The Swipe Layer tool is used to interactively reveal layers beneath the layer being swiped. This tool makes it easy to see what is underneath a particular layer without having to turn it off in the table of contents.
You can access the Swipe Layer tool from within the Image Analysis window, where you interact with raster layers, and you can also access it from the Effects toolbar, where you can interact with any layer in the table of contents.
To use the Swipe Layer tool from the Effects toolbar, choose the layer you want to swipe from the Layer drop-down menu on the Effects toolbar. Then click and hold as you move the mouse pointer over the map. You'll notice that the mouse pointer changes based on its location. This allows you to choose the direction in which you want to swipe the layer. By holding down the mouse button and dragging across the display, the swipe layer is temporarily erased from the view in the direction you are dragging.
To use the Swipe Layer tool from within the Image Analysis window, see the steps below.
- To view the Image Analysis window, click Windows on the main menu and click Image Analysis.
- Click the raster layer in the Image Analysis window.
This raster layer must be visible to view it in the Image Analysis window.
- Click the Swipe Layer button .
- Click and hold the mouse button from the top, bottom, left, or right side of the data view and move the tool toward the opposite edge.