color palettes (extension .pal) into QGIS?

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No, you cannot import .pal styles into QGIS.

One option would be if SAGA supports the SLD standard. QGIS can import and export SLD.

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sad. I just opened a pal style with an editor and it turns out to be some crazy binary file. Maybe in the future SAGA will support open standards. – Curlew Nov 7 '12 at 11:19

I don't know if this is helpful, but what I sometimes do is export the grid to a png in SAGA using the File > Grid > Export > Export Image tool. Obviously you can't analyse your data anymore in qgis/arcgis/... but you keep the colors and georeferencing so you can still use it to make a printmap or something.

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