Graphics Tablets

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by James.Paul, Aug 24, 2002.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know which graphics tablets are supported by 10.2
     
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    What do you mean by supported?

    I plug in my Intuos2 tablet, it works with the 4D mouse although it needed the Wacom drivers to calibrate the pens properly so that they could cover the whole screen.

    Works just fine with Ink (which is an impressive novelty). Other than that, it seems much the same as before - decent support in Photoshop 7, rather weak support in Painter 7.
     
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    Ah, interesting, I have a 9x12 Intuos2 and I'm going to be getting Jaguar soon. What sort of calibration do you need for the pen?

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    Ive got 10.2 coming and I want to take advantage of Inkwell. I do not have a tablet but wondered if there is a list of supported tablets available like there is for scanners, CD-R's etc.
     
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    Nothing specific - just that when I plugged it in "raw" (i.e. before installing any drivers) it was as though the tablet (a 9x12) only corresponded to a 1024x768 display, despite the fact that I had a 1280x1024 display, so I couldn't get the pens to go to the far right of the screen or the extreme bottom of the screen.

    Once I'd got their drivers installed, the problem went away. No actual calibration was required, it was just as though it "defaulted" to assuming a smaller display than I really had for some reason. I did go into the control panel and restrict the pens to just the left-hand monitor, to keep the aspect ratios of the tablet and screen roughly similar, but that's just a personal preference - I have enough trouble with having to keep the tablet at a 45 degree angle to use it (left-handed) without having everything come out strangely elongated too :D
     
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    Ah, OK, I see. I don't know of such a list, but since my Intuos2 worked, I think it's a fairly safe bet that all of the current generation Wacom tablets (all the different sizes of Intuos2, Graphire2, Cintiq if you're really rich) work with it. No idea about other manufacturers though, sorry.
     

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