Color balancing a raster catalog
Color balancing can only take place if the following is true about your data:
- All the bands have their statistics calculated.
- All the bands have their histograms built.
- All the raster datasets have the same number of bands.
- All the raster datasets have the same pixel type and pixel depth. Only 8-bit unsigned and 16-bit unsigned bit depths are supported.
- None of the raster datasets have an associated color map.
In ArcMap, right-click the raster catalog in the table of contents and click Properties.
The Layer Properties dialog box opens.
- Click the Color Correction tab.
Optionally, check Pre-stretch to stretch each raster catalog item before any color correction is performed.
When prestretching, each original raster dataset will have its statistics altered before the correction takes place.
- Check Color Balancing.
Click the Balancing Method arrow and choose a color balancing method.
- Dodging Balancing
- Histogram Balancing
- Standard Deviation Balancing
If Dodging Balancing was chosen, you can choose the target color surface type.
- Optionally, check Use Reference Target Image to use a target image to balance your colors and navigate to the raster dataset.
- Optionally, check Apply Contrast Adjustment if you want your color balancing result to be displayed with contrast stretching.
- Click OK.