Photogrammetry Software Price Comparison

Pixpro Team Lukas Zmejevskis
Aug 10, 2023

Photogrammetry software allows turning photos into 3D models for many purposes. Measurements, asset creation, monitoring, inspection, and many other fields greatly benefit from creating reality-based 3D scenes. If you are looking into photogrammetry or already have some experience - you probably realized that there are many photogrammetry solutions. We chose the top 10 most prominent premium photogrammetry software online and summarized their pricing.

Pixpro

We begin with our software. We Made Pixpro to be easy to learn and optimized for measurements. It offers local and cloud processing at reasonable prices.

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Payment model: Subscription. Different subscription plans: Solo, Solo Plus, Premium, Enterprise. The Solo plan only offers cloud processing; others differ by photo processing amount while offering cloud and local processing options. 150 - 300 - 2000 and unlimited photo amounts, respectively. Monthly Pricing, Billed monthly: Solo: 10 euros, Solo Plus: 50 euros, Premium: 100 euros. Enterprise plan pricing is individually determined. Monthly pricing, billed yearly: Prices are reduced in half: Solo: 5 euros, Solo Plus: 25 euros, Premium: 50 euros per month. Free Trial: Fully functional software for 14 days, including cloud processing. The trial refreshes with every major version if you wish to try again.

Reality Capture

Capturing reality software owned by Epic Games offers excellent processing speed and integration with unreal engine 5. It also supports laser scan import.

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Payment model: PPI or Perpetual PPI cost: PPI is a Pay Per Input system. You can buy credits which can later be used to enable data export on your project. For example, if you process 150 20-megapixel photos, you will need 750 credits to export project data. You can buy 3500 credits for 10 USD or 8000 for 20 USD. Data processing is local. Perpetual cost: 3750 USD for a single user. It offers offline usage. It is a genuinely one-time purchase without any recurring update costs. Free trial: the software is free to download and process; you must pay to export the data.

Pix4DMapper

A well-known, established photogrammetry software with many features and integration into an entire software suite offered by the same company.

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Payment model: Subscription or Perpetual. Monthly subscription price: 260 euro per month. Yearly subscription price: 2600 euro per year. Perpetual price: 3990 euro. Includes support and upgrades only for the first 12 months. Free Trial: You can request a free trial of the software via a form on the site.

3DF Zephyr

A versatile and fully featured photogrammetry software. It has unique features for photo masking, spherical image support, and image quality evaluation.

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Payment model: Subscription or Perpetual. Different versions: Zephyr Free, Zephyr Lite, Zephyr. The free version allows processing up to 50 photos with limited features. The Lite version lifts that photo limit, while the full Zephyr version has all the features. Subscription pricing: 250 euro per month for the full Zephyr version. Perpetual Pricing: 199 euro for the Lite version, 4200 for the full Zephyr version. Includes only 1 year of updates. Free Trial: You can apply for a 30-day trial via a form on the website.

Metashape

Widely known photogrammetry software with many features.

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Payment model: Perpetual. Perpetual license pricing: Metashape Standard Edition costs 179 USD, Professional 3499. The license is valid for the major version only when it is purchased. Free Trial: 30-day free trial is available.

3D Survey

Photogrammetry software with all core features and additional CAD tools. You can also have access to a web application version of this software.

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Payment model: Subscription, Perpetual, Pay-per-hour. Monthly subscription pricing: 200 euro per month. Yearly subscription pricing: 2000 euro. Perpetual Pricing: 3000 euro. Support and updates for one year only. Pay-per-hour model: You can access a remote server with the software for anywhere from 4 USD to 13 USD hourly fee. The better the server hardware - the larger the price. The software is accessed via the web browser. This service is powered by Geocloud. Free Trial: You can start a 14-day free trial by creating an account on their website. 

Reality Modeling WorkSuite

Formerly known as Bentley ContextCapture. Software for photogrammetry and laser scan data. Part of a larger software ecosystem that has everything related to engineering.

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Payment model: Subscription. Yearly subscription pricing: 3536 euro. Free trial: there is no free trial.

Autodesk Recap Pro

Photogrammetry software with core features from a well-known software development company. Processing via this software is done on remote servers only.

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Payment model: Subscription, Flex tokens. Monthly subscription pricing: 45 USD. Yearly subscription pricing: 375 USD. And 1125 USD paid every 3 years. Flex tokens: a proprietary currency that can be bought using various Autodesk software. 100 tokens cost 300 USD and expire after a year. ReCap Pro requires 1 token per day of use. Free trial: you can register and get a free 30-day trial.

PhotoModeler Premium

Photogrammetry software with laser scan data integration and core photogrammetry features.

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Payment model: Subscription, Permanent. Monthly subscription pricing: 149 USD. Yearly subscription pricing: 1255 USD. Permanent license pricing: 2995 USD for use on one computer. Includes only one year of support and updates. Free Trial: 30-day free trial is available.

Drone Deploy

A web-based photogrammetry solution with a drone flight planning app, cloud processing only, and data export.

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Payment model: Subscription. Different plans: Individual, Advanced, Teams, Enterprise. The individual plan provides a maximum of 3000 photo uploads per map and 1 admin user access. The advanced plan increases the limit to 10k photos and adds many other features. Teams and Enterprise plans add yet more business scaling features. Monthly subscription pricing: 499 USD per month for the Individual plan. Yearly subscription pricing: 3948 USD for an individual plan and 7188 USD for the advanced plan, while other plan prices are under contact us prompt. Free trial: all new users can start with a 14-day free trial.

Conclusion

We may be biased, but we think Pixpro is competitively priced amongst its peers and an excellent choice for those exploring photogrammetry for the first time. Overall the photogrammetry software landscape is full of competent solutions. The biggest challenge for us software developers is finding all areas where photogrammetry could help but still need to be discovered. While the main challenge for people who wish to get into photogrammetry is to acquire the necessary skills for successful 3D scene creation. Of course, we use Pixpro as our software. Still, all the knowledge and advice on this blog applies no matter your chosen solution.

About the author
Lukas Zmejevskis

Photographer - Drone Pilot - Photogrammetrist. Years of experience in gathering data for photogrammetry projects, client support and consultations, software testing, and working with development and marketing teams. Feel free to contact me via Pixpro Discord or email (l.zmejevskis@pix-pro.com) if you have any questions about our blog.

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