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Graphic Tablet Poll

View Poll Results: What size graphic tablet do you use?
4x5 123 33.24%
6x8 104 28.11%
9x12 51 13.78%
no tablet...use a mouse 80 21.62%
other 12 3.24%
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Old 12-01-2002, 07:36 PM
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Just ordered my Graphire2 today. I had one on my wish list for later purchase but when I saw that I could get Knockout2 for 100.00 if I bought the tablet now, I jumped on it. An incredable deal to get my tablet and Knockout2 for 200.00. I just hope the offer doesn't go away before I can get mine.

I really like these threads that go on for months. It was nice to read all the posts about others making the decission and later seeing how they are doing with their purchases.
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Old 01-12-2003, 02:26 AM
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I've owned a graphire 2 tablet for 8 months now and found it to be very help when workin on photos and such. Had a few problems with infinate loop errors at first but found this was easily solved by plugging my serial trac ball back in, found this to be useful later on as I am left handed but use the mouse right handed and being able to use both. Little trick for the pen if you have problems with hands cramping from extended use I went out and bought a bic xxl foam grip pen then took the grip off and slid over graphics pen found this also helps to prevent accidental clicking of the duoswitch.

Rick

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Old 07-31-2003, 04:06 PM
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I find a good trackball is the best tool by far. Something with a 2+ inch ball. The thing doesn't have to move around the table and you don't have to have drawing skills...

No matter, I can't beat it for control. Something like:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...NS/newwriting/
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Old 11-02-2003, 03:20 AM
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My husband had an Wacom Digitizer II hooked up that he rarely used but since I'm getting into photoart has hooked it up for me. I'm trying to use it as a mouse for the moment just to get used to the feel. This tablet was purchased years ago for more than it would probably cost now and I can find no manual or even information for it on the Wacom site. It's 9x12 but the way.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated. I have managed to set my pressure sensitivity and click speed but it obviously is capable of many things I don't understand.

Thanks,
Blu
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Old 11-03-2003, 06:31 AM
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I found myself in Houston with my Graphire in my suitcase, but no stylus. That was enough incentive to upgrade so I found a Graphire III at a Best Buy and decided to buy it.

So far, I really like it. It's much smoother than the old one and I like the levels of pressure.

One good thing came out of not having my Graphire for a few days, I learned to use the polygonal lasso tool. I had always avoided it, but when I had few alternatives it did the job nicely.

Take care, Margaret
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Old 11-04-2003, 03:40 AM
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This site has been posted before but tablet neophytes may be unfamiliar with it.
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Old 11-04-2003, 04:37 AM
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Thanks very much for the response, Chris.
The site is just what I'm looking for.

Blu - a neophyte
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Old 11-18-2003, 04:58 AM
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His book is pretty good too..

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...980719-5253450
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:54 PM
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i got 6x8. its great. i use my mouse for all the browsing.
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Old 01-01-2004, 03:16 PM
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I was shopping at Sam's Club a few weeks ago and they had a skid of the 4x5 tablets selling for $49.95. Best deal I have seen on them.
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