Step 2. Creating a Project > 3. Configuring the Image Properties

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The New Project wizard displays the Image Properties window which contains 3 sections:

  • Image Geolocation:
    • Sets the coordinate system to which the image geolocation refers.
    • Imports/exports the coordinates and, optionally, the orientation of the images and/or the accuracy of the coordinates.
    • Sets the accuracy of the image geolocation.
  • Selected Camera Model: Sets and configures the camera model associated to the images.
  • Images table: Displays the selected images, as well as the group, position, position accuracy and orientation of each image and if the image is enabled or not (an enabled image will be taken into account for processing).

 

There are 3 optional steps to follow before clicking Next:


a. 
(optional) Select Image Coordinate System

On Coordinate System, click Edit... if the image geolocation is given in a coordinate system other than WGS84 (default).

For more information and step by step instructions about how to select/change the Image Coordinate System: 202560029.


b.
 (optional, recommended) Import Image Geolocation and Orientation

If the image geolocation (position) information is stored in the EXIF of the images, it will be loaded automatically.

For more information and step by step instructions about how to select/change the Image Geolocation and Orientation: 202560019.

 
Note:
  • The software considers the Date Taken field of the EXIF to set up the order in which the images are taken.
  • Step 1. Initial Processing is faster for projects with image geolocation. In the case of not sufficient overlap, image geolocation helps calibrating the images. 

 

c. (optional) Edit Selected Camera Model

A camera model needs to be defined in order to run a project in Pix4Dmapper. The parameters of this model depend on the camera that was used to capture the image. Most cameras save their name in the metadata of the image in EXIF format. This field is used to associate a given camera model to all the images captured with this camera. 

The Selected Camera Model section, on the Image Properties window displays the selected camera model. The camera model can be:

      • ok.png Valid: A green check is displayed if the camera model is valid. A camera model is valid if it already exists in the camera model database of Pix4Dmapper or if there is sufficient information in the EXIF data of the images to create a new camera model that will be saved into the user camera model database. If the camera model is retrieved from the EXIF data, it is recommended to check the camera model parameters and, if needed, to edit them. 
      • error.png Invalid: A red cross is displayed if the camera model is not valid. A camera model is invalid if it is not in the camera model database of Pix4Dmapper and if there is not enough information in the EXIF data of the images. In this case the camera model needs to be defined manually.

For more information and step by step instructions about how to edit the camera model: 202560169.

 
Note: Grouping the images:
  • When the project contains images with different spectral signatures (RGB, NIRGB, etc) usually the images are grouped automatically. In case that they are not grouped by default, group them manually following: 202560509.
  • In this case one orthomosaic is generated per group.

 

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