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Creative Gizmo for Artists and Photographers

The new tablet offers multi-touch interaction, wireless connectivity and heads-up display for an immersive experience.

Digital interface solutions company Wacom has introduced Intuos5, the next generation lineup of tablets for professional photographers, designers and artists who wish to take their digital content creation to the next level.

Its new features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities. Combined with Wacom’s pen pressure and tilt sensitive pen, Intuos5 ensures an immersive experience, says the company.

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Introduced today, March 1, Intuos5 models are being offered in the Americas in three different sizes (small, medium and large) to accommodate creative preferences.

The addition of multi-touch to the Intuos5 provides a complementary input method to the pen that is natural to use in the creative process. One of the distinct benefits of multi-touch is its support of gestures to zoom, scroll, pan and rotate digital content, all while remaining focused on the creative process.

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Not only is the Intuos5 able to recognize standard Windows and Mac gestures, but customizable gestures can be created in supporting applications to make navigational input easier and stress free. For example, a customized gesture could be created to open a commonly used feature within Adobe Photoshop.

Meanwhile, Adobe Systems has announced that Adobe Photoshop Touch is now available for iPad 2, via the iTunes App Store. It offers core Photoshop features, as well as new capabilities for creating and sharing in an app custom-built for tablets. (Read: Adobe Photoshop Touch Now Available for iPad)

“The multi-touch interface in the Intuos5 is Wacom’s most elegant implementation of gesture support to date,” says Don Varga, professional products brand director for Wacom Technology Services Corporation.

“Switching from pen to touch or to gesture based navigation is a liberating experience, allowing one to reduce repetitive motion and interact more naturally with the computer.”

Offering a slew of other features, Intuos5 comes in three models: Intuos5 touch Small ($229.95 USD), Medium ($349.95 USD) and Large ($469.95 USD).

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