Mouse Recommendation for Photography

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rudy Rudolph, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Rudy Rudolph macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    I recently bought a retina Macbook pro and plan to do some photography/graphic design on it. I would like to have a mouse instead of using the track pad when editing. What is your recommendation on a mouse? Buy an Apple magic mouse, buy a different mouse, or stick with a wireless USB Microsoft mouse that I have been using with PCs?

  2. cookies! macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    I like to use gaming mice with adjustable dpi.... logitech, razer, etc
  3. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Radical suggestion -- have you considered a Wacom tablet? Much better than either a trackpad or a mouse, IMHO.
  4. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    I like the Magic mouse for surfing but for design work I use the MS Wireless Mouse 5000. It's not fancy or expensive but fits my hand well and has four programmable buttons.
  5. schopaia macrumors member


    Apr 14, 2010
    Absolutely a tablet. Check monoprice and huinon tablets for good alternatives to the expensive wacoms.
  6. Rudy Rudolph thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2013
    Thanks so much for all the responses. I do have a small Wacom tablet and a mouse with programable buttons so I think I will stick with them for editing.
  7. Oracle1729 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2009
    This exactly. They're built to be comfortable, nicely sized, and most importantly, precise.

    I have a Wacom tablet too, it's great but not a replacement for a good mouse. Actually, I'm lucky, I'm left handed, but I've always used the mouse with my right hand. The Wacom is perfect for my left hand. Now if only I could type with my nose ;).
  8. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Ditto here - write with my left hand and use a cursor device in my right hand. In my case, I absolutely prefer a Kingston Trackball (with the ring around the track ball) for moving the cursor around for general usage. The Wacom for me is a real time saver. I have used the Cintiq but found that it was easier for me to keep my eye on the screen and use an Intuos instead. I know others prefer the Cintiq which is fantastic but alas, I found that the stylus being exactly where I need to see was a challenge after several minutes of use but that is just a unique problem to me.
  9. Parkin Pig macrumors 6502a

    Parkin Pig

    Oct 23, 2009
    Same here - Intuos 4 for the left hand, but I prefer the wireless trackpad for my right hand as it's a good size for scrolling and gesture navigation.

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