I had the fixed idea to invest some little money in a graphic tablet as I enjoy working with Inkscape a lot (I don't use GIMP much though, only for basic photo adjustments).
At the moment I feel limited because
- I am not able to produce nice free hand stuff with a mouse
- transferring objects from real paper into Inkscape (via scanning and redrawing or tracing bitmaps) is cumbersome
- of my poor drawing skills in general
The last issue is my big project for 2013. I feel the other two can be tackled by a graphic tablet somehow.
- I draw mainly shapes to create simple objects (stick figures, animals) for presentations
- I need the tablet to work well with Ubuntu 12.04 and Inkscape 0.48 without too much effort
On Amazon I found the Wacom Bamboo Pen / or Pen & Touch (III) for 50 / 80€ which fits my budget. However, the working area is stated to be 147 x 92 mm which I consider quite small. Is it sufficient? Also, I absolutely cannot handle touchpads, I always use a mouse. Is anyone of you in the same situation but suddenly was glad to have purchased the Wacom Pen & Touch instead of the only Pen version?
I'm glad about every comment. Happy New Year!
old thread with same topic: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...6#post12431156