WACOM tablet for photo editing: advice?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by crimsontwo, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. crimsontwo macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2008
    I was just about to purchase a Wacom Intuos3 but today Wacom released a new line of their Bamboo tablets with touch technology.

    So, my question... would adding touch capabilities enhance my experience? (instead of using keyboard shortcuts, I can zoom in/out, etc.)

    Some say that Bamboo offers enough pressure points for photo editing and since I am not an artist, I wonder if I will notice the difference between Intuos and Bamboo?

    Any insight is welcome.
  2. opeter macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    No, I don't think you'll notice any difference.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You probably won't notice the difference, but the Intuos3 offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, while the Bamboo is 512 levels.
  4. jampat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2008
    I have a bamboo (a few years old) for photo editing. It works fine. The intuos may be better, but as I am not getting paid for most of what I do, I can't justify the increased cost.

    I didn't know about them adding touch, but I will seriously look at a new bamboo if they have that working well. I typically work with the tablet on my lap and laptop on a table in front of me. Being able to use the tablet to easily zoom/move would be great. My bamboo has the small circular touchpad, but I don't like how it works.

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