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Pix4D logo.png
Initial release2011
Stable release
4.6.4 / January 22, 2021
Operating systemWindows, Linux, MacOs
Available inEN, ES, FR, DE, IT, JP, KO, zh-CN, zh-TW, RU
Typephotogrammetry, 3D computer graphics software, computer vision, Point cloud

Pix4D is a Swiss company which started in 2011 as a spinoff of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Computer Vision Lab in Switzerland.[1] It develops a suite of software products that use photogrammetry[2][3] and computer vision algorithms to transform DSLR, fisheye, RGB, thermal and multispectral images into 3D maps and 3D modeling.[4][5]

Pix4D suite of products includes Pix4Dmapper, Pix4Dfields, Pix4Dcloud, Pix4Dinspect, Pix4Dscan, Pix4Dreact, Pix4Dsurvey, Pix4Dcatch, Pix4Dmatic, Pix4Dcapture, and Pix4Dengine.

Its software lines operate on desktop, cloud, and mobile platforms.[6] Pix4Dmapper has been used to map the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland,[7] the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil[8] and also the 2018 lower Puna eruption[9] in Hawaii island.

New look for the 10 years of Pix4D[edit]

To celebrate its 10 years, Pix4D updated its logo and website styling.

Pix4D refreshed its logo for its 10 years anniversary


The desktop versions of Pix4D software are available in: English, Spanish, Mandarin (zh-CH, zh-TW), Russian, German, French, Japanese, Italian and Korean.
The Cloud versions are available in: English and Japanese.
The mobile versions of Pix4D software are available in English.


The major industries that Pix4D software is used, are:


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