I may be saying something stupid in case you already knew, but the pressure
sensitivity in GIMP is disabled by default. So did you set your tablet to
mode "screen" first to enable it explicitly?

1/ Go in Edit > Input Devices.
2/ In the list on the left, you'll find an item for the various items of
your tablet (the pad, the stylus, etc.).
Select each of these Surface Pro items one after another and set "mode" to
"screen" (default is "disabled").
3/ Save.

Does the pressure sensitivity work now?
That's something I would like to work on some day, enable tablet features
by default in GIMP for known tablets.


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Heather Risedorph <hrisedo...@gmail.com>wrote:

> I know this list is mostly for Linux users, but I just purchased a Surface
> Pro with Windows 8. It comes with a pen that does pressure sensitivity and
> originally I figured that would work on GIMP the same way as a Wacom
> tablet. It didn't, and after doing some digging, it appears that Microsoft
> added a pen and touch API that does not work the same way as the Wacom
> tablet does.
> I found this page, which looks like a starting point for how Windows 8
> does stylus input:
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/hh700425.aspx
> Is it reasonable to think GIMP will eventually support this so that my
> Surface can do pressure input in GIMP? Any thoughts from developers on if
> this is easy or difficult?
> Mostly my purpose for this email is to make sure the development team is
> aware of it. I can use other software, but I do like GIMP.
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