How To: Change the raster display (screen paint) mode


The default display method for rasters may be undesirable, and there is currently no mechanism in the interface to control this. You can, however, use the Advanced ArcMap Settings sample utility to have some choice over how rasters are painted to the screen.


  1. Install the Advanced ArcMap Settings tool, if you have not already done so.

    See: How To: Install the Advanced ArcMap Settings tool
  2. Run the tool and click the Raster tab.
  3. Select one of the choices from the Drawing Block Option:
    • Row by Row (Top to Bottom)
    • Block by Block (Left to Right)
    • By full screen (All at once)