Raster datasets may appear as solid black when displayed in ArcGIS Desktop. It is also possible to have this problem with raster datasets within a raster catalog; they may also appear as solid black when displayed in ArcGIS Desktop.
This can be caused by missing raster statistics. Statistics allow ArcGIS to properly contrast stretch a raster dataset. If the statistics are not calculated, then no contrast stretching can be used, sometimes making the raster dataset appear completely black.
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