Work with the Image Viewer

When you create a project, GPS positions are stored in the images layer and displayed on the map. The Image Viewer allows you to view the image associated with each GPS location. It gives you the ability to view features in your imagery from different angles and at your image's native resolution. With an image selected, you can zoom and pan around the image to review it and find the best angle to inspect an area or item of interest. To highlight an area of interest in your images, use the annotation tools to mark up your image and export the image with annotations to quickly share or to include in a report.

Use the Image Viewer

If you're using the Inspection template, the Image Viewer automatically appears when processing finishes. For other types of projects, click an image point on the map to open the Image Viewer. Click an image point on the map to select an image from your collection or highlight it in the image carousel at the bottom of the Image Viewer.


When you create a project, Drone2Map creates a thumbnail of each of your images. If you click an image point to open the Image Viewer before all of the thumbnails are created, the image carousel does not appear. Once the thumbnails are created, the image carousel appears and all thumbnails are updated.

Use the built-in map controls or your mouse wheel button to zoom in and zoom out of the selected image. Click the Home button to zoom to the full extent of the image.


As you click images in the image carousel, the corresponding image point on the map is highlighted. Clicking an image point on the map displays the corresponding image in the image inspection window and highlights that image in the image carousel.

Annotate images

To access the annotation tools, click the edit button below the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons. Use the following tools to create and manage annotations in the Image Viewer:

  • Color picker—Click the Color drop-down arrow to select the color for the annotations.
  • Point—Click Point and click the image to create point annotations on the image.
  • Line—Click Line and click the image to create line annotations. Consecutive clicks create multiple line segments. Double-click to finish the line.
  • Circle—Click Circle and click and drag the pointer on the image to size and shape the circle. Release to complete the circle.
  • Polygon—Click Polygon and click the image to create polygon annotations. Each click creates a vertex for the polygon. Double-click to finish the polygon.
  • Text—Click Text and click on the image where you want to place the text. Type the text in the text box and press Enter to finish.
  • Remove—To remove annotation from the image, click Remove and click the annotation to remove it.
  • Export—To save an image and its annotations as an external file, click Export, name it, select the file type, and click Save.