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Error: Invalid raster dataset. Failed to create raster layer

Error Message

The following error displays when adding an ArcMap exported PNG as a picture into ArcMap:

"Invalid raster dataset. Failed to create raster layer".

Cause

This is a known issue with the ArcMap PNG exporter. PNG images over a certain size are corrupted.

Solution or Workaround

Select one of the following options below:

  • Use a different export format.
  • Decrease the size of the map and/or the output resolution.

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