Linux Format forums Forum Index Linux Format forums
Help, discussion, magazine feedback and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Recommended Mouse/Pen for use with GIMP and Inkscape

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
tarheel92x



Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:09 am
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:08 pm    Post subject: Recommended Mouse/Pen for use with GIMP and Inkscape Reply with quote

I am looking for a recommendation on an inexpensive mouse pen to use with the GIMP and Inkscape. I have found several brands online and it appears WACOM has the most support. I do not want to spend a lot of money (I understand "you get what you pay for") but I am a beginner.

Can someone recommend a model under $50?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
emyr42
LXF regular


Joined: Tue Nov 22, 2005 9:16 am
Posts: 147
Location: Cardiff, UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:53 am    Post subject: RE: Recommended Mouse/Pen for use with GIMP and Inkscape Reply with quote

The larger the surface area the better, as you will be able to have more control over your pen.
_________________
OpenSUSE 10.2, WinXPHome
AMD Sempron 2400, 512MB DDR333, Twin 60GB Deathstars
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Rhakios
Moderator


Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:18 am
Posts: 7627
Location: Midlands, UK

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: RE: Recommended Mouse/Pen for use with GIMP and Inkscape Reply with quote

For under $50 you'd be best off looking for a second hand one. It's true that Wacom are the best supported and I have an old Graphire serial tablet working on this computer. But even second hand you'll be lucky to get much for that little money.
_________________
Bye, Rhakios
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tarheel92x



Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:09 am
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:11 pm    Post subject: found one Reply with quote

I got a WACOM Graphire 4x5 at CompUSA for $99 with a $30 rebate. It works very well with Linux (Inkscape, GIMP) and very much worth the money but being new I didnt want to spend too much.

Thanks for the suggestions.

DB
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Linux Format forums Forum Index -> Hardware All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Linux Format forums topic RSS feed 


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group


Copyright 2011 Future Publishing, all rights reserved.


Web hosting by UKFast