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Wacom - can we use it in restoration/retouching

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Old 08-31-2006, 02:45 AM
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Wacom - can we use it in restoration/retouching

We do photo restoration & retouching using the normal optical mouse. I'm contemplating to puchase wacom tablets for my lab but never seen any one working with them live.

Are they useful for restoration ? If yes, which is the best option to start with among the several available versions ? - intutos or graphire.

Let me know if anybody is using for restoration.

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Old 08-31-2006, 03:26 AM
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Certainly wouldn't be without mine. Intuos3 6 x 8. More pressure levels than the graphire if you can afford it.

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Old 08-31-2006, 03:33 AM
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Wacom - can we use it...

LOL... I'll let ya... for this kinda work it beats using a mouse hands down!
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:09 AM
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I use it all the time! Right hand for the tablet, left hand for the mouse for some other stuff and for keyboard shortcuts.

I started cheap due to budget but ended up with the Wacom 4x6 and it's been great. If I had the money and could justify the expense I would definitely move up but I don't see the need RIGHT now.
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Old 08-31-2006, 08:46 AM
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I agree that now it is somethign I would not be without - Could not be without. I have a limited budget as well, and have now what I could afford - Graphire 4x5. If I could go back, though, or move up - I would at least have the 6x8. I don't feel terribly limited with the smaller one, but it would be nice. I am sure the Intuos would be nice, also, with double the pressure sensitivity.
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Old 08-31-2006, 09:33 AM
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learned retouching with a mouse, then switched over to the tablet. I cannot go back. When I use a mouse now, my work suffers greatly. I don't even think this should be contemplated for a serious retoucher! I currently use a 9x12 but I started on a 4x5, which I felt was a bit to small. I would recommend at least a 6x8. I prefer the intuos line, but have never used any other so don;t know for sure.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:50 AM
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Have used a 4x5 for ages now, I've tried a 6x8, but for me I didn't feel I gained anything by it, and prefer the extra desk space a 4x5 gives me.

But wouldn't be without a pad of some form under any circumstances.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:28 AM
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Thanks for the inputs.

Is stamping a badly damaged photo a pleasure working with a pen compared with a mouse ?

Let me know the pros and cons compared to mouse while stamping.
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:28 AM
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Just bought a A5 Intuos 3 and it is fantastic, loving the upgrade from a A6 Intuos, just give that extra bit more room to work with and the nibs you get with it are great
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Old 09-21-2006, 07:35 AM
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I'v got the A4 Wacom intuos, fantastic piece of kit for both retouching and restoration, take a bit of time to get used to (I started with a tiny A6) but you won't go back
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