Agisoft Metashape

Intelligent Photogrammetry

Agisoft Metashape is a cutting-edge software solution, with its engine core driving photogrammetry to its ultimate limits, while the whole system is designed to deliver industry specific results relying on machine learning techniques for post-processing and analysis tasks.
The software allows to process images from RGB or multispectral cameras, including multi-camera systems, into the high-value spatial information in the form of dense point clouds, textured polygonal models, georeferenced true orthomosaics and DSMs/DTMs. Further post-processing enables to eliminate shadows and texture artifacts from the models, calculate vegetation indices and extract information for farming equipment action maps, automatically classify dense point clouds, etc.


  • Highly accurate and detailed results
  • Fully automated with intuitive workflow
  • GPU acceleration for faster processing
  • Network processing for large projects
  • Cloud processing to save up on infrastructure
  • Reasonably powerful Standard edition for art projects
  • Easy sharing with PDF / fly through video export and direct upload to online devices
  • Stereoscopic measurements for precise feature extraction


  • Supports digital/film/video cameras and multi-camera systems
  • Processes images from frame/fisheye/spherical/cylindrical cameras
  • Works well with most UAVs
  • Integrates with LiDAR workflows with point cloud import
  • Exports results in widely supported formats
  • Supports most EPSG coordinate systems and configurable vertical datums
  • Runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux


  • Aerial and close-range triangulation
  • Incremental image alignment
  • Dense point cloud generation and automatic classification
  • DSM / DTM generation
  • True orthomosaic generation in user defined projection
  • Automatic seamline refinement for traditional DTM-based orthomosaics
  • Manual seamline editing
  • Elevation contour lines generation
  • Georeferencing using flight log and / or GCPs
  • Coded and non-coded targets auto detection
  • Coordinate / distance / area / volume measurements
  • Multispectral imagery processing and vegetation index calculation
  • Texture generation with delighting and deghosting filters
  • 4D reconstruction for dynamic scenes
  • Hierarchical tiled model generation and visualization
  • Polygonal model reconstruction
  • Spherical panorama stitching
  • Built-in Python scripting for job automation
  • Headless operations support

Technical specifications

Recommended hardware:

Basic configuration

(up to 32 GB RAM)

  • CPU: Quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 1150 or 1155 (Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge)
  • Motherboard: Any LGA 1150 or 1155 model with 4 DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot
  • RAM: DDR3-1600, 4 x 4 GB (16 GB total) or 4 x 8 GB (32 GB total)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 980 (optional)

Advanced configuration

(up to 64 GB RAM)

  • CPU: Six-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Socket LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 (Haswell-E, Ivy Bridge-E or Sandy Bridge-E)
  • Motherboard: Any LGA 2011-v3 or 2011 model with 8 DDR4 or DDR3 slots and at least 1 PCI Express x16 slot
  • RAM: DDR4-2133 or DDR3-1600, 8 x 4 GB (32 GB total) or 8 x 8 GB (64 GB total)
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce GTX TITAN X


Extreme configuration

(more than 64 GB RAM)

For processing of extremely large data sets a dual socket Intel Xeon Workstation can be used.

Scope of delivery

License-key for 1 Stand-alone license of Professional Edition – Single

Licensing Options:


Metashape is a proprietary software solution. The software and documentation are supplied electronically. You will receive a registration code by e-mail after your order is processed. This registration code allows to convert a demo Metashape version into a fully featured registered version. Agisoft offers rehostable node-locked and floating licenses. Metashape license is NOT time-limited. Metashape license includes 12 month of e-mail based technical support and entitles the licensee to free updates of the software up to the version 1.9.x (see the current released version number at Installer page). To support education in the field of photogrammetry, Agisoft offers educational licenses to educational institutions. Please remember that Metashape license does not allow to provide access to the software to the third parties, in particular, over the Internet, including, without limitation, in connection with a web hosting, commercial time sharing, service bureau, or similar service.

Node-Locked License

Node-Locked License (previously called Stand-Alone license) is a rehostable node-locked license, i.e. one license allows to activate the program at one machine only, however, the license can be transferred to a different computer if needed. Node-Locked license allows to use Metashape software in all kinds of paid and unpaid projects. The license is available both to individuals and legal entities, such as companies, firms, museums, research institutions, governmental institutions, etc.

Floating License

Floating license allows to install the program on as many computers as desired and run it, at any one time, on as many systems as the number of licenses purchased indicates. One computing machine shall be designated as the “license server”; the license server utility installed on it will manage license distribution across the network of computers where the program has been installed. Floating license is available for Agisoft Metashape Professional Edition only.

Educational License

Educational licenses (rehostable node-locked) and Educational Floating licenses are available exclusively to accredited educational institutions, their employees and students of such institutions. Only officially accredited educational institutions are eligible to obtain Agisoft Metashape educational licenses. This includes: universities, colleges, junior colleges, scientific and technical schools, vocational schools, and correspondence schools. Educational or Educational Floating licenses can also be purchased by students and officially employed teaching and research staff of officially accredited educational institutions. Any educational license prohibits all commercial uses of the software. Educational / Educational Floating and Node-Locked / Floating licenses differ legally but are technically identical.