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Old 03-23-2005, 06:48 PM
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Pen or Mouse !!

I've been using a Wacom pen for my work with Photoshop - but lately it's been hanging up and I have to move the pen to the top right corner of the pad to get the curser moving again. Then it will be fine again for a while. I think something is going kaput.
So my question is I've heard that a few people have been using some optical mouse (i.e. Logitech MX 510 Mouse) with good success. I understand that they are very accurate and very smooth.
What do you all use and whets your thought about an optical mouse with Photoshop
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Old 03-24-2005, 02:01 AM
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I use a wacom pen and pad and would'nt be without it.

Have'nt tried an optical mouse yet, so can't comment on them. However some members here get terrific results using a standard mouse.

So I guess what I'm saying is, whatever you use, it's the user that really matters, and whatever you're using, the secret is, practice, practice, practice.

Good luck with whatever you choose.
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Old 03-24-2005, 06:30 AM
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whats a mouse?

I use my wacom pen excusivly. even for web surfing . the mouse that came with it is just collecting dust somewhere on my desk. but i have to agree with Gary, Its the tool user more than the tool .
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:27 PM
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Mouse is great for paths or freehand retouch work, I use to use mine all the time when I had one at work, then I changed jobs used the mouse all the time. I recentley decided to try go back to the pen but I have got so good with the mouse that I found the pen awkward to go back to. I knew I used to love it so wanted back but then I decided to just stick with the mouse, maybe I will change my mind again later
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:36 PM
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Hi James,

Welcome to RP!

I've never used a Tablet ....

Everything I do is with my 'faithful' mouse ... a Logitech MX700 Optical (great) Mouse!!!

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Old 03-27-2005, 12:33 AM
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I just got a Wacom but I have never had problems using a ball mouse for photo editing. I got the tablet for drawing.
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Old 04-05-2005, 10:45 PM
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I have a Logitech Mx 1000 laser mouse and Wacom tablet. I don't use anything but the pen for photoshop. It's the best!
Just my preference though.

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