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silverbirch

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#80790 4-Apr-2011 19:35
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Hi

My present to myself later this year is going to be a graphics tablet as I'm repairing some historic family photos with Photoshop.   Just wondering if any forum users have experience of the different models and brands.  I've seen a DSE one for $149 and then the Wacom Bamboo Craft for around $300.  The Wacom has excellent reviews online.

Any suggestions much appreciated. 




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  #455259 4-Apr-2011 19:58
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On the pro photog forums everyone swears by Wacom. It's probably cheaper to outsource the whole job though. I use retouchup.com and I think they have a sister company that does it, but I forget the name right now.

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  #455264 4-Apr-2011 20:01
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timmmay: On the pro photog forums everyone swears by Wacom. It's probably cheaper to outsource the whole job though. I use retouchup.com and I think they have a sister company that does it, but I forget the name right now.


I enjoy "playing" so think I'd get a lot of enjoyment from buying a tablet.  Just a question of whether to pay a little more and buy a superior product.  Well supposedly superior I guess.  Thanks for the info. 




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  #455267 4-Apr-2011 20:05
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The Wacom is of high quality...





 

 

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  #455270 4-Apr-2011 20:08
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Thanks - it seems that way from reviews.  The DSE slimline sounds ok and I've had good experience with their products but this seems worth a more specialised company.




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  #455282 4-Apr-2011 20:27
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I have the Wacom Intuos4 Tablet, 8" x 13" and find it superb to use.

It all depends on what you may use it for in the future, but you may want to consider this...
Wacom Intuos4 Tablet 4" x 6" - $377.42

Although that Bamboo Craft does look interesting with the multi-touch support.

But yeah, you can't go wrong with a Wacom really.

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  #455287 4-Apr-2011 20:33
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OK - thanks.  Looks as though it's Wacom then.  Not sure I want to spend quite that much for an intermittent hobby, much as I know I'd love it!!  

Thanks for your input. 




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  #455301 4-Apr-2011 20:57
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I'm told bigger isn't always better with tablets. I used one once but didn't like it much, apparently they can take a while to get used to.

Like I said I outsource detailed retouching so I don't need one. It's too time consuming.

 
 
 
 


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  #455312 4-Apr-2011 21:11
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timmmay: I'm told bigger isn't always better with tablets.


I think I could agree with you on that one. My 8" x 13" is probably a tad too big for what I use it for. I'd say most people can get away with a mid sized tablet similar to the Bamboo Craft.

That being said, I would love to get my grubby little hands on one of these one day...
http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/cintiq-21ux.php



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  #455321 4-Apr-2011 21:31
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Really appreciate the advice and information - thanks people.




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