What tablet would you buy?

I’m in the market for a tablet to make my life using the GIMP easier. I’ve looked longingly at them in stores but my credit card stayed in my wallet and I resisted the temptation! Now, I’m seriously thinking of making a purchase and wondering which one to go for.

After some initial problems Richard Querin got his Wacom Graphire3 working and I know there’s the Linux Wacom Project but they’re not the only show in town. What about other manufacturers?

As a photographer, has using a tablet helped you? Has it made it easier to work on photos? Is it easier to apply large changes like dodging and burning a whole image?

And finally, red or blue pill?


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7 Comments

  1. ryan Reply

    I splashed out and got one of the A5 Wacom tablets in PC World a few months ago. Works very nicely in photoshop although having never used one before it was quite a bit to get used to using a pen instead of a mouse. And err, blue pill

    http://blog.rymus.net

  2. ABM Reply

    I bought a tablet PC from Gateway. I got the first generation which wasn’t a great choice because the specs were a little bad, like an unexciting display and max resolution. I really like it however the onlything I use it for is dodging and burning in photoshop so I don’t think it’s worth what I paid in the end. Though it is a great conversation piece.

    Gateway UK doesn’t seem to sell the tablet PC. You can check it out here.

    http://angrybunnyman.livejournal.com

  3. Donncha Reply

    ABM – I’m looking for a graphical tablet and pen really. Something to make my photo editing easier. I just tried to order the Graphire4 off Amazon.co.uk but they won’t ship it to Ireland unfortunately. Can anyone recommend somewhere to buy such a device?
    Maplins have a tablet but it’s not a brand I recognise so it’s less likely to work with Linux. Grrr.

    http://inphotos.org/

  4. Mike Reply

    I’m trying to persuade Santa to get me a tablet for Christmas, but he’s not too clued up on online shopping so I’ve been doing the hard work for him. I hadn’t even thought of trying PC World or Maplin, so I must check out the prices there before I finalise my Christmas wishlist. Play.com won’t ship outside the UK either, so I’d recommend pixmania.com, if only on the basis that the last item I bought there was nearly half the price you’d pay in shops in Cork.
    Basic: Graphire 4 (A6 size) €86 (plus about €12 for 2 day shipment with DHL).
    http://www.pixmania.com/ie/uk/252116/art/wacom/graphire-classic4-pen-tab.html
    High(er) end: Intuos III (A5) €292 + shipping
    http://www.pixmania.com/ie/uk/252114/art/wacom/intuos-iii-a5-usb-pen-tab.html

    And if the price still isn’t right, try eBay!

    http://www.thehighstool.net

  5. mynn Reply

    hello there, i’ve been a fan of your blog & photos but it’s my first time putting down a comment. I also use GIMP to edit my pictures. I am only a beginner but personally, I recommend the Wacom Volito 2. it cost me less than £30 from amazon.co.uk but definitely beats using a mouse for GIMP. My impressions here:

    http://itchiness.blogspot.com/2006/09/my-new-toy-wacom.html

    Definitely worth every penny.

    http://itchiness.blogspot.com

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