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Export Raster World File


Creates a world file based on the pixel size and the location of the upper left pixel.


  • If the transformation cannot be expressed as a world file, this tool will write an approximate affine transformation into the world file, with an x on the end of the extension name. For example, a TIFF image with this approximate affine transformation has the extension .tfwx. This is to signify that this is not a standard world file; it is only an approximation.


ExportRasterWorldFile_management (in_raster_dataset)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The raster dataset from which you want to create the world file.

Raster Dataset

Code sample

ExportRasterWorldFile example 1 (Python window)

This is a Python sample for the ExportRasterWorldFile tool.

import arcpy
ExportRasterWorldFile example 2 (stand-alone window)

This is a Python script sample for the ExportRasterWorldFile tool.

##Export Raster World File
##Usage: ExportRasterWorldFile_management in_raster

import arcpy
arcpy.env.workspace = "C:/Workspace"

##Export tfw file from the intput Raster Dataset

Licensing information

  • ArcGIS Desktop Basic: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Standard: Yes
  • ArcGIS Desktop Advanced: Yes