I'm trying to enter UTM map coordinates from a scanned image (grid), and I'm entering the coordinates correctly X/Y, but when I click to process the georeferencing - the image does not overlay where it's supposed to.

I've converted the UTM coordinates to LAT/LONG and entered those instead, which worked fine! I'm wondering if QGIS' georeferencing application does not accept UTM cords? What am I doing wrong?

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In the Georeferencer tool, in the Settings menu, open the Transformation Settings dialog.

There, you must define the Target CRS. It is the reference system in which your entered coordinates must be interpreted.

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