PHOTOSHOP should offer standard stylus support out of the box (it already does)

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Adobe should offer standard stylus support out of the box. it's disappointing that I have to go to GIMP 2 to draw. I'm starting to spend more time there since I'm already there.
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Sean Irelan

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Chris Cox

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Photoshop does have stylus support "out of the box".

What product are you using that doesn't work?
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lol ... I said that to the Adobe chat support team (2 different people) and they told me I was wrong. I just spoke to two different support staff from Adobe and they said it is only supported via the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I am using Photoshop CC 2015 / Windows 10 / Dell Inspiron 7348 touch screen.
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Photoshop already supports and stylus that implements the WinTab APIs on Windows 7 and below, or the Ink APIs on Windows 8 and up (and there is an option to use the WinTab API on Windows 8+, in case your tablet drivers have bugs with the Ink API).

Yes, the chat people you spoke to were quite confused.
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what driver settings would I look at or where would i find the ink api to confirm / fix if bugs. Im assuming it has bugs since when I try to draw with my stylus in Photoshop .... nothing happens. i can use it to select tools files etc, but when I try to actually draw... nothing.
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Is your stylus pressure sensitive, or does it just act like a finger/mouse? If it isn't pressure sensitive, then they might only be implementing the pointing device APIs. If they only implemented touch APIs (even worse) - then it would not be possible to paint (because it doesn't implement the pointing device API, and just acts like fingers on the screen). If so, your tablet vendor would have to change that in their driver code.

The Surface Pro, and similar machines, do have tablet support working just fine with Photoshop.