Non Wide Wacom Tablet with Wide Screen LCD Displays


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Hi all

Is there a need to re-purchase a wide format Wacom Tablet when we change to a Wide Format LCD display? Will a normal NON-wide wacom tablet map properly to a WIDE format LCD screen?

My main concerns are whether will it be accurate enough for making selections, retouching and anything which requires a fair amount of accuracy within Photoshop.

Likewise, will a wide format tablet work accurately on a standard non wide display?

Kindly share your insights and experiences. THANK you.
 

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Hi all

Is there a need to re-purchase a wide format Wacom Tablet when we change to a Wide Format LCD display? Will a normal NON-wide wacom tablet map properly to a WIDE format LCD screen?

My main concerns are whether will it be accurate enough for making selections, retouching and anything which requires a fair amount of accuracy within Photoshop.

Likewise, will a wide format tablet work accurately on a standard non wide display?

Kindly share your insights and experiences. THANK you.
i use a apple acd 20" (wide screen) with a a6 wacom (non wide). using the wacom for retouching work.

no problems whatsoever, your brain will adjust for the slight difference.

The Zohan.
 

Parka

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You can set the drawing area on the wacom to be widescreen, even though physically it's not.

Meaning, not 100% of the drawing surface area is used.
 

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The Wacom Tablet Properties program allows you to remap your wacom tablet according to the screen so you can keep your aspect ratio intact. There'd be a part of your tablet unmapped though, like 16:9 movies getting letterboxed for 4:3 television viewing. :)

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Just use it accordingly like the other members do... Though it can be problematic if you want to switch to working on paper medium... you may find yourself readjusting... :sweat:
 

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The Wacom Tablet Properties program allows you to remap your wacom tablet according to the screen so you can keep your aspect ratio intact. There'd be a part of your tablet unmapped though, like 16:9 movies getting letterboxed for 4:3 television viewing. :)

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Just use it accordingly like the other members do... Though it can be problematic if you want to switch to working on paper medium... you may find yourself readjusting... :sweat:
1. Do you mean that my tablet will be sort of 'masked off' with a 6" x 11" invisible mask on a A4 non-wide tablet? That would mean either the upper or lower portion of the tablet becomes inactive after the virtual masking. (pls correct me if I interpreted wrongly)

2. what do you mean by working with paper medium? are you referring to tracing an artwork using the transparent overlay sheet?

Thanks.
 

trektech

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no worries, im using a wacom tablet and a 22 in. samsung lcd widescreen and it works great. no irritations what so ever as long as you are convienient in using pen instead of a mouse. install first the driver (latest) of wacom before using it coz im sure youll have a problem using it.
 

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no worries, im using a wacom tablet and a 22 in. samsung lcd widescreen and it works great. no irritations what so ever as long as you are convienient in using pen instead of a mouse. install first the driver (latest) of wacom before using it coz im sure youll have a problem using it.
Hi Trektech, which tablet size are you using with your 22 inch samsung - A5 or A4?
I honestly feel that A4 is a little to big for me.
 

trektech

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Im using the A5 size. you can use the wacom bamboo fun, its small and looks nice :):) i think it has A6 and A5 size and it fits into your widescreen format lcd. my bought a month ago. just dont know the price. just check there website for info.
 

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