I'm trying to georeference a TIFF file in QGIS (version 3.20.0-Odense) based on a WMS layer (EPSG:4326). The project is in EPSG: 25832 and I used the same as output for the georeferencing (4 points, Helmert, nearest neighbour). The georeferencing runs without any errors, but the TIFF finally ends up in a wrong position miles south.

Georeferencing in a complete new project with all (project, WMS and output) in EPSG:4326 leads to the result down:

The red points at the top left corner are my target point on the WMS layer, the TIFF south east of it and way too large.

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  • Is the WMS also in EPSG:25832?
    – Matt
    Feb 27, 2022 at 12:28
  • No, it's ESPG:4326, but choosing this system leads to the same result.
    – Vico
    Feb 27, 2022 at 12:33
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    That may be the issue. Try georeferencing the tif in a fresh project in 4326, and then use the tool Warp (reproject) to project it into EPSG: 25832 before loading it into your original project. There is also this question that raises the issue of rasters appearing in the wrong location after a QGIS update.
    – Matt
    Feb 27, 2022 at 12:36
  • I have tried so, but the result is still the same. I'll post a screenshot.
    – Vico
    Feb 27, 2022 at 12:46
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    The extra information you provide in your comments should be added to your question. It will be useful for people trying to help.
    – Matt
    Feb 27, 2022 at 12:49

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Update: The issue does not occur when using QGIS 3.24.0-Tisler, so it seems to be a 3.20.0 bug.

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    Could you still add the GCP list from the georeferencer or the GDAL script that the tool creates?
    – user30184
    Feb 27, 2022 at 17:36

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