In ArcGIS 10.0, we introduced a new raster geoprocessing tool Build Pyramids and Statistics. You can use this tool to build pyramids and calculate statistics for all the raster datasets in a workspace, and even in a raster catalog or a mosaic dataset.
This tool provides a convenient solution to build multiple raster datasets in single step. However it works on all raster datasets in the workspace. Although the tool does not contain a filter option to allow you select a smaller collection of raster among all, we can design a simple model to do this.
The raster iterator can scan through the workspace recursively and also give you options to limit the search based on wildcard and format. Then you can use the “Build Pyramids” and “Calculate Statistics” tool to process the image one by one.
Written by: Jie Zhang