Wacom Bamboo

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  1. RowdyRay

    RowdyRay Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Found this in a thrift store. 25% off. Little over 20 bucks after tax. Doesn't even look to be used. I know it's older and small, but still working on editing and processing. Figured the price was right and might come in handy. bamboo.jpg


     
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  2. tirediron

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    Good score!
     
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    RowdyRay Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks, I thought so. Heck, a replacement pen will cost me this much. My biggest concern was if it's compatible with Windows 10. It is.
     
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    The price has come down dramatically on them in the past year, but still not a bad price.
     
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    Original katomi No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice find, I have the ver 1 I don’t know if win 10 will support but sometimes you can set the pad to touch mode
    What is up with the pen
     
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    Let me know how you like it, Ray. I have one that's sat in it's box unused for probably 14 years:apthy:
     
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    So you have "stone" tablet? How long does the hammer and chisel last on those things. :allteeth:
     
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    JBPhotog No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My gosh, I don't know how anyone can use PhotoShop without a tablet these days, I'd refuse to retouch without one. LOL
     
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  9. RowdyRay

    RowdyRay Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This one is supported by Windows 10. I checked. Not sure what you meant by the pen.

    14 years? Geez! I have not tried it out yet, nor do I know if I'll even like it. For this price, I'm willing to try. My son says he'll gladly take it off my hands if not.
     
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    Yes, lol. My wife had a friend that lived across the street years ago who gave it to her new. Her husband had given it to her, but she never used it. When I tried installing the software from the cd that came with it, my antivirus said it had malware or some other unwanted language written into it ( I believe they were made in China at that time ), and I never really tried it again.
     
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    I've been using a Wacom Bamboo for at least 6 years. Suits me just fine. I don't need all the bells and whistles of the higher priced ones.
    A piece of advice I wish I'd heard years ago is to tape a piece of paper over the Bamboo's surface.
    #1 it makes drawing with the pen more like drawing on paper.
    #2 it protects the surface of the tablet.
    After 6 years of use, the pen nibs have scratched the surface quite a bit.

    I took a sheet of paper from our printer/copier and cut it to fit the dimensions of the Bamboo screen. This works very well. I can't see that there is any diminution of the pen's sensitivity. The paper's texture makes it much more like drawing and gives me even better control.
     
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    I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the tip.
     
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