I have an orthophoto created with Agisoft Photoscan that I would like to use for a map.

Why is there a difference in coloration between QGIS and ArcGIS?

For the record, the color showing in QGIS is identical to how it looks in Photoscan, whereas in ArcGIS it appears too red.

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  • Check if ArcGIS applies automatic contrast enhancement.
    – user30184
    Sep 14, 2018 at 16:50

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After looking through the layer properties in ArcGIS, I noticed under the Symbology tab that a "percent clip" stretch was applied by default for some reason... I changed it to none, and it looks like it should.

Seems very odd to me this was a default setting.

  • It makes most images, even those with poor contrast, to look bright for bare eyes.
    – user30184
    Sep 15, 2018 at 9:19

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