Copy Raster and Removing Black Borders

Discussion created by banzif on Nov 20, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2013 by banzif
I have a number of MrSID files that I'm trying to convert to JPEG2000 format.  They have black borders around the edges of the imagery and I'm trying to remove them while converting. 

In the copy_management geoprocessing tool, there are two options to help do this.  Ignore Background Value seems like what I want, but it doesn't seem to work without providing a NoData Value.  I don't want to use the NoData value because there are black pixels in the imagery that I don't want to set to NoData. 

Is there anyway around this to remove just the black borders on the imagery without affecting the actual pixels in the image -- either through the Copy Raster geoprocessing tool or another geoprocessing tool?