I am currently trying to convert a list of polygons to individual rasters. Using Arcgis Desktop's 'convert polygon to raster', this is rather simple. But since the polygons are rather spread out, each time i create a raster (for 1 polygon), it uses the entire extent of the feature class, which means the resulting raster is unnecessarily big (with many nodata cells).
I was therefore wondering, if its possible to choose the specific polygon's extent, instead of choosing all polygons' extents? I have tried extracting each separate polygon beforehand, but it seems a bit slow.
I will try to implement the entire analysis (which is a bit longer) in arcpy afterwards, so if the solution is easier to find in there, that might help aswell.
edit: I think i might i have been vague in my description. I mean i have a feature class containing multiple polygons. is there a way to select the extent of one of these polygons? right now i can only select layers (i.e. the feature class and all of its polygons), not separate polygons in the feature class.