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I have a vector layer that I add observations to by identifying features in georeferenced rasters (images). One of the attributes I want to assign to the feature is the image name (which I currently read from the layers tab and enter manually into the attributes table). Ideally, I would like for this to be read automatically, but at least I would like to only have to enter this once, for the first observation from a newly opened image, and for this value to be the default for new points selected. Is there a way to accomplish this?

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    Welcome to GIS.SE Martin. Could you tell us, which software you're using? – Erik Oct 29 '18 at 13:57
  • Sorry, I'm using QGIS 2.18, on a PC running Windows in 64-bit mode. – embiuw Oct 29 '18 at 18:16
  • A hapazard workaround would be to enter those parts of the images names which are always the same into texteditor-field belonging to the specific column in the fields-tab of the layers properties. – Erik Oct 30 '18 at 8:09
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Yes, you can set option to reuse last entered values. To do that:

  1. Open Settings menu -> Options...
  2. Open Digitizing tab
  3. In "Feature creation" group check "Reuse last entered attribute values"
  • If the answer was helpful, don't forget to accept it. – barteksch Oct 31 '18 at 11:06

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