Imports and exports


Import images

Import either drone images or an existing GeoTIFF.

1. Click the tab Import.
2. (optional) To import drone images (.jpg or .tif format) click IMPORT IMAGES.
3. (optional) To import an existing GeoTIFF file (.tif format) click IMPORT GEOTIFF.

Import field boundaries

Import field boundaries.

1. Import images.
2. The left sidebar will display the existing layers.  At the bottom click IMPORT.
3. Select from either Shapefile or GeoJSON.
4. Navigate to folder containing the required files in either shapefile or GeoJSON format.
5. (optional) For shapefiles click Select Folder (Windows users) / Open (macOS users).
6. (optional) For GeoJSON click Open.

Import annotations

Import annotations.

1. Click the tab Annotate.
2. On the right sidebar, click Import.
3. Navigate to folder containing required files (.json format) and select.
3. Click Open.


Export layers from a project for use outside the software.

1. Click the tab Export.
2. On the left sidebar, check layers for export.
3. (optional) If prompted, select export formats.
4. Click EXPORT.
5. Select a destination folder, click Select Folder (Windows users) / Open (macOS users).

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  • Mike powell

    What programs can I export my 3d buildings to.

  • Sam (Pix4D)

    Hi Mike,

    Pix4Dfields does not support 3D structures, for this type of functionality please use Pix4Dmapper.  The export types can be found here:

    For more general information about the export options to third party software can be found in the following articles:

    If you have a more specific question and are unable to find the answer in our knowledge base please reach out to us by clicking the button at the top of this page called Contact Support  

    Regards, Sam

  • Sam Chapman

    Hi Sam,

    how can i export from Pix4Dmapper?

    i dont see an export button?

  • Blaž (Pix4D)

    @Sam, there are two ways to export the 3D textured mesh:

    1. Directly in the Processing Options of Step 2. Point Cloud and Mesh.
    2. By right-clicking on the Mesh in the Layers section (rayCloud):
    Edited by Blaž (Pix4D)
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