I'm using QuickMapServices to add a Bing satellite layer. but when trying to save what's in the Map view to a raster layer, I notice degradation in quality as if it's doing a compression process on the image. How can you save it without losing quality?

I'm using the 'Project > Save as Image'.

As I can't use any of the Raster options like Translate or Clipper etc as they require selection of a raster first.

  • Have you tried increasing the resolution?
    – csk
    May 14, 2018 at 20:41
  • The max looks like 96dpi msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb259689.aspx for print high res needs to be 300-600 dpi.
    – Mapperz
    May 14, 2018 at 21:22
  • when you say increase resolution - do you mean just zoom in? as I'm not sure you can access 'resolution controls' via the 'Save as image' option
    – Rossoe
    May 18, 2018 at 15:14

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Mappuzzle is very useful to save images. It is a standalone app.

  • Thanks - I use a similar program Terra Incognita and then save out to OziExplorer file when I used Global Mapper.
    – Rossoe
    May 18, 2018 at 14:17
  • But I'm not sure if QGIS accepts OziExplorer files? however I was hoping to be able to extract from the Bing satellite layer.but seems this is not viable without corruption so I will explore the Mappuzzle route
    – Rossoe
    May 18, 2018 at 15:12
  • Turns out using Terra Incognita was easiest option for my project. and QGIS does accept OziExplorer (.map) files.
    – Rossoe
    Jan 23, 2019 at 20:31

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