Orthomosaic export options in PixMatic

I’m wondering why there are only options to export one project wide orthomosaic or ~300 (depending on the size if the project) tiny ones at 4096px in Pix4DMatic. It would be super helpful to be able to export like Trimble does at the maximum allowed tile size for AutoCad C3D import. 2.4GB is what Trimble exports out to and it works much better than having 300-plus image tiles we have to bring into AutoCad. Also, I’d like to bring tiles into Google Earth on occasion, which allows for larger tiles than the 4096 size but not as large as an entire project. The 2.4GB range seems to work really well with multiple software platforms.

Hi @agreen,

Thanks for your feedback. If I understand correctly, it’s not as much the size in terms of pixels that interests you, but rather the size in terms of storage on disk, in this case 2.4GB would be the ideal size for a “part” of the Orthomosaic. Could you please show how the export interface and options look like in Trimble for that use case? This will help to understand the workflow you describe.

Do you want to keep the full resolution of the Orthomosaic when you import it in AutoCAD or is a compressed version fine?

I’m asking because usually we have two cases: for drafting one needs the full resolution Orthomosaic to be accurate in the next steps, and in some cases the Orthomosaic is used as a background map to provide context, but the resolution is less important. I’m asking because this changes the possibilities available for getting to tiles of 2.4 GB.

Related to that, the .tiff export we currently have is mainly meant for the drafting use case, whereas we would like to have a .jpg (with .jgw for geolocation) for facilitating the second use case as well as sharing in general.

As for the Google Earth, we got the feedback to export .kml and we would like to address this further down the road to facilitate this workflow.

Providing the option to split an Orthomosaic in tiles of different sizes in terms of pixel seemed like a good first step to create outputs of a size that can be imported in third party software. We could look into providing an option to store tiles of a given size on disk.