pen input device for iMAc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by driphone, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. driphone macrumors regular

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    Hi, What is a good pen like input device for connecting to an iMac for a 5 year old to do some painting/drawings?
    TIA.
    Sam
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    For a kid, I would recommend a Bamboo Fun tablet. HERE is an Amazon link. I have a 'souped-up' version of this for some web illustration work I do on the side, and the company is spot on.

    For a good free graphics program to use along with it, I'd recommend Gimp. (link).
     
  3. Austinjwalker macrumors member

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    Bamboo is good for kids, like was stated. I use a large Intuos4 tablet made by wacom for photo editing.

    found mine on craigslist, they're all over there in major markets, as well as ebay.
     
  4. driphone thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you both for your help. After calling Wacom customer care, I decided to go with Bamboo Pen since it's all my 5 year old will need. For the drawing app, I downloaded "My First Tools 2 Paint" from Mac app store and it's a great program.
    Regards,
    Sam
     

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