There are many tools available within ArcGIS that allow you to perform geoprocessing tasks with raster data. There are also many tools available with other ArcGIS extensions, such as the ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension and the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.
Raster data management, properties, and processing
The Data Management toolbox contains tools to perform raster data management and processing. Most tools are grouped into raster-specific toolsets; however, some are grouped into function-specific toolsets. The table below directs you to the location for the raster-specific tools in the Data Management toolbox.
Contains tools to create and edit mosaic datasets.
All tools in this toolset require an ArcGIS for Desktop Standard or ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced product license.
Contains tools to copy, create, edit, and delete raster catalogs and their items.
Contains tools to create, copy, and mosaic raster datasets.
Contains tools to perform tasks to get your raster data in a workable form that makes it ready for analysis and display.
Contains tools to help you create, delete, or edit the various properties that may exist for a raster dataset.
Contains tools that allow you to compare one dataset with another dataset and report any similarities and differences, including the Raster Compare tool.
Contains tools to create layers, including a raster layer, raster catalog layer, image service layer, and WCS layer.
Contains general tools to define a projection and raster-specific tools to reproject or reorient rasters, such as warping and rotating.
There are many core tools that allow you to convert from or to rasters. These are all contained within the Conversion toolbox.
Contains tools to convert raster data into another format, such as an ASCII text file, a polygon feature class, or a video.
Contains tools to convert your data to a raster format. You can convert from a feature class or ASCII text file, or you can convert from one raster format to another. You can write to several raster formats, including TIFF, JPEG, or GRID or into a geodatabase.
Contains the Raster To Geodatabase tool, which allows you to load many rasters into a geodatabase.