Ideal for photography, art and design applications, this Wacom Intuos Professional PTH451 pen and tablet assist you in your creative process. The tablet's multitouch interface with gesture support allows simple navigation of on-screen content.
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Ideal for individuals with a creative passion in photography, art or design features gesture support for simple, intuitive operation. The streamlined size helps conserve desktop space.
±60 levels of tilt recognition
Provide a responsive interface.
With 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity in both the pen's tip and eraser offers the accuracy and feel of traditional brushes and pens, so you can easily draw or edit on the tablet. Ambidextrous design enables right- or left-handed use.
6 customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys
Along with a finger-sensitive Touch Ring with 4 customizable functions provide quick and easy access to your favorite shortcuts.
On-screen custom radial menus and an Express View heads-up display
Simplify operation and help you stay focused.
Included wireless kit
Allows cord-free use for flexible placement options. USB interface enables easy wired connection to your PC or Mac via an included 6.6' USB cable.
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Best Portable Art Tablet - Photoshop +
Posted by: NasaEagle from: Yucaipa, CA on
The small pro tablet has virtually the same capabilities as the medium and large including zoom features. I bought the small because it is about the same size as my 13" MacBook Pro and works wirelessly to do my artwork anywhere I go. I have owned Wacom tablets for more than 12 years and they just keep on working; I have never had any problems with any of them. Just keep updating the drivers when needed. Tablet works well with all versions of Photoshop and other applications. I suggest getting an extra battery for working with the tablet portably if you don't have an AC power plug because wireless tablet power will run out before MacBook Pro power. The tablet however will work if the battery runs out by plugging it into the USB computer port. The stylus that comes with tablet is adequate but there are other pens available with extra capabilities.
34 out of 34 found this review helpful.
Superb Tablet Experience, Possible Driver Issues
Posted by: Raenbo from: Louisiana on
This is really my first graphic pen & tablet as my prior digital artwork has been with a mouse (my niche artwork was very tiny and pixelated). I decided to start expanding my horizon and venture out to different types of digital art and I knew you NEED a graphic tablet to really do that. I bought the Intuos Pro Small after a lot of research. I went with the small to be economical, but I'm glad that's the size I went with because the work space is perfect for me. The driver software is easy to install, and playing with the settings is particularly intuitive. I love that you can set nearly everything to do a certain task/keystroke/action. For instance, there are settings for 1 finger touch, 2 finger, 3, 4 and 5!
I don't really find there to be a big problem with the USB plug into the tablet, especially since the battery holds such a long charge that I very rarely have to plug it in to charge it. If you are going to keep it plugged in most of the time, I would recommend doing what an Amazon reviewer suggested (using cut off pieces of the spongy parts that come in the packaging to snugly wedge the cord there), just to be safe.
Another thing I read a lot about is how fast the nibs wear down. I've been using this tablet daily for about a month and I don't notice any wear on the nib at all. If it's there, it's minimal. Granted, I have a light hand, and set the pressure sensitivity to a softer touch. I can't grasp how hard some must have to press to wear down the nibs as fast as they claim. Yes, the tablet surface has a paper feel to it that I love, which I find much more pleasing than the super smooth glass-like surface I've tested before.
So, this would be a 5 star review, but I had deduct a star for a huge problem I had. NOTE: I AM USING WINDOWS 8.1 When the tablet first started up, and right after a PC restart, the tablet performed wonderfully, but after attempting to resume use after a tablet power down, the tablet would not function. No touch and the pen only worked like a mouse (no pressure sensitivity/angle). I went through three phone calls with Wacom technical support through which I was guided to reinstall the driver, reinstall it with my antivirus turned off, and reinstall it in Safe Mode. All of these resulted in the same problem. On the fourth call I was told it had to be a software incompatibility issue on my side, or that my recently upgraded Windows (8 to 8.1) was faulty, and the only thing they could tell me to do was to reinstall Windows 8.1, and then one by one reinstall programs to see which it was that interfered with the tablet. What a fun time. Long story short, my beloved Stardock Object Desktop software suite, which includes Start8 (it forces Windows 8 to behave like 7), was the problem. How I wish Wacom support would have known of that conflict because it would have saved me two days of painfully reinstalling everything. Even the Stardock software that has nothing to do with affecting Windows 8 conflicts with the tablet, and I mean just by having it installed, not running. SO, I removed all of that software, downloaded the free Classic Shell software (it also gives you back the Start button/menu like earlier versions of Windows) and so far it seems the tablet is still working and there's no conflict there. I'm still bummed about losing that extensive software suite, but it's worth it to have the Wacom tablet.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Must have for retouching!
Posted by: boylesphoto from: Martinsburg, WV on
This is a must have product for retouching! I went with the small and even turned off most of the surface area. Wireless and great size for traveling as well.
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great Tablet - This, however, from a novice
Posted by: Jake from: Lowell, MA on
I am trying to get into digital art, so I thought this would be a fun experiment. And it definitely is. Connects effortlessly with my Mac and I have enjoyed starting to get into a new hobby.
I especially like the configurable shortcut keys and the fact that I can use it as a multi-touch input device with my Mac.
Wireless is a great feature. But, beyond what I have listed, I can't say much more...still a novice.
8 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Really fun for the whole artistic family
Posted by: Cinnysue from: Forest Grove,Oregon on
My 13 year old draws cartoons and this product has helped her with details and no smudges like pencils. She has become a better sketch artist and is more interested in drawing more.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great tablet but the wireless module can cut out
Posted by: indy from: minneapolis on
Not sure its quite worth the premium over the non-pro tablet, but the button and the touch wheel are nice. The wireless module will sometimes disconnect and turn off, especially with distance, but I get a couple disconnects even working right next to it.
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Brian from: on
Really improves photo editing in light room and Photoshop.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Very good product for a beginner to pro
Posted by: puku from: Chicago IL on
I bought this for my high school-er. She is trying to find her artistic side. She has done wonderful stuff with it. But I have to help her with the driver time to time.
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Great for photographers!
Posted by: AT76 from: Schaumburg, IL on
I work with lightroom and photoshop so this is perfect for me.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Excellent Product for Photographers
Posted by: Savant13 from: Hawaii on
I bought this for my wife for Christmas, she's been using everyday to edit her basic (from her Galaxy phone) to advanced (from her DSLR) photographs. She's been using Photoshop for few years now, so when I say the device isn't for beginners, that's kinda what I mean. I wouldn't begin to know where to start in regards to setting up the different options on the buttons, etc. but since she already used the software, she just dove right in & started customizing it. She loves it, so if your into photography, I'll just quote her "Get it, you won't regret it".