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To annotate PDFs (i.e. putting hand-written comments to papers) it is very helpful to have a clean look and feel when, as if writing on an actual paper. The current pen tool in acrobat is really weak in that sense. I appreciate this tool being available for a long time. But when you compare to the state-of-the-art Windows Ink tools (like inky, drawboard PDF, PDF Ink, ...) or even linux tools like xournal++, the acrobat pen tool with funny renderings artifacts and without pressure sensitivity in acrobat feels really outdated. I mean really outdated. Bad looks, bad feel. In principle not acceptable.
This said, in Photoshop everything works as it should wrt pressure sensitivity of my pen. How difficult can it be to apply this in-house technology to a paid product like Acrobat?
Question: When will you please improve the inking capabilities of Acrobat DC to include pressure sensitivity, and without these funny artifacts introduced? Please do so quickly, for a paid service like acrobat dc, the current status is simply not acceptable.
With all respect, your first sentence: "To annotate PDFs (i.e. putting hand-written comments to papers) it is very helpful to have a clean look and feel when, as if writing on an actual paper." is off the mark about using Acrobat. It is intended for reading and review of documents in a digital world. Using Acrobat's pen/pencil drawing tool to write text -- like writing on a physical sheet of paper -- detracts from a page's clean look and may be problematic if the writing is inadvertently moved by the recipient. Using Acrobat's other commentary tools (highlighting, text insertion, cross-outs, etc.) and typing your remarks in those comments is very efficient. Your commentary is also anchored to their locations.
The feature of writing in PDFs, i.e. to make hand written annotations on paper work, is a feature many modern PDF viewers give. I gave examples above. I do need this feature for my work. You may not and that is OK -- but this is not the place to discuss this. For me this is a must-have feature for a modern PDF viewer/editor and Acrobat currently does not provide it despite being one of the most expensive editors on the market.
Please, Adobe, make the pen tool pressure sensitive in Acrobat, too.
Can I please request an official statement from Acrobat of when pressure-sensitive non interpolating inking is available also in Acrobat? If you do not plan to integrate it, please let me know so that I can switch my PDF editor.
Ok, I now switched to "PDF Annotator" which does the trick. Thanks for the support