Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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RE[4]: Two years away?
by vodoomoth on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Two years away?"
vodoomoth
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2010-03-30

I know people who bought tablets just to run Photoshop on it.

And how are these people faring?

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RE[5]: Two years away?
by spiderman on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 15:01 in reply to "RE[4]: Two years away?"
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2008-10-23

Very well actually. This is how you should use Photoshop. Photoshop works better on a tablet with a stylus than on a screen with a mouse. I believe a tablet with Photoshop is pretty much a must have for any artist.

Edited 2010-12-22 15:01 UTC

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RE[6]: Two years away?
by Neolander on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:00 in reply to "RE[5]: Two years away?"
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2010-03-08

I second that. Properly set up graphics editors don't require a keyboard nor a mouse to work since Windows got a proper visual keyboard which shows up automatically when entering a text input field (was it in Vista or 7 ?). A pen tablet is sufficient. In fact, for some tasks like painting, it's better.

Then, of course, not all graphics editors are equal in this field. Photoshop's super-tiny controls are annoying when you want to use it with a tablet, Gimp is better in this area.

Edited 2010-12-22 17:06 UTC

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RE[6]: Two years away?
by DeadFishMan on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 17:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Two years away?"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

Very well actually. This is how you should use Photoshop. Photoshop works better on a tablet with a stylus than on a screen with a mouse. I believe a tablet with Photoshop is pretty much a must have for any artist.


Yeah, but you're talking about the early tablets that usually have a stylus and are supposed to be used as input devices only like those manufactured by Wacom and Genius unlike the current tablets that are akin to a small computer with a touch display even though some of the products of the former category do have displays in its higher and more expensive range. These are completely different devices intended for different use cases which I believe is the point that the parent poster was trying to make.

I can imagine that with the tablet version of an application like ArtRage an artist can accomplish a lot and I have even seen some of my favorite comic book artists such as Jim Lee taking a shot at it with surprisingly good results for pictures that look like finger painting! But make no mistake, these tablets are meant to be consumption devices.

I have yet to see anyone claiming that he/she bought an iPad to work with Photoshop in it...

Edited 2010-12-22 17:15 UTC

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