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I found the this to export the current view as image. The following code works and was accepted as answer.

c = iface.activeComposers()[0].composition()

image = c.printPageAsRaster(0)

image.save('output.png','png')

Sadly the images produced by this code are not georeferenced, even if I use different image formats.

How is it possible to programmatically export current view as georeferenced image with QGis?

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You could use:

iface.mapCanvas().saveAsImage( "myGeoreferencedView.png" )

It exports both PNG and PNGw files. The latter is known as World file and contains coordinate information.

  • But not the crs, though maybe there is a gdal aux created as well? – mdsumner May 23 '16 at 13:28
  • Nope, only two files are generated. You can choose among several formats like TIF or TIFF, but you'll only get the raster and its corresponding World file. – Germán Carrillo May 23 '16 at 13:50
  • I requested GTiff some years ago, they may be ready for this now? It's a real lost opp – mdsumner May 23 '16 at 21:56

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