COLMAP is a general-purpose Structure-from-Motion (SfM) and Multi-View Stereo (MVS) pipeline with a graphical and command-line interface. It offers a wide range of features for reconstruction of ordered and unordered image collections. The software is licensed under the GNU General Public License. If you use this project for your research, please cite the papers: Paper / Bibtex / Video and Paper / Bibtex / Video.

Documentation and Support

The documentation is available at Please, use the Google Group ( for questions and the GitHub issue tracker for bug reports, feature requests/additions, etc.

Release Notification

New releases will be announced via the Google Group. Simply subscribe to this thread to receive notifications for major new releases.


Notice: For full dense reconstruction support, download the binaries with CUDA, which require a CUDA-enabled NVidia GPU.

→ Pre-Release Version (recommended)

This is the development with all the latest improvements. In general, it is recommended to use the pre-release version, since it is more frequently updated with new fixes than the release version.

→ Release Version

This is the stable version, which is typically released after major new features have been added and tested for longer periods of time.

→ Changelog

Vocabulary Trees


A number of different datasets are available for download here and more information about the datasets can be found in the documentation.


The easiest way to build a model from images is to use the automatic reconstruction tool. For more fine-grain control, this is an introductory video tutorial to quickly get started with COLMAP. More information can be found in the documentation.