I am using CMV to create a web map but when I use esri's world imagery or another image service as my base map, my labels (only with halos - Aerial 10pt with 2pt halo) become faded and transparent - see image below.

I have change the font style, size, colors, halos (note that the labels are fine without halos).

Example of issue

  • How are you adding the label layer? For example, is it an ArcGIS Server Dynamic layer, etc? If it's ArcGIS Server, have you set anti-aliasing? Oct 11, 2017 at 3:36
  • Published as a map service from ArcGIS to Arcgis Server. The rest end point is then used as a dynamic layer in cmv. Anti-aliasing, no I have not set this. but it is something I could try. Setting this is done in Arc prior to publishing or on the server?
    – TsvGis
    Oct 11, 2017 at 4:46

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So it turned out if I don't use pure white (255,255,255) but use an off-white (changed by a single value e.g 254,255,255), the labels display fine.

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