Export Raster World File (Data Management)


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.


ParameterExplanationData Type

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

Raster Dataset

Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The output raster dataset.

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

  • Basic: Yes
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes

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