Post Reply 

Pressure sensitivity will not work 2.8

Feb 3, 2014, 04:22
Post: #1
Pressure sensitivity will not work 2.8
Alright, I have no idea how to solve this issue, so perhaps someone else can help. I have a Monoprice tablet and Windows 8.1 64-bit, and Gimp 2.8 will not recognize any pressure sensitivity input.

After research, I have tried:

Other programs - it works perfectly with Gimp 2.6, so it is definitely a problem with 2.8
Changing brush dynamics - no luck, no amount of pressure gives a response regardless of dynamics settings.
Setting tablet mode to "screen" or "window" under "extended input devices" - this completely breaks the input. If I attempt to draw, the pointer glitches out and starts dragging the image around instead.

The only other potential solution I have found is to use the 32-bit version, but the official installer automatically installs the 64-bit version and I cannot seem to either find a 32-bit installer or get the installer to do the 32-bit version. Barring a true solution, can someone post a link to a 32-bit installer so I can at least test this?
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Feb 3, 2014, 08:56
Post: #2
RE: Pressure sensitivity will not work 2.8
(Feb 3, 2014 04:22)metalmattress4 Wrote:  Other programs - it works perfectly with Gimp 2.6, so it is definitely a problem with 2.8

Not necessarily, it could be a corrupt Gimp Profile, try to delete/reset your
Gimp Profile <- link


Quote:Alright, I have no idea how to solve this issue, so perhaps someone else can help. I have a Monoprice tablet and Windows 8.1 64-bit, and Gimp 2.8 will not recognize any pressure sensitivity input.
Yes pressure sensitivity hass been commonly buggy in Gimp, 8.1 is fairly new, who knows maybe it will level out soon.

Anyways, heres the link, on the left side near the top is 64-bit & 32-bit version under "Windows"
http://www.partha.com/


If that doesn't work, try a free program that supports pressure sensitivity better.
Then if you wish to further edit it in Gimp, you can import it.
(Inkscape for starters)

paint net is another possibility (getpaint net), according to their blog, they say that there maybe an re-implemation of pressure sentive brushes in ver. 4.0, also the latest version has support for windows 8 Smile

They dropped support for pressure sensitivity after 3.5, so you could try that version or before 3.5.

If your tablet came with software to draw but not save as an image format. You can draw your work, then screenshot/copy & paste it into Gimp.

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than fear of failure." BC
[Image: 29uocaf.png]
iFS007 tut vids on YT ~ auto color B&W landscape tut
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Feb 3, 2014, 23:08
Post: #3
RE: Pressure sensitivity will not work 2.8
Thanks for the response, though unfortunately neither the 32-bit version nor resetting my profile worked. I did, however, try the latest 2.9 snapshot, just for fun, and it actually works (at least, it allows me to change the tablet mode to "screen" which allows pressure sensitivity to work). I am willing to put up with an unstable program for this.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Feb 4, 2014, 08:58
Post: #4
RE: Pressure sensitivity will not work 2.8
(Feb 3, 2014 23:08)metalmattress4 Wrote:  Thanks for the response, though unfortunately neither the 32-bit version nor resetting my profile worked. I did, however, try the latest 2.9 snapshot, just for fun, and it actually works (at least, it allows me to change the tablet mode to "screen" which allows pressure sensitivity to work). I am willing to put up with an unstable program for this.

Did you try changing the tablet mode in the stable versions? no go huh...


How does the experimental 2.9 version run?

Its great that you were able found a workaround Smile Hopefully it won't be long until 2.9

My guess is soon as 2.8.10 is the 5th iteration of 2.8 ^^
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  New Surface Pro and Detecting Pen/Pressure Sensitivity aheroindisguise 1 1,051 Jul 7, 2017 05:19
Last Post: ythgilb
  Pressure sensitivity pen left click shortcut dogjake10 0 429 Jun 25, 2017 19:58
Last Post: dogjake10
  Problem with pressure on gimp (huion h610) protosd3 15 7,536 Jun 8, 2017 19:20
Last Post: John Penfold
  GIMP 2.8 on Mac // Huion h610 Pro pressure sensitivity not working! XxMiakatxX 1 598 Sep 19, 2014 23:47
Last Post: iForStyle007
  Monoprice Pressure Issues sicklyboring 3 683 Sep 18, 2014 06:33
Last Post: nehaali

Forum Jump:


GIMP ForumPortalArchiveContactTermsRSS