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Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - Innula - 11-16-2017

I've just tried to install a Huion H420 graphic tablet on my laptop.   I can use it and the associated pen to draw in Paint.net and Windows Ink Workspace, but it's not working properly in GIMP 2.8.22.    

In GIMP  I can use the pen to move the mouse pointer around and to select things and click on them.   However, I can't do any freehand drawing using the pen or brush tools.   Holding down my left mouse button and dragging the pointer round works.   Holding down the top pen button (the pen's equivalent of the left mouse button) doesn't.

What am I doing wrong?    I've tried both Window and Screen in File>Configure Input Devices for the Huion Tablet but neither seems to do what I want.


RE: Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - rich2005 - 11-17-2017

Welcome to gimp-forum.net

You are not being ignored but the fact is not many forum members use Huion Tablets so you might have to wait for one to come along.


RE: Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - NaniCat - 01-07-2018

I've been having the same issue for some time now, with 2.8.22 and as well with the development versions of 2.9.6 and 2.9.8, I even went and purchased a sub to photoshop because of this very issue about a year ago and there's been no end to it in sight. (I've recently cancelled my sub for photoshop because the software is garbage, I wouldn't suggest it as an alternative to gimp). I've also tried literally everything suggested everywhere I could find. I've tried completely reformatting my SSD and reinstalling everything from scratch, still no luck.

I recently picked up a Huion GT-191, and thought i'd give gimp a whirl again, and it was working!! however, it recently stopped working again and I'm back to square one, I'm sorry I don't have a fix for you; I too want to use gimp, and love the software, however because of this issue I just can't seem to.


RE: Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - Lady Awinita - 05-23-2018

I myself use a Huion H420 tablet and can bwe of aid, because I too had this EXACT problem; Basically, you need to go to Huions website directly and download their latest driver through their site for the tablet, once installed, open GIMP and check the imput devices to ensure everything works, make a new canvas and experiment!

It worked for me once I followed those steps


RE: Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - Wolffe - 07-25-2018

(05-23-2018, 10:07 AM)Lady Awinita Wrote: I myself use a Huion H420 tablet and can bwe of aid, because I too had this EXACT problem; Basically, you need to go to Huions website directly and download their latest driver through their site for the tablet, once installed, open GIMP and check the imput devices to ensure everything works, make a new canvas and experiment!

It worked for me once I followed those steps

Thank you Lady Awinita! Worked for me as well, with Huion H610PRO driver 12.3.7. I have Win10 and Gimp 2.10.


RE: Can't use Huion H420 graphic tablet - BobJax - 09-17-2018

(07-25-2018, 05:50 PM)Wolffe Wrote:
(05-23-2018, 10:07 AM)Lady Awinita Wrote: I myself use a Huion H420 tablet and can bwe of aid, because I too had this EXACT problem; Basically, you need to go to Huions website directly and download their latest driver through their site for the tablet, once installed, open GIMP and check the imput devices to ensure everything works, make a new canvas and experiment!

It worked for me once I followed those steps

Thank you Lady Awinita! Worked for me as well, with Huion H610PRO driver 12.3.7. I have Win10 and Gimp 2.10.

Worked for me too. I never thought I could afford a 19.5 inch Huion. Suddenly it appeared on an Amazon lightning round for $363. Bet it shows up again at this price. Or maybe they were just trying to get it out there for reviews. The Huion 19.5 inch display tablet worked in other graphics software I have, not Gimp, my main software. So I tried to uninstall the Huion drivers and reinstalled the Huion driver and started Gimp and it worked as Lady Awinita said. It does not however recognize the 8000 levels of pen sensitivity like it does automatically in Krita. The 19.5-inch Hurion does have high ratings. A couple of things that were cool when I opened the box yesterday is instead of charging extra for stylus, they give you 2 free and many free extra bibs, and other free things.