What are the computer requirements to run PhotoModeler Standard and Premium?

Operating System Recommendation
PhotoModeler will run on 64-bit versions of Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows please contact support@photomodeler.com for more information.

Please note that older versions of PhotoModeler are not guaranteed to work on versions of operating systems newer than the PhotoModeler release date.

Minimum System Specifications
The minimum system requirements depend on which version of PhotoModeler and the types of projects being carried out. For PhotoModeler Standard the minimum requirements are:

  • Intel Core i5
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 10 GB free hard disk space
  • modern display
  • sound hardware for the video tutorials

The above will handle only simple, small photoset (under 20 photos) projects.

The minimum system requirements for PhotoModeler Premium (when doing SmartMatch and Dense Modelling projects) are:

  • Intel Core i7
  • 16 GB RAM,  (the more RAM you can afford the better, 32 to 64 GB of RAM or more is not unheard of)
  • 20 GB hard disk space
  • modern display
  • sound hardware for the video tutorials

To create your own models, a method of capturing images is required, such as a digital camera.

Improved System Specifications
The optimal computer configuration and hardware requirements for using PhotoModeler depend on which version of the software you are using, and the type of projects you are running.

Processing of manually marked/referenced and targeted projects within PhotoModeler Standard is light on hardware requirements – almost any computer from recent years will be suitable.

Automatic Point Clouds & Meshes (SmartPoints) project types – which include the vast majority of aerial projects – within PhotoModeler Premium can be hardware intensive. 64-bit Windows OS is needed for access to larger amounts of RAM (ideally 32GB or more). If you are using relatively high-resolution images and a large number of photos, a faster CPU such as Intel i7 or i9 can help cut down on processing time. As well a fast disk or using SSD can help transfer large amounts of image data.

You may also want to consider how you transfer your photos from your camera.  This would often be by USB cable, or sometimes a FlashCard.  Ensure you have the interface needed on your computer.