I made a color composite using Raster > Miscellaneous > Build Virtual Raster in QGIS. The output is a VRT file but I need TIFF. Then I went through Raster > Conversion > Translate. The output is TIFF however the software automatically change the order of bands and then the output TIFF file has different color. How can I fix that?

  • If you access the Build Virtual Raster tool from the Processing Toolbox, you can specify the output file type. The default (atleast for me) is a .tif file but I barely ever used this tool before so am unsure if it will solve your problem :) – Joseph Aug 11 '15 at 9:57
  • No mine save as VRT not TIFF – Sina ALizadeh Aug 11 '15 at 11:21
  • Perhaps I have a different version of the Processing plugin, (I'm using 2.9.2). – Joseph Aug 11 '15 at 11:24

Use: Raster>Miscellaneous>Merge...

A vrt is a catalogue to you existing files. Like a bookmark pointing to multiple files.

The Merge function will actually combine them into one .tif file.

You can change your RGB bands by going into the layer properties>Style>And selecting the bands that you want associated with each colour.

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