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Enjoy expanded photogrammetry capabilities of ReCap Photo, our new desktop and cloud solution built for UAV and drone processes. Special 57% discount offer below.

We see how laser scanners are democratizing reality capture and the same can be said of drones. Previously, aerial surveying methods meant spending tens of thousands of dollars to charter a one-time scan from a professional service company using LiDAR-equipped plane. Now, it is possible to do the same work with a drone or UAV, which has dramatically reduced the cost and increased the accessibility of site reality capture. Additionally, drones have made it easier to safely capture hard-to-access or inaccessible areas where traditional surveying could be dangerous or impractical.

These improvements are not just limited to hardware, as enhancements in software are also changing the way we work. Through automation and the computing power of the cloud, software is speeding up and automating the once tedious process of registering (stitching) and editing captured information.

That’s where ReCap Pro comes in. ReCap Pro has made it easier for our customers to deliver their projects with more accuracy and efficiency, by facilitating the creation of highly accurate virtual models that can be imported and used in Autodesk design products such as AutoCAD, Revit, Infraworks, Civil 3D, Navisworks, and more.

See what our customers are doing with ReCap Pro.

Now, we’re happy to unveil ReCap Photo, our new cloud-based solution tailored for UAV photo capturing processes. ReCap Photo is a desktop app which utilizes Autodesk’s upgraded Photo-to-3D cloud service, The addition of ReCap Photo expands the value of a ReCap Pro subscription with features to support UAV and drone photo capture workflows. Using ReCap Photo you can create photo textured meshes, photo-based point clouds with geolocation, and high-resolution orthographic views with elevation maps.

Special Offer: 57% Discount on ReCap Pro

Now through November 17, 2017, you can take advantage of this special offer celebrating the release of ReCap Photo. To receive the offer of a 2-year subscription to ReCap Pro, which includes ReCap Photo, + 100 cloud credits for a 57% discount, use one of the following links to purchase:

Features and benefits of ReCap Photo include:

  • A new photogrammetry engine that can process up to 1,000 photos, a 4x improvement from the previous maximum of 250 photos (note: using the cloud service consumes Autodesk Cloud Credits)
  • The ability to set GPCs (Ground Control Points, survey points) in any coordinate system.
  • New functionality to support vertical and nadir photos (photos taken by drones and UAVs at 90 degrees above the site)
  • View your 3D photo-textured mesh
  • View the geolocated orthographic view, zoom in and out, and add measurements, tags, and annotations.
  • Share the project, including its additional metadata (measurements, tags, annotations), with anyone.
  • Merge laser scan point clouds with UAV-based point clouds.

Sign up for ReCap Pro


Watch these videos to get an introduction to ReCap Photo and learn how to set Ground Control Points (GCPs) in any coordinate system.


Installing ReCap Photo (requires subscription to ReCap Pro)

To access ReCap Photo, sign in to your Autodesk Account:

  • Go to the Management tab
  • Select the latest ReCap Pro version and click on “Install Now”
  • Our ReCap Pro installer will then allow you to install both ReCap Pro and ReCap Photo desktop apps.


Recommended companion software

For orthographic views, we recommend Autodesk InfraWorks or AutoCAD Civil 3D to create measurements and overlay drawings or CAD models. Point clouds can be imported into any Autodesk software for design, such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Civil 3D, InfraWorks, 3ds Max, and Stingray.

ReCap Pro offers a complete solution, allowing integration of laser scan and UAV scan data for accurate, 3D modeling. You can access cloud-powered reality data across multiple platforms – web, desktop app, and now in the field with your iPad. ReCap Pro integrates with most hardware.

Sign up for ReCap Pro  or read frequently asked questions.








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Annie Phan

Annie is the ReCap Marketing Manager, dedicated to democratizing Reality Capture.


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  1. akumthek

    Annie, I would like to know how effective is the recap 3d modelling on xray like application. Also would like to buy in India. Can the software be modified to suit the end use? just like the way if APIs are made available. ah, enough of questions !


    hello I have a license for recap pro installed, how can i do to install the photo recap (it tells me i have the latest version of recap pro)

  3. moridegozaru

    Hi Annie,
    I used Remake for a long time.
    I think that it is suitable for generating small objects.
    If possible, will you please remake the function of Remake?
    I’d like to see 95 samples.


    Hi Annie,
    I’m from RD Congo and i used previously Autodesk REMAKE and now it required an update to Autodesk REKAP, i’ve update it and the Rekape Photo is working only on line in free trial mode only.

  5. ramd401

    Hi Annie, Iam a Geographic Engineering from Angola – Africa so i would like to know if i upgrade to recap pro i will have processed normally my drone on cloud

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi, great to hear that you are interested in ReCap. I don’t believe ReCap is available in your country at this moment. You could try signing up for the free trial and see if that works:

  6. KateMorrical

    Is there still a “draft” option in ReCap Photo like ReCap 360? I always run my models through preview before spending cloud credits on them–it’ll be disappointing if that option is gone.

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  8. expfei

    Hello Annie, i´m using ReCap Photo in a academic research.
    Even using a student version, do I need to buy credits in the cloud?

  9. christophe.bony

    Good afternoon Annie,
    I would like to upgrade my monthly subscription with the special 57% discount offer (2 year subscription to ReCap Pro which includes ReCap Photo + 100 cloud credits) as mentioned above but the offer doesn’t work on the UK store GBP (Sterling Pounds)?
    Is this normal?

    1. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Christophe,
      Thanks for your interest and sorry that you had trouble with the UK link. We’ve fixed the link. Please try it now. Thanks,

  10. capture3d.fei

    Hello Annie Phan and Mitko Vidanovski, very pleased. I do a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at FEI, a renowned university in Brazil where the goal is to show the productivity of 3D scanning based on the concept of Recap photos, and the cloud system of the A360, so I have been experimenting to show the efficacy of the method, I started my work with Remake, where I have many quotes from it and also from autodesk. However, on Friday at the open I was directed to the Recap fotos, which requests credits in the cloud, factor that makes the experiments unfeasible, in total there are 9, remembering that I need numerous tests for this. How can you help me?
    If you need documents related to the course to college as well as recognition of my adviser can send you via email. Thanks in advance and congratulate the whole team.
    I am very worried because the work is already qualified leaving only the last section, the experiments.

  11. MichaelGilham

    The application looks impresive, I’ll be interested to test it.
    One question, similar to stevej.3d.
    What is the “cloud credit” costs to undertake the processing of the photos? How is that cost calculated?

    1. moridegozaru

      Hi MichaelGilham
      Ultra processing to be charged will not be charged for Remake offline.
      However, an expensive personal computer is necessary.
      Recap does not have such a function.
      I do not know why Remake is integrated into Recap.

    2. Annie PhanAnnie Phan (Post author)

      Hi Michael,
      Here are the cloud credit usage rates for ReCap Photo, based on the number of photos in the job:
      1 to 300 photos will use 12 cloud credits.
      301 to 700 photos will use 30 cloud credits.
      701 to 1,000 photos will use 55 cloud credits.
      1 cloud credit = $1 USD. More information about Autodesk cloud credits can be found here:

  12. bpoojary

    With Autodesk-Remake it was possible to upload jpeg images of small objects which were captured by a DSLR camera. It did a really good job of making 3D models using images. Does Recap Photo have the same functionality? Or does it accept only the specific GPCs format that is mentioned in the article ?

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi @bpoojary,
      GCP is just one addition to the new improvements to ReCap Photo that is different from ReMake. You can still continue to create projects by simply adding your images without the need to include GCP points if not necessery.

  13. nerotbf69

    Sorry I am totally lost. What I am supposed to do? I have Recap pro 2018. When I try to create a photo project, it open a webpage, and this webpage ask to go for ReCap Photo and when you want install recap photo, I realize it is ReCap pro 2018, software already install on my computer?

    1. moridegozaru

      Hi, nerotbf69 .
      Always, I see your wonderful work at Sketchfab.
      You are also a Remake lover. What do you think of being integrated into Recap?
      Do not you feel uneasy?

    2. devangshah

      Please download the latest ReCap installer again. It has been updated to have ReCap Photo. If you already have the latest version of ReCap, then only ReCap Photo will be installed when running the new installer.

  14. stevej.3d

    Other than the differences between the Recap versions, what is the difference between Recap Photo and Remake? It looks to have the same tools as Remake (even the same interface for much of it).

    I have and use Remake quite a bit, but was wondering if there are any additional features in Recap Photo

    1. stevej.3d

      can answer my own question, Recap photo is Remake with a few extra features aimed at drone footage and the ability to work in surveyed coordinate systems, as well as some other stuff, so all good things.

      The Remake page says the product can be used through the end of my contract, which is fine, Recap Photo is about the same price.

      But the biggest problem I see is that Recap Photo explicitly states you can’t do local processing of photos, you have to use the cloud service with purchased credits. Why is this the case? There should definitely be the option for local processing, I don’t feel like paying for a service that the computer I have right in front of me will do for free.

  15. patrick.emin

    Hi, can you clarify what’s the difference between Recap, Recap Pro and Recap Photo?

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    2. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi Patric, sure thing. ReCap is for processing point cloud data mainly coming from 3D laser scanners and ReCap Photo is for working with mesh data and for tuning photographs into 3D models.
      More in detail can be seen on this comparison chart on the ReCap product page:


    No trial version? I paid for 2017 and it not much help…
    I would like to compare this new one with the 2017; is this possible?

    1. Mitko VidanovskiMitko Vidanovski

      Hi Angel,
      Sure, the new ReCap Photo version should give you 30-days free trial period.
      You can download it from the ReCap product page in here:

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