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Using Wacom Tablet with Capture One Pro

It is almost three years ago since I wrote on this blog about using a Wacom tablet with Capture One Pro (Work faster by customizing your Wacom tablet in Capture One Pro 7), so I thought it was about time for an update!

I began using a tablet after struggling with the worst mouse design of the century, the infamous Apple ‘Hockey Puck’ mouse.


Whilst looking sleek, it was an ergonomical disaster and soon led to RSI in hand wrist and arm. At the time, I was creating cutting paths for about 7-8 hours per day, so maybe I’m being hard on the mouse, but something had to change. So I found the Wacom tablet.

Since then, I have never looked back and I use my Wacom all day every day for every single application. I do not even have a mouse anymore or feel the need to get one.

Why Wacom?

So, apart from comfort, why else use a Wacom tablet? If you haven’t tried one before, my advice is to certainly give it a go. It may take a short time to adjust, but once you have, you won’t regret it!

The latest models also act like a large trackpad, so if you want a break from pen holding, you can simply activate the touch sensitivity and use it like you would use a laptop trackpad. The pen also responds to pressure, which can be linked with some functionality in Capture One Pro and as well as to other applications.

The model I am using for this post is the Intuos Pro (  They come in a number of sizes, but I have always found the smaller size adequate for my needs, plus it’s also easy to travel with. It really does come everywhere with me.

Wacom were kind enough to send me a new one so I could compare to my much older model I’ve been using. If the financial stretch to a Pro model is too much, the Intuos line ( should definitely not be seen as a poor substitute.


Since my last look at the Wacom driver, I can certainly see that things have moved on in terms of customisation possibilities. There’s almost a mind boggling array of customisable functions and it’s going to take me some time to dig into what will work the best.

Let’s have a look at the Pen first….


Changes to Pen and Tablet functionality are all carried out in the System Preferences (I am told the possibilities are the same with Windows). Here are the Pen options:

The feature circled in orange is important! It allows you to create custom configurations for individual apps.  So, click that to begin creating a setup just for Capture One Pro.

I change very little on the Pen configuration, except for the switch which you can operate with your thumb.  The lower part (set to Pan/Scroll) I can click and hold which allows me to scroll up and down through the thumbnail view, or indeed any other scrollable window in Capture One or any other application..

The upper part I’ve set to Right Click, which means I can access many of the sub menus of Capture One Pro directly from the Pen.

If you’ve read my older blog post about Wacom, you might remember a function called the Radial Menu which can also be accessed by a Pen button click. This brings up an OSD-like menu wherever the cursor currently is:


This menu can be customised to respond to Capture One Pro’s shortcut keys, and if you’re new to Capture One Pro and can’t remember all the shortcuts yet, this is a great way of adding some of the frequently used functions.

To configure it, you need to change to the Functions section, On Screen Controls Tab and then the Radial Menu:


For each ‘wedge’ of the Radial menu you can assign a function. In this case, I have set Keystrokes that correspond to certain Capture One actions, like creating a New Variant.

I will admit that I’ve moved away from using this, as I became more and more used to using shortcut keys and being able to remember them! However, this is a GREAT option if you can’t remember shortcuts or simply don’t like using them.

If you want to use this option, just change the top Pen switch to Radial Menu, or use one of the Express Keys (See below) if you prefer.

I think that, potentially, a great action to add here would be options for Local Adjustments like Fill Mask and Invert Mask. I plan to try this out right away.

If neither of those options appeal to you, simply take a look at the available ones from the list, there’s a lot!


The Tablet

The tablet itself also has customisable Express Keys and the Touch Ring, which is a touch sensitive wheel that can also be customised. It’s commonly used for changing brush parameters or zooming.

Once again, I will be completely honest and say that I don’t use these keys as much as I use the keyboard. Ergonomically, I have my left hand on the Keyboard where I can access, CTRL, SHIFT, CMD, ALT etc., and the Pen in my right.

(Don’t worry if you are left handed, as you can flip the tablet, and set to being left handed in the preferences)

However, instead of using the Express Keys as modifier keys, they are useful for accessing some Wacom specific functions.  One of them, I’ve actually just discovered while writing this post.

The Express Keys are configured just like the Pen toggle switch.  Each key is shown graphically, with a drop down menu of options.

I leave the first Express Key set to the default, which just turns the touch sensitivity on and off.

Display Toggle

If you work across two monitors, like me, the surface area of your Wacom will be divided between them. In the Mapping tab, a graphical representation shows you how the tablet is divided. Generally, I leave it like this, but if you are working on two displays that vary greatly in size, you can find that you don’t have enough tablet for the screen in terms of accuracy.

Therefore, I’ve just set the second Express Keys to Display Toggle:


This means that clicking this button will remap the tablet to either one of the monitors or both of them.  So if I would like to concentrate on my main monitor only, I just toggle through using that key. I have to say that I’m so glad I found this feature.

Precision Mode

This can be really handy when doing some intricate masking work in Local Adjustments. Basically, it remaps the tablet area to a very small part of the screen, so you can work very smoothly.


The Touch Ring

If you’ve ever used a classic iPod (showing my age here), you’ll know exactly how the touch ring works.  It’s a touch sensitive dial that can be used for things such as zooming or adjusting the brush size and hardness:


Sometimes I use this, but sometimes I can either just Right Click whilst using the brush (easy to do on the Pen as you have seen) to bring up the Brush parameters, or even hold CTRL on the keyboard.

So at this time, I haven’t found a time saving use for the Touch Ring, but I will keep investigating.

On Screen Controls

On Screen Controls are similar to the Radial menu but going one level deeper for the amount of shortcuts you can add with more customisation possibilities:


By clicking the plus button (indicated) you can create a list of key assignments in a similar way to the Radial Menu.

They show as a HUD style grid on screen:


Again, this could be a useful way to convert shortcut keys into visual buttons, if you have a hard time remembering them.

Using Pen Pressure

Depending on the model, Wacom tablets are sensitive to the amount of pressure you place on the pad. You can link that pressure sensitivity to the size of your brush in Capture One Pro’s brush settings panel:


Personally, I am not skilled enough to make this work well, and find it faster to just bring up the settings panel to finesse brush size as I work. Also, with the addition of Flow control (The importance of Flow control) it doesn’t make sense to link Pen Pressure to Opacity right now.

But try it and see what you think.


So far, I have only scratched the surface of what’s possible in broader terms with a Wacom tablet.

If you decide to take the plunge and start using a Wacom as a result of this post, then please let me know in the comments how it went.

What have you found that makes your workflow easier?


If you’re already a Wacom user, what can you tell us about your shortcuts and settings?


As I work more with this new tablet and driver, no doubt that I will settle on a configuration. When I do, I will follow up with my final setup!


All the best,

David Grover

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Comments (81)

Sascha Erni

Funny, I use my Wacom pretty much exactly as you do. I, too, stopped using the radial menu after a while, I have the same set-up for the tablet side keys (precision mode is handy indeed); I just use the thumb keys in reverse to your set-up. I keep the mouse ready in case somebody needs to access my workstation who isn’t used to a tablet, but that’s about it.

My main reason to switch to a Wacom was, and is, rheumatic arthritis which I have had to deal with since my teenage years. trackballs helped lots, and I don’t remember the last time I used a “classic” mouse. 10 years ago? 15? No idea. At any rate, I switch from my Kensington trackball to the Wacom every now and then, Over the past years, though, the Wacom has been more in use. I’m a keyboard-shortcut-driven person and even use the keyboard to position windows on my Mac (MercuryMover is great), so the main reason to use a “mouse” for me is precision work in Capture One or Acorn – i.e. when one would prefer a tablet anyway.

David Grover

Hey Sascha!

I can totally understand about the Arthritis. That Apple mouse nearly killed me. 🙂

I will have to check out Mercury Mover. Thanks for the tip.


Sascha Erni

Hey Dave,

just a short update: MercuryMover apparently doesn’t work any longer with macOS Sierra. And they don’t seem interested in updating the tool.

I’ve switched to Divvy for now (App Store or on their web site).

David Grover

Thanks Sascha!

So, I “took the plunge”, and purchased a Wacom Pro Medium. Will be tuned into your webinar later this morning. Can already see some possibilities, but also think the adjustment may have some pain. No doubt worth it:-)

David Grover

Hi John,

Its definitely worth it. You just have to get used to not “pushing” the cursor around like a mouse. More you just put the pen where you want the cursor.

Once you get use to that -its plain sailing.


What has happened to the webinar log on procedure. I have booked many webinars over the past years.
On the last few occasions, including this one, I have received no email on the day, containing the login link . Consequently I have missed the last few webinars! As I have been unable to login.

David Grover

Hey Allen,

Nothing has changed at all. You should get a confirmation with your sign in info immediately after you register.

Have you checked your spam folder? Sometimes they end up in there.

You should also get a reminder, 1 week, 1 day and 1 hour before.


David Beebe

My long-time favorite Wacom Intuos 2 tablet still works with the exception that Wacom abandoned driver support as of OS X 10.5 and it does not load with OS X 10.11. It seems a shame to discard a perfectly working bit of tech just because there is no longer a software driver for it. It still works as a basic table however.

David Grover

That’s a shame. I guess development has to end sometime to make way for robust support for current models.

Sounds like that its still useful for the basics though.

Great article and very useful but also quite intimidating. A few weeks ago I got a Intuos large. Will try your recommendations 🙂

regards Rainer

David Grover

Hi Rainer,

I think the goal is to just take it gradually. Setup the pen first to make sense to you – then build on from that.


mark levine

Great overview of the Wacom option!

My question is how does the functionality of the Intuos Photo compare to the Pro model you demo’d.

Comparing the spec’s indicates a lower resolution, no touch ring, wireless costs extra, and fewer magic buttons, etc. on the Photo model but it is unclear whether the software/driver features like the radial display are limited as well. And if so, what are the limitations vs the Pro model?

Thanks again for these very useful sessions, you hairy armed mentor.

Sascha Erni

Last time I had a shot at the Intuos Photo, the drivers missed the On-screen Control option. But that was about it; configurability otherwise is the same – most important, should you want a custom radial menu or side-button layout for Capture One, the per application profiles work just fine.

Question is whether you need it. Capture One can so easily be adjusted to a custom keyboard layout nowadays that I stopped using the Radial Menu for good. Keeping my hand on the keyboard while working, using shortcuts, is far more convenient for me than using either a custom side button setup or Radial Menu.

For work, I still use the Intuos 5 Touch (small version), and I haven’t felt the need to upgrade to a newer Intuos, or the Pro, for that matter.

mark levine

Thanks, Sascha. Very helpful. I’m finding to hard to justify the Pro. And, shhhhhh, don’t tell anybody, I’ve been using my Trackpad 2 with a stylus, reasonably useful but think I’ll stimulate the economy . . . a hundred dollars at a time.

David Grover

Hi Sascha,

Sounds like we use it in a similar way. I think I will keep using the radial menu for somethings, like Fill and Invert Mask as I mentioned in the webinar and article. That will make that process nice and fast.


David Grover

Hi Mark,

I have asked Wacom to comment as I am not 100% sure of the subtle differences of the drivers / models.

I will let you know when I hear back.

D (The hairy armed Mentor)

David Grover

Hi Mark,

From Wacom..

1. Radial menu is available on all current tablets
2. Precision mode is not available on the consumer tablets.


Great article! The moment you start using local adjustments Wacom tablet should become your basic tool 🙂 I love using it with C1 but would love to see “pen pressure” feature working with C5dmkIII mRAW files. The majority of my work is shot with smaller raws and in that case it doesn’t work 🙁

David Grover

Hey Greg,

You are right Greg!

However we do support mRAW files. Have you updated Capture One recently?


Thank you David for the great webinar this morning! Side-question related to tablet use: do you know how well Capture One Pro works with an iPad Pro/Apple Pencil/Astropad (the app)? I would suspect much of the same functionality is there, but wanted to confirm first. Thanks!

David Grover

Hi Bryan,

Good question, and I havent tried Astropad. Depends if its laggy or not and if it doesn’t pick up false input from hands etc. Try it and let us know!

Might be good to pair with..


Thanks David! I will report back as I learn more.

In the meantime, for those that want a excellent product that works wonderfully right now, Wacom has several great solutions.

Thanks a lot David for sharing these great tips.
I use my Wacom for Photoshop, but I didn’t use it very much for Capture One – until now 🙂

David Grover

You’re welcome Philipp!

David Grover

If you want to watch the Webinar on this subject, then it will be available of YouTube shortly…

Are there any plans to add support for the Astropad app for the iPad pro? It works like an Walcom tablet, especially with the Apple pencil. I use it with Photoshop but have not tried it with Capture 1.

David Grover

I think my best advice is to simply try.

I don’t see a reason why it shouldn’t work.


Since you already have the Astropad setup, it wold be great if you could give it a go on C1P and let us know how well it works. I know I would be forever grateful!

I just have an iPad Air 2 and not an iPad Pro/Apple Pencil, so it would be great to receive some first-hand reports on how well it works before making an upgrade.

My thoughts are the iPad Pro/Apple Pencil/Astropad have enormous potential and could quickly pass up Wacom in the months ahead. So rather than invest in a $250 Wacom Intuos Pro now, it might be worth investing that money towards the Apple setup instead. But first, we need to flesh out how good the current state is.

None of this is to take away from Wacom. They have a robust solution that works wonderfully right now, right out of the box.


Brian and David,

I will give it a try. What is the best way to get in touch to let you know how it works out?


David Grover

Good comments Bryan.

Its probably also worth considering the tactile feel of both products.

Would your palm glide as easily on the iPad glass surface as well as the super smooth Wacom surface!


I have not noticed any problem with the glass surface of Astropad. I use it with Photoshop and the Apple Pen works well. It should for the price.

David Grover

Hi Steve,

Ok, good to know.. or maybe I am just ‘tacky’. 😉


Hello David,

Thanks as always for a most interesting webinar — I really enjoy these broadcasts. I’m watching the recording of the Wacom-related broadcast. Sadly, though the webcam window apparently reappeared for those watching “live,” it did not reappear in the recorded version. Is there a way to re-issue the recording with the window appearing?

This will probably seem like heresy to Wacom users 🙂 — a question on behalf of those of us with severely limited budgets: Do you know if the Huion tablets (which as I understand are well regarded) also work effectively with Capture One Pro 9?

David Grover

Hey Mike,

Yes, unfortunately after the Webcam crashed, even though it was broadcasting to you, I couldnt get my own preview backup, so I can’t do anything to improve that sadly!

Hopefully you can follow without it.

I can’t comment on Huion I am afraid, having never used them. Maybe you can try one out, or go for the Intuos Photo?



I muddled through the video, webcam or no. 🙂 Intuos Photo seems like a good value. Then again I’m perverse enough to think of trying the Huion 1060Plus model. It has a noticeably larger working area. (Though I’m told this is not always an advantage.) It has 2048 pressure levels, as opposed to Intuos Photo’s 1024. (I don’t know if the additional pressure levels provide an advantage during photo editing, or if someone brand-new to graphics tablets should even care about the additional sensitivity levels.) The Huion has 12 hotkeys. It doesn’t support wireless; the Intuos Photo does (via accessory kit). Intuos Photo supports application-specific setups. The Huion doesn’t seem to have such a feature. If it does, none of the video reviews I’ve seen mentions this. Bit of a roll of the dice…

David Grover

Hi Mike,

Thanks for muddling!

Larger area – personal preference! Means greater hand movements over the area, implying more accuracy but perhaps more fatigue.
Pressure Levels – I don’t use them. 🙂 So can’t comment
Wifi – You gotta plug it in to charge it at some point.
Hotkeys – I use the keyboard mostly.

BUT the price is nice for the functionality.

I might be wrong, but do you have to charge up the pen too on that model?

Hi David,

I’ve had quite a bit of experience with muddling through, so it was easy for me. 🙂 Huion’s software enables you to reduce the work surface’s size via their software. Then again perhaps one of their smaller tablets has the same specs and features overall — it’s hard to tell from their web site. The apparently-best-selling model (“1060plus”) is large-ish. Well. If a tablet-master isn’t using pressure levels, then by godfrey I’m not likely to. Yes — the price seems very good IF the device works with Capture One. If not, for my purposes it would be only the world’s lightest-weight boat anchor or an oddly designed salad plate. The pen (which unlike the Wacom pen has no eraser) must be charged from time to time; they claim 200 hours of use on a full charge.

By the way, how might an ordinary mortal contact you if ever we have suggestions concerning future webinars? (This to avoid going off-topic within a specific blog post’s comment section…as I’ve just done, oops.)

David Grover

Depending on Huion’s implementation (how close it mimics Wacom) I couldn’t guarantee pressure sensitivity to work, but might have to bite the bullet and experiment!

If you want to suggest a webinar topic, then go for [email protected]. I will pick it up there. 😉

I suppose that if the Huion tablet supports the basic controls provided by Capture One itself, the pressure sensitivity is not really an issue. The Wacom tablet’s on-screen menu (the one that looks like a pie chart) is certainly an appealing feature; no such feature provided by Huion, I think. Food for thought. Thanks for the email address; I won’t send any unsolicited manuscripts for novels, screenplays, political manifestos, or the like. 🙂

David Grover

Indeed. It *should* just work as an input device like a mouse.

If they have a robust return policy(?) then worth a try.

Or just play safe with an Intuos Photo. 🙂

I’ve been using tablets for over 30 years and just grew to accept Wacom as the best brand. But after having to retire a beloved Intuos 1 tablet because Wacom drivers grew less and less reliable, I bought a new Intuos. I just found it buggy and too many programmable functions to memorize what each did. After a while, it’s just easier to remember the keyboard.

I decided to give the Huion 610 a try. The basic Huion 610 works great with Capture One and currently prefer it. I now wish I had put all that Wacom upgrade money toward a Huion. I also teach C1 and have found that the Huion in is a better tablet with students. It’s sanely priced and the buttons on the 610 are beautifully to matched to masking in C1.

As far as response and pressure sensitivity, it seems fine for what we do. It has a nice tooth. The stylus is cheap to replace. Heck, even the whole tablet is cheap to replace. As a much cheaper tablet. I’d buy it at Amazon in case you get a manufacturing defect so you can easily return it for another. But the 610 (with case) at $50 is the best tablet you can buy for the money even if you move into the Wacom $150 range.

Mike Arst

@TK: thanks very much for this information. Your message is the first I’ve seen from a Huion user who is also familiar with Capture One. Food for thought … the latest Huion model (610 “Pro”) costs roughly the same as the Intuos Photo. The Huion’s working surface is noticeably larger. The Wacom tablet can be customized for particular applications; this doesn’t seem to be a Huion feature (unless they have just failed to mention it). The Intuos has the “pie-chart” contextual menu and I’m guessing the Huion doesn’t. Trade-offs as always! Thanks again.

Hi David.

Thanks for revisiting the Wacom tablets. My wife (graphic designer) and I (photographer) have been using the Intuos Pro Medium for about 2 years now and would never go back to using a mouse. I’ve had to use a mouse a few times on other systems and find it painful.

We switched to the tablet after my wife experienced major neck and shoulder pain from her 8 hour a day design job. The adjustment period for learning the tablet was a bit frustrating at first but after about 3 days we both became very comfortable the pen. We have one at home and she has one at her work place.

I would suggest for people new to the tablet to place the pen in your hand and put your hand directly on the tablet and hover a bit above the surface. Think of the tablet as smaller version of your screen. To start getting used to the tablet slowly, open your browser and grab the scroll bar. It’s good practice. Once your hand and eye coordinate you’ll be good to go.

Again, we love our Intuos Pro Medium.

David Grover

Good to hear Steve! Yes, I think after a 24-48 hour adjustment period, you won’t look back.

The answer, unfortunately, is that Astropad does not seem to work well with C1. There is a lag between the applying the pencil and the result and there is a jerkiness as the image seems to somehow reset itself. The size of the brush stroke does not change as much as it should with changes in the size of the brush and while there is pressure sensitivity, it seems to be minimal. However, it does work and others may have more luck.

David Grover

Thanks for the feedback Steve.

I am sure it could be useful in some situations, but seems like it makes sense to trial before buy.



Thank you for testing it out and providing feedback — much appreciated! I started a thread over in Phase One’s Capture One Pro forum (for Mac) on the iPad Pro/Astropad/Apple Pencil and the small amount of feedback there has been positive so far and no one has mentioned any lag, so I’m surprised to hear that you’ve experienced lag. How noticeable is it? Is there anything in your system that might be slowing things down a bit?

I’ve received enough good feedback that I’m interested in possibly giving it a go myself, but I may wait until the 12.9-inch iPad Pro gets its next update sometime down the road. This would give the Astropad and Apple Pencil even more time to mature and ensure that I’m buying up-to-date hardware. It also gives more time for others to test it out and gather feedback.

As I said before, Wacom provides a robust solution now, but considering that an iPad Pro can be used for so much else and it has the potential to offer so much more in terms of editing, I think it might be worth seeing where it goes in the months to come.

Cheers and thanks again!

One thing I really miss in C1 and what keeps me from doing more layer editing in C1 instead of Photoshop is the ability to press alt+right click and drag up and down for brush size and left/right for hardness, it is so much faster than draging sliders, I have one pen button mapped to right click and them just press alt and drag, but it is not possible in C1. Also, in PS i use alt+spacebar and drag the pen to quickly zoom in and out of the picture, again not possible in C1. Please make it happen, thank you =)

David Grover

That’s a nice idea, and one I will certainly put forward.

Sounds good thank you =)

William Barrington-Binns

David hope you are well
I found everything spot on, but cannot get the radial menu to work it has a menu of its own that does not relate to C1, I have checked thati was in C1 and chode hat when setting up but nothing, any ideas

David Grover

Hey William,

There is no default Capture One setup for the Radial menu. You have to create it yourself!


I have been using the same tablet for a couple of years and a couple of differences in set up I find useful are:-
1. Setting the lower grip pen button to the space key which allows panning at any magnification and
2. setting the top three side buttons to Brush, Erase and show/hide Mask.
The radial menu being less direct in operation is not much advantage over the C1 interface (and I can never remember what I’ve set up on it!).

David Grover

Hey Mac,

Nice tips! I was using a Wacom Cintiq 27HD over the past few days (wonderful!) and I made a similar setup with the Express keys for Show/Hide Mask.


Hi David, Just catching up with webinar (didn’t seem to get the notification for last two episodes although received before in my inbox – minor point) .
On Mapping do you use the full or portion . I saw that you had both monitors on the pad so acting like a portion but when selecting one monitor wasn’t sure if you had portion area or full .
Thank you for you webinars really great way to learn the software
Kind Regards

David Grover

Hi Gary,

Notifications often end up in Spam, so check on that!

Mapping wise, the tablet is mostly split 50/50 between each monitor. If I want to allocate the whole tablet to one particular monitor, its just a simple press of one of my express keys on the wacom itself.

Thank for the nice comment about the webinar!


Hi David,

I started using a Wacom now and this is a good read. Thnx. The only thing that I do not get to work is using CRTL to right click. Do I need to do some configuration to get that working?

I posted a while ago on problems experienced using my Astropad app with Capture 1. I am embarrassed to say that it appears the problems were a function of a worn out tip. I had assumed that the tip of my $100 pencil would last more than a few months.

David Grover

Oh dear! What pen was that Steve?

It is the new Apple Pencil used with the iPad Pro. The tips are replaceable, I just assumed they would last a bit longer.

David Grover

Thats annoying! My last wacom tip lasted three years!

David Grover

Hi marc,

You can hold ctrl on the keyboard (thats what I do) and tap with the Pen.

Or set one of the pen buttons to be right click.


Hi David,

I recently purchased a wacom intuos photo, I am no where as advance as everyone here but I’m eager to learn. Your video’s and this blog has helped me in using capture one pro and guided/convinced me into a tablet over a mouse, thank you.

In regards to precision mode do you find yourself using this option a lot? It seems that this is only on the Wacom intuos pro tablet and not an option for the intous photo. Overall is this something that I will want? Thanks for all that you do!


David Grover

Hi Hung-Wen,

I don’t find myself using it ‘a lot’ but it can be useful in rare cases. But if I didn’t have the option, I don’t think I would miss it so much.


Thank you David for this article.
Convinced me to get a Wacom for myself. So far, I like it a lot. There is just one thing that does not work properly for me:
I use the temporary reset function (Alt-reset) a lot. Now with the Wacom, if I just hold Alt and click the reset symbol with the pen, I see the unjusted version just for the fraction of a second. This happens both if I hold the pen pressed against the tablet or hold the pen key to which I assigned “click”. In both cases the unadjusted version pops up when I release the pen or the button. What sort of works is assigning the “hold click” function but this seems to be delay the process and sometimes acually resets the adjustment even though I am constantly holding the Alt key. Im working with an Intuos Pro on a Windows machine. Do you have any suggestions on this?
Thanks and kind regards from Switzerland.

Jochen B

Im not sure why but the problem is solved.
I have exchanged the tip of the pen to a softer type and now it works as expected. I have not changed any of the settings. Strange but as long as its working… The softer tip feels nicer anyways.
Kind regards.

Hi David
Which size would you recommend for a photographer working on a 21 inch screen?
Wacom suggest the medium tablet, but I’m thinking the small one would require smaller movements.

David Grover

Hi Adi – I would say a small is perfectly fine. I have used both the Smaller and Medium and both are good.

You are right in thinking the smaller is less area work, but less precision.

Hope that helps!

Hello, Frustrated here.

I bought a waecom specifically to take control of pen pressure. to paint in masks with precision. this isn’t yet an option here. Please consider linking opacity to pen pressure, why make me right click every millisecond to change the pressure (flow/opacity) when I own a pen and tablet capable of 2048 pressure levels?

Thank you.

Is it (or will it) be possible to link pen pressure to flow when painting ?
Best Regards

Yes, please make it possible to link pen pressure to opacity! Thank you.

Any experience on right-click-function of a Huion pen in the viewer? With my H610ProV2 everything works excellent, the right-click-programmed pen button works well with the CO browser (opens context menu), but it does not open the context menu in the viewer (e.g. with the masking function – drawing works, but context menu doesn’t). Any hints regarding settings (CO, Huion driver or Windows pen settings)?


I am desperate to find how to link pressure to flow. I am also not skilled enough to link it to size. I would like more flow the harder I press. Please help!!!

Also, is there an easy way to zoom in and out from the tablet? I have the intuos not the pro, so just some buttons.
Thank you so very much

Thomas Henke

Hi David,
I love your YouTube tutorials!
I’m using the Wacom Intuos Pro S (from approx. 2014, but latest driver installed) with an iMac (latest OS), and I have problems with scrolling in C1 (version 12): it works in Lightroom and other applications, but not in C1; neither in the browser (grid view) nor in the thumbnails. I have the exact same pen settings as in your screenshot (“Pan/Scroll…” on the lower pen button). When I try to pan with the pen on a picture, it wants to move the picture to a new location. When I’m in-between pictures, there is no action at all.
Any suggestions?

Thomas Henke

Hi David,
I love your YouTube tutorials!
I’m using the Wacom Intuos Pro S (from approx. 2014, but latest driver installed) with an iMac (latest OS), and I have problems with scrolling in C1 (version 12): it works in Lightroom and other applications, but not in C1; neither in the browser (grid view) nor in the thumbnails. I have the exact same pen settings as in your screenshot (“Pan/Scroll…” on the lower pen button). When I try to pan with the pen on a picture, it wants to move the picture to a new location. When I’m in-between pictures, there is no action at all.

Any suggestions?


How can I link the pen pressure to Flow or Opacity? My pressure only changes the brush size… :/



how can I link pen pressure to opacity???


I’ve been casually using the basic Wacom intuos for a few years and just upgraded to a new XP-Pen Deco Pro drawing tablet. I found it works well with capture one pro in terms of keystrokes/functions for the buttons and roller wheel .