I'm trying to export some MXD maps to PDF with arcpy (ArcGIS 10.1). Everything works fine and dandy except for ECW images, which don't appear in the PDF. However, when I execute the same code from the ArcGIS python console, the ECW is exported. So if I execute this from an external script:
import arcpy mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("path\\to\\test.mxd") arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(mxd, "path\\to\\test.pdf")
I don't get the ECW layer in the PDF. But if I execute the same lines in the console, it works and the ECW layer is exported properly. Also, if I run
from the ArcGIS console, I also get the ECW in the PDF. I don't have this problem with other image formats, like JPG.
What's going on here? What's different between the environments? How can I debug this?