by Jen McPherson on June 6, 2005 in Gadgets
Wacom is a renowned name in PC pen tablets for the digital artist, and are the leaders in PC tablet technology. Their tablets have been used by professionals world wide and are marked for their excellence in all their hardware. So, without further delay lets get into the review and the specifics.
On both sides of the tablet there TouchKeys and Touch Strips. The Touch Keys are programmable buttons so that one can make shift clicks and assign short cuts for ease of use. So instead of having to swap between the keyboard and tablet your keys are already there for quick actions, making editing images that much easier. The Touch Strips make it easy for the user to scroll web pages and images, zoom and change brushes while drawing/editing.
The Touch Strips are extremely simple to use, just run a finger over them to use like a scroll wheel or tap the top or bottom so that the function works more like a button, the strips are touch sensitive, a real unique feature. It is extremely handy and shocking to see how often you’ll come to use these two features, and after a while it seems like second nature. With just these two functions you save time editing for they are always there at your fingertips.
Being my first time using a PC tablet I was skeptical, and wanted to put the tablet to a real test. So, I broke out my artistic skills and gave it a real workout over the time I was able to use it. I took many screen captures of my work so that my progression could be seen, and as you’ll discover I came to love this piece of equipment.