clip raster slow

Discussion created by law155 on Sep 13, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 14, 2011 by JSwain-esristaff
hi all,
I am trying to clip some images in jp2 format using a polygon watershed boundary (one polygon with an irregular shape). I am using the clip raster tool within spatial analyst.

what is a reasonable time to wait for the clip process to complete on an image that is say 800mb?
It was processing for a solid 3 hours earlier which seems like a long time.
Is there a more efficient way to perform this clip?