Because the Microsoft Surface Pro does not include the right drivers, the stylus that comes with on this tablet lacks pressure sensitivity when using Photoshop. The necessary software is now in beta.
Microsoft used Wacom hardware in the Surface Pro, but did not use Wacom’s drivers. So applications that have been designed to work with the Surface Pen have this feature, but ones that expect Wacom’s drivers do not — including Photoshop.
This afternoon, Panos Panay, the VP at Microsoft in charge of Surface development, Tweeted something tablet artists around the world have been waiting to read: “Just tried @wacom beta on my #Surface Pro. Cool to see Pen pressure in #Photoshop. Releasing soon.”
Does this make you more interested in this tablet? Be sure to read our Microsoft Surface Pro Review.