Lightroom Classic: Pressure sensitivity with Wacom Tablet

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I’m using a Wacom Intuos 5 tablet with Lightroom and have a couple of issues. The main one being laggy/sticking sliders and i’ve come across a solution where disabling windows ink for lightroom fixes this. However disabling windows ink causes the pressure sensitivity to stop working, does anyone know of a fix/workaround that fixes the laggy sliders while keeping the pressure sensitivity? This seems to be a pretty big bug which I can’t find a solution for.
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Thanks for this, the link explains the solution of disabling windows ink which fixes the laggy sliders but if you have windows ink disabled then the pressure sensitivity for the adjustment brush no longer works. I’m trying to find simething that fixes both issues at the same time.
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It was an issue a few years ago but hasn't cropped up lately so I've been told. I asked around and it seems like it was a Wacom driver issue. I'll check a bit further though and let you know what I find.
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Hey Rick, it seems to be a Lightroom issue. I just received my Gaomon pd1560, it works perfectly on Photoshop with all editing tools, brushes, sliders etc.
... But not on Lightroom.

1. The sliders stick. When pressing with the pen the slider does not move, I have to move the pen a couple of times from side to side and then the slider snaps to the cursor and then it moves.

2. When clicking on scrolling tab on the presets / library menu it might work, it might not. When it works sometimes the scroll is the opposite of the movement of the pen and sometimes with the movement of the pen (as it should be).

3. When clicking and going up and down on the Preset Tab (left) it sometimes it works and the menu goes up and down but most of the times it moves the film strip on the bottom :-(. 

I read at least two other forums people have the same problem regardless which brand tablet or version.

Again, I tried the tablet with Photoshop, Krita and medibang and they all respond perfectly fine. The problem has to be with Lightroom.

Just to add that the mouse works perfectly with Lightroom.
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If after disabling Windows Ink, you try these steps (from 7:30 on in the video) does it help?
https://youtu.be/9d3ynnOX3pw?t=449
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Thanks Pete, i’ve Just tried those options from the video, unfortunately I still have the laggy sliders. The only way to fix the laggy sliders is to switch off windows ink and then I lose the pressure sensitivity.
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True, it is exactly what happens. Any solution since then James?
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No Motti, no solution at all. I’m actually suprised more people haven’t complained over this issue, seems a pretty big fault to me. I’m resigned to using Lightroom without sensitivity and even considering using alternative software.
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I also am surprised more people are not talking about it. I think that the majority of tablet users are Photoshop users, illustrators or animators.

My tablet is the Gaomon DP1560, a great tablet!  I just received a few days ago but it seems I do not have a choice but returning it. However, it seems other tablets have the same issue so what to do?

Using alternative software is also a solution. Try Exposure 3 by Alien Skin, I heard it's a solid app.

Adobe seems quiet about it. It is clearly something they changed but no word from them on fixing it.

That's too bad. I was so looking forward to finally working with a tablet.
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Hi James, I'm using Mac and Wacom Intous 5. Obviously I have no issue with Windows Ink, but that video is displaying pen pressure sensitivity in Photoshop. As far as I know Lightroom has never had any usage of pen pressure at all. All local masking solely done by brush size, adjustable softness or feather, opacity and flow. None of those brush characteristics have ever been triggered by pen pressure on a Mac running Lr.

I might be wrong and you're supposed to be able to do this on a PC, but it's worth testing it parallel in Ps while you're at it.
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motti baron

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Hi Henrik, there is pressure sensitivity in Lightroom brush.
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Thanks Henrik, there is pressure sensitivity in Lightroom when using the adjustment brush. It actually works really well when used with windows ink. It’s frustrating that other parts of Lightroom don’t work so well when this is working. I have no issues with sensitivity in photoshop, this also works really well.

I am becoming resigned to the fact that this an issue I will have to put up with or alternatively find another software to use.
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I hear you James, I'm reverting back to Lr 6 CC until other issues have been solved. The only thing I'll miss from Lr Classic 7 CC is the luminance/colour limitation to graduated filters and local adjustments.
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Or, move Capture One :-(. Tablets seem to work fine with this app. This tablet issue has been around since 2013 and until today no solution for many. It is a problem with Wacom or other tablets. Cheers

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