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Brush size and hardness control with a Wacom tablet pen in Affinity Photo 1.7.0

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The brush size/hardness control is not working on Affinity 1.7 by using the Wacom pen (similar to using Alt+Mouse_RC+Mouse_LC).

I already reinstalled the Wacom drivers after uninstalling and removing all the settings and registry keys.

I have the following configuration:

  • Affinity Photo 1.7.0.367 - latest version
  • Wacom drivers 6.3.34-3 - latest version
  • Windows 10 64 bit on Lenovo Yoga 920

 

Moreover, Drag+Alt to pick a color is way off, both while using a pen or a mouse; the color picker magnifier shows snapshots from a different area of the image.

 

 

 

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@iBaloo42,

Just tried this with my old Intuos 3 and don't have any problems. Did see there was an updated driver so downloaded and installed, still don't have the issues you describe.


Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 ; Affinity Photo Beta 1.8.4.650; Win10 Home Version:1903, Build: 18362.207: Intel Core i7-4770, 3.90GHz, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GTX 645, 3-Internal HDD (1 Crucial MX5000 1TB, 1-Crucial MX5000 500GB, 1-WD 1 TB), 4 External HDD

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7 minutes ago, iBaloo42 said:

Thank you Ron. It's great that you have sun above your house, but mine is still under dark clouds. AKA, your post is not very helpful.

Sorry for my answer... That was not very gracious of me. I appreciate that you tried to replicate the issue, but what is happening on one system might not happen on another one. That is why the classic developer's excuse, "it's not a defect, it is working on my machine" does not stand up in a respectable software development environment.

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13 hours ago, iBaloo42 said:

Sorry for my answer... That was not very gracious of me. I appreciate that you tried to replicate the issue, but what is happening on one system might not happen on another one. That is why the classic developer's excuse, "it's not a defect, it is working on my machine" does not stand up in a respectable software development environment.

I was not implying there is not a problem, it appears it may not be universal with the program, ie; a configuration with some machines. Windows Ink seems to create various problems when using pen tablets. I had problems with it a few years ago, until I disabled it. I may have uninstalled it, as I can not find it on my machine now. There's numerous posts about Windows Ink messing with various tablets, Wacom's included. Here's how to disable Windows Ink Disable Windows Ink Workspace


Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 ; Affinity Photo Beta 1.8.4.650; Win10 Home Version:1903, Build: 18362.207: Intel Core i7-4770, 3.90GHz, 32GB Ram, Nvidia GTX 645, 3-Internal HDD (1 Crucial MX5000 1TB, 1-Crucial MX5000 500GB, 1-WD 1 TB), 4 External HDD

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9 hours ago, Ron P. said:

I was not implying there is not a problem, it appears it may not be universal with the program, ie; a configuration with some machines. Windows Ink seems to create various problems when using pen tablets. I had problems with it a few years ago, until I disabled it. I may have uninstalled it, as I can not find it on my machine now. There's numerous posts about Windows Ink messing with various tablets, Wacom's included. Here's how to disable Windows Ink Disable Windows Ink Workspace

@Ron P. Thank you, Ron. Disabling the Windows Ink Workspace is not doing anything useful to resolve my problem. 

I tried the pen in MediBang PaintPro, which has a similar feature of resizing the brush, and it is working perfectly there; the color picker is working fine here too. I also tried Krita, and the color picker is working fine there as well. I tried the pen with color picker tools with many other graphical applications and they are doing just fine.

 

In Affinity Photo, the color picker is working if I'm doing a simple click. If I let the color picker to enter in the zoom mode, I can see a snapshot that it is from a totally different image area. 

 

Affinity Photo is using Windows Ink as a virtual layer. The same for MediBang PaintPro. One is working correctly, and the other one is not. 

The pen used to work correctly a while ago in the Affinity 1.7 Beta; I've checked it out...

 

 

 

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Is only an idea, could it be that the option "high precision tablet" is activated.

 If yes, then disable this option

 

Cheers

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Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641:   Affinity Photo-Beta 1.8.4.650:    Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641:  Affinity Designer-Beta 1.8.4.650:

Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641:  Affinity Publisher-Beta 1.8.4.651

:     Windows 10 Pro  (Version  2004 Build 19041.264)

 

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I have installed the latest Wacom driver and the problem seems to be fixed now.

I know that you, Affinity, might think that you can move on now on this particular issue as you might conclude that it was Wacom's fault. However, please consider that Photo's relationship with Wacom driver is too brittle, as these kinds of issues are not reproducible with other pen-supported applications. 

 

Thank you.

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:06 PM, iBaloo42 said:

However, please consider that Photo's relationship with Wacom driver is too brittle

We have recently started working with Wacom to improve drawing in Affinity. We realise there are improvements to be made and these types of discussions on the forum can be very helpful. 

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