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Version 2.6

Version Release date Release type Download
2.6.2  April 8th, 2024 Bug fix Download page

Bug fix

  • Fixed crash on macOS Sonoma.
  • Fixed zonation statistics not showing correctly in PDF report. 
Version Release date Release type Download
2.6.1 March 26th, 2024 Bug fix Download page

Bug fix

  • Fixed pre-filling targeted operation layers using annotations
Version Release date Release type Download
2.6 March 20th, 2024 New features, improvements Windows Mac

New features

  • Improved zonation workflow, including manual zone intervals and instant previews.
  • Export operation layers as AMAZONE SpotSpraying maps.
  • Czech language support.

Improvements

  • Ability to adjust index layer colors in the comparison tool (split screen) via handles on min/max lines of histogram.
  • Added missing copy and conversion options for annotations, boundaries, and obstacles (individual and bulk).
  • Magic tool: Option to save as boundary or obstacle.
  • Improved quality of orthomosaic and surface model for trees and dense vegetation when using the Accurate processing option.
  • Increased speed for the Accurate processing option.
  • Support for Skydio X10.
  • Support for DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual.
  • Support for DJI Mini 4 Pro.

Bug fixes

  • Obstacles are now correctly handled by the John Deere shapefile boundary export

 

   

Version 2.5

Version Release date Release type Download
2.5.1 January 26th, 2024 Bug fix Windows Mac

Bug fix

  • Fixed displayed area value of rates for targeted operation layers
  • Added a note explaining that ISOXML export is unfortunately not yet supported on macOS

 

Version Release date Release type Download
2.5 December 07th, 2023 New features, improvements. Windows Mac

New features

  • Targeted Operations: Zonation (pre-fill grid based on an index layer)
  • Upload directly to John Deere Operation Center
  • Export operation layers as ISOXML prescription maps
  • High-resolution snapshot export

Improvements

  • Targeted Operations: Undo and reset buttons
  • Targeted Operations: Ability to assign a rate to all empty cells
  • Targeted Operations: Replaced eraser tool with the ability to paint with the empty rate
  • Targeted Operations: SHIFT hotkey for switching between the selected rate and the empty rate
  • Targeted Operations: Support for pre-filling the grid using point annotations
  • Magic Tool: Improved performance with the help of user-submitted data
  • Support for Yusense MS600, AQ600 and MS400.
  • Support for Wingtra RGB61.
  • Support for Wingtra A6100.
  • Support for DJI Mavic 3T (RGB, Thermal)
  • Support for DJI H20T (Thermal)
  • Support for DJI Mavic 2 Ent. Advanced (Thermal)
  • Support for DJI Mini 2.
  • Support for DJI Mini 3 Pro.
  • Support for DJI M30 (RGB).
  • Support for MAPIR Survey3W.
  • Support for Sony Alpha 1
   

Version 2.4

Version Release date Release type Installers
2.4.3 September 11th, 2023 Bug fix Windows Mac

Bug fix

  • Fixed satellite layer creation failure for some UTM zones
  • Fixed a crash during boundary editing

 

Version Release date Release type Installers
2.4.2 August 23rd, 2023 Bug fix Windows Mac

Bug fix

  • Fixed a crash during boundary editing

 

Version Release date Release type Installers
2.4.1 July 19th, 2023 Bug fix Windows Mac

Bug fix

  • Fix for multi-geotagged image import selection.

 

Version Release date Release type Installers
2.4 June 27th, 2023 New features, Improvements Windows Mac

New features

  • Targeted operations: Create highly customizable variable rate and spot spraying prescription maps for spray drones, tractors, and field sprayers. Start with an automatically generated map, adjust rates by using painting tools, and then export to the format you need.

Improvements

  • Show three decimals for index values and standard deviation.
  • Support for the DJI M3T RGB Wide.
  • Support for MicaSense RedEdge-P dual
  • Significantly improved processing times for RGB datasets when using the accurate processing option.
  • Improved performance of the Magic Tool with the help of user-submitted data.
  • Show three decimals for index values and standard deviation.

Version 2.3

Version Release date Release type Installers
2.3.1 March 16, 2023 Bug fix Windows Mac

Bug fix

  • Fixed an issue, changing the data storage folder would crash Pix4Dfields
    and prevent it from opening again.
Version Release date Release type Installers
2.3 March 2nd, 2023 New features, Improvements. Windows Mac

New features

  • Add holes to boundaries and annotations.
  • Add sub-polygons to boundaries and annotations (MultiPolygon editing).
  • GPU acceleration for multispectral datasets.
  • Support for Sentera reflectance target batch 2.

Improvements

  • PDF report: Improved label placement to avoid overlaps.
  • PDF report: Summation of annotation areas now uses rounded values.
  • Annotation names now pre-populate when creating multiple annotations (e.g., “Tree”, “Tree 2”, “Tree 3” or “Plot A”, “Plot B”).
  • Exported zonation & boundary files are now named after the project name.
  • Magic tool: Temporarily hide the grid and selections using the space bar.
  • Magic tool: The cleanup brush can now be swiped by default (hold Ctrl to move the map).
  • Support for XAG M500 - 20 MP.

Version 2.2

Version Release date Release type          Installers
2.2.2 January 16th, 2023 Improvements. Windows Mac

 

Improvements

  • Improved processing quality for DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral.
Version Release date Release type          Installers
2.2.1 December 15th, 2022 Improvements. Windows Mac

 

Improvements

  • Support for Mavic 3 Multispectral.
  • Support for Skydio 2+.

 

Version Release date Release type          Installers
2.2 November 24th, 2022 New features, Improvements. Windows Mac

New features

  • Magic tool: AI-assisted selection tool to quickly detect and select weed nests, damage, and other anomalies in orthomosaic and index layers (exportable as Shapefile, GeoJSON, KML and PDF report).

Improvements

  • Support for DJI Mavic 3 Enterprise.
  • Support for ACSL SOTEN.
  • Support for Autel EVO II Pro V3.
  • Support for XAG M500.

Version 2.1

Version Release date Release type          Installers
2.1 October 12th, 2022 New features, Improvements. Windows Mac

New features

  • PDF report: New cover page with customizable title and description.
  • PDF report: Table of contents listing all exported layers.
  • PDF report: Summary page for annotations (including total area per color).
  • NDVI preview during satellite data import.
  • Polish language support.

Improvements

  • Removed layer size limit for Share to PIX4Dcloud.
  • Support for DJI M30T (RGB, wide).
  • Support for DJI Mavic Air 2.
  • Support for DJI Zenmuse H20T (RGB, wide).
   

Version 2.0

Version Release date Release type               Installers
2.0 August 17th, 2022 New features, Improvements. Windows Mac

New features

  • Satellite data import: Enhance your mapping experience with Sentinel-2 satellite data.

Improvements

  • Histogram and histogram equalization enabled for DSM layers.
  • Support for imported annotations with holes.
  • Improved band alignment for DJI P4M on fast processing pipeline.
  • Display names of layers as map overlays in split view.
  • Support for Sony Alpha 7R IV (FE 24mm F2.8 G lens).

Version 1.12

Version Release date Release type               Installers
1.12 May 31st, 2022 New features, Improvements, Bug fixes. Windows Mac

 

New features

  • Annotation upload for Share to PIX4Dcloud.
  • Control access rights for Share to PIX4Dcloud links directly from inside PIX4Dfields (private, public view, public view, and edit).
  • Pansharpening for Micasense RedEdge-P and Altum-PT.
  • MyJohnDeere compatible boundary export.
  • Estimation of processing time and disk space requirement ahead of processing.

Improvements

  • Better color mode for DSMs.
  • Improved resolution setting in processing options (slider to control GSD, default is to not limit resolution).
  • Used processing options are now shown in the info tab for each layer.
  • Automatic selection of best reflectance target image.
  • Support for Micasense Altum-PT.
  • Support for DB2-Vision Laquinta.
  • Support for Skydio X2.
  • Support for DJI Air 2S.
  • Support for DJI Mavic 3.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Microsoft OneDrive “Desktop” folder automatic synchronization could cause the app to crash on Windows 11.
  • Fixed pinch-to-zoom not working on Mac.

Version 1.11

Version Release date Release type               Installers
1.11 March 9th, 2022 New features, Improvements, Bug fixes, Known issues. Windows Mac

 

New features

  • Accurate processing mode for high resolution digital surface models (DSM), improved geolocation and datasets with strong elevation changes.
  • Added full blending processing option to improve colour transitions in datasets with thin structures (at the cost of slight unsharpness).

Improvements

  • Improved band alignment for the DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral with Accurate processing.
  • Improved usability of processing settings.
  • Moved Share to Cloud to the export menu.
  • Support for MicaSense RedEdge-P.
  • Support for DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Advanced (RGB only).
  • Support for Sentera 6X Thermal.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed blue map on MacOS for some GPU models.
  • Fixed crash when exporting PDF reports containing line annotations.

Known issues

  •  Windows 11 and synchronizing with OneDrive while importing images.

 

Version 1.10.1

Version Release date Release type               Installers
1.10.1 October 5th, 2021 Improvements, Bug fixes, Known issues Windows Mac

 

Improvements

  • Improved PDF report layer order. Your layers will now display alphabetically by layer type Orthomosaic, DSM, Index, and Zonation.
  • Improved the tooltips for the custom index calculator when your custom index is missing a name.
  •  

 Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some buttons and text were hidden due to the screen resolution.
  • Fixed an issue where you could not cancel a PDF report generation.
  • Fixed a bug in the PDF report where the layer area size was incorrectly displayed in metric units when a user used imperial units.

 Known issues

  • A line annotation on either a DSM or Index layer when exported to PDF will cause PDF export to crash.

 

Version 1.10.0

Version Release date Release type               Installers
1.10.0 September 7th, 2021 New features, Bug fixes, Other. Windows Mac

 

New features

  • Upload outputs (ortho, surface model, index layers) directly to PIX4Dcloud for sharing.
  • Customize the PDF report with your own logo and contact details.
  • GPU acceleration to reduce processing time (applies to RGB datasets only where available).
  • Now available in French, Italian, Korean, Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Layer export menu with option to scale output size, including selection to export original or an RGB compressed geoTIFF and option to include overviews for faster opening of the output in a third party GIS solution.
  • Improved workflow for copying and deleting annotations.
  • Additional statistical information in the layer info tab, CSV export and PDF report.
  • Improved support for processing DJI P4 Multispectral.
  • Support for Sentera reflectance targets.

 Bug fixes

  • Importing a project now displays a progress bar.
  • Display more information about the dataset acquisition time when missing time zone information.
  • Custom basemaps now display when exporting a snapshot or PDF report.
  • Annotations now correctly export the “name” value.
  • Improved explanation that a boundary area size can be a combination of multiple boundary area measurements.
  • Improved UI for custom index calculator.
  • Improved annotation line measurement accuracy.
  • Updated target detection for the latest MicaSense reflectance targets.
  • Fixed transparency issue for outputs uploaded to PIX4Dcloud.

 Other

  • End of support for exporting directly to MyJohnDeere due to authorization protocol changes.
  • Notification that PIX4Dfields 1.10 will be the last version to support the current DataSync feature (in the future sharing will be via Share to PIX4Dcloud).
  • Unit conversion issue. When using imperial measurements, some statistics do not convert from ha to acres.

 

Version 1.9

Version Release date Release type               Installers
1.9.0 February 3, 2021 New features, Bug fixes, Known issues. Windows Mac

 

New features

  • Improvement of user interface inside projects, especially for annotation management.
  • Statistics for DSM and index layers and for their area annotations (mean and standard deviation).
  • Display of DSM and index layer value for point annotations.
  • Export of layer and annotation statistics as well as point annotation values as CSV and part of the PDF report.
  • Ability to import multi-polygon shapes as annotations and split them into individual polygons.
  • Import GPS tagged images as geolocated annotations on a layer.
  • Option to display images attached to annotations directly on the map.
  • Export of annotations in KML format.
  • RTK support for DJI Phantom 4 RTK and other selected drone-camera combinations.
  • Support for 10-band MicaSense RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, including support for custom index creation in the index calculator using any combination of bands.
  • Support for Delair UX11, DJI Zenmuse X7.
  • Rig alignment for all bands of the MicaSense Altum including thermal.

 Bug fixes

  • Importing a single-band floating-point GeoTIFF (i.e. DSM or index) prompts the user to select the layer type to ensure correct color modes and units are displayed.
  • Improved PDF report layout to avoid unnecessary wasted space.
  • Improved detection of MicaSense reflectance targets.

 Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments.
  • Importing a large project into Pix4Dfields does not show a progress bar and loads in the background without locking the UI. Please wait as your project is still loading.
  • Importing annotations with attachments in geoJSON format will trigger a warning that your project is missing data. We currently do not support this functionality. Instead, attach your file to the annotation once imported.

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Version 1.8

Version Release date Release type
1.8.1 August 26, 2020 Bug fixes, Known issues
1.8.0 August 6, 2020 New features, Improvements, Known issues

 

Version 1.8.1

Bug fixes

  • Radiometric correction for some datasets was rejected due to a negative relative angle of the sunshine sensor.

 

Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments

 

Version 1.8.0

New features

  • Advanced layer visualization for index and surface model layers:
    • Set the range of values displayed.
    • visualize out of range values as either transparent or solid colors.
    • toggle on/off histogram equalization [index layers only].
    • view in app or export your defined visualization.
  • Improved radiometry, including full support for MicaSense DLS2.
  • Additional languages: Chinese and Portuguese.
  • Color selection for annotations (point, line, area).

Improvements

  • Improved processing of DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral data.
  • Improved processing of Quantix RGN data.
  • Data Sync stability when changing root folder.
  • PDF report export stability.

Known issues

  • Exported layers to MyJohnDeere will not display visualization adjustments.

Version 1.7

Version Release date Release type
1.7.1 May 28, 2020 Bug fixes, Known issues
1.7.0 March 10, 2020 New features, Known issues

 

Version 1.7.1

Bug fixes

  • Essential update to allow continued functionality of the default basemap.

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.
  • Surface model layers created prior to 1.6 will not display the DSM colormode. The scale bar will not include units of measurement.

 

Version 1.7.0

New features

  • Share outputs from Pix4Dfields directly to your John Deere Operations Center.
  • Ability to switch language between English, German, Japanese, and Spanish.
  • Import images by selecting a folder.
  • Custom index formulas can now be saved, reused and synchronized to other devices with Data Sync
  • Select and display custom basemaps via URL.
  • Support for Sentera Single sensor (Make sure that the version of the firmware is updated to version 2.3.2)

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.
  • Surface model layers created prior to 1.6 will not display the DSM color mode.  The scale bar will not include units of measurement.

Version 1.6

Version Release date Release type
1.6.1 January 23, 2020 Improvements, known issues
1.6.0 November 26, 2019 New features, improvements, known issues

 

Version 1.6.1

Improvements

  • Regular updates include stability and minor bug fixes.
  • Bug fixes to allow Mac users to import a project and open correctly.
  • Resolves an issue where RGB orthomosaics generated unexpectedly large file size.
  • Improved comparison mode responsivenes.
  • Support for Sony ILCE-6000, iPhone XR/XS.
  • Additional support for DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral.

 

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.

 

Version 1.6.0

New features

  • High detail orthomosaic generation and control over file size and resolution as part of Advanced Processing settings.
  • New measurement tools to create area and line measurements as part of Annotations feature.
  • Base layer switcher between satellite, roadmap and no map.
  • Snapshot tool on Exports to take a screenshot of the existing field of view.
  • Support for DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral (Make sure that the version of the firmware is updated to v01.16.0007) and DJI Mavic 2 Dual Enterprise (RGB sensor).

Improvements

  • Regular updates include stability and minor bug fixes. .

Known issues

  • Importing a GeoTIFF into Pix4Dfields desktop created with Pix4Dmapper or Pix4D Cloud will show the alpha channel as black instead of transparent when displayed.

Version 1.5

Version Release date Release type
1.5.1 October 1, 2019 Improvements, bug fixes
1.5.0 August 15, 2019 Improvements, bug fixes

 

Version 1.5.1

Improvements

  • Support radiometric correction for multi-channel images, produced by modified RGB cameras.

Bug fixes

  • After syncing, a layer modified in two devices loads correctly. 
  • Canceling and restarting a group synchronization does not cause errors.
  • When projects are synchronized, the order of the layers is preserved.
  • After syncing, a border modified in two devices is duplicated.
  • An annotation that was deleted on one device and modified in another device synchronizes correctly. 
  • Second import of images after the display of an index layer does not retain the histogram on the screen.
  • When the message "Some reflectance targets were not found" is displayed on the application, a radiometric correction performs without the reflectance target information.
  • Notification of a new Pix4Dfields version shows up on the application. 

 

Version 1.5.0

What is new

  • Radiometry.
  • Data sync.
  • Location indicator when clicking on the map.

Improvements

  • Processing can be canceled during bundle adjustment and stitching phases.
  • Better geometric calibration for low altitude flights.
  • The PDF report now includes annotations.
  • Capture locations are displayed after images have been imported.
  • Shapefile format can be imported to John Deere Operations Center.
  • Field boundaries can be imported as .kml files.
  • Non-float single band GeoTIFF can be imported.
  • Significant speed-up of the zonation computation including a progress bar during the zonation computation and cancellation option.
  • Project log files can be exported from the dashboard without opening the project. 

Bug fixes

  • Editing a border does not duplicate the border.
  • Initial project location opens according to the last project location.
  • Improve initial map center for empty projects.
  • Custom indices are now correctly displayed in the PDF report.
  • Fixed scrolling issue with mac touch-pads on the dashboard.
  • Show an error message attempting to take an annotation photo without any camera support.
  • Fixed misalignment of image thumbnails.   

Version 1.4

Version Release date Release type
1.4.0 March 20, 2019 New, bug fix

 

What is new

  • Dashboard: new look and feel, this includes a sidebar to access: Help, Settings, Project Options.
  • Dashboard: you can group your project by: company, farm, client; in addition assign crop types and varieties.
  • Dashboard: a project can be assigned a description which is visible on the dashboard project tile.
  • Dashboard: a project tile will show the field size (based on the field boundary).
  • PDF reports can now be created from a project which includes layers of the map.

Improvements

  • Algorithmic correction for rig relatives.
  • Dataset feedback prior to processing, notification if the camera is not supported.
  • Support for new camera models included improved support for DJI cameras.
  • Image attachments for annotations.
  • Improved editing of field boundaries: drag/remove points when editing.
  • Processing the images now uses less memory by using tiling.
  • Increased performance: shape and display of zonation maps.
  • Switch between imperial and metric units of measurement.
  • Project file storage has been regrouped, as part of this, a logfile export is now possible in project.
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) is the coordinate system used for the orthomosaics (instead of Transverse Mercator) for better interoperability with other software.

Bug fixes

  • Incorrect calculation of the zonation area.

Known issues

  • PDF report does not include annotations currently

  

Version 1.3

Version Release date Release type
1.3.0 August 22, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.3.0

What is new

  • Dashboard view showing recent projects.
  • Custom index calculator.
  • Dark theme, still includes original light theme.
  • Built in index: MCARI.

Improvements

  • 2x speed up on high resolution JPEG datasets.
  • Robustness to inaccurate GPS tags.
  • Removed moire patterns on datasets with many thin lines (e.g. crop lines).
  • Add support for new cameras.
  • Better false-RGB from datasets missing the blue band.

Bug fixes

  • Fixed crash on certain datasets with orphaned images.

Known issues

  • On initial run of software after upgrade icons may appear incorrectly.

Version 1.2

Version Release date Release type
1.2.0 July 23, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.2.0

What is new

  • Histogram of data distribution for indices / Digital Surface Model (DSM).
  • Export histogram and legend when exported indices / DSM.
  • DSM-specific color mode with isoluminant colors and hill-shading.
  • Scale shown on map in the main view.

Improvements

  • Reduced noise in orthomosaic with high resolution and/or large projects.
  • Better adapt DSM structure for mixed-complexity projects.
  • Hill-shading on DSM improved for slower GPUs.
  • Show progress bars for more operations:
    - Project load
    - Export
    - Index generation
    - Make prescriptions unit-agnostic

Bug fixes

  • Bug fixes ranges of legend for indexes / DSM.
  • Do not try to import non-annotation GeoJSON file as an annotation.

Known issues

  • On windows, on the very first run after upgrade some icons may be wrong.

Version 1.1

Version Release date Release type
1.1.0 July 04, 2018 New, bug fix

 

Version 1.1.0

What is new

  • Digital Surface Model (DSM) generation and color scheme.
  • Scale shown for indices and DSM.
  • Automatic filtering of layers for trimming.
  • Adapt processing and UI performance to available RAM.

Improvements

  • Improved orthomosaic in non-flat scenes.
  • Improved color blending.
  • Faster project loading.
  • Updated icons and logos.

Bug fixes

  • Bug fixes bug for Sequoia RGB image processing.
  • Bug fixes bug for MicaSense RedEdge camera processing following firmware update.
  • Various bug fixes.

Known issues

  • Export images not compatible with MicaSense Atlas.

Version 1.0

Version Release date Release type
1.0.0 June 07, 2018 Initial release

 

Version 1.0.0

Pix4Dfields is a new standalone software built for agriculture with the input from farmers, agronomists and breeders.

  • Fast and accurate maps while in field.
  • Orthomosaic generation from drone images.
  • Pre-determined list of index maps.
  • Zonation and prescription maps.
  • Comparison and annotation tools.
  • Import and Export functionality.
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  • José Arnaudo

    PIX4Dfields 2.0 is out 🛰️

  • Daniele

    PIX4Dfields 2.1 is out!

    You can download it from here.

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