Can pyramids be exported to image files?

Discussion created by ssstanton on Aug 22, 2011
I want to export a raster from a file GDB to a set of image files - one file for the top-level raster, and an additional file for each pyramid level. Does the ArcGIS Engine SDK provide any way to access pyramid data as a raster in its own right?

Failing that, can anyone advise what software I should use to explicitly generate reduced-resolution rasters?