Wacom moves to pen-to-digital drawing solution

Highly admired agenda interface and cartoon book maker Wacom has gone aback to its sketchpad to actualize a agenda cartoon band-aid that feels like its from the future. Yes, tablets are the ‘in’ affair appropriate now, but for an artisan there is annihilation more good than putting a absolute pen to real

paper. And that is absolutely what Wacom has done with its agenda (but real) account pen and receiver combo, the Inkling.

“Designed for asperous concepting and artistic brainstorming, Inkling bridges the gap amid cardboard abstraction and agenda cartoon by giving users at the advanced end of the artistic action a way to rough-out account with absolute ink on cardboard and abduction their concepts digitally so that they can be after aesthetic on their computer,” said Wacom in an August 30 columnist release.

The Inkling comprises a ballpoint pen which can abduction up to 1024 levels of acuteness and a receiver that is abrupt to the bend of a notepad.

The Inkling is able of autumn bags of sketches with layers and can be exported anon into Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro or adored in JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG and PDF formats.

Wacom is not the aboriginal to absolution a paper-to-digital pen, paper-based accretion aggregation Livescribe has developed its own ambit of “smartpens.”

Livescribe’s smartpens are able to abduction a agenda adaptation of your handwritten addendum (when acclimated with a appropriate paper), accept an anchored microphone for recording audio and accommodate added acute features.

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