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I've been dicking around with graphics art a little, for the first time in years, and coming to the conclusion that though my tablet-phone is quite nice it's just a bit too small of a working area.

Anyone got a recommendation for a good solid cheap input tablet for my desktop? (Or better yet, a discarded one lying around?)

Date: 2012-12-27 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Bamboo. Just got one myself and I am very impressed. :D

Date: 2012-12-27 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen Tablet Multi Touch looks good. Also, Christmas presents haven't been purchased. Let me know if this looks good to you.

Date: 2012-12-27 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

(I was looking at it on Amazon and umm it looks pretty good? Although that's not the name precisely?)
Edited Date: 2012-12-27 02:34 am (UTC)


Date: 2012-12-27 06:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I saw that one, the Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (which is only a little cheaper and has less good software and fewer capabilities) and the Wacom Bamboo Create Pen and Touch Tablet (which looks lovely, but sadly too expensive for us to buy for you). Which one were you looking at?

Date: 2012-12-29 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] barry deutsch (from
The Splash Pen Tablet - or rather, an earlier model of the same device - is what Jake uses to color his and my comics. I think it has a slightly smaller drawing area than the Create, but only slightly smaller, and either device would be fine. (If you like making big sweeps from the shoulder, either one will be too small. But most people draw from their wrist and find the small ones perfectly comfortable to use.)

I think the Splash is a perfectly good tablet, and wouldn't spend the extra money for a Create unless you really, really want the software.

One tip, though - tablets sometimes fail (not usually, but often enough so I've heard of cases). Wacom has really good customer service, but make sure you actually keep the receipt someplace where you'll be able to find it again after months have passed.

Date: 2012-12-29 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Do you have any suggestions about whether the Bamboo Splash or the Bamboo Capture is better (ie is it worth the extra $20 or so for the Capture rather than the Splash?

Date: 2012-12-29 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, *I* can vote from preference that it sounds like the Capture has software closer to something I'm familiar with...

Date: 2013-01-02 07:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
... I actually have one that I haven't used in, like, years, if you want it. I mean, I'm pretending that I will TOTALLY get it out and use it One Of These Days, and haven't.

Date: 2013-01-02 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, wow, I was hoping someone would say that! (And I'd totally like to see you, too.) Message me?


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