Windows tablet users rejoice! The newly released Wacom feel IT driver brings long-awaited pressure sensitivity to Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter and other graphics applications.
Although the post on the Wacom site doesn't specifically mention the Surface Pro, I confirmed that it works as promised.
The driver isn't limited to the Surface Pro or Windows 8. According to Wacom, "This driver should be installed on tablets that have Wacom feel IT technologies or Wacom Pen based technologies. This driver will also support older Penabled Tablet PCs running Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Tablet Edition."
If you're running penabled tablet using one of the operating systems listed above, please let us know if you run into any problems.
After downloading and installing the driver, Windows 8 configuration requires accessing the desktop control panel.
The driver's readme page lists the following known limitations:
KNOWN ISSUES WITH ISD_7.1.1.-12
1. Swiping with the pen to open the charms bar does not work while some classic graphic applications are maximized on the screen. To get swipe functionality back with the pen, minimize the graphic application, or tap the pen in the Windows taskbar area. Swipes with a finger will continue to work normally.
2. Some sleep and resume issues have been observed.
3. We have found a number of applications that are not “DPI Aware”. The symptom you will notice is that drawing will not appear under the pen tip. The workaround is to reduce the text magnification below 150%. This can easily be accomplished with the following steps:
• Right-click on the desktop
• Click on the "Make text and other items larger or smaller" link
• Select 100% in the "Change the size of all items" section
• Press “Apply”
• You will have to log out before the change takes effect
4. In some classic graphics applications, pressing the pen side switch will immediately activate a right click without touching the pen tip to the screen.
PLEASE REPORT ANY ISSUES WITH THIS DRIVER TO “REPORT A DEFECT”