How to upload images using the cloud platform

This article describes the procedure to upload images in order to process a new project on the cloud servers.

1. Go to Pix4D Cloud and log in with a valid Pix4D account.
2. On the left toolbar, click Upload files. Alternatively, click UPLOAD FILES at the top of the project view.
3. In the upper-left corner, click to set the project's name.
4. On the left sidebar, select the view Files and click Images.

 
Warning: Upload will start right after images are selected, and an upload pop-up will appear in the lower-right corner. By default, processing will start automatically after all images are successfully uploaded. However, it is possible to deactivate this option (slide left) in the upload pop-up, for instance to add more images later.

upload_popup.png

5. In the image view, click UPLOAD FILES and browse for the directory to select the images. Alternatively, drag-and-drop images from the folder where they are stored. Only files from a local file explorer can be dragged (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive web folder do not work).

 
Information:
    • Clicking CLOSE in the upload pop-up does not interrupt the upload.
    • In the upper-right corner, ic_uploading_black.png indicates the number of active and recent uploads. Click ic_uploading_black.png to display the list and select a project to show the images it contains. Once the upload is complete, click ic_cross_light_black.png to remove the project from the queue.
    • It is possible to upload several projects at the same time.
    • Staying on the Pix4D cloud page but navigating (e.g. displaying results of another project) does not interfere with the upload.
    • Leaving the Pix4D cloud page interrupts the upload, similarly to clicking CANCEL UPLOAD in the upload pop-up. However, it can be resumed and images already uploaded remain on the servers.
    • Once uploaded, images cannot be removed from the project.
    • It is possible to display images full screen for inspection by clicking the thumbnails.


During the upload progress, several icons inform of each image status:

ic_uploaded_green.png ic_uploading_blue.png ic_cloud_queue_dark_grey.png ic_warning_yellow.png ic_retry_red.png
Successfully uploaded. Currently being uploaded. Waiting to be uploaded.
It can be removed from the project by clicking ic_delete_light_black.png.
Identified as duplicate.
The same image cannot be uploaded twice, it will be discarded. Click ic_delete_light_black.png to remove the duplicate.
Failed to be uploaded.
Click RETRY ALL to make another attempt.

 

 
Tip: If automatic processing was disabled or if the upload was interrupted, it is possible to resume the upload or add more images:
1. On the sidebar of the project, select the view Files.
2. If the previous upload pop-up is open, click ic_arrow_back.png to return to the list of uploads and click ic_cross_light_black.png next to the project's name.
3. In the upper-right corner, click UPLOAD FILES.
4. When ready for processing, click START PROCESSING in the upload pop-up or in the upper-right corner.

6. Once the upload is completed and the processing is automatically or manually started, the upload pop-up shows the estimated waiting and processing time. An email is sent shortly to inform of the project status.
7. Click the three-line menu button to display the left toolbar.
8. Click Projects to go back to the home page.

 

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