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ok I've reach the point where I'm interested in purchasing and using a Tablet and Pen for drawing in Paint.Net and I noticed that some of you use them. I wanted to know exactly what should I be looking for. My desires are pretty simple, I want something reliable, relatively simple, affordable and something that won't severely restrict what I can draw. Can anybody tell me even their experience with using a tablet for Paint.Net and what I should try out?

Also, I'll point out I'm using Windows Vista 32-bit with a 2.1 gigahertz dual-core processor. The Genius MousePen 8X6 Graphic Tablet and the Genius G-Pen F610 6"x10" Ultra-Slim Tablet cuaght my attention so far.

I just got introduced to this idea, so any guidance would be very helpful.

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I have a Genius; I like it quite a bit. Good quality, and fairly inexpensive. :-)

Oh, and this isn't exactly a Paint.NET question; I'm moving it to The Overflow.

 

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I have a Genius tablet as well. If your just using it in Paint.NET, go with the Genius. If you have other programs that work with pressure sensitivity, go with a Wacom.

Note:

Paint.NET supports pressure sensitivity with Wacom tablets, only if you have Windows Vista.

Paint.NET does not support pressure sensitivity with the Genius tablets, even if you do have Vista.

 

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Paint.NET supports pressure sensitivity with Wacom tablets, only if you have Windows Vista.

Paint.NET does not support pressure sensitivity with the Genius tablets, even if you do have Vista.

hmm that's odd to me, do you know why that is?

see I'm thinking about how badly do I want the pressure sensitivity in Paint.Net and whether it's worth the extra bucks. On one hand, if I'm just doing a sketch, I can do that on another program first and paste it into Paint.Net no problem. On the other hand, I'd have more flexibility with getting the Wacom, but at what cost? I've seen how small the Wacom Bamboo models are and I feel like the tiny space is too constricting for the freedom of movement I want in my drawing.

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I think that it has something to do with the drivers used in Vista and XP, as well as the way the .NET framework deals with input through the tablet.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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A little bit. You won't be able to use Pressure Sensitivity - that is, the lines won't get thicker the harder you press.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Genius is very affordable and great quality.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I also really want one of these things, oh and which Genius is it, I looked it up and there are a ton of them...
I have this one:

http://painting.about.com/od/digitalart ... usePen.htm

...and I love it.

no need for one of those no more. i hve moved on to get a mouse :D i used to use a touchpad
That's...not quite an upgrade. More of a downgrade. :-)

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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I meant that the mouse is a downgrade from a tablet.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Does Paint.NET support the eraser function in Wacom tablets? I just got an Intuos3 and the 'eraser' end of the stylus should remove what I've painted, but in PDN it seems to just put down more ink. I'd like to stick with PDN if possible, but I'd also like to use this feature (as well as the pressure sensitivity feature), but I only have XP and not Vista. Thanks.

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