Anyone use a tablet to edit??

TraamisVOS

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Nov 29, 2010
124
Melbourne, Australia
Wow I was just thinking about this earlier today with a regular tablet like an iPad but I put it out of my head immediately thinking they're just not powerful enough for serious editing yet. I didn't know about the Wacoms.

It would be so convenient when travelling or editing on the go.
 

Yeats

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Jul 31, 2012
123
New Jersey, USA
Chris
Wow I was just thinking about this earlier today with a regular tablet like an iPad but I put it out of my head immediately thinking they're just not powerful enough for serious editing yet. I didn't know about the Wacoms.

It would be so convenient when travelling or editing on the go.
Wacom tablets (and similar) are actually drawing-style surfaces that you use with a stylus, so it can mimic "traditional media" techniques. They by far pre-date iPads and all that.

 

Yeats

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Jul 31, 2012
123
New Jersey, USA
Chris
I have an old Wacom - serial interface! - kicking around somewhere. All it does though is "draw", it doesn't have storage or a CPU.

I don't think I'd enjoy using one of these newfangled machines, and the price for the one you linked to.... :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

Ripleysbaby

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Sep 9, 2011
123
Cumbria UK
Garry
I bought one a year ago thinking I needed one. Used it about twice/ thrice. But although its plugged in it mostly serves as a place mat for my coffee
 

ReD

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Mar 27, 2013
123
Been thinking of this recently when I started to use Corel - I have an older Wacom but haven't loaded it into my "new" (5year old) computer yet

must be easier than me using a mouse to clean up with
 

flash

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May 6, 2011
103
Gordon
yes......that WOULD be cool, but there's just a user interface....like a mouse.
Except that they have pressure sensitivity and are far more precise in use than a mouse.

I have used Wacom tablets extensively for the last decade and still do. Nothing comes close when it comes to making fast and accurate selections and masks in PS. I also use taablets with Wacom panels in them on the road (both MS tabletPC's and my Galaxy Notes which are Wacom enabled).

There is a learning curve involved with them. Most people try one for an hour or two and then stick it in a drawer. You really need about a month to get really used to them. I learned by unplugging my mouse. Frustrated for a week or so but after a fortnight I don't know how I did serious PS work without one.

The bamboo series are cheap and work well. The intuous are really only needed for power users.

Gordon
 

stratokaster

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Dec 27, 2010
103
Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel
A friend of mine is an artist and she is very happy with her Wacom-enabled Samsung Ativ Tab Pro 700T. It's very powerful (based on Intel Core i7), runs Windows 8 and comes with a removable keyboard.

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john m flores

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Aug 13, 2012
124
Been using them for 20 years. Currently have the inexpensive Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch. As the name implies, you can use your fingertip like on an iPad or laptop, or you can use a stylus. The big test for me is that I can sign my name with it. Try that with a mouse.

An added benefit is that I continue to have a mouse connected. Having multiple devices and switching between them helps reduce the chance of RSI.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
I bought one a year ago thinking I needed one. Used it about twice/ thrice. But although its plugged in it mostly serves as a place mat for my coffee
Likewise, except mine is no longer plugged in. Not even worth selling, really. Mine was bought something like 10 years ago (maybe longer, I think I still had a PC back then) and basically I have no idea why I bothered.
 

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