I agree. It would be nice to have this in QGIS core. 

Andreas 

On 2016-12-21 09:44, Richard Duivenvoorde wrote:

> On 12/20/2016 09:43 PM, Larry Shaffer wrote: 
> 
>> 2016-12-20 18:23 GMT+01:00 Bo Victor Thomsen
>> <bo.victor.thom...@gmail.com <mailto:bo.victor.thom...@gmail.com>>:
>> 
>> Hi List-members -
>> 
>> Is there in Qgis a function / button / menu-item / short-cut /
>> plugin to make a simple bitmap copy of the current content of
>> the map-canvas and save it to the clipboard ? My users need this
>> to make a copy of the map and paste into MS-Word or other software.
>> 
>> While not part of the QGIS app, one could use this PyQGIS snippet to do
>> so (tested quickly on macOS 10.11.6 under QGIS 2.14) from the PyQGIS
>> console:
>> 
>> from PyQt4.QtGui import *
>> QApplication.clipboard().setImage(QImage(QPixmap.grabWidget(iface.mapCanvas())))
>> 
>> This avoids having to re-render the QGraphicsView (QgsMapCanvas) to a
>> paint device, like an image. Code can be wrapped in a plugin, then have
>> some key bindings applied (would need some more PyQt).
> 
> Tested here on Linux: working fine too!!
> 
> I think this looks like a nice (easy?) feature request to make this core 
> functionality?
> 
> - right-click menu on mapcanvas with:
> - save Map to Clipboard
> (- set size of MapCanvas to...) I know this is also often needed...
> 
> - one or two buttons to do this?
> 
> While a plugin works for older versions, I think it should not be needed for 
> a teacher/user to hear: install QGIS and add the following plugins.... (while 
> that is actually what I often have to say....)
> 
> I think I could even try to do this :-)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Richard Duivenvoorde
> 
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