The following is a brief overview of the features and tools included in Geographic Imager.
Open/Save spatial imagery
When opening geographic imagery, Geographic Imager automatically recognizes GIS raster formats and attempts to locate matching reference files. This information is displayed in the Geographic Imager panel. When saving a geographic image using the native Adobe Photoshop save commands, Geographic Imager automatically creates a corresponding reference file or GeoTIFF header information. All Adobe Photoshop image export formats are supported by Geographic Imager including the native Adobe Photoshop PSD format and the Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Most formats other than GeoTIFF will be referenced using an external reference file (e.g. a world file). Certain image formats such as MrSID, JPG2000 and DEMs cannot be opened by Adobe Photoshop without Geographic Imager installed. Certain formats cannot be saved to their original format and must be saved to another format such as GeoTIFF. Learn more about Opening Spatial Images.
Geographic Imager uses GeoTransform technology, a sophisticated image reprojection engine, that includes extensive support for thousands of geodetic and projected coordinate systems that allow spatial imagery to be projected and transformed in Adobe Photoshop. Support for customized projections as well as the ability to save custom definitions for later use is also included. Learn more about Transforming Spatial Images.
Georeference and rectify images
Geographic Imager adds a world coordinate grid to the page and pixel grid systems native to Adobe Photoshop. It allows you to create and maintain an image-to-world relationship throughout Adobe Photoshop operations so that the correct georeferencing is preserved when saving images. Specifically, Geographic Imager provides smart support for most image-level operations, such as crop and resize, and tracks the changes to the image geometry, updating the reference information accordingly. Geographic Imager allows the referencing of non referenced images, rectification, and image correction using known control points by the pixel value, geodetic coordinate, and projected coordinate. Learn more about Georeferencing Images.
Geographic Imager allows Adobe Photoshop to automatically divide or tile spatial imagery into multiple smaller spatial images while retaining the georeferencing properties in each smaller image. Multiple options are available for determining how the tiled images will be created. Learn more about Tiling Images.
Geographic Imager allows Adobe Photoshop to automatically combine multiple geographic images to create image mosaics while retaining the georeferencing properties in the new larger image. Create a seamless image from individual image files. Learn more about Mosaicking Images.
Use GeoCrop to crop georeferenced images based on defined crop areas. A very useful tool to trim images to an area of interest. Learn more about GeoCropping Images.
Advanced Import can import multiple files of different types and includes many tools including crop/resample, channel management, DEM Schema, and Mosaic. It can also open Web Map Services and image layers from ArcGIS Online. Learn more about Opening Images with Advanced Import.
DEMs provide an effective method of storing information for a continuous surface. DEM data needs to be rendered so it can be displayed visually. Depending on what type of DEM data it is and how it should look, the type of rendering schema needs to be customized or automatically assigned. Also, support for elevation display and mosaicking of DEM images imported with the same schema. Learn more about Opening DEMs.
The Terrain Shader tool dynamically applies terrain shading and color maps to digital elevation models within Adobe Photoshop. Import a DEM and easily and quickly apply colours and shades based on elevation and even apply a specific light source position and intensity to achieve a specific shading effect. Easily generate custom colour maps or import existing Adobe Photoshop gradients to use as colour maps. Learn more about Terrain Shading DEMs.
Geographic Imager Channel Management allows you to control channel mapping and assignment of channel color roles for false-composite multi-band imagery. Learn more about Channel Management.
Export to many geospatial formats
Geographic Imager is able to save to all supported Adobe Photoshop image file formats. When saving a georeferenced image to a non-geospatial format (e.g. JPEG), Geographic Imager creates an external reference file (e.g. World File). Geographic Imager can also save to files that contain an internal reference, such as GeoTIFF, BigTIFF, DEM TIFF, Geospatial PDF, ERDAS IMAGINE Raster, ECW, MrSID, and NITF. See more about supported spatial image formats. Learn more about Exporting Spatial Images.
Export to Avenza Maps
Use Export to Avenza Maps to generate map packages and directly upload them to the Avenza Map Store, an in-app map store for the Avenza Maps app on iOS, Android, and Windows. The quickest way to get maps from desktop to mobile. Learn more about Exporting to Avenza Maps.
Easily manage license options including commercial, academic, multi-user, and floating. Activation maintains customer privacy and does not change the terms of the existing Product License Agreement.
Geographic Imager offers both cloud and local floating license options which enables licenses to be shared across a network by multiple users. In such a scenario, the Geographic Imager client software can be installed on an unlimited number of computers while concurrent use is limited by the number of floating licenses purchased. The local floating license offers support for Windows, Mac, and Linux servers alike and includes the ability to check out a license for remote use on a laptop computer as well as Internet-enabled access for remote users. Floating licenses are a wonderfully cost-effective way of sharing software amongst multiple users in a network environment. Learn more about License Management.