NLCD landcover rasters downloaded from MRLC have default legends and symbology as shown here: http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd11_leg.php
However, when I extract the raster through a mask, or reproject the raster, or do similar geoprocessing, the default symbology is replaced by random colors.
How do I get this symbology back? LANDFIRE offers a table with RGB values I can join to the file that, once joined, changes the raster image back to default colors when you go through properties -> symbology -> unique values -> add all values. Any similar solution for NLCD?