I have several rasters that show the percentage of sediment (mud,sand, gravel) at different locations. I followed along with the ESRI "Advanced labeling for the stretch renderer" guide but I am encountering a problem where my new labels are being overridden by the default labels.

I want a stretched raster that is comparable across all locations so I am using the Stretch Type "Minimum-Maximum" to change the values to be 0 - 100. I would like my legend to be labeled at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100. I used the advanced labeling to set the interval size to 25. For a second the labels show correctly as I have indicated but after another second they revert back to High : 100 and Low : 0 without any additional labels between. See the screen shots below. What can I do to avoid my labels reverting to the default values?

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  • Did you change anything in the Layer Properties Symbology after setting your label options?
    – Midavalo
    Apr 17, 2017 at 18:06
  • No, the labels change as soon as I hit OK/apply. The new labels appear for a second and then are replaced by the default. The only way I was able to capture the screen shot was because I was waiting for it. It seems like there is a setting that is overriding my new labels.
    – MyNameisTK
    Apr 17, 2017 at 18:11
  • I can confirm that I get the same issue with 10.3.1 (but it works fine in 10.5). For me it changed almost instantly - ie I saw it flash in the TOC but never actually saw the correct values other than a slight blur
    – Midavalo
    Apr 17, 2017 at 18:39

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This is a bug, according to a thread on Geonet - Advanced Labeling for stretched renderer with Hi/Low values:

There is a bug report, NIM67106, that is currently assigned to a developer for this behavior. If you would like to be added to the incident then please log a Support Incident, as always the more users on the bug report, the more visibility it has for development to consider it to be fixed.

According to the ArcGIS 10.5 Issues Addressed list the bug was fixed in this release (which is why it worked for me in 10.5).

NIM067106 - Labels on a graduated color ramp do not appear when rendering a raster using minimum-maximum and the 'edit low/high values' option is selected.

Here is the Nimbus page on Esri Support

Bug NIM067106 and also Bug BUG-000087313

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