Changing the default setting for building pyramids

Pyramids are created for the whole dataset, including all bands, when you choose to build them.

Setting this default pyramid-building option is the same in ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcScene, and ArcGlobe.

Pyramid information will be written to the proxy file location if the file or folder associated with the raster catalog is read-only. For information on setting the proxy file location, see About proxy files.

  1. Click Customize on the Main menu and click ArcMap Options (or ArcCatalog Options if in ArcCatalog).
  2. Click the Raster tab.
  3. Click the Raster Dataset tab.
  4. Click the choice that describes when you want to create pyramid layers, such as Always build pyramids and don't prompt in the future.
  5. Click OK.

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