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Windows/GIMP/Wacom
mattchee at 3:39PM, May 13, 2008
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First off…. I'm an Apple user. I do 99% of my drawing in photoshop.

Being not exactly rich in the financial sense of the word, I was considering getting an el cheapo PC laptop to take on the go for drawing… But this also means, I can't afford to get a PC version of Photoshop, either (if i could do that, I'd just buy an apple lap top, sheesh!). So, my other consideration would be the free rout: the GIMP.

My question is for any windows users of the gimp who also draw with wacom tablets….. does the GIMP for windows support pressure sensitivity? I know that the OSX version does not. Also, any recommendations…. Not exactly a crisis situation, but I'm curious.
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Custard Trout at 4:37PM, May 13, 2008
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I haven't used it in a while, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't.
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skoolmunkee at 4:37PM, May 13, 2008
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I dunno about GIMP, but el cheapo laptops are gonna have a hard time running any hardcore graphics programs for more than an hour or so.
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Skullbie at 11:02PM, May 14, 2008
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Try it.

Really what do you have to lose? It's free-

Also I use GIMP- I got 92 layers one time before it froze up, and added another 70 later. My computers very el-cheapo, so it shouldn't be to great a problem.


Also if you're looking for the ultimate cheap drawing program try paint tool sai-it has demos i believe.
 
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mattchee at 9:26AM, May 15, 2008
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Good to know! And I check out that ultimate cheap drawing program hehe….

I re-read what I wrote earlier. I think maybe I want to rephrase it a bit (or i left it out): Does GIMP support pressure sensitivity in Windows for Wacom tablets? If it helps i have a Graphire4….

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Custard Trout at 12:19AM, May 16, 2008
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It didn't when I last used it. But it's possible they've added it since then.
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Yun Min at 1:07PM, May 16, 2008
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I've got a laptop that runs windows vista and I use Gimp. I also use a Wacom, and pressure sensitivity seems to work fine.

So yes, to my knowledge, GIMP for windows (the latest distro, 2.4.5) supports pressure sensitivity.
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mattchee at 1:34PM, May 16, 2008
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Sweet thanks!
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ozoneocean at 8:11AM, May 17, 2008
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Let's keep this stuff in one thread eh?

http://www.drunkduck.com/community/view_topic.php?tid=39812&cid=238
 
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