Wacom, the leading manufacturer of pen tablets and interactive pen
displays today announces an update to the Studio and Studio XL versions
of its Graphire4 range, aimed at amateur photographers who record
family events such as birthdays, weddings and holidays, and who want to
get the best out of their digital photographs. From now on, all
Graphire4 Studio packages will be equipped with Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 provides new tools for creative image
editing and helps the user to organize his pictures more effectively.
Pen tablet users profit especially from two new tools: the magic
selection brush and the magic extraction brush. Both brushes allow
selecting and editing parts of a picture more easily. With the pen,
these selections can be done very
easily and precisely.
The complete packaging of Graphire4 Studio and Studio XL consists of a
tablet and pen, driver CD and Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. Graphire4
Studio features a tablet with an active area in A6 size, the active
area of the Graphire4 Studio XL tablet is A5 size. Like all Wacom pens,
the Graphire4 pen is also cordless and battery-free.
Availability and pricing
The Graphire4 range of tablets is available from Computers Unlimited.
The tablets have a USB connection and run on Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
or later and Mac OS 10.2.8 or later and require a CD-ROM drive.
Photoshop Elements 4.0 for Mac is only available in English, French and
German language versions. Users in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and
Sweden who prefer to have a localized version will additionally find
Photoshop Elements 3.0 on the CDs supplied by Wacom.
The Graphire Studio is priced at £99.99 and the Studio XL at
£179.99 including VAT. Both tablets come with a two-year