I have a small, cheaper Wacom tablet at home and two larger Intuos ones at
work. I use them constantly instead of a mouse for everything. They have
helped my RSI enormously. The ones at work are much better. The one at home
minimises and closes windows in browsers when I'm on webmail. It's very


Geoff Thompson


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Subject: Re: [SCIART] Wacom or other tablets


I'm still using a Wacom Intuos 3 on my old Mac Pro that works beautifully
and always has. Love it!


OTOH, the Intuos Pro, medium sized tablet that I bought for my newer iMac
has been buggy from the start and I'm about to call tech support again. It's
still on warranty (2 years). It sometimes "skips" and on some tools there's
a delay from the moment I click on the tool I want to use to the time the
cursor moves to the location where I want it. When I first called tech
support, months ago, I got the standard song and dance that they won't
support their product on an older version of Photoshop - and urged me to
subscribe to PS CC2018 (which I finally did). That, along with an OS upgrade
(Sierra) and driver update still haven't fixed the issue. Based on my
previous happy experiences with Wacom I'm guessing I just got a lemon this
time and that the unit will need to be replaced.


I am somewhat regretful of buying the "Pro" instead of the smaller, simpler
model. There is a button that allows me to scroll for various options
(enlarge/reduce image size, enlarge/reduce brush size, rotate, etc.) which
sounds great and ought to improve efficiency, but even after using it for
several months it's still not intuitive for me. Probably there are many
artists who find it helpful, though.

Ms. Lynette R. Cook, Artist/Illustrator
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On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 9:53 AM, Marla Coppolino <[log in to unmask]
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Dear All, 


I'm in the market for a Wacom or other tablet, and seeking your comments and
suggestions. I use a Macbook Pro for my digital work. Online reviews vary a
lot, and I'd prefer to hear from my fellow illustrators. Let me know your
experience, good, bad, and/or ugly!


Thanks in advance,



Marla L. Coppolino

Groton, New York



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