Clipping an Image
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By clipping an image, you can display and plot only a portion of the image. The clipping boundary can be a rectangle or a two-dimensional polygon with vertices constrained to lie within the boundaries of the image. Multiple instances of the same image can have different clipping boundaries.

Image Clip lets you show only the part of an image you require. Move your cursor over the image to see the clipped portion of the image.

You can display a clipped image using the clipping boundary, or you can hide the clipping boundary and display the original image boundaries.

Note To clip an image, the image boundary must be visible. See Displaying Image Frames.

A clip boundary is a display-only feature that you can use for viewing and plotting purposes. It does not permanently change image data. When you delete a clipping boundary, the original image boundary is restored. To clip the image permanently, use an image-editing application such as Autodesk Raster Design.

NoteThis option does not affect images you added with Data Connect. If the image you are inserting is supported, connect to it and add it to your map using Data Connect. This gives you more control over styling and other options.
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