Using a tablet in Gimp

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Using a tablet in Gimp

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Post by Rakuen Growlithe » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:55 pm

I got my new drawing tablet today (XP-Pen Star 03) which is pretty cool. I just need to actually draw something now except I ran into a problem with Gimp. It doesn't recognise the pressure on the tablet. The tablet app does and so does Krita (just installed to check. I have no idea how to use it). The internet said you need to go into input devices and switch it "screen" but when I do that in Gimp it stops working at all. The cursor twitches like its shifting between tools, doesn't draw anything and sometimes stops any of the menus from working. I'm kind of at a loss here and need advice.

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Post by Sudan Red » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Hmmm for my ill-fated Intuos, you could change/set the properties of the tablet for each individual programme. Maybe go into your tablet settings & see if the same is true for yours? Other than that, I don't have any better suggestions.

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Post by Leeward » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:23 am

I have the same problem and haven't found a solution. I suspect completely uninstalling and reinstalling GIMP might work, but otherwise I'm told Krita is much better for illustration anyway.

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Post by Rakuen Growlithe » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:00 am

Sudan Red wrote:Hmmm for my ill-fated Intuos, you could change/set the properties of the tablet for each individual programme. Maybe go into your tablet settings & see if the same is true for yours? Other than that, I don't have any better suggestions.
I didn't that but I don't think that's the issue. I think it's a problem on Gimp's side with how it takes input.
Leeward wrote:I have the same problem and haven't found a solution. I suspect completely uninstalling and reinstalling GIMP might work, but otherwise I'm told Krita is much better for illustration anyway.
I thought if anyone could help with this, it would've been you. I'd rather not have to learn how two things work at the same time.

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Post by Leeward » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:27 pm

I'm going to try again before giving up completely, I just don't have a solution as of yet. Busy with family stuff away from home at the moment.

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Post by Leeward » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:48 am

So my Wacom's driver stopped working and I ended up having to reinstall it. Unplug first, uninstall all drivers from Device Manager and anything tablet-related from your program list, re-download fresh new driver, restart, install new driver, and only then plug it back in. Check that everything still works after a restart and Bob's your uncle.

GIMP (which I didn't reinstall or change the settings of) recognises it perfectly now.

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Post by Rakuen Growlithe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:56 am

o.0 Well that sounds weird. But it's worth a try over the weekend.

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Post by Sadrok » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:04 pm

Leeward wrote:So my Wacom's driver stopped working and I ended up having to reinstall it. Unplug first, uninstall all drivers from Device Manager and anything tablet-related from your program list, re-download fresh new driver, restart, install new driver, and only then plug it back in. Check that everything still works after a restart and Bob's your uncle.

GIMP (which I didn't reinstall or change the settings of) recognises it perfectly now.
ho lee kurappu! at least you got it working.

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