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  • Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

    I'de like to here from anyone with this combo or anyone with experience of a wacom device.

    I spend a lot of time in lightroom now and I'm always looking for software and gadgets to streamline my workflow and make my life easier, work smarter not harder right?

    Ive only ever had demo's or little play's with these at trade show's etc

    I would be looking at the Intuos Pro Medium for my needs.

    Any advice would be very helpful.
    Ash.
    http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk

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    Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

    I use the Wacom tablet all the time, with both LR and PS

    I tend to use the Wacom mouse with LR and the pen more in PS

    I rarely use the tablet buttons & sliders, preferring to use the KBD to select what I want. Don't think I've ever turned the pen upside down to access the eraser in PS. The pen button can be helpful for access to right click menus.

    Wouldn't want to not have one.

    *chr
    Graham

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    • #3
      Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

      Ok Graham, thank's for that, everyone I speak to that's got one say they would not be without it, just need to find a good price now
      http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk

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        Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

        I have to admit I have never really gelled with tablets. The disconnection between the tablet surface and what's going on at the screen is my problem. On the other hand I have used tablet PCs (my previous laptop had a Wacom-enabled touch-screen and my previous smartphone had a Wacom ) where you use the stylus on the screen and I'm fine with that. I use the Lightroom Adjustment Brush a great deal but find using a mouse is OK.

        Ian
        Founder/editor
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          Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          I have to admit I have never really gelled with tablets. The disconnection between the tablet surface and what's going on at the screen is my problem. On the other hand I have used tablet PCs (my previous laptop had a Wacom-enabled touch-screen and my previous smartphone had a Wacom ) where you use the stylus on the screen and I'm fine with that. I use the Lightroom Adjustment Brush a great deal but find using a mouse is OK.

          Ian
          Talking to club members they seem to be love or hate, that might be a little extreme but you get the picture (no pun intended)
          My experience and I have had three over the years, I simply didn't get on with them, its the disconnection as Ian says. I am able to control the mouse better.
          Tempted to try again sometime as the idea of them is logical.

          Patrick

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          • #6
            Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

            Thanks Graham, Ian and Patrick for your input, I will let you no how I go.
            http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk

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            • #7
              Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

              I had one years ago but could not get on with it. One of the problems was that it needed quite a bit of room which I did have on a table at right angles to my desk, but the usb connections were all on the left side and the lead was tight. I felt it should have been in front of my screen for me to be sitting comfortable because I was twisting my back as it was.

              I was unable to quickly shift from using it to using the computer normally. Even if I had the logistics sorted, like Ian and Patrick it just didn't seem to connect for me.

              I sold it for 20 and was glad to see the back of it.

              Good Luck anyway Ash. I believe it to be a Marmite accessory (love it or hate it)!
              Audrey

              https://www.flickr.com/photos/autumn36/

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              • #8
                Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

                Hi Ash
                Your post got me thinking, so I have bought a Wacom Pen & Touch, the small one and if I get along with it this time I shall go on and get a Pro version.
                The big thing that I couldn't get my head round was the curser in relation to the pen, it behaves quite differently to a mouse, this is what you need to master, and now I finally understand how it works i think I am getting the hang of it.
                The new models are more sophisticated than the ones I tried before, the software in particular.

                Patrick

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                • #9
                  Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

                  Originally posted by Patrick View Post
                  Hi Ash
                  Your post got me thinking, so I have bought a Wacom Pen & Touch, the small one and if I get along with it this time I shall go on and get a Pro version.
                  The big thing that I couldn't get my head round was the curser in relation to the pen, it behaves quite differently to a mouse, this is what you need to master, and now I finally understand how it works i think I am getting the hang of it.
                  The new models are more sophisticated than the ones I tried before, the software in particular.

                  Patrick
                  Good on you Patrick - good luck with the experiment - you might even inspire me to revisit this!

                  Ian
                  Founder/editor
                  Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)
                  Twitter: www.twitter.com/ian_burley
                  Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/dpnow/
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                  • #10
                    Re: Lightroom and a Wacom! Advice

                    Thank's Patrick, I have not had chance to get one yet but the one I'm looking at is the 'intuos pro medium special edition' , I'de love to no how you get along with your pen & touch, Ash
                    http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk

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