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Inputs for processing

Pix4Dcloud inputs for processing are:

Note: A .p4d file containing customized processing options can also be uploaded to Pix4Dcloud if the project is created on the Pix4Dmapper desktop application and from there uploaded for processing. More information in: How to upload project files from Desktop to Cloud.


  • At least 6 images are required.
  • The following formats are supported.
Warning: Do not modify images, i.e. do not rotate or edit the images. Modifying images alters the geometrical properties of the camera and may deteriorate the quality of the results.
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
Note: Orthomosaic cannot be generated from .tiff images with 10, 12 and 14 bits-per-sample pixels. Please note that this applies only for orthomosaic, not reflectance and index map.
Note: For technical limitations with our server, the maximum number of input images that can be processed per project on Pix4Dcloud is equal to 4000.

Ground Control Points (GCPs) file

Important: This type of file can be uploaded to Pix4Dcloud Advanced only in order to automatically detected GCPs and mark them on the images.
Extension Description
.csv A text file containing from four to seven columns per line and a comma (,) to separate the values.

More information about GCPs requirements in: AutoGCPs detection functionality

Note: The only way to include GCPs on Pix4Dcloud is to upload the project files from Pix4Dmapper. A detailed workflow is described in How to use GCPs for processing on Pix4Dcloud.

Inputs for visualization

A dataset can consist of uploaded results only. In this case, no images are processed but the uploaded files are processed for their web-visualization and optimization. More information on how to upload results and outputs in: How to upload results and outputs to Pix4Dcloud.

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