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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 12:02 PM   #1
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Hi all.

I'm in the market for one of these.

I notice in Future Shop
flyer they have the 4x5 Graphire3 on sale for $99. Great price.

Personally I'd prefer the Intuous 6x8 but at over 4 times the price perhaps I'll go for the Graphire.

What are peoples thoughts on this?

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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 01:41 PM   #2
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That's pretty much retail price (almost all stores are lowering the price of the Graphire 3 4x5 to that level, from what I've seen). It might be too small for you -- I have the Graphire 1 and sometimes find it frustrating when painting/working in Photoshop. I believe there is a Graphire that is 6x8 for around $250.

However, if that's too much you can actually get a Graphire 2 for about $20 less if you look around. They work equally well.
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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 03:18 PM   #3
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The 4x5 Graphire is too small to do detail work easily, you have to zoom in quite far.

If you can afford to spend the extra, get at least the 6x8 Graphire.

I will never spend money on a 4x5 again.
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Old Aug 20th, 2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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I think it is all relative, my wife has a 4x5 Wacom and that is all she uses, I am amazed at the artwork (mostly in painter) she creates with the tablet. I on the other hand can't seem to work with it at all.

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Old Aug 22nd, 2004, 04:29 AM   #5
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wacom tablets are the best--you work SO much faster for any imaging work because you can control the cursor with MUCH more precision and speed (not to mention pressure sensitivity).

get the biggest one you can afford. i have a 9x12 intuos and cant work without one.
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