Is there a way to perform a reclassify of a raster image in QGIS?
In ArcGIS Desktop you can do that in Spatial analyst Tools→Reclass→Reclassify
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Using GRASS and the r.reclass module, yes. However, you actually need to use the keyword "thru".
Example: For a raster elevation grid, to be reclassified into values based on 100m-intervals:
500 thru 599.99 = 500
600 thru 699.99 = 600
700 thru 799.99 = 700
Etc.. And you save that into a notepad text document(with no spaces between lines). Then when opening the r.reclass module, you will simply load that rulefile into the gui and away you go.
Experience: I just performed a reclassification on a DEM for my thesis project in Tajikistan over the weekend using this method and it worked a treat.
*Note(caveat): You might look into modeling this process or even using GDAL to output a *.prj file alongside the output for use in Arc, as the outputs I've seen from this thus far contain no projection definition readable by Arc. If you're sticking with QGIS, tho, then you should be good-to-go.
One more thing, as with any QGIS/GRASS/GDAL processes, ensure you have downloaded the OSGeo4W Installer which ensures you have everything up-to-date: http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/
I guess my post doesn´t aswer the question accurately, but it could maybe provide some help. I haven´t found a simple way to do this in QGIS, like Bryce I use GRASS modules. However, if have ArcGIS but no Spatial Analyst, there´s another great tool: GME (http://www.spatialecology.com/gme/). It´s dependent on ArcGIS and R and has a multitude of really great features, one of them beeing 'reclassify'. Here, just like in GRASS, you need to create a text file containing the class definitions. I´ve used ArcMap to visualize the raster in question in different ways first to get a better idea of what the data looks like. Then I´ve defined the new classes based on that info. Its worked like a charm for me. I don´t know if GME will run on a system without ArcGIS, I´d be curious to know.