I have been using LO Draw as my primary diagram tool so far and I was happy with it. But since a few days, I have a problem: LO Draw rasterizes vector graphics (stored as PDF) on import.
How can I stop LO Draw from rasterizing vector graphics on import?
Some background information: This use case has already worked flawlessly in LO Draw in Dec 2018 and before. For instance, I created two vector graphics with Python’s matplolib and stored them as PDF (see the first vector graphic here). I imported both graphics into LO Draw via drag and drop, imported another raster graphic and connected the imported graphics with arrows in LO Draw. Then, I have exported the result as PDF and the two vector graphics were not rasterized. See the resulting PDF here. The resulting ODG file can be found here. But now, when I reproduce the following three steps, the imported vector graphics are rasterized by LO Draw:
- Open LO Draw.
- Drag a vector graphic (stored as PDF) from file explorer and drop it in the LO Draw window.
- Zoom in (to 1000%) and check that the imported graphic is pixelized because of rasterizing the imported image.
I can reproduce the problem with two systems:
- Kubuntu 18.04 with LO version 22.214.171.124
- Arch Linux with LO version 6.2.2
The problem does not occur with Inkscape 0.92 on both systems. So, how can I prevent LO Draw from rasterizing vector graphics on import? Or is it a bug in LO Draw or a corresponding component/library?
I would appreciate any suggestions.