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Old Jun 17, 2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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I use this Wacom pen to sign my photos. It is a serial device, I wonder if I will be able to get drivers when the inevitable happens and I have to upgrade to a new operating system.


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Old Jun 17, 2009, 1:28 PM   #2
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Philby,
Interesting picture within a picture.
Thanks for submitting. Aloha
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Old Jun 17, 2009, 2:41 PM   #3
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Hey one photo per post. I see three there. And with a tilt of the camera you could have had more. Nice shot. I dont have a Wacom (wish I did), mine is a Genius.
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cool shot

Drivers are not a problem, but when I baught this computer it was the last one they had with a serial port. So when I upgrade again I'll have to buy a new wacom. But hey they make them wireless now, that should be cool.
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Old Jun 17, 2009, 11:27 PM   #5
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I guess I don't know what a Wacom pen is. I also don't know what that is sitting just to the right of your mouse.

A very interesting shot. Your exposure is perfect for the picture in a picture. Video images are usually difficult to make look good but you have done well.

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...what that is sitting just to the right of your mouse.
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That's ACME's new USB powered body shaver. er, perhaps I've said too much...
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 4:25 AM   #7
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Cal,
The Wacom tablet uses a scribe (writing instrument) and special pad to create screen images.
The "thing" sitting just to the right of the mouse is a memory card reader.
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...The "thing" sitting just to the right of the mouse is a memory card reader...
Presumably it's an intelligent card reader, because it needs to look at the screen to keep itself entertained, while the boss is out shooting images.
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Old Jun 18, 2009, 7:24 AM   #9
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The Wacom tablet is a representation of your screen area. The pen is a replacement for the mouse. Where you put the pen on the tablet is where the cursor on the screen goes. Great for working in fine detail in Photoshop or for handwriting such as Philby is doing in the photo. They are kinda pricey but worth every penny. If you cant afford a honest to goodness Wacom, then there are knock offs out there like the one I got which sells for half the price.
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...Great for working in fine detail in Photoshop...
Ah, now I know how you do it, Bynx, in your artistic creations. If I were any good as a paintbrush or pen-style artist, I'd get a tablet. As it is, I'll just keep taking the tablets.

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