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Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8

Sep 26, 2014, 13:13 (This post was last modified: Sep 26, 2014 14:16 by riveter.)
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Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8
I can't get a graphics tablet to work properly with Gimp 2.8.14. I know this is a common problem, but I wanted to weigh in.

My tablets (Monoprice and Wacom Bamboo) both work fine with Krita, Photoshop, and Blender texture paint. This means they make a brush stroke with no noticeable lag and pressure control is working properly.

But I have problems with both tablets with Gimp. Note that I removed the Wacom drivers before installing the Monoprice drivers.

Here's my test of my Monoprice TWA60 (6814) tablet with Gimp.

OS: Windows 7 64 Bit

2.8.14 64 bit: If Input Device Tablet is Disabled, stylus acts as a mouse; makes stroke, but no pressure control. If Input Device Tablet is set to Screen or Window, stylus makes no stroke and jitters between a move or pan looking arrow and a right click menu when touched to tablet. Stylus tip is set to left click in tablet settings utility. Not usable.

2.8.14 32 bit: Pressure opacity works but bad lag. Not usable.

2.6.12 32 bit: Pressure opacity works fine with no significant lag. Usable.

What I have tried:
Set Windows to 'Never install driver software from Windows Update'
Disabled TabletInputService
Delete all the other HID device drivers
Reboot Windows
Installed tablet drivers then plugged in tablet

I followed this troubleshooting guide:
Monoprice Tablet FAQ for Windows 7
http://draw2much.deviantart.com/journal/...-342426446

Is anyone able to use a tablet with Gimp 2.8 on Windows 7? If so, which tablet do you have?
Are the developers working on the tablet problem?
Could we start a Kickstarter campaign to finance some upgrades to Gimp? There are a few things that would make it a good replacement for Photoshop. Like fixing the tablet issue, implementing the canvas rotate feature (I know they are working on that one), making the layers lockable, adding adjustment layers, and adding a line with arrowheads without having to use an awkward script. I know I can do arrowheads in Inkscape.

I would just bite the bullet and pay for Photoshop, but now they have gone to the 'software as a service' scheme and I don't support that. So I have great hope for Gimp in the future.
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Sep 26, 2014, 21:24
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RE: Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8
Hi riveter,
See my posts in this thread for details of my working tablet details. Wink
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Sep 30, 2014, 12:54
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RE: Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8
I have learned that the tablet problems are due to the Windows port of GIMP and may be fixed in a future version of GIMP.
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Oct 1, 2014, 05:44 (This post was last modified: Oct 1, 2014 05:44 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8
I have just updated my Gimp from 2.8.6 to 2.8.14 (x64 bit).
My Wacom Intuos 4 tablet still has pressure sensitivity and is working fine.
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Oct 1, 2014, 11:23
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RE: Tablet Problems with Gimp 2.8
(Oct 1, 2014 05:44)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  I have just updated my Gimp from 2.8.6 to 2.8.14 (x64 bit).
My Wacom Intuos 4 tablet still has pressure sensitivity and is working fine.
Thanks for that info. Maybe its a driver problem with the Wacom Bamboo tablet and the Monoprice Tablet.
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