Trackpad or mouse for designer?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Philalbe, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. Philalbe macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm a freelance designer. I recently started doing the bulk of my work on my macbook. I was just curious what other designs thought about using the trackpad vs. a mouse for serious work? I haven't done any heavy vector drawing with the trackpad yet, but I was wondering if you think it offers the some level of control as a conventional mouse? Thanks.

    Sincerely,

    Phil
     
  2. kowalabearhugs, Mar 13, 2011
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    kowalabearhugs macrumors newbie

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    I heart my Wacom Tablet. Mice and touchpads are great for macro work, but nothing can beat a pen tablet for micro stylings.
     
  3. jahala macrumors regular

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    I suggest you just try doing your design work with only your trackpad and see if it works for you. If not, you can add a mouse or a tablet. By the way, there is a program called Inkscape that will turn your touchpad into a tablet. You can get a demo version for free from http://tenonedesign.com/inklet.php
     
  4. Philalbe thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone. Thanks for the advice and the links! That program that transforms the trackpad into a tablet sounds pretty interesting :)

    Thanks again.
     

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