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Xencelabs Pen Tablet Review: Already Better than Wacom

What do you get when you take a bunch of former Wacom employees, start a new company, and give them carte blanche to develop a brand new pen tablet? What you get is Xencelabs, a new player in graphics that is bringing some much-needed innovation to a stale market. This is no cheap knock-off we're talking about, Xencelabs' new Pen Tablet Medium just put Wacom on notice.

Wacom One Review: An Entry-Level Pen Display Perfect for Photo Editing

With the release of the Wacom One in 2020, Wacom lowered the barrier to entry into the world of pen displays and inadvertently created an ideal product for photographers. Where other pen displays in the Wacom lineup are either too big or too expensive, the Wacom One makes a great case for trading in your Intuos Pro for a more intimate photo editing experience.

New Company Xencelabs Challenges Wacom with Debut Pen Tablet

Newcomer Xencelabs has announced a new Pen Tablet that aims to meld affordable pricing and excellent user experience into one device. The Xencelabs tablet is devoid of unnecessary buttons but gives the option to add-on a multi-function remote accessory with 40 customizable shortcuts per application.

Exquisite Geometry: A Wacom and Projector Photo Shoot

This was my first time working with Amber. In preparation for the shoot, I told her the same thing I tell all of my models: bring 4-6 different outfit options and have hair and makeup ready when they arrive.

Pen Tablet vs Pen Display: Which is Better for Photo Editing?

When it comes time to up their photo editing game, most photographers reach for a pen tablet like Wacom's Intuos Pro series. But what about pen displays? Wacom, XP-Pen, and Huion all offer displays that let you draw and edit right on the screen without sacrificing any of the features you get from a tablet. They're typically used by artists, but we wanted to know: are they worth it for photo editing?

Photo Editing Tablet Comparison: Is Wacom Still Worth It?

Ask any retoucher what one item they couldn't live without, and they will probably point to their photo editing tablet. Swapping your mouse for a pen tablet can make a huge difference for your workflow, but is it really worth spending $380 on the Wacom Intuos Pro that everyone seems to be using? Are there any affordable alternatives? I'm glad you asked!

Wacom Tablets Quietly Track Every App You Open

Wacom tablets are popular among photographers who prefer using a pen to a mouse when retouching photos, and Wacom even bundles Photoshop and Lightroom with some of its models to sweeten the package. But if you use a Wacom tablet for your editing work, there's something you should know: your tablet may be quietly tracking all the apps you open on your computer without you knowing it.

This Wacom Riding Owl May Be The Best Accessory Ever

The Wacom riding owl in the video above may be the best photo retouching accessory I've ever seen. Something tells me this little guy doesn't come included with a new Wacom tablet.

Dell Unveils Canvas, a Gorgeous 27-inch Touchscreen ‘Smart Workspace’

Dell is on fire today. After revealing a new an 8K display that has many a creative drooling over its resolution and color gamut, they just unveiled the Dell Canvas: a 27-inch touch-sensitive 'horizontal smart workspace' (read: monitor) in the spirit of Wacom's Cintiq 27QHD and Microsoft's Surface Studio.

Astropad Turns Your iPad Into a Pro Graphics Tablet for Mac OS X

A graphic tablet can be a useful but expensive piece tool in a photographer’s setup. That's why the folks over at Astropad HQ decided to enable Apple’s iPad to give you the same experience as using a graphic tablet. Astropad is a $20 solution that lets you to turn your iPad into a full featured graphics tablet. Powered by the company’s custom technology know as ‘LIQUID’, your iPad is always responsive and ready to work.

Wacom Announces ‘Bamboo Loop,’ a Fun Photo Messaging App

Wacom -- the same company that brings Photoshop artists and big spenders products like the 24HD Touch -- announced today that it is making an addition to its more whimsical line of Bamboo products. Dubbed Bamboo Loop, the new iOS (and soon Android) app puts photo sharing and SMS together to create a more fun and engaging messaging experience.

Wacom Unveils The New 24HD Touch, Brings Multi-Touch to Photoshopping

Photographers and designers alike salivate over a Wacom tablet on occasion, but more often than not the cons (in way of cost) outweigh the pros. The new addition to the Wacom family, however, comes with a few more bells and whistles to tempt those with some disposable income and an itchy wallet finger -- and they call it the 24HD Touch.