Lightroom Classic: How about making the Lightroom Brush pressure sensitive

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It would be very useful to make the adjustment brush pressure sensitive in Lightroom. I would suggest varying the flow rather than density. This change would enhance the workflow by allowing the artist to change the flow without going back to the sliders. It would also be more precise since the artist could start with a much lower flow and increase the change with pressure rather then multiple overwrites.
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It seems me a very good idea, +1 !
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I believe that the adjustment brush does respond to pen pressure on graphics tablets. But after reviewing many threads, the documentation, and Victoria Bampton's Missing FAQ, I still haven't found anything authoritative about how the brush responds to pressure. The most I found was Bampton's short comment:

"it's automatically pressure sensitive when you're using the adjustment brush, affecting the opacity of the stroke, depending how hard you press."

That seems to imply that pressure changes flow.

There are many threads about early versions of LR 6 having bugs with Wacoms, and some more recent threads about Windows Wacom users getting laggy sliders when pressure sensitivity is enabled.  I can't speak authoritatively about the current state of LR 7 with respect to those issues.

Perhaps someone with more authoritative information can chime in.
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Yep, pen pressure controls flow. I'm not sure on the current status of the Wacom driver bugs.
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What model tablet, LR and OS version are you using? If Wacom you may need to check 'Use Winodws Ink' to restore flow pressure sensitivity. Unfortunately that causes another issue on some systems.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-pressure-sensitivity-with-wacom-tab...

My Intuos 4 tablet works fine on Windows 7 and LR 7.2 with 'Use Windows Ink' checked or unchecked.

If still not working the latest Wacom drivers are available here:

https://www.wacom.com/en/support/product-support/drivers

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Hi Todd - Thanks for the help and my apologies for the tardy reply. I'm using:
Windows 10 Business Edition 10.0.16299
Lightroom Classic 7.2 [1156743]
Wacom Driver 6.3.29-4
These are the latest versions as far as I know.
When the "use Windows Ink" box is checked there is  slider lag where the slider does not respond to initial movements from the pen. Also the adjustment brush does not begin to work as soon as the tool is applied. It also has lag.
When the "use windows box" is unchecked, there is no slider lag but the pressure sensitivity is then lost.
I tried disabling some of the windows pen features as per this somewhat crude blog http://i.imgur.com/Viuhhok.jpg
but it did not  make a difference. 
I've also turned off "Use graphics process - that did not make a difference either.
If you have any other ideas please let me know.
Wacom says leave the box checked and get Adobe to fix their bug. Adobe support said "the adjustment brush in Lightroom isn't pressure sensitive so whats the problem?"
Thanks,
jl
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It's been a long-standing issue probably due to Win10 and perhaps Mac OS X major updates. Not sure why Adobe can't find a solution, but I'm sure MS doesn't make it easy. Have you tried using the scrubby sliders? Hover over the slider number field and drag the double-arrow R&L with the pen.

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/wacom-intous-pen-lr-6-2-1-lag-when-pushing-sl...
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