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Laggy Tablet (pen stroke lag)

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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just purchased a Bamboo Capture Tablet from Wacom and it works well, but there is this annoying little lag it seems to have when I draw with it. I work with Gimp and I use it to ink and color my web-comics, but this lag is making the inking process painful to do...not to mention the extra time it's taking! I tried a tip when I goggled the problem...I disabled the Tablet and PC components in my control panel...this helped a little, but the problem still exists. I have also set my cursor to a lower speed...this seemed to have little effect.

What the lag is: I touch my pen to the tablet and drag it to draw, but it hangs in one spot for a moment while my hand moves...then it zips over to the current position of my hand, often leaving an unwanted strait line on my image.

Is there a way to fix this? I've never had a tablet do this before and it's getting to be a frustrating problem =(
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   General Artist
Do you have anyother programs open? I find that when I do have too many programs open my Bamboo Fun Wacom Tablet goes all laggy.
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's what I was thinking, but I closed out everything and even restarted my computer. I even tried the tablet on my sister's computer, but it did the same thing :/

I unfortunately had to take the bamboo back because I later found out that this tablet can be jumpy with certain programs (the programs I use most often) The tablet I have now tracks my movements really well ^^
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   General Artist
Oh well, at least your new one works! :) Your old tablet must have had a programing problem or something of such.
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Copper-LightSource Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know when I use my tablet, I keep it ontop of my laptop and it presses a command key that does that exact thing. It's probably that, but if nothing is on the keyboard than it definately isn't.

Is there something on the keyboard that might be pressing the command key?
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I keep my keyboard on a small shelf in front of my computer...my tablet sits under it.

When I use my laptop, I hold my tablet like a notepad and keep the computer on a table or desk in front of me. I hardly touch my keys...I have an on screen keyboard that I use ^^
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Copper-LightSource Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH that's.... A msart idea actually.
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Italy--Feliciano Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
((Agh! I have that too! I don't use GIMP for drawing because of it. I usually use Paint Tool SAI or PSE now. Sorry, I don't know how to fix it...))
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: I hope I fix it soon :/ I'll let you know how to do it if I fix mine =(
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Italy--Feliciano Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
((I could always give you SAI ;u; ))
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CrystalCircle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have Sai...I'm still learning it LOL ^^
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