Saving a raster layer file in ArcCatalog or the Catalog window

Layer files define how your data is displayed. For example, you can adjust many different properties, such as the symbology, and some display properties, such as resampling and transparency, the visible extent, or the visible scale. By saving the layer files, you can preserve the settings you made, or you can create the layer file, then alter the properties.

  1. Right-click the layer in the Catalog tree.
  2. Click Create Layer.
  3. Navigate to the folder in which you want to save the layer.
  4. Type a name for the layer file.
  5. Click Save.