From the Manufacturer
Pressure Sensitivity and Tilt
Intuos2 features Wacom's unique patented batteryless, cordless technology. With 1,024 levels of pen tip and eraser pressure sensitivity, nothing unlocks the power of Photoshop, Painter, Paint Shop Pro, Flash and other professional graphics applications like Intuos2. All Intuos2 pens also support pen tilt and bearing for completely natural feel and control.
Intuos2 Grip Pen
The Intuos2 Grip Pen features Wacom's patented batteryless, cordless technology with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. This cushioned pen reduces your grip effort by up to 40% so that you can work comfortably with less stress. Customers tell us that being able to use a pen helps them alleviate mouse and trackball induced repetitive stress injuries*.
Comfort and Ease of Use
Intuos2 comes in 5 sizes for every work style from 4"x5" to 12"x18". The tablet connects to your computer's USB (or Serial) port with an 8 foot cable so you have room to kick back and work comfortably. It's easy to use a pen tablet because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. When you move your pen over the tablet, the cursor moves in precisely the same way on the screen. Where you touch your pen tip to the tablet is where you click.
A Better Mouse
Intuos2 batteryless, cordless mice have no ball to clean so you always have smooth tracking. With 2540 dpi resolution they are also much more accurate than other mice. The 4x5 and 6x8 sizes come with the three-button Intuos2 2D Mouse. The 9x12, 12x12, and 12x18 sizes come with the five-button Intuos2 4D Mouse.
Quick Access to Shortcuts
Each Intuos2 tablet features menu strip buttons above the active area of the tablet for easy access to your favorite shortcuts. The menu strip buttons have default shortcuts and they are fully customizable through Intuos2's software control panel. Pen side-switches can also be customized to generate mouse button clicks, keystrokes, modifier keys, or even to generate a pop-up menu selection of shortcuts.
Intuos2 pen tablets feature a thick, durable overlay so that you can easily trace photos and art. Because the Intuos2 pen works up to about a quarter inch above the tablet surface, many customers also tape paper and art directly to the tablet surface to change the feel of the working surface and for convenience. Larger tablets offer more working space to simplify this type of functionality with larger art and copy work.
The most notable Intuos2 accessory is the Airbrush. This unique input solution provides all of the same capabilities as a real airbrush when used in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop 7 or procreate Painter 7 by Corel, including pressure (height), tilt angle and bearing, and ink flow control. The Airbrush fingerwheel can also be used to control brush size independent of opacity. This is a very handy benefit when working with tools in Photoshop. An Intuos2 brushed metal Designer Grip Pen is also available.
Nothing makes a pen tablet come alive like great pressure-sensitive software-- and all Wacom pen tablets come bundled with software from companies like Adobe, Corel, and nik multimedia, some of the greatest software companies in the business.
*Wacom makes no representation, promise or guarantee that Wacom products will cure or prevent, in whole or in part, mouse-induced repetitive stress symptoms, injuries or conditions. Individual results may vary. Always obtain competent medical advice to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific situation.