Add multiple image folders not working in Win 11

In previous versions you could select and add multiple image folders to a project at the same time. This is no longer available with V 4.8.4 in Win 11! This is a big problem when using multispec where you can easily generate 10 folders of images in a single mission. Here’s what support says, please help to bring this functionality back:

“I understand that it is time-consuming to add images with the current version on Windows 11; sorry for the inconvenience that is caused. Currently, it is the way to work with PIX4Dmapper 4.8.4. I escalated this matter to our developers. Even though we cannot guarantee a solution will be implemented, I assure you that every piece of feedback is internally evaluated at Pix4D. For any future suggestions and feature requests, we encourage you to post them on our Community. In this way, more customers can contribute to your idea by voting. Key stakeholders responsible for our products’ development check our Community regularly to decide about the product development.”


I can confirm the developing team is aware of this issue.

I am sorry this feature to add multiple image folders is currently unavailable in v4.8.4. Our developing team is fully aware of this issue and has been receiving multiple feedback regarding the lack of this feature.

We are taking all the feedback very seriously. While we resolve this issue, the temporary workaround is to use v4.8.4 below (meaning from v4.8.3, v4.8.2, v.4.8.1, v4.8.0, or v4.7.5 the stable version, and so on). You can download the past versions in PIX4Dmapper technical release notes.

We understand this is not an ideal solution. Apologies for any inconvenience.:pray:

Our team will keep evaluating the feedback and exploring possible options to bring it back in the future release.

If you don’t mind, could you also share, on average, how many folders to you usually add to one project? I understand the lack of this feature would be a hassle for someone that adds more than 5 or 10 folders on average per project.

Thank you again for your understanding and patience with us. We appreciate any feedback at any time.

Best regards,
Rosana (she/her)

Hi Rosana,

Thank you for your response and willingness to help. The number of folders varies by field area but typically includes 5-10 which is tedious when having to search and add them one at a time. I will try an older version as suggested for now. Looking forward to seeing this resolved in the near future.

Thanks again,

Hi Steve,

Thank you for sharing.

It is totally understandable that it is a hassle to add folders one by one for 5-10 times for each project. I shared this feedback with the developing team already.

They are exploring possible options to bring it back for future release. Thank you once again for your patience with us. If there is a new release, we will announce it immediately here: PIX4Dmapper technical release notes.

Best regards,
Rosana (she/her)

Are there any updates to fixing this issue. Like the poster, I am having to add 10+ folders each time for a project.

Not that I’m aware of, I had to revert to Version 4.7.5 to get this to work, it appears stable on Windows 11.

Hi all,

For now, the workaround is to use version 4.7.5.

If this feature is back after v4.8.4, it will be announced here: Technical release notes - PIX4Dmapper

Best regards,
Rosana (she/her)

Can you confirm this issue is still persisting on version 4.9.0? I have 20+ folders, and it’s extra frustrating when the previous location doesn’t persist and you have to navigate deep into your projects folders again

I’m still using version 4.7.5 which works fine with nested folders. The Release notes for 4.9.0 do not indicate a fix for this issue so I assume it persists.

My fix was a script that batch copies all images into a single folder and renames the files to FOLDERNAME_IMAGENAME.jpg

Hi @darren @sklassen @mmighty,

The issue has been reported.

In the meantime, as a workaround, please proceed like this:

  1. Make sure you have all the subfolders with all the images within the same folder
  2. When creating a new PIX4Dmapper project, select Add Images…
  3. Navigate to the folder containing all the subfolders
  4. In the search box in the top-right corner, type “*.jpg”, this will list all the JPG images present in the parent folder.
  5. Select all the results (click one and then Ctrl+A) and then click Open.
  6. All the images will be selected for import.

Let me know if this works for you.


Hi Daniele,

That works for me, thank you! I also tried it with multiple parent folders, each having multiple subfolders and this worked too. Following Add images, I selected all the parent folders with my mouse, and then steps 4-6.

Thanks again,

Hi @sklassen,

I’m happy to hear that the suggested workaround works fine for you.

Happy mapping.