My question is about QGIS 1.8 georeferencer plugin.

I installed the new version of QGIS (1.8) but I don't have the georeferencer plugin, how do I install it?

I used the georeferencing plugin with QGIS 1.6 and now that I've upgraded to 1.8 I'd like to use it again, but it's not available! Am I doing something wrong?

I've gone to Plugins > Manage Plugins. I've searched for Georeferencer, but there were no results.

2 Answers 2


please follow below steps:

  1. Click "Plugins" --> "Manage Plugins"
  2. Search "Georeferencer GDAL" in the Filter and Enable the plugin by tick the box
  3. Click "OK"
  4. Click "Raster" and you are able to use the Georeferencer Tool.

It seems that QGIS need to load each external plugin so you can find it in the menu bar.



It should be available where you looked in Plugins>Manage Plugins. If it isn't you could try Plugins>Fetch Python Plugins.

  • with Fetch Python Plugins I don't find it, What is repository? There is a repository for GDAL georeferencer?
    – jacopo
    Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 17:32
  • opening tells me though that has problems with ftools because there is an outdated plugin installed with an older version, but I don't think this is the problem ...
    – jacopo
    Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 17:34
  • @jacpo: A repository is the location where all the official plugins are stored and that is where you should be able to download the plugin you are looking for. The Official repository is at plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml and you should see it listed when you go to Plugins>Fetch Python Plugins and then look at the Repositories tab. If it is not listed the click on ADD and paste the URL above into URL field. Give the Repository a name, "Official Repository" will do. Then click OK. That will give you a connection to the Official Repository. Fetch the plugin you want from there.
    – nigellaw
    Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 19:38
  • Hi nigel thanks for the suggestion but the problem is that the repository that I found with fetch python plugins there is, the georeferencer plugin I've found in any repository There is not even in "plugins.qgis.org/plugins/plugins.xml" I did not find nowhere the plugin, you know where I can find?
    – jacopo
    Commented Jan 15, 2013 at 7:45
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    Georeferencer isn't a python plugin. It's a C++ plugin which comes with every default install.
    – underdark
    Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 9:17

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