Questions & Answers for Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Tablet - Medium
32 Questions from the Community
Can the express-key be used to perform a screenshot?
For example, during drawing or powerpoint presentation, can I press the express key to capture a screenshot?
- Asked by Terry T from Chula Vista
- May 25, 2015
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What gestures are working now in Yosemite?
Does it support 4-finger gestures to use with expose and spaces?
- Asked by Димка Ф
- Mar 23, 2015
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do you still need a trackpad?
Can this take the place of a stand-alone trackpad from Apple?
- Asked by Roy A from Sylmar
- Apr 17, 2015
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The Short answer is NO!
I bought this to replace my MagicPad because the physical clicker on the Magic Pad starts getting stuck in the clicked state every couple months and I end up buying 4 of them per year at $70/pop. Ouch. Sadly the gestures on this wacom thing are terrible.
So, you can do some of the normal actions you'd expect, but the gestures are different. For instance:
Dragging a window: 3 fingered swipe instead of Apple's Click and drag method. Apple's method is remarkably more natural.
Swiping through spaces: 4 fingered swipe (similar to Apple's, but Apple lets you use 3 also, and I prefer that, so again they win).
Selecting Text: again a 3 fingered clunky gesture that is not precise or repeatable. Its downright hard to do on this Wacom.
The thumb and three fingered gesture to explode the desktop or launch mission control: Not easily repeatable on wacom- sloppy recognition, but I never had a problem on Magic Pad.
IMPORTANT: When you use a Magic pad you get these native animations- like that little bounce when you hit the bottom or top of a web page after scrolling fast. Also when swiping between spaces and mission control windows you have a lot more control than with the wacom. This was perhaps the most disappointing thing- you don't notice these details until they are gone. The wacom makes OS X feel 15 years old.
- Answered by Jonathan P from Milwaukee
- Aug 18, 2014
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can you write notes on tablet and convert it to a pdf?
- Asked by John V from North Fremantle
- Feb 4, 2014
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In theory, yes. You will need a third party app for this however. The tablet merely enables pen based input - anything that you want to actually do with it (other than move the mouse cursor around) will need to be done through additional software that is not included.
- Answered by Greg S from Andover
- Jan 14, 2015
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Does the Wacom Intuos works with PowerPoint?
- Asked by Minerva R from Clemson
- Mar 31, 2015
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In theory yes, it has most of the gestures that OS X offers. However, the tablet isn't using OS X's gesture recognition abilities, so you shouldn't expect them to be as easy to use as on a Trackpad. For example, I have a poor 50% chance to successfully 'tap with three fingers to look up the word' on the tablet, while I have no trouble doing the same on the trackpad. I can creatively combine gestures on a trackpad, like taping and holding a file, then swiping with another three fingers to drop that file on another fullscreen app, etc. This is barely possible to do on the tablet, as the result will be a bit unpredictable.
- Answered by Jerry C from Virginia Beach
- Mar 12, 2015
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will the Wacom Intuos Creative Digital Pen function with Sketchbook pro?
- Asked by Sandra P from Colorado Springs
- Dec 8, 2014
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Yes, I have the Wacom Intuos Pen and Touch Small and it works just fine with my Sketchbook Pro on my 2010 IMac 3.06 16GB DDR3 memory 500gb SSD.
- Answered by Brett S from Presque Isle
- Jan 4, 2015
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Will this work with a Mac Book Air?
- Asked by Robert E from Portland
- Nov 25, 2013
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Yep! It's just an input device. It will take up one of your USB ports when you're using it though.
- Answered by Martin W from Coolbinia
- Nov 26, 2013
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This will not work with an iPad, because it was designed to be used on Mac OS X and not iOS. Same goes with most other tablets of this type.
What you are looking for is actually a Capacitive Stylus, which will work with any other tablets that are like the iPad and not the Wacom. The Apple Online Store does have one, called "Pencil by FiftyThree." There's also the (Disney/Marvel) Creativity Studio Deluxe Stylus, which also is designed for iPads. All three are under the "Toys and Hobbies" Section.
If you're looking for Keyboards that will work with an iPad, you may want to go to "Shop iPad" then click on "Accessories."
- Answered by Samuel W from Milwaukie
- Feb 20, 2015
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When my carpal tunnel flares up I use a Wacom Bamboo tablet and OSX Inkwell.
OSX Ink is an application that becomes available only when a tablet is connected. Ink takes handwritten text and converts it for placing into other applications. Does a fairly decent job of it and my handwriting is a bit on the rough side - printing works best for me. It supports writing in a Ink window or anywhere on the screen. It does take a bit of practice.
Google "using OSX Inkwell" to find a web page outlining it's use.
In fact this answer was written using my Bamboo and Ink in write anywhere mode!
Hope this is of some help.
- Answered by Mark O from Hanover
- Jan 5, 2015
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Does iMac 5K works with Wacom Cintiq
- Asked by Danny C from Vancouver
- Feb 16, 2015
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Will this work with pixel mator?
- Asked by Brian M from Massapequa
- Jan 15, 2015
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Does this product work with photoshop elements 12?
- Asked by Linda W
- Nov 25, 2014
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Yes. It works with everything on your computer. When you open up the preferences panel, you can set preferences based on individual applications.
- Answered by Ben G from Conyers
- Jan 12, 2015
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is this compatible with iDraw software
running mac 10.6.8 recently purchased iDraw is this compatible
- Asked by Roberta S from Windsor
- Nov 20, 2014
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Does it work with Lightroom?
- Asked by Patti B from Sunderland
- May 7, 2014
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Yes it does. You can find tutorials that show how to use Lightroom with your tablet on the Wacom Community (community.wacom.com)
- Answered by Wacom T
- Jun 25, 2014
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Can other pens and brushes be used with it?
- Asked by Carolyn S from Marco Island
- Nov 22, 2014
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What exactly is included in the software package?
It gives 2 examples (Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage 3), but I can't find a full list. The Wacom website mentions software like Corel Painter Lite and I want to know if that is included here, too.
- Asked by Olivia V from Richmond Hill
- May 30, 2014
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Wacom has made some slight changes to their software bundle offering. With Intuos Pen Small, Intuos Pen & Touch Small and Intuos Pen & Touch Medium, downloadable versions of Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage 3.5 are included.
- Answered by Wacom T
- Jun 25, 2014
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Can I use the pen alone to write on my Ipad mini?
- Asked by Luiza C from Rio De Janeiro
- Sep 11, 2014
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