I’m no expert with tablets, but I know a lot of users want to use them with the GIMP. I’m collecting information on how to do this here on this page. Feel free to contact me if you have additional information you’d like to share.
I posted a modest analysis of the X input drivers available for Fedora which might also help with those trying to find tablets to use with the GIMP, thought this information is now several years old.
Using a Wacom Tablet
There are many versions of this tablet but they all (apparently) are supported by the same drivers.
- The Linux Wacom Project
- Wacom Graphire 4
- Tips for Wacom tablets under Linux kernel 2.6 and GIMP 2.x
- Wacom ExpressKeys – a source package that is reported to help with getting these keys working under Linux and X11.
Using an Aiptek Tablet
The Aiptek tablets only come in a few flavors. I had an Aiptek 12000U. I did a little research on using the tablet while writing an article for Linux Format magazine.
- Aiptek HyperPen USB Tablet Device Drivers
- My experiences with the Aiptek 12000U and the Linux drivers
Tablets with GIMP on MacOS X
It appears that these work with the MacOS X X11 application, but at the time I researched this it didn’t support pressure sensitivity. See this message for details.