Summary: I use this when I'm in the mood to sit down and work from my desktop. Pros: -Active touch area. -Indicators for active area. -Hot keys are convenient. -Wide list of application support. Cons: -The cabling can be cumbersome (it's rather stiff and tends to get in the way, remedied by getting the wireless adapter).
Summary: I've been a professional photographer for over 25 yrs, and started using digital since the mid 90's. For many years, I've had fellow photographer looking at me in disbelief about how I don't use a tablet with my post production. I've done many things in post for many years with a mouse and or track pad, but I finally thought, what the heck, I'll give a tablet a shot. Now I get it.
Summary: Let's start with the pros: Aesthetically, this tablet looks great, and the hotkeys on the side are wonderful. Six/eight buttons and four different settings on the scroll wheel have allowed me to be completely independent of my mouse and keyboard when drawing. However, since day one, this tablet has slowly driven me insane with its sadistic implementation of a driver.
Summary: I've been using an Intuos 3 daily since 2005, and while it still runs well it was starting to show it's old age (the included mouse was failing to register some clicks) and it never was so ergonomic for me since I'm left handed. I'm not the kind of guy who just buys the new model of everything just-because, so even though that last thing was addressed since the Intuos 4, my Intuos 3 was more than adequate for my needs and I didn't feel the need to upgrade.
Summary: I had gotten the larger sizes of the tablets before thinking I needed it. The small size was absolutely perfect. The multitouch is great and very responsive. Overall, I was very pleased with this product.
Summary: I'm a serious amateur and have been on the fence about using a tablet for post processing. Photography is an expensive hobby in itself, the tablet ain't exactly cheap and I wasn't sure if it'd be good for anything that a mouse couldn't do. After having used it for more than 6 months, I have nothing but praise for it.
Summary: I am just beginning to learn all the capabilities of this wonderful little device; but, so far, I love it. I thought that I was purchasing it just for the pen, to use in creating designs; but now I find that I am keeping it connected all the time for all the touch gestures. I highly recommend this Wacom tablet to anyone who loves to play on their computer -- not just to designers.
Summary: The tablet comes with a program and drivers to customize on your own for each editing/drawing/photo program you may use. I happen to use sketchbook pro corel painter and are new to photoshop (which is powerful enough to replace the former two) it also works as a mouse as well as accepting finger movement.