I have gone through most QGIS troubleshooting steps in the GIS stack exchange but have not found a solution. I have imported a composite multi-band spectral GEOTIFF raster as part of the Hansen Global Forest Loss dataset.


I have tried many of the various options including stretching the min/max values per band, reversing the order of the bands, adjusting the Statistics extent and Accuracy options, Blending modes etc. Nothing seems to be getting the render closer to true color.



Correct RGB Rendering in Jupyter Notebook with Rasterio (Python):


  • Include the options you have used for showing the image with QGIS and Rasterio as in the screen captures.
    – user30184
    Jun 30, 2020 at 6:08
  • @user2856, was using the landsat "first" granules. Jun 30, 2020 at 14:15

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In QGIS, right click the layer, go to Properties. Change to "Transparency".

For "Custom Transparency Options" change the band to "none" (originally it is set to Band 4 (Alpha) ) and it looks like desired!

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    thanks so much! that was the solution! I'll have to read up on the options here! Jun 30, 2020 at 14:12

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