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Wacom Graphire3 4X5 USB Tablet -Sapphire Blue

by Wacom

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  • Quickly and easily edit your digital photos using the control of the Graphire pen and your free copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
  • Graphire pen is pressure-sensitive so you can control the amount of a software tool's effect by varying how firmly you press the pen tip to the tablet
  • Create great looking artwork with the natural feel of your Graphire pen and the amazing capabilities of Painter Essentials 2 by Corel
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 2000, Me, XP, Vista (driver download) or Mac OS 9, OS 10.2 & higher. Includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0, Corel Painter Essentials 2 and Color Efec Pro 2 GE
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000C4DWW
  • Item model number: CTE430SA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 29, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

The Graphire3 pen tablet gives you the control you need to quickly and easily edit your photos. It works great with any software your mouse does and runs on both PCs and Macs. Draw, paint, sign your name, annotate documents in Acrobat or PowerPoint, and write directly in Microsoft Office XP or with Apple Inkwell. Graphire3 comes with Photoshop Elements 1.0, Painter Classic, and penPalette LE so you have everything you need right in the box to start editing your photos and creating digital art.

With both a Wacom pen and mouse you'll have the right tool for any task. Using them alternately reduces repetitive motion. You will enjoy control, comfort, and productivity.

A Wacom Pen Gives You Control
The Wacom pen is pressure-sensitive so you can control the amount of a software tool's effect by varying how firmly you press the pen tip to the tablet. The pen is easy to use because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. It's just point-and-go. Using a pen also gives you natural control. Think how hard it is to sign your name with a mouse and how easy it is with a normal pen.

Graphire3 Tablet

  • USB connection for quick installation
  • Transparent photo frame for easy personalization with photos and artwork (fun samples and template included)
  • Integrated pen comparent and a separate pen stand for two great ways to keep your pen handy

Product Description

The WACOM Graphire3 4" x 5" Pen Tablet delivers the control you need to quickly and easily edit digital photos. Draw, paint, create artwork for CDs / DVDs, sign your name, and annotate documents in Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft PowerPoint. You can even write directly in Microsoft Office XPand, and with Apple Inkwell. Gain the control of Graphire, and join more than 2,000,000 satisfied WACOM tablet users! PC & Mac compatible One year warranty Color - Sapphire

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Installation was easy with no problems.
Haggizhunter
I've found, though, that using the drawing tablet is so much easier than trying to create diagrams/drawings using a mouse.
Carl Franklin
I highly recommend this to any artist looking to expand into the world of computer art and graphics.
S. Martin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2004
I am not a professional graphics artist and mostly draw for pleasure. But still I find that the Graphire series is NOT for drawing purpose. I usually use Corel Painter to do my work and that Graphire series does not support tilt sensing(also limited sensitivity level compared to Intuos Series) puts major limitation to your artistic expression.
If you are going to use your tablet for photo editing or quick simple writing board for presentation purpose go with the Graphire. But if you are going to be drawing Intuos is the choice. I hadn't realized how important tilt sensivity is before using Corel Painter.
Concerning the size, 4X5 will work for a lot of purposes. But then again, if you are into serious drawing I would recommend 6X8. I own 4X5 Graphire tablet and the small size does not allow me to drawing straight from the computer. So I usually have to go through scanning. Take note that the area of 6X8 is actually twice that of 4X5.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Laura Juliano on June 15, 2005
Bought the Blue Graphire 3 from Amazon and it arrived in the mail yesterday. Set it up on a Windows XP machine today and started using it within five minutes of plugging it in. Even though XP recognizes it, I installed the driver that came on CD so that pressure sensitivity would be enabled.

I've been using GIMP for Windows (open source program similar to PhotoShop - free to install and use ... google for the terms 'GIMP' and 'Windows', and make sure you download for free off SourceForge) for about six months now, but always used the mouse for photo touchups, which is tedious. Upon Wacom installation and firing up the GIMP, GIMP 'saw' my Wacom pen, pressure sensitivity and all!

I didn't know how big a deal pressure sensitivty is until I was able to use it in action. After about an hour of fooling around with pencil sketching with the Wacom, I decided to try a calligraphy brush and a softer pressure setting. The first couple of Chinese characters I brushed on the canvas were absolute magic. It's just amazing to watch. I spent half an hour writing the same four characters over and over (deleting what you've written on 'electronic paper' is sooo cool), in awe of how you can 'see' how the brush strokes start and end thanks to that magical pressure sensitivity.

I'm not a hard core artist but did my fair share of comic doodling in high school, and the 4x5 size of the board seems fine by me. I don't drag my hand across the page when I write, I instead pick up my hand and move it to the new location. If you're a drag-your-hand kind of person, it's likely you'll care more.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Anita E. Mcintosh on January 4, 2005
i needed a tablet for the stuff i do in photoshop. i'm satisfied with its performance and have recommended it to several other people. it takes some getting used to if you've only used a mouse. it's very easy to install and i haven't had any crashes or other hangups. i haven't tried any of the bundled software yet.

what kept me from giving it 5 stars?

1. the pen SERIOUSLY needs some kind of grip. it's very smooth and it slides about in my hand so i have to keep adjusting it. it gets old fast. i'll figure out something on my own for that.

2. i doubt that it would kill wacom to include a replacement nib or 2 with the tablet - i had an aiptek tablet that i hated but at least they included nibs and extra batteries.

3. wacom has no intention of updating the tablet drivers for xp sp2. i guess they'll save that for the new and improved graphire.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Metcalf on December 3, 2003
I bought the Graphire3 to work with my Ibook. It is a perfect addition to a laptop as its very portable and easy to install. It also replaces the annoying mouse pad and button most laptops have. The only complaint I had was that I didn't have the most up to date operating system on my Mac so had to install the most up to date software for it to run. Unfortunately Wacom was very unhelpful, and I had to figure it out myself. Although this tablet is perfect for somone on the go with a small desk space, it is advisable to get the largest wacom tablet possible as the actual working area can be limiting.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sean Roth on May 13, 2004
This tablet is great! The installation was super easy and had absolutely no errors/problems. This is great for beginners or advanced. I use it for Flash cartoons, I use it a lot. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to draw or edit photos or whatever. The erasor on the pen is very useful and the buttons are fully customizable. Everything has worked out great.
PS: The shipping was very quick!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By adamherb on September 14, 2005
The tablet is great, even at the size that some people said is too small. I think that it is great. You can hover over the tablet, and see onscreen where the cursor is, and where you are abou to paint. The mouse has felt on the bottom and is somewhat hard to use, there is alot of friction. I think that I will get used to it though.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 18, 2003
I purchased this product to give me more control over my mouse and to relieve the thumb and wrist strain I was feeling fighting with my low performance corded mouse.
I just loved it, but I am tall and found the mouse that comes with the tablet just too small for my long fingers (I was having to crunch up my hand to grip it). So, I regretfully returned it.
I would love to see this product with a larger mouse for the larger handed among us!
So, A+ for style and approach, B for accessibility.
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