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How can I clip this raster and preserve original resampling/prevent loss/distortion? Image Analysis

Question asked by brianp17 on Mar 22, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 24, 2017 by Dan_Patterson

I have some high quality paper maps that were scanned and georeferenced. I am trying to clip portions of the map using a shapefile while preserving the quality of the scan and converting to RGB.  The easy way I have found to do this is by using Image Analysis, where I convert to RGB then clip. From here I create a layer file or export. However, when I view the export or reopen the layer file in a new ArcMap I get a bit of distortion of the data which affects the quality. Is there another way I can go about this?

 

Attached is an example of the differences. Original on left, right gets a little blurry. It isn't much, but the customer doesn't like it.

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