Photoshop was the application that made the digital tablet the must-have peripheral device for photographers. Then came the fabulouos Lightroom 2 which didn’t use as much pressure-sensitive commands and a question arose about whether a digital tablet was such a necessity.
I was going to write up a review of WACOM’s terrific Intous4 tablet but somebody beat me to it. Scott Kelby has been inviting noted photographers to guest on his blogsite. Today’s photographer is Wes Maggio and he’s got lots of nice things to say about Lightroom 2 and the use of the WACOM digital tablet.
For those of you just getting started in editing your own photos, I recommend the WACOM Bamboo Fun digital tablet as it comes with Photoshop Elements included for around $130 at Henry’s Cameras. I used the Bamboo Fun for about a year before I got an Intous4 which is larger and offers different digital pen nibs.
As far as I’m concerned, if you do any photo editing at all, you’ll love using a digital tablet like the Bamboo or Intous4. Here’s why: Most photo editing like cropping or simple editing is easy with a mouse (and the digital tablet comes with one too) but edits like whitening a subject’s eyes or teeth where you have to draw around the white parts are really tough to do with a mouse and really easy with a digital pen. A digital tablet makes this kind of editing or the editing of portraits where you want to fix some minor blemishes or reduce some age lines, it’s easy with a digital pen.