### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/13 22:50, Julien Rioux wrote: On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. OK - but the conversion in the editor is independent of the one for the compiled document, I assume? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Could work. But for me it works with removing the plantuml - svg conversion. Thanks, Rainer Cheers, Julien

### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/13 22:50, Julien Rioux wrote: On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. OK - but the conversion in the editor is independent of the one for the compiled document, I assume? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Could work. But for me it works with removing the plantuml - svg conversion. Thanks, Rainer Cheers, Julien

### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/13 22:50, Julien Rioux wrote: On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |-> .eps -> .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml ->| |-> .svg -> .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml -> svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. OK - but the conversion in the editor is independent of the one for the compiled document, I assume? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Could work. But for me it works with removing the plantuml -> svg conversion. Thanks, Rainer Cheers, Julien

### Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) .plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Cheers, Rainer -- Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Stellenbosch University South Africa Tel : +33 - (0)9 53 10 27 44 Cell: +33 - (0)6 85 62 59 98 Fax : +33 - (0)9 58 10 27 44 Fax (D):+49 - (0)3 21 21 25 22 44 email: rai...@krugs.de Skype: RMkrug

### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Cheers, Julien

### Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) .plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Cheers, Rainer -- Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Stellenbosch University South Africa Tel : +33 - (0)9 53 10 27 44 Cell: +33 - (0)6 85 62 59 98 Fax : +33 - (0)9 58 10 27 44 Fax (D):+49 - (0)3 21 21 25 22 44 email: rai...@krugs.de Skype: RMkrug

### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |- .eps - .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml -| |- .svg - .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml - svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Cheers, Julien

### Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |-> .eps -> .pdf(pstopdf) .plantuml ->| |-> .svg -> .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml -> svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Cheers, Rainer -- Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany) Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology Stellenbosch University South Africa Tel : +33 - (0)9 53 10 27 44 Cell: +33 - (0)6 85 62 59 98 Fax : +33 - (0)9 58 10 27 44 Fax (D):+49 - (0)3 21 21 25 22 44 email: rai...@krugs.de Skype: RMkrug

### Re: Conversion of pictures: which path is taken?

On 21/01/2013 8:31 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote: Hi I am using plantuml to create uml charts in a document, defined formats and converters and it works nicely. Plantuml has different output formats, among others png, eps and svg. I have converters from eps to pdf (epstopdf) and from svg to pdf (rsvg-convert). Both these go through to steps: |-> .eps -> .pdf(pstopdf) ..plantuml ->| |-> .svg -> .pdf(pstopdf) Now LyX chooses to go via .svg, which, based on the internals of plantuml, does not make much sense. I can obviously delete the conversion plantuml -> svg, and LyX will go the other way, but then the preview in LyX is of much worse quality (no idea why). So why does LyX choose to go via svg? Because it uses .svg in the editor view if possible, otherwise .png or something else. Is there a way to trick it into going via eps? Given two paths, LyX will choose a path that only goes through vector formats if possible, and the shortest path. Given that both your paths are equivalent based on these two points, I am not sure what breaks the tie in the end. You can probably trick LyX by marking .svg as a non-vector format. Cheers, Julien