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What a beautiful piece of software. If only the beginnings of every stroke weren't ruined by this infuriating bug!

I can't seem to fix it with anything I try. I welcome any tips. As you can see, the first 1/2 a second of my brush strokes fail to register, or if they do, I just get a straight line.




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Sounds like input lag from your Wacom. Do you see any similar input lag in any other programs when using your Wacom?


By the way, you're not using the Brush; that's the pencil tool. ;)

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Cheers Toe head :)

Aye, I see it in most other painting apps I've tried, but not all. It's especially bad in Paint.net. It's either perfect or inperceivable in Photoshop.

I think I'm finding that it's less noticeable with tiny images.. at least using Irfanview.


For reference, it's a Wacom Intuos2 latest drivers (which is normally rock solid) on a MSI laptop (GT7 2QE) 24gb RAM, octocore i7, SSD, GTX 980m, latest Win 10


Just heard back from Wacom tech support and all they say is the Intuos2 isn't compatible with Win10 so gutted.

I'm not sure I'm convinced, since it works perfectly in Photoshop and MS Paint.

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Have you tried toggling the fluid mouse input check box? Find it in Settings > User Interface




I don't know if it is worth a try, but also try disabling the top check box (hardware accelerated rendering).

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I skipped the video - I was on my tablet and playback is notoriously flaky.

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I would first try adjusting the pressure via the Wacom app to be a softer stroke so the pencil engages. You can make this adjustment and it would be specific to PDN only, by creating a profile. Otherwise I would be using the brush tool as it supports pressure sensitivity.


Alternately with the Pencil, you should be able to press + hold the primary pen button and draw. That should replicate a mouse click + hold + drag to draw.


The Pencil tool and what its for...



Create program specific settings


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1 hour ago, ASTN said:

Is the problem solved yet? I have the same issue with my Wacom and VEIKK tablets. There are no problems with other software


@ASTN, the video above is from an extremely old version of the software (4.0.19). The issue has been resolved for a very long time.


The latest version also has native support for drawing tablets and pressure sensitivity.

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