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I have a new 24" monitor (the old 17" one suddenly broke so the new pc will have to wait). I have a Bamboo one graphics card at the moment, which I always use.
I need to buy photoshop elements (which I intend to upgrade to full CS4 whenever the next half price deal comes along!), and it comes bundled with a Bamboo fun, which has a little more functionality than my current Bamboo.
I fancy the new Bamboo, as it is very little more in price than elements on its own - though it comes with version 6, rather than version 7 (is there much difference?).
So the small Bamboo is the same size (A6) as the tablet I use now. Does anyone with experience know if I'd be better of spending twice the amount to get the larger Bamboo fun 'medium'? I just wondered if it makes things easier, especially with a 24" screen?
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Quote: Does anyone with experience know if I'd be better of spending twice the amount to get the larger Bamboo fun 'medium'?
I do, yes. I thought it was worth it.
You could also consider a special wide version of the Intuos.
Not worth it IMHO. I have an A6 Bamboo fun with a 24" monitor and it's fine.
As I understand it larger tablets are principally only of advantage to artists and graphic designers who use large pen/brush strokes in their art work.
Photographic work generally uses much smaller movements; so a small tablet is fine.
Well that's what I was told! All I can say is an A6 tablet and a 24" monitor works fine for me.
Thanks Conrad. I haven't looked, but I fear a special wide version of the Intuos will cost me too much of my pc savings budget. Does a larger size allow greater control, do you think?
Sorry, crossed posts, Henchard. Thanks for your feedback.
It depends on how detailed the work is that one does in his images. When working in great detail I found that the A6 gave me a very cramped feeling. The bigger one is better in that respect. But it does depend on what the user wants out of it.
I also use a small Wacom with a 24" monitor, and as Henchard says the movements you make when toucjhng up photos are small, so you don't really need a huge area. That's my experience anyway!
Hmm, food for thought. I must admit, even with my old Bamboo one I am not finding much difficulty with the sort of detail and control across the whole screen that I thought I might with such a big jump in screen size. So I will probably save some money and stick to the small size bamboo fun.
Now, can anyone say whether photoshop elements 6 has many useful features missing compared to version 7 ? Because I may have to use it for quite a while before another good offer on full photoshop.
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