Very bad news for me today : I have a small A6 Wacom graphire 2 tablet, working perfectly in Gimp and all my other softwares. It is good enough for photo correction, but not handy at all for drawing, because of the limited movements due to its small size. So I was saving money for a long time to buy a professionnal graphic tablet.
I finally purchased an Intuos 4 XL (830 Euros ) and got it yesterday… I have installed it yesterday evening and I have set the shortcuts for the customizable buttons, a very useful feature. I have tested it with my old Photoshop 5.0 LE, Photoshop Elements 2001, Dogwaffle Pro (painting software), Blender and Gimp… It works in Photoshop 5.0 LE and Photoshop Elements 2001, except the eraser. It works in Dogwaffle Pro with the eraser (the eraser gives the background color in Dogwaffle, but it is normal), but it is not sensitive to pressure in Blender and Gimp ! I must precise that Pressure sensitivity is enabled in both softwares !
My old Graphire 2 works perfectly in Gimp and after installing the most recent Wacom drivers for Intuos 4, it is even sensitive to pressure in Blender… but the Intuos 4 is not !
I use Blender and Gimp every day and I had purchased this tablet to create textures in Gimp and do rotoscoping and matte painting in Blender. It is a nightmare !
My Adobe softwares are old light editions not allowing some image formats. Gimp perfectly matches my need and I can’t afford purchasing Photoshop CS4.
If someone is owner of an Intuos 4, please test it in Blender (for drawing in the image editor) and Gimp and tell me if it is sensitive to pressure.
If you have an idea to make it work, I’ll really appreciate ?
I’m working under Windows XP Pro Sp2 32 bit.
I will contact the Wacom support as soon as possible, but I am not sure that they will take it serously if I tell them that I work with free softwares… I fear that they will say that it is the fault of the softwares… even if their previous tablet worked fine on these free softwares…
Thanks in advance.