System Requirements for Sketchbook


Sketchbook Pro (Windows v9.0.4)

  • Win64-based hardware 
  • Windows 10 and Windows 11
  • 2.5 GHz or greater Intel or AMD CPU
  • 8GB of Memory
    • Large images with high layer counts require greater memory capacity
  • GPU with OpenGL 2.0 support
    • See note below re: GPUs that do not support Sketchbook Pro's full functionality
  • Sketchbook Pro works with both touch and pen-based input
    • Windows Ink must be enabled for pressure sensitivity with a stylus


Surface Pro X and other ARM64-based hardware: see this article‍ for information emulating x64 with Windows 11 on ARM64 processors.

PCs with these older GPUs may not fully support all Sketchbook Pro features:
 - 3rd and 4th generation Graphics Media Accelerators
 - PowerVR edition Graphics Media Accelerators
 - 1st and 2nd generation Intel HD Graphics




Sketchbook Pro (Mac AppStore v8.8.50)

  • MacOS X Mojave (10.14 and above)
  • 2.4 GHz Intel or Apple M1
  • 8GB of Memory
    • Large images with high layer counts require greater memory capacity
  • GPU with OpenGL 2.0 support
  • Recommended for displays with 1290x768 or higher 
  • Sketchbook Pro is designed for pen-based input  
    • Pressure-sensitive pen tablet peripheral or pen display tablet
    • Wacom devices are recommended



Android (v.5.3.1)

  • Android OS 5.0 and higher
  • Optimized for phones and tablets
  • Supported styluses for pressure-sensitive input
    • Samsung S Pen 
    • Wacom Stylus for Cintiq Companion Hybrid

Some functions of Sketchbook, including those related to opening, saving, and recovering files, may not be supported when mirrored to an external monitor or device.



ChromeOS

Many Chromebooks and ChromeOS tablets can install Sketchbook from the Google Play Store. User experience and functional performance will vary based on device specifications.

  • Most Chromebooks do not have the drivers to support pressure-sensitive pen-input
  • Pen-enabled ChromeOS tablets are more likely to provide the pressure-sensitivity support
  • Not all manufacturers use pen technology that is compatible with enabling pressure-sensitivity with Sketchbook



iOS (v.6.0)

  • iOS 13.0 and later
  • Hover is supported on 4th generation iPad Pro with Apple Pencil 2



Language support


Sketchbook and Sketchbook Pro are localized in the following languages:

  • English
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Spanish


On iOS and Android, localization will follow the region and languages from your device settings. If your device language is not one Sketchbook supports, Sketchbook will default to English or adopt a supported secondary language preference.

On Windows, Sketchbook Pro localization can be set independently to OS language settings from inside the app at Menu > Edit > Preferences > General and choosing from the Language drop-down.  The selected language is applied after restarting Sketchbook Pro.

On MacOS, Language & Region settings in System Preferences can be customized on the App level.