Pix4Dfields inputs and outputs


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  • The main input to Pix4Dfields is either JPEG or TIFF image files
  • Folders that contain TIFF or JPEG images.
  • Pre processed maps (Import as GeoTIFF)
  • Field boundaries (import as Shapefile, KML, or GeoJSON)
  • Annotations (import as GeoJSON)
Note: Pix4Dfields processes RGB images, multispectral images. Pix4Dfields processes only the thermal images from the Altum camera. For more information about the supported cameras: Which cameras are supported in Pix4Dfields.
Extension Description
.jpg, .jpeg JPEG images
.tif, .tiff Monochromatic TIFF
Multi-band TIFF (RGB / Infrared / thermal)
1 layer (no pyramid, no multi-page)
8, 10, 12, 14, 16 bit integer, floating point
.p4f Whole map which contains map files used for importing into Pix4Dfields on another computer.
Note: Pix4Dfields supports processing nadir images captured with a drone camera pointing straight down.


To export Pix4Dfields outputs see:


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 map that translates information from the vegetation index maps into a more operational layer.
  • Prescription maps (export as Shapefile, KML, or GeoJSON): A zonation map where each of the zones has a value for the Variable Rate Application.
  • 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
  • Annotations (export as GeoJSON, KML, Shapefile (.zip)): 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.
  • 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.
Note: When you export an orthomosaic or a vegetation index layer from Pix4Dfields you produce the following two file types: .tif and .data.tif.
The first (.tif) in the case of multispectral images is a false RGB of the data for easy to view / print purposes. The .data.tif file version is the grayscale image when viewed on your file explorer and contains the true image data from the multispectral bands available.
Warning:  The export functionality is available only for commercial licenses. Therefore, during the trial period 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 see here: Pix4Dfields outputs .
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