Image import and processing steps

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Import drone flight images

To import images:

1. On the left sidebar, click IMPORT IMAGES.
2. Navigate to the folder containing the images.
3. Select the images.
4. Click Open.

Process images

To process the images and create an orthomosaic:

1. The left sidebar displays Import details including the size and quantity of images selected for import.
2. To begin the process click START PROCESSING.
3. The import and image stitching process begins, the layer will read Orthomosaic (processing...).
4. The progress bar will display the current process and progress percentage complete.
5. Once the orthomosaic is complete the layer will display Orthomosaic.

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  • P.J. van Maldegem

    How to select directtory instead of files. selecting files takes forever when selectin over 1000 files....

  • Sam (Pix4D)

    Hi, when you wish to select multiple images within a directory you can select one and then use Control + A on a windows or Command + A on the Mac which will select them all.

    It is possible to add multiple folders of images by importing one folder of images and then click Add More Images.

  • Riego Preciso

    Hi.
    I'm using a micasense RedEdge camera and Pix4dMapper for to get the ortomosaics (higher quality than in Pix4Fields). After processing, five ortomosaics are obtained (one per band).
    How should I do the fusion of the five ortomosaics to generate the indexes?
    I want to do this in Pix4Fields because I have the cutting and comparison tools

  • John Peitz

    Hi there
    is there a way to predetermin the bands when importing the images? (maybe by image naming convention?)
    right now i have to set the band tag individually for each image after import - not fun when working with hyperspectral imagery...

  • Ina (Pix4D)

    Hi @Riego and @John,

    Thank you very much for your questions and feedback on our article. Please note that for better maintenance we highly recommend our users to post their questions related to processing or troubleshooting on our community so other users can contribute/benefit from the answer.

    @Riego depending on which solution you are using to process your imagery the ortomosaics are not recommended to be used when extracting indices but reflectance maps. The first one is color balanced which does not serve the purpose of preserving the true reflectance value of the pixels.

    For visualization purpose in case, you want to make a composite out of your bands you can use QGIS. 

    @John when using hyperspectral imagery if EXIF of the images is correctly written then Pix4D Desktop will automatically recognize the number of the bands and further on you will only have to put the weights. See more see: How to set the band weights.

    At the moment this functionality is not available in Pix4dFields.

    Thanks,

    Ina

     

  • Scott Bartlett

    Hi,

    I am looking to use Pix4D Fields but only have a single lens NIR senterra camera. Does the software support that camera?

    Thanks

    Scott

  • Sam (Pix4D)

    Hi Scott,

    Currently we are unable to support this specific camera due to the way it images are acquired and how our algorithms interpret the image data to produce the orthomosaic.  We are working to support Senterra cameras in the new future.  We are due to publish a supported camera database which will show which cameras are / are not currently supported.

    Regards,

    Sam

  • Michael Finn

    Hello,

    I just downloaded the trial and tried to process my first field but after selecting all the images and then attempting to process them, the program crashes every time.  Please help.

    Thank,

    - Mike

  • Sam (Pix4D)

    Hi Mike,

    Can you let us know which type of camera you are using?  There is a bug in v.1.2.0 which in rare instances leads to a crash when processing images on a non-supported camera.  This issue has been resolved to show an error message with v.1.3.0 which will be available tomorrow.

    If however your camera is not supported, we are working to support more models as quickly as possible and can advise on this once we know the type used.

    Kind regards, Sam

  • Michael Finn

    Hi Sam,

    I am using a Parrott Sequoia camera and I have processed images from this camera through your software in the past so I'm not sure where the problem lies. I even tried un-installing and re-installing pix4dfields and with the same result. 

    Thanks,

    - Mike

  • Michael Finn

    Hello,

    I just downloaded the latest update and now it is taking my images and did stitch them together. The problem now is that the stitch did not do a good job (I have attached a screenshot) and I can't find where I enter in my calibration images.

    Thank you,

    - Mike

     

  • Sam (Pix4D)

    Hi Mike,

    Thank you for updating to the latest version, this issue may be data specific so I would like for us to have a chance to look more in detail.  Can you please raise a support ticket by using the button at the top of the page called Contact Support.

    We look forward to your response,
    Sam

  • Ina (Pix4D)

    @all,

    Please consider opening troubleshooting topics on our community and not as article comments. This will help other users benefiting from the information as the article comments are not searchable. 

    Thank you,

    Ina

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