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CACrj4bTx5jkMo5+mAqk7fNdt0y... 11 Dec 17:40
  Surface pro 4 pressure sensitivity Jehan Pagès via gimp-user-list 11 Dec 17:39
Jehan Pagès via gimp-user-list
2018-12-11 17:39:49 UTC (about 1 month ago)

Surface pro 4 pressure sensitivity

Hi!

On Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 6:40 PM jason kolano via gimp-user-list < gimp-user-list@gnome.org> wrote:

Hi. I can't get pressure sensitivity with my pen on my surface pro using gimp. Does anyone have experience with this?

I am guessing it may work if you install the optional Wintab drivers from there: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49498

Basically GIMP only has support for Wintab drivers (and in particular not the new Ink API which Microsoft is now pushing forward; though we'd love to have support but that would require someone to step up and implement this in GTK+).

Note that some people (on bug reports) have problems with higher versions of the Surface Pro and Microsoft does not mention anymore optional Wintab drivers from v5 and above. Therefore it is possible that GIMP may not work on recent versions, but you may still be fine with the version 4 which you have.

Of course this is all just a lot of assumptions from what I could gather from the web, since I have not such a device (and I think none of other GIMP developers have one either).

If you manage to get GIMP working on the surface pro 4, please tell us. This will be an interesting input.
Also you may want to try with the version GIMP 2.10.6, and not the latest 2.10.8, as there is a bug which affected some tablets on Windows (no idea if it would affect this one too, but no harm on being double sure).

Jehan

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