Inkwell??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BollywooD, May 18, 2005.

  1. BollywooD macrumors 6502

    BollywooD

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    where is this?

    excuse the ignorance, but do I need a Tablet to enable this?
    I searched in spotlight and all I get is a system preference named"ink" - I click on it and nothing?

    I just wanted to have a play with it seeing as its one of the new tiger features i havnt really seen yet.
     
  2. davidwells macrumors newbie

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    I've not seen it either--Yes, it does appear you need a tablet before you can 'see' the pref pane and enjoy the goodness of "inkwell". I'm curious, but not curious enough to buy a tablet... except a quick check on Compusa's site shows the 4x5inch tablet on sale for $69US. Not sure what it converts to in AUS$ but a discount none the less.

    Hmmm, consider this I will.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/inkwell/
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    You can't see it? I've seen it and double clicked on it. I forget what happens after that, but I'm assuming its nothing.
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

    BornAgainMac

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    I tried Inkwell with a tablet and was really disappointed in it. I tried to use the tablet as a navigation tool in addition to text input. It seemed to go into hand writing mode when I just wanted to click in icon to run something.

    Perhaps the $100 dollar tablet wasn't any good and it had nothing to do with Inkwell but I am not sure. It was very smooth to write and didn't seem slow or anything and did recognize words really well. I think I wanted to try a alternative to the mouse and do simple keyboard tasks and perhaps paint with Photoshop. My expectations were too high.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    You were using it wrong. You had "Write Anywhere" inabled. You need a Tablet of some kind in order for Ink to show up. Overall, I love my Tablet.

    Here's some ink screenshots:
     

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  6. davidwells macrumors newbie

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    Wow, that's great to know. Are you using the little 4x5" or a larger tablet? I'm seriously thinking about one now. Pressure sensitive Photoshop tools alone almost justify the cost, but if Inkwell works effectively, then that's a bonus, too.
     
  7. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    I have the Wacom 4x5", but thats fine for me...

    You can see how nice the tablet matches the iMac G4!
    [​IMG]

    I mainly use it for drawing/sketching in Photoshop.
     

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