Pix4d mapper works in Mac M1 chips with Windows in Paralles


I have a mac with the M1 chip, I think Mac directly is not compatible with Pix4D. But if I install windows with Parallels it will work with the M1? Thanks


It is recommended to use Windows 10, 64 bits; however, it is possible to use Mac computers using Boot Camp. For more information about system requirements, please go to the link below.

System requirements: Minimum and recommended computer specifications

Please note that there is a Beta macOS version of Pix4Dmapper 3.0. You can install it by following the steps below.

How to install the macOS version

  1. Download the Mac beta version from here .
  2. Go to Downloads folder and double click Pix4Dmapper_3.0.XX.dmg.
  3. Move the Pix4Dmapper icon to the Applications folder. Pix4Dmapper is now installed.
  4. If you are not the Administrator, authenticate adding the username and password of the Administrator.
  5. Eject “Pix4Dmapper” image.
  6. Launch Pix4D Desktop.
  7. A warning message will appear: “Pix4Dmapper is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it?”. Select Open.
  8. Add your username and password. Pix4D Desktop will open.

It is not intended for production or professional usage; however, if you can use only Mac, it is an option. For more information; Beta macOS version of Pix4Dmapper 3.0.

Kind regards,

Hi, I have installed Parallels on the MacBook Pro M1 Max.

It is 3 times slower than my 2017 MacBook.

I made a post with report in another thread.

Attempting to rectify issues.


I guess running slow is somehow expected. The M1 has to translate the OS from intel instructions to ARM. It is really not meant to run windows in any way.
A lot of people are using the OSX version of PIX4Dmapper that works well for them on the M1 but it is expected to run slow though as you mentioned.

I hope you found this helpful.