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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 09-10-2002, 01:41 AM
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Finally got around to ordering a 4*5 'Graphire 2 USB Graphite' through an online firm, hopefully it'll be delivered tomorrow, have already downloaded the upgraded driver for it. Comes with 'Painter Classic' and 'Expressions 2 Lt', set me back AU$175 including freight. After reading the posts here I'm really looking forward to making use of it.
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Old 09-10-2002, 12:52 PM
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That's great Nick. Let us know how it goes for you. I don't know why they ship it with Painter Classic since it doesn't take advantage of the tilt feature. You need full version Painter to do that but maybe that's their gimic. At anyrate, I think you will really enjoy your new pen.

Ed,
Thought I would ask how you're pen is doing for you? You haven't mentioned it lately so I don't know if you finally got comfortable with it or not.
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Old 09-10-2002, 01:08 PM
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DJ - I don't think the Graphire's pen is capable of the tilt stuff...you have to get the fancy tablet like yours!
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Old 09-10-2002, 01:30 PM
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Opps, you're right Greg. Forgot.
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Old 09-10-2002, 08:03 PM
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Ed,
Thought I would ask how you're pen is doing for you? You haven't mentioned it lately so I don't know if you finally got comfortable with it or not.
DJ
You didn't get your kiss yet, did you? Actually, it's getting much easier to control, although I haven't really used it very much yet. When I'm committed to 15 - 20 hours per day on the site, it's hard to do too much. But I'm sure as I use it more, I'll be a happy camper with it.

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Old 09-10-2002, 08:10 PM
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Hi! DJ,
received the pen just after I sent in the post. from Sydney to where I live in a day, that's blazing fast for out here.
Still alternating with mouse, don't know what the tilt function is, I hold the pen at an angle it appears to work OK
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Old 09-10-2002, 09:04 PM
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Sorry Nick. I forgot the Graphire doesn't have the tilt feature. That sure was fast. Hey, I still use the mouse for most everything but digital art and photo work. Some use the pen exclusively but for me I still like the mouse for navigating the net and such. I think you will really enjoy the pen. It feels natural to use it.

So I'm getting close to a virtual kiss huh Ed? I sure hope so. Hate to see you spend that money and not like the thing after all the horn blowing we've been doing about pens on this site.
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Old 11-10-2002, 10:38 PM
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well, I finally did it, I bought a Graphire 2 today, and I love it!! I just spent the past couple hours playing around with it, experimenting with the settings in the driver and learning Painter classic. my reaction so far: WOW!! I had no idea what I've been missing out on for so long. by now I'm just using the pen and included mouse for everything and I've put my old mouse off to the side for now. I actually like the mouse that came with the graphire better than my old mouse (a Logitech wireless mouse) since i get way better accuracy. (and no batteries !! i always had to replace my mouse batteries revery couple months). I can't wait to try it out with Photoshop 7, which I have to wait til about the middle of this week for (that seems like a loong time right now I'm a very impatient person)

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Old 11-11-2002, 11:46 AM
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David,

Congrats on your new tablet! Can't wait to see what new masterpieces you create with it!

I understand being impatient! My new monitor was supposed to arrive on Friday, but wasn't delivered. Waiting over the weekend for it to arrive today almost put me over the edge!!

Jeanie
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Old 11-11-2002, 01:21 PM
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Makes you wonder how you ever did any restoration of art work using the mouse doesn't it? I can understand your impatience. I'm the same way. Keep us informed when you finally merge the 2 new toys David.
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