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Inputs and outputs - PIX4Dfields

This article contains all input and outputs supported by PIX4Dfields. Register for a trial version to try it out.


  • PIX4Dfields supports either JPEG or TIFF drone image inputs.
  • Folders that contain TIFF or JPEG images.
  • Pre-processed maps (Import as GeoTIFF)
  • Field boundaries and obstacles (imported as Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON and more)
  • Annotations (imported as Shapefile, KML, GeoJSON and more)
  • Satellite images from Sentinel-2.
Note: PIX4Dfields processes RGB and multispectral images. Only the thermal images from the Altum and Sentera 6x cameras are supported. For more information about the supported cameras: Supported drones and cameras - PIX4Dfields.
.jpg, .jpeg
JPEG images.
.tif, .tiff
Any number of channels.
Pyramid and multi-page not supported.
8, 10, 12, 14, 16 bit integer or floating point.
A whole project, which contains map files used for importing into PIX4Dfields on another computer.
Note: PIX4Dfields supports processing nadir images where the drone's camera is pointing straight down.


PIX4Dfields can generate these outputs, which can be exported for use outside the software:

  • Orthomosaic (GeoTIFF file): 2D model (map) created by blending multiple orthophotos. Color balanced to be visually pleasing.
  • Digital Surface Model (GeoTIFF file): Consists of elevation data.
  • Zonation maps (export as Shapefile, KML, or GeoJSON): A zonation map where each of the zones has a value for the Variable Rate Application.
  • Targeted operations maps (export as Shapefile, KML, TIFF): file extension depends on the brand. This maps are created with Targeted Operation and are used by spraying drones and ground sprayers.
  • Index map (GeoTIFF file): To each index is associated with an index map. For each pixel on this map, the value of the pixel is derived from the associated color value.
  • Field boundaries (Shapefile (.zip), KML, GeoJSON): Allows generating or trimming a layer within a defined region.
  • Obstacles (Shapefile (.zip), KML, GeoJSON): Obstacles are needed when creating Targeted Operation maps that will be used by spraying drones.
  • Annotations (Shapefile (.zip), KML, GeoJSON): Adding annotations to areas of interest helps convey more valuable and actionable information.
  • PDF report (export as PDF): A report that aggregates all the information in your project for easy sharing.
  • Snapshot (JPEG, PNG): Image of annotations, base map, and orthomosaic layers selected from your project.
  • Statistics (Comma ("12,3"), Point ("12.3")): DSM, index layers, and their area annotations display mean and standard deviation. Point annotations display DSM and index layer values. For more information: Exporting statistics - PIX4Dfields.
  • Project (.p4f): Map files used for importing into PIX4Dfields on another computer. These files include a .p4f file which contains information about the project.
  • Log files: Text files that show useful information about the processing of the project. They describe the steps and substeps of processing, the actions taken, the warnings, and the errors during the processing. Log files are needed if the users experience problems and are in contact with technical support.
  • MyJohnDeere compatible boundary export: A shapefile with compatible attributes for upload to MyJohnDeer Operations Center. For more information: How to export boundaries to MyJohnDeer Operations Center.

To export PIX4Dfields outputs:

  1. Open a project.
  2. On the top right, click Export.
  3. Select the preferred output.
Note: PIX4Dfields produces two file types when exporting an orthomosaic or a vegetation index layer: .tif and .data.tif.
In the case of multispectral images, the .tif is a false color image of the data for easy to view and printing purposes. The .data.tif file version is a grayscale image that contains true image data of its multispectral band.
Warning: The export functionality is available only for commercial licenses. During the trial period it is not possible to export the results of PIX4Dfields. For more information about commercial licenses, contact our sales team here.
Tip: For some visual examples of each output: PIX4Dfields outputs.