Summary: I just wish it would work on my xp computers that has p.s.5 Illustrator 7 and freehand.I can use it in windows 7 computer with autdesk sketchbook pro 6 and back inn xp to run through abobie and print.It would be nice if it would work with Ubuntu and in Gimp.I do not want to buy high buck programs to what my old programs do.
Summary: I bought the CTH 480. It's very nice and I like it a lot, but I didn't realize that it had to be wired unless you bought a wireless kit separately. I thought I was getting an amazing value on a wireless Wacom. I should have read more closely. It is a good, but not amazing value. That being said, get the wireless kit. It's also worth noting that I use this with a 24" monitor and it just doesn't seem that my pen movements translate to the screen 100% intuitively.
Summary: Came neatly packaged from the seller (amazon) and on time! After a few hours of use I can say this: The tablet is awesome! Very sensitive to either the touch and pen pressure, the feeling you get as you draw is almost the same as drawing over a paper using a pencil, and the eraser of the pen, is the cherry on the top to emulate the feeling. It worked wondefully and I totally recommend it! I used to have a cheap brand years ago and this is really a world of difference.
Summary: I recently got the Wacom Intuos because I was starting to get some wrist/hand/finger soreness (I do a fair amount of illustration-type things for work), and I had read that a pen and tablet (a tracking pad, too) set up was more comfortable and less taxing than mousing. I have now been using my Intuos for about a week, and I have already noticed a remarkable improvement!
Summary: If you think of the Wacom Pen and Touch Tablet as a more fun and graceful mouse, you will not be intimidated by it. It takes getting used to, but Oh! how fun it is when you do. The free software is a bonus, too. I opted to download Adobe Photoshop Elements 11, which is REALLY fun to use the tablet with. Highly recommended.
Summary: While it's very confusing for a good while to draw one place and look another, I'm catching on faster and faster every day. I figured I'd write out some of the pros and cons to it, to maybe help others. Pros: - pen uses no batteries, so it's light and always works. - nibs are easy to change out - very intuitive when it comes to figuring out how to use it, and setting the buttons up to your preference is very simple.
Summary: This device makes it way easier to edit pictures on photoshop or whatever program you have on your computer. Perfect for clipping and making it easier on sensible areas to be highlighted on the programs. You won't be disappointed if this is your first digital tablet. I love mine and it's so easy anyone can use it to draw.