can you use a draw tablet for inkscape [Wacom Intuos Pen]

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can you use a draw tablet for inkscape [Wacom Intuos Pen]

Postby HTA-1010 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:17 am

like i said in the title can you draw in inkscape with a drawtablet?
i want to know because i am considering to buy one. just a simple small one for my hobby.
the one that i will probably buy is the Wacom Intuos Pen Small tablet.
so can i draw in inkscape with that tablet??
i am pretty new so let me know x).

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Re: can you use a draw tablet for inkscape [Wacom Intuos Pen

Postby McRoth » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:02 pm

Hi HTA-1010,

Yes, you can. I have the slightly older one, a Wacom pen & touch Medium. It works fine!

In Inkscape you must add the tablet once. Go to File > Input Devices and choose Use Pressure Sensitive Tablet.
Also choose Save (or else it will forget your choice)
and restart Inkscape.
Inkscape 0.91 and 0.92.4. Writing a course about this beautiful program.

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Re: can you use a draw tablet for inkscape [Wacom Intuos Pen

Postby bdell3 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:23 am

where can i get the pen you have for cheap?

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Re: can you use a draw tablet for inkscape [Wacom Intuos Pen]

Postby xiayu69 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:00 pm

I don't recommend the low-end Wacom Intuos. It's got a small drawing area (smaller than all the alternatives with the same price) and the only reason it costs so much is because you're paying extra for those bundled programs it comes with. Without those, the tablet itself is only worth ~40-50 USD, so if you're not getting it for the bundled programs, you're basically getting cheated into paying for programs you're never going to use. It also isn't any better in build quality than the alternatives as far as I have seen so I see no merit in choosing Wacom unless you're getting an Intuos Pro or Cintiq specifically for the pen tilt/rotation features.

I would personally recommend the XP-Pen Deco 03 if it's available in your region and you're willing to spend 100 USD because of its like-Intuos Pro comfort.This is my favourite screen-less tablet at the moment because it has the best pen pressure and drawing experience I've had so far. I don't find the advertised red dial very useful and the wireless is "eh", but if you ignore those side features, the comfort of the pen and the control you have over the pen pressure are absolutely fantastic.


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