Images exported to a 1-bit image format display with a black background

Last Published: April 25, 2020


When exporting to a 1-bit raster format such as BMP, TIFF, GIF, or PNG, the background of the resultant output is black when it is expected to be white.


The background of the map is set to something other than white. There is a known problem with the 1-bit threshold when exporting with a background color that is not white.


Set the background of the map or data frame to white before exporting.

    Article ID:000008181

    • ArcMap 9 x

    Receive notifications and find solutions for new or common issues

    Get summarized answers and video solutions from our new AI chatbot.

    Download the Esri Support App

    Discover more on this topic

    Get help from ArcGIS experts

    Contact technical support

    Download the Esri Support App

    Go to download options