Geographic Imager Features

Note: Not all features are available in all version of Adobe Photoshop. Some features require the Adobe Photoshop Extended version.

Geographic Imager - raster imagery, spatial imaging tools, mosaic rasters, reproject images, edit GeoTIFF in Adobe Photoshop, ECW, MrSID, DEM, hillshade

Geographic Imager Panel

improved Now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 2017, the Geographic Imager® panel provides access to all the tools and functions quickly and easily. All spatial information related to a GeoTIFF, DEM, ECW, MrSID or other supported image including the coordinate system, world location of the corners and pixel size are displayed along with buttons to access Geographic Imager tools. Convenient tabs in the panel provide access to vital image information and the ability to copy values to the clipboard. More time is left to edit geospatial data rather than searching for tools.Dark and light panels match the Adobe Photoshop interface.

Geographic Imager panel
Retain spatial properties

Retain Spatial Properties

improved Geographic Imager allows the use of Adobe Photoshop native functionality without destroying the spatial properties of spatial images. Easily manipulate and adjust the visual elements such as colour values and levels, histograms, hues and sharpness. Spatial properties of the image are automatically updated and retained even after performing crop, rotate or geospatial adjustments. This is important in industries such as photogrammetry and remote sensing where it is necessary for analysis.

Georeference Imagery

improved Import or add ground control points for accurate georeferencing of aerial photography or satellite imagery with multiple transformation types supported. Georeference with the aid of an online map to match control points with real world coordinates. Assess residual errors to improve geoferencing and detect coordinate system to reference or rectify images to. Quick Georeference by a single tie point, two tie points, or from other documents.

Georeference in Adobe Photoshop

Import and Export Spatial Imagery

improved Import and manage georeferenced imagery in Adobe Photoshop such as GeoTIFF, NITF, MrSID, PCI and other compatible raster data formats, including support for CIR, RGBI and other multispectral and multichannel data. Quick Save feature allows you to quickly save to popular geospatial formats. See a complete list of supported formats.

Import and export imagery

Advanced Import

Import multiple files of differing formats (drag and drop supported). Connect to Esri's ArcGIS Online and import image layers and data from web services. Resample and crop large images to quicken the import process. In addition, mosaic and import images as layers into existing documents, specify and adjust DEM and DTM information and combine multiple DEM files on import.

Useful for remote sensing, modify bands/channel color mapping and select specific channels to import for multiband/hyperband images.

Advanced Import
Export web tiles

Export Web Tiles

improved Use the Export Web Tiles feature to generate image tiles that can be used for online map purposes.
Google Maps, OpenStreetMap, and TileMill formats are supported. Included with the tiles is an HTML file that can be further edited to fit your online mapping solution. See more formats.

Import elevation data

Geospatial PDF support

Create Adobe Acrobat PDF files containing coordinate systems from Geographic Imager image or import and modify existing Geospatial PDF documents. Easily share or publish them online. Find locations, measure distances, perimeters and areas, add locations markers and customize export settings.

Import elevation data

Export to Avenza Maps and Upload to Avenza Map Store

new Create map packages from your documents that are compatible with the Avenza Maps app for iOS, Android, and Windows. Map packages are pre-processed specifically for the Avenza Maps app. An Avenza Map Store vendor can upload map packages directly to the Map Store and have them for sale very quickly. Export to Avenza Maps can be included in a Adobe Photoshop batch scripts to process and export hundreds of maps at once.

Import and Export Elevation Data

improved Import DEM formats such as ArcInfo ASCII Grid, ArcInfo Binary Grid, USGS DEM, Military Elevation Data/DTED and SRTM. Assign a DEM Schema during import for easier rendering. Overlay aerial photography to create custom looking images. Export to grayscale GeoTIFF and USGS DEM formats.

See a complete list of supported formats.

Import elevation data
Import elevation data

Terrain Shader

Create shaded relief maps from DEM data in Adobe Photoshop quickly and easily using the Terrain Shader feature. Control intensity and lighting source. Define elevation intervals for custom colour ramps.

Reproject images


Extensive support for thousands of geographic and projected coordinate systems with the ability to save custom definitions for future use. Re-center images using a custom central meridian and modify pixel resolution.


improved Mosaic raster images to create a seamless image. Retain images as separate layers or flatten to create one image. Now supports image transformation during Mosaic, making it easier to get the images the way you want. Also, now create seamless mosaics of images with different coordinate systems, pixel sizes, channels and colour modes.

Mosaic images in Adobe Photoshop


improved Tile raster data into multiple images by tile size or count and automatically saves tiles using sequential naming into any supported spatial image format. Great for turning large satellite images into smaller tiles and serving them online. Now supports the ability to tile DEM images to USGS DEM and grayscale GeoTIFF formats.

Tile images in Adobe Photoshop
Crop images in Adobe Photoshop


The GeoCrop tool allows image cropping based on a combination of pixels or geographic coordinates (geodetic and projected). Easily define coordinates or draw a crop area to see a preview. Advanced Import allows you to crop images during import, making it a great way to crop large images without the need to open them first.

Channel Management

Use Geographic Imager Channel Management to quickly create false- and true-colour images that retain georeferencing. In addition, Adobe Photoshop Merge and Split Channels are supported. Useful for remote sensing and image analysis.

Licensing options

Measure, Survey and DEM tabs

improved Improvements were made to the Geographic Imager panel Ruler, Survey and DEM tabs. Measure distances with the Adobe Photoshop Ruler tool and see the results in the panel. Quickly find coordinates and DEM values of points of interest with the Color Sampler Tool and view the results in the Survey tab. Calculate statistics in the DEM tab including range, average and standard deviation.

Licensing options
Scripting support

Automate Tasks

improved Create scripts and actions of Geographic Imager and Adobe Photoshop tools to automate repetitive tasks. All Geographic Imager tools are compatible with automation.


Easily manage license options including commercial, academic, multi-user and floating. New Basic license available! Empower multiple users on a network with cost effective network or floating licenses.

Licensing options


improved Mac and Windows versions available for Windows 7/8/10 (including 64-bit support) operating system and Mac OS X 10.10 or higher.

Operating system compatibility
[return to top]
Products Download Purchase Resources Support About Us



   Join us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterWatch us on YouTubeConnect with us on LinkedIn


Avenza Maps
Geographic Imager
Avenza Maps
Geographic Imager
Order by Phone
Order by Fax
Order by Email
Order Online
Direct Download
Resources Blog
Map Awards
Map Gallery
Training Courses
YouTube Channel
Styles & Symbols
Web Author API
Contact Support
User Guides and Tutorials
User Forums & FAQ
Product Compatibility
Product Activation
Retrieve/Move License
Renew Maintenance
Maintenance Login