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Mirror

Summary

Reorients the raster by flipping it, from left to right, along the vertical axis through the center of the raster.

Illustration

Mirror illustration

Usage

  • Mirror flips the raster from left to right along the vertical axis through the center of the region.

  • You can save your output to BIL, BIP, BMP, BSQ, DAT, Esri Grid , GIF, IMG, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, MRF, CRF or any geodatabase raster dataset.

  • When storing your raster dataset to a JPEG file, a JPEG 2000 file, or a geodatabase, you can specify a Compression Type and Compression Quality in the Environments.

Syntax

Mirror_management (in_raster, out_raster)
ParameterExplanationData Type
in_raster

Input raster dataset.

Mosaic Layer; Raster Layer
out_raster

Output raster dataset.

When storing the raster dataset in a file format, you need to specify the file extension:

  • .bilEsri BIL
  • .bipEsri BIP
  • .bmp—BMP
  • .bsqEsri BSQ
  • .dat—ENVI DAT
  • .gif—GIF
  • .img—ERDAS IMAGINE
  • .jpg—JPEG
  • .jp2—JPEG 2000
  • .png—PNG
  • .tif—TIFF
  • .mrf—MRF
  • .crf—CRF
  • No extension for Esri Grid

When storing a raster dataset in a geodatabase, no file extension should be added to the name of the raster dataset.

When storing your raster dataset to a JPEG file, a JPEG 2000 file, a TIFF file, or a geodatabase, you can specify a Compression Type and Compression Quality in the geoprocessing Environments.

Raster Dataset

Code sample

Mirror example 1 (Python window)

This is a Python sample for Mirror.

import arcpy
arcpy.Mirror_management("c:/data/image.tif", "c:/data/mirror.tif")
Mirror example 2 (stand-alone script)

This is a Python script sample for Mirror.

##====================================
##Mirror
##Usage: Mirror_management in_raster out_raster
    
import arcpy

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

##Mirror a TIFF format image
arcpy.Mirror_management("image.tif", "mirror.tif")

Licensing information

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

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