Why you should get a pen tablet for your photographic post-production ...


"I've been editing my photos with a computer mouse for more than half a decade. So far, I’ve gone through only two PC mice: one a generic Deluxe 800 dpi mouse (which didn’t last for more than 6 months), and the other a Verbatim Rapier V1 3200 dpi laser mouse, which is still kicking after 6 years of regular abuse. The Verbatim does a great job. I can't really complain. I can easily change the sensitivity, I have macro keys at my disposal, and I can even change the weight.

"But it is still just a mouse. Even if a mouse had one million DPI, you would still be facing the problem that the accuracy depends on your arm, and not your palm (which is more dexterous and accurate). That is why I decided to buy a pen tablet even though I was skeptical at first. I had my doubts about the effectiveness of pen tablets, but because mouse-accuracy is so limited, I decided to buy the Intuos S Wacom Tablet, which has a working area of 10×15 cm and was the cheapest on the market."

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