The New Wacom Intuos4 Graphics Tablet

Wacom Intuos4 Graphics Tablet

The new Wacom Intuos4 was released 3 days ago promising “new features and unparalleled performance to photographers, designers and artists seeking optimal control and improved productivity.”

Well, guess what: Photoshop guy Dave Cross put the Intuos4 through its paces and tested its new features. Yes, the increased pressure sensitivity is there (2048 levels!) and yes, it appeared to be performing better than its already good predecessors. Tilt has also been improved to 60 degrees of tilt recognition.

What else? All programmable buttons (8 ExpressKeys) are now on the left side of the tablet for easy access to right-handers; you hold the pen with your right and use your left fingers to press the buttons.

What about us, lefties? No problem. You just flip the tablet and it detects that it has been flipped. You then program the buttons for left-hand use.

Dave says he highly recommends it.

[Links: Wacom, Dave Cross]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.