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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 02-14-2002, 11:36 AM
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Graphic Tablet Poll

What size graphic tablet do you use...4x5, 6x8, 9x12 other. Or do you use a mouse instead?
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Old 02-14-2002, 01:06 PM
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I use a mouse, not because I wouldn't like to have a tablet, but because I've spent my limit for quite a while. So I'll have to keep digging through my neighbor's garbage, hoping he'll throw one away.

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Old 02-14-2002, 01:29 PM
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4"x5"
I have tried larger but actually prefer the 4x5. I have mine set up to behave like a mouse, which seems to work better for me than the default settings.

I could not live without it!

I should add that I still use a mouse for non photoshop work.
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Old 02-14-2002, 04:47 PM
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^^^Ditto

4x5 works best for me. As I said in another thread, the larger tablets makes my arm tired after a few hours.

Outside of Photoshop, I often use a multi-button scroll mouse.
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Old 02-15-2002, 08:42 AM
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I was fortunate in getting mine as a combined family present for Christmas so instead of the Graphire I was going to buy, I got the 6 x 8 Wacom Intous tablet. I love it. From what everyone says, the tablets they got are the perfect size so I think I would have been happy with the smaller on and I don't feel the need for the largest one so I think it's all in what you get used to working with. I do love the pen and tablet and believe anyone serious about digital graphics should get one. I still use my mouse for most everything else though.
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Old 02-17-2002, 09:31 AM
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I use a 6x8. Had a 4x5 but seem to run out of room often.

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Old 02-19-2002, 09:17 AM
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Thanks for all the information. I currently just have a mouse and drawing with it can be quite the pain. I have finally decided to invest in a Wacom tablet. From reading all these threads, I think I will go with the 6 X 8. THANKS for the help!

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Old 02-19-2002, 09:54 AM
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Old 02-23-2002, 10:35 PM
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I Love my Wacom 6x8
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Old 02-27-2002, 09:42 AM
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I have a Graphire tablet that I had forgotten about. It was stuck away in a drawer until I read this thread.

I have damage to my right shoulder, so trained myself to use the mouse/tablet with my left hand and got pretty good with it.

Then I got a new iMac which came with an Apple Pro mouse and I found it so comfortable to use and so accurate, I was not missing the precision of the tablet at all even for fine PhotoShop work.

However now that you've reminded me, I dug out the tablet and have been giving my right arm a rest. Strange that even though I'm right-handed, I find it really awkward to use the tablet with my right hand.

Thanks for all the good info,

Margaret
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