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Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet

Apr 10, 2014, 22:49
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Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
I just recently got a VT PenPad Tablet so installed the drivers and all of that and went on to gimp. I made sure that gimp "saw" the tablet and in edit>input devices and made sure my tablet was on the setting "screen" instead of "disabled". I tried drawing with my tablet, but moving my pen just moved the layer around. I played around with my tablet settings and made sure the pressure was working. Then I set the tablet back to disabled and drew. The tablet worked as a mouse and could draw but wouldn't show pressure opacity (line fading in and out). Please help.

And yes I did check to make sure that the brushes were set to Pressure Opacity.
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Apr 10, 2014, 22:59
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
To assist us assist you, can you post your OS and Gimp version.

Some things to also try while you are waiting for a response...
Have you tried the tablet with another drawing application to eliminate that it is not just a Gimp issue?
Have you tried starting Gimp by using the tablet's Pen?
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Apr 10, 2014, 23:06 (This post was last modified: Apr 10, 2014 23:44 by cowsmooalot.)
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
(Apr 10, 2014 22:59)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  To assist us assist you, can you post your OS and Gimp version.

Some things to also try while you are waiting for a response...
Have you tried the tablet with another drawing application to eliminate that it is not just a Gimp issue?
Have you tried starting Gimp by using the tablet's Pen?

Wow that was quick.

I run on windows 8. And use the latest gimp version (I downloaded gimp about two weeks ago).

I've used Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. They both worked perfectly fine.
I also have tried opening gimp using the tablet's pen Confused
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Apr 11, 2014, 04:27
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
(Apr 10, 2014 23:06)cowsmooalot Wrote:  ....
I run on windows 8. And use the latest gimp version (I downloaded gimp about two weeks ago).

I've used Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop. They both worked perfectly fine.
I also have tried opening gimp using the tablet's pen Confused

Try disabling your mouse(if using a laptop) then plugging in the tablet. Or unplug your main mouse first.

Does the pen/tablet appear under the input controllers?

See second picture of linked post (input controller columns):
http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...0#pid21830

*To get to that window
Edit > Preferences > Input Devices > Input Controllers

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Additionally, Check out this thread & see if any of the solutions on those 2 pages work for you:
http://gimpforums.com/thread-gimp-2-8-do...-my-tablet
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Apr 11, 2014, 16:52 (This post was last modified: Apr 11, 2014 16:52 by cowsmooalot.)
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
Oh sorry I forgot to mention that I could use the pen to click on stuff inside gimp, but I couldn't draw with it. I tried switching brushes and all that but for some reason it kept moving the layer.
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Apr 11, 2014, 17:19
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
I uninstalled and reinstalled gimp and when I opened it I saw something like this:

The same thing as the first post on this thread: http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...0#pid21830

However I don't use a dual monitor.


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Apr 13, 2014, 05:25 (This post was last modified: Apr 13, 2014 05:41 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
(Apr 11, 2014 17:19)cowsmooalot Wrote:  I uninstalled and reinstalled gimp and when I opened it I saw something like this:

The same thing as the first post on this thread: http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...0#pid21830

However I don't use a dual monitor.

Ah...Still its worth checking the settings to see if its not set on another monitor or something
http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...3#pid26473

(Apr 11, 2014 04:27)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Try disabling your mouse(if using a laptop) then plugging in the tablet. Or unplug your main mouse first.
Did you try the above yet?

QUICK UPDATE(for now):
I did a little digging and found 2 solutions online
- Read the first 3 or 4 posts here (this user has the same exact problem)
http://gug.criticalhit.dk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91

2nd
Try the minimize method mentioned in this answer
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...959AAVD7Te

Comment/reply back asap if none of the above work to bring attention to this thread. I'll also post the first solution in that other user I was helping.
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Apr 14, 2014, 16:33 (This post was last modified: Apr 14, 2014 16:46 by cowsmooalot.)
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
(Apr 13, 2014 05:25)iForStyle007 Wrote:  
(Apr 11, 2014 17:19)cowsmooalot Wrote:  I uninstalled and reinstalled gimp and when I opened it I saw something like this:

The same thing as the first post on this thread: http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...0#pid21830

However I don't use a dual monitor.

Ah...Still its worth checking the settings to see if its not set on another monitor or something
http://gimpforums.com/thread-problem-wit...3#pid26473

(Apr 11, 2014 04:27)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Try disabling your mouse(if using a laptop) then plugging in the tablet. Or unplug your main mouse first.
Did you try the above yet?

QUICK UPDATE(for now):
I did a little digging and found 2 solutions online
- Read the first 3 or 4 posts here (this user has the same exact problem)
http://gug.criticalhit.dk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=91

2nd
Try the minimize method mentioned in this answer
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index...959AAVD7Te

Comment/reply back asap if none of the above work to bring attention to this thread. I'll also post the first solution in that other user I was helping.

What I tried:
Disabling the mouse and opening Gimp with my tablet pen
Uninstalled and reinstalled Gimp twice, using the paintbrush only switches it to the move tool and moves the layers.
I tried minimizing the window and opening it back up again still just moves the layers.
Uninstalled tablet drivers still nothing
Read this: https://www.flickr.com/groups/gimpusers/...432533337/ and tried the second suggestion and it still didn't work

I'm going to install Gimp on another computer and see if it's just my laptop. I noticed that most of the people who are having this problem have cheap tablets (like mine) so maybe that's why it isn't very compatible with gimp- because it's not a well known tablet? I don't know.

But until I find a solution I'm going to keep my tablet on disabled and just have ugly looking drawings Tongue

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Apr 14, 2014, 18:16 (This post was last modified: Apr 14, 2014 18:16 by cowsmooalot.)
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
I just tried using the tablet on a different computer with gimp and it worked perfectly. Confused it might just be my laptop.

Laptop:
Windows 8.1 Toshiba
64 bit

Computer which it worked on:
Windows XP Dell
32 bit
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Apr 14, 2014, 18:24
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
Apparently this person has the same exact problem as me with the same company which made the tablet so I'm going to try to uninstall gimp and reinstall it like it says here: http://gimpforums.com/thread-vistablet-sensitivity
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Apr 19, 2014, 01:30
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
Well I've decided to return my tablet and upgrade to a Wacom. Thanks for all the support though.
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Apr 23, 2014, 10:40
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RE: Gimp Not Working With Drawing Tablet
I had the same problem, I got the newer version of Gimp and it works now, i guess the problem was i was stuck on the older version i got for photography years ago.

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