Wacom’s Cintiq 12WX; Touch-Sensitive Screen, And More Page 2
As usual, a nice software bundle is included with the Cintiq 12WX, featuring Adobe's Photoshop Elements, Corel's Painter Essentials, a special set of Nik's Color Efex Pro filters, and a set of Wacom's Brushes that are optimized for the pen. At this price, most buyers will already be using Photoshop, which lowers the value of the bundled software, but I've never bought a product because of the programs included. This is all about productivity, and here the Cintiq shines. At $999 it won't fit into everyone's budget, but if you're a pro and spend your non-shooting hours editing images, the Cintiq will pay for itself in short order. As a reviewer, I get to play with lots of fun products. Most of them go back at the end of the review without hesitation. The Cintiq 12WX is one of the rare items that comes through that has me digging out my wallet to buy.
· Windows 2000, XP, or Vista (32 or 64 bit)
· Macintosh OS X 10.3.9 or later
· Available USB port
· Available DVI or VGA connection
For more information, contact Wacom Technology Corporation, 1311 SE Cardinal Court, Vancouver, WA 98683; (360) 896-9833; www.wacom.com.
Jon Canfield is the author of several books on digital imaging and printing. A popular instructor at BetterPhoto.com, Canfield also teaches workshops for the Panasonic Digital Photo Academy (www.digitalphotoacademy.com). You can reach Canfield via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.