Wacom Bamboo Review

November 29, 2007 | Mark Goldstein | PhotographyBLOG | 6 Comments |

Wacom BambooThe Wacom Bamboo is a new range of affordable pen tablets aimed at more casual users who can’t justify the relatively high price of the Intous3 range. Available in two editions, the Bamboo and Bamboo Fun, the primary difference between them is the inclusion of a mouse on the latter, and more importantly, the addition of an eraser on the pen. Most serious digital photographers use a graphics tablet for Photoshop and other imaging applications, but does the Wacom Bamboo range offer enough incentives to persuade the rest of us to give up our mice? Jon Canfield took the Wacom Bamboo and Bamboo Fun for a test drive to find out.

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#1 Fazal Majid

I bought one as a gift for a friend with 3 kids ages 7, 5 and 1. The tablet driver interfered with his Mac's mouse driver (buttons wouldn't work, at least under Leopard). The bundled Corel Painter has ridiculously poor ergonomics and is completely unusable by kids. Photoshop Elements is also too complex for kids. End result: we uninstalled it and it is now collecting dust.

5:25 pm - Thursday, November 29, 2007

#2 Fergus Colman

Interesting review,will read again.

ps.what a beautiful dog/companion !

Chocolate Lab ?

regards,

Fergus

1:05 pm - Sunday, December 30, 2007

#3 Claes Nordholm

Thi Wacom Bamboo Fun is an excellent piece of equipment, meking drawing fun. The software needed update to (ArtRage 2.5) which works perfectly for kids by the way.
The only thing I am missing is an overlay software that makes drawing in any program easy. I want something that can draw AND edit an excisting picture (PNG, GIF orJPEG) in for instance FileMaker Pro, MS WORD, Keynote or PowerPoint without going through the pain of first saving on the desktop. Drag and dropping pictures from a Mac works perfectly but is not supported in Windows nor when mving document between.... :-(
Claes

4:32 pm - Saturday, February 2, 2008

#4 caity

the bamboo fun i admitt is a very fun way to do digital art.yje fact that it comes with two softwares for it and the tablet its self for the price of a 100$ is amazing.but the fault is that the screen is way to small to do any thing serios if it had a bigger screen,like the other wavom screens would be nice.but the prices are outragous for it.

3:58 am - Thursday, April 17, 2008

#5 steve

Quick comment.. as a pro artist I can confidently say that this is a must have bit of kit.. 50 quid?!! If you think you might like a tablet, spoil yourself, you'll be glad you did.

3:01 am - Friday, February 27, 2009

#6 www.laserpics.co.uk

Wonderful item and has speeded up no end of work in our business. Working with images all day long this is a must.

1:42 pm - Friday, March 27, 2009