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I have a 16-bit satellite geotif. These images can be visualised in a number of ways, depending on which stretch you apply.

The default stretch applied by ArcGIS to these images produces a "natural" result, which is good.

However, when I view a raster (satellite geotif file) in QGIS, the color is very different than in ArcMap. The result is over-exposed and less "natural".

Can I maintain/replicate ArcGIS's color rendering / stretch for users viewing the satellite tifs in QGIS?

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closed as unclear what you're asking by PolyGeo Mar 21 at 8:53

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    Can you show us what they look like in both systems? Or describe the difference better? Are they three-band RGB images? Have you looked at the rendering style parameters in each system? – Spacedman Feb 17 at 22:45
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    Please edit your post to include screenshots and rendering settings in both software packages. – Fezter Feb 17 at 22:49
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    We can't help unless you add more details. We need the rendering settings as requested previously. What stretch is being applied by both packages? What are the image statistics? Have you tried applying the same stretch with the same statistics as used by ArcGIS in QGIS? – user2856 Feb 17 at 23:59
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    Please Edit the question to contain any clarifications. It's not fair to the volunteers who would help to need to review comments for critical information. You also have far more formatting options to make the question more legible than comments could ever be. – Vince Feb 18 at 2:01
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    No, that's not all the rendering properties. Can you provide screenshots of the ArcGIS properties, don't forget to scroll down and show the statistics section. – user2856 Feb 18 at 2:14