The legend in the TOC for a raster layer ( > 1 million cells with continuous data) in my view might look like this:
raster legend

The values go from low (above) to high (down). Is there a way to show the values in reversed order: high values on top and low values below?

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You can use the render type Paletted/Unique values which allows you to set manually the values:

raster reversed legend order

  • Thanks, but I forgot to mention that I'm dealing with continuous raster datasets (too many individual values to be able to set the legend manually. I'll edit my original question.
    – Jan
    Apr 18, 2019 at 13:08
  • @Jan - You could save the style file as a .qml file then load this into an advanced text editor (e.g. Sublime). Inside the tag <paletteEntry> will contain your values and colours etc. If you highlight all of these, you could reverse them (in Sublime it would be from the menubar Edit > Permute Lines > Reverse). Save the style file then reapply it to the raster.
    – Joseph
    Apr 18, 2019 at 13:24

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