Re: 3d EPS export files huge on Mac OS X, not so much on PCs

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg121845] Re: 3d EPS export files huge on Mac OS X, not so much on PCs*From*: Heike Gramberg <heike.gramberg at gmail.com>*Date*: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 03:58:35 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201110040532.BAA20783@smc.vnet.net>

I've come across this problem too. As a workaround I ended up exporting the pictures to .jpg and converting these to .eps. For the conversion to .eps I use an external script called jpeg2eps which can be downloaded from http://rses.anu.edu.au/~andy/jpeg2eps/.The resulting .eps files are about 100 KB. Since jpeg2eps is a shell-script, you could export the picture and convert it to .eps in one go by doing something like p = Plot3D[Sin[x + y^2], {x, -3, 3}, {y, -2, 2}] Run["bash -l jpeg2eps", Export["testpic.jpg", Image[p, ImageSize -> 800]]] Heike. On 4 Oct 2011, at 07:32, Roger wrote: > I generated a very simple Plot3D plot on my Mac (OS X v 6.4, > Mathematica 8.0) and right-click Save As... EPS. The resulting file > was 1.3MB (with more complex plots, I've seen plot file sizes of > around 200MB!). When the same plot is processed on a PC running some > Windows OS, the result is about 400KB. Unfortunately I am required to > produce EPS files rather than JPGs directly even though LaTeX promptly > converts them to JPGs. > > A similar (identical?) problem was reported four years ago on this > newsgroup with an older version of Mathematica - except then the > problem was with PC export: > http://groups.google.com/group/comp.soft-sys.math.mathematica/browse_thread/thread/a669fd00915cbbf5/8d8d847ffca75f6d?lnk=gst&q=plot3d+huge#8d8d847ffca75f6d > > Has anyone else seen this issue or have any suggestions? Thanks. > >

**References**:**3d EPS export files huge on Mac OS X, not so much on PCs***From:*Roger <rljunk50@gmail.com>