This function constructs an ENVIRaster from a source raster that is reflected (flipped) horizontally, vertically, or both.

The result is a virtual raster, which has some additional considerations with regard to methods and properties. See Virtual Rasters for more information, including how they differ from ENVITasks.

The equivalent task is MirrorRaster.


; Start the application
e = ENVI()
; Open an input file
file = FILEPATH('qb_boulder_msi', ROOT_DIR=e.ROOT_DIR, $
  SUBDIRECTORY = ['data'])
raster = e.OpenRaster(file)
; Create a raster that is flipped vertically
mirrorRaster = ENVIMirrorRaster(raster, /VERTICAL)
; Display the result
View = e.GetView()
Layer = View.CreateLayer(mirrorRaster)


Result = ENVIMirrorRaster(Input_Raster [, Keywords=value])

Return Value

This routine returns a reference to an ENVIRaster.



Specify the input ENVIRaster. If the input raster contains a spatial reference (including GLT), it will not be passed to the mirror raster.


This virtual raster inherits methods and properties from ENVIRaster; however the following methods will override the ENVIRaster methods:




ERROR (optional)

Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

HORIZONTAL (optional)

Specify this keyword to flip the raster in the horizontal direction.


Specify a string that identifies the raster.

VERTICAL (optional)

Specify this keyword to flip the raster in the vertical direction.

If you specify both the HORIZONAL and VERTICAL keywords, the image is flipped in both directions:

Version History

ENVI 5.4


API Version


See Also

MirrorRaster Task, ENVIRaster, ENVITransposeRaster, ENVIHydrate, ENVIHydratable, ENVITransposeRaster, TransposeRaster Task