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

    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.




  • Scott Bartlett


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



  • 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.



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