Feature request #4094

Enhancement: specify background for (transparent) items in composer legend

Added by Alister Hood almost 6 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:Open Start Date:07/18/2011
Priority:Low Due date:
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Category:Map Composer / Printing
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
Platform:All Resolution:
Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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When, for example, using transparent polygons with an aerial photo underneath (I imagine this is a common thing to do), the composer legend entries can look a very different colour to the polygons in the map. See the attached screenshot, particularly the red, purple and dark blue legend entries.

It would be good if there was a way to make the colours more similar. I'm not sure how to do this - I think something like taking an actual slice out of the map to use for the legend entry would be very complicated. Maybe there could be an option to specify a colour or an image or something to put under the legend entries... or an option to disable transparency in the legend, or something along those lines. Does anybody know of any other software that tries to deal with this issue?

legend_transparency.JPG (82.6 kB) Alister Hood, 07/18/2011 11:52 pm


Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 5 years ago

  • Category set to 33
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 1.7.4

Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 5 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 2.0.0

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by J├╝rgen Fischer about 3 years ago

  • Category changed from 33 to Map Composer / Printing

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