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Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby fatkatbuyo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:12 am

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"So I have a Dell/windows vista and a simple Bamboo tablet i got for 80 or so bucks at Best Buy and I downloaded Gimp because I can't have photoshop.
I've looked and looked for solutions, hopefully someone here can help, because I am so tired of this mess.

I got Gimp sped up, but now It won't recognize the pressure sensitivity on my tablet, can anyone help?"
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:27 am

there's a couple things to try.

1. if you open your control panel you will see "tablet pc settings" and you should see "wacom tablet properties".

2. Gimp has some "brush dynamics", in the tool window, whenyou select the pencil or brush tool.
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby fatkatbuyo » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:57 am

istarlome wrote:there's a couple things to try.

1. if you open your control panel you will see "tablet pc settings" and you should see "wacom tablet properties".

2. Gimp has some "brush dynamics", in the tool window, whenyou select the pencil or brush tool.



oh yeah, forgot to mention those dynamics - I tested them out, and velocity i know works, but it ignores pressure across the 4 options
Thanks for the lead on the Control Panel, there were several menues there, although none had any options about pressure sensitivity or whatnot

When I first installed Gimp and played around a bit, I'm pretty sure i remembered it working, it just seems to have stopped after I made it run faster (giving it more ram) because my brush was 2 seconds slower than my hand...

Is there maybe something in that menu area that I could have accidentally touched?
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:33 am

i wonder if there are new drivers for your tablet that can be downloaded.

also with mine the wacom properties in the control panel has a setting to specifically test pressure. i have am induos 3.

if you got the tablet new, maybe the manual will give you a clue. if you got it second hand, maybe you can download the manual

lastly, maybe uninstall/reinstall gimp
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:57 am

i've found some more stuff:

edit>preferences>input devices>configure extended input devices

edit>preferences>input devices>input controllers and make sure "directX directinput" is in the "active" column. it's best to have the latest directx

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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby fatkatbuyo » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:08 pm

istarlome wrote:i've found some more stuff:

edit>preferences>input devices>configure extended input devices

edit>preferences>input devices>input controllers and make sure "directX directinput" is in the "active" column. it's best to have the latest directx

restart gimp


Ok, I'll give that a shot! I noticed that when i was snooping around, but had no idea what it was, so i didn't make it active
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:17 pm

let me know if that works.

oh, i wouldn't be too worried about changing a setting to see what happens. the worse that could happen is you blow up the computer :)

but really, change anything but write down what you do so you can change it back.
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby fatkatbuyo » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:17 am

istarlome wrote:let me know if that works.

oh, i wouldn't be too worried about changing a setting to see what happens. the worse that could happen is you blow up the computer :)

but really, change anything but write down what you do so you can change it back.


It was the directX business, thank you SO much! This will make Gimp much less frustrating, so maybe i won't have to use my friend's photoshop anymore :P

thank you thank you thank you!!
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby ivan.alvarado » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:11 pm

Any idea how to solve this on my Mac? :question:

I am running GIMP 2.6.7 on Mac OSX 10.6.1 and am using a tablet of and I have (according to them) the latest drivers.
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thanks in advance :wilber:
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:27 pm

i don't have a mac but i did find this: http://www.hyper-world.de/en/2009/02/11 ... -mac-os-x/
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby ivan.alvarado » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:32 pm

Wow! that fast, :D
thank you very much, ;D
I will review the link and I'll tell you later, thanks again

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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby ivan.alvarado » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:39 pm

Problem solved
many thanks. :wilber:

Now I tell them as:
hiper-world wrote:Once this is done you go to Edit > Preferences > Input Devices > Configure Extended Input Devices in Gimp and set the devices pointer, pen, eraser to the Screen mode (the names and number of your devices may differ, if you have another tablet).
My Wacom tablet is working very well now!



Thanks!!!!!!!
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby istarlome » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:47 pm

you are most welcome... 8)
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby chrishillman » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:48 pm

I know this is an old post, but I found it via Google and had something to add (so I joined just to make the following statement):

You have to have the default "Pen Mode" set in the control panel for Gimp to recognize the tablet. I don't know if this is specific to a version of driver or Gimp, so your mileage may vary. But it is what I had to do after following the above very thoughtful and intelligent advice ;)

I posted further instructions on my Blog about it: http://simple-webdesign.blogspot.com/20 ... wacom.html
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Re: Gimp won't recognize my pen sensitivity

Postby Gusros60 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:33 pm

Hey I need help. My Tablet shows up in GIMP when painting but GIMP doesn't recognise the pressure. Also it doesn't show up in the Extended Input Devices. My tablet is AIPTEK Media Tablet 14000U and this is becoming quite a big problem! Any help would be good!
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