Work with true color or multiband images in GRID


A true color image has three different bands of pixels. Each band represents a color component of the RGB (red-green-blue) color model. Usually each band will be eight bits per pixel. The whole image will then be 24 bits per pixel.


  1. Use DESCRIBE to determine if the image is a multiband.
  2. Use IMAGEGRID to convert the image to a grid stack and separate grids.
  3. Make your changes to each individual grid.
  4. Use MAKESTACK to convert the separate grids to a stack.
  5. Use GRIDIMAGE to convert the stack back to an image.
    [O-Image] Multiband Image Processing

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  • ArcMap 8 x

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