The coolest hardware for Photoshop just got affordable
John Nack, the Photoshop product manager has already blogged on this and you can get it here, but I had to mention it here as well as I am a long time fan of "drawing on the monitor."
I know I wasn’t the only one who has mentioned the price of the Cintiq to them over the course of the years. Last year at a show, I invited Jim McCarthy at Wacom to be a part of the booth and we had time to talk about a lot of great things including the CIntiq’s price. For those of you who aren’t familiar the Cintiq is a high-quality LCD panel that you draw on. The only problem has been the price of ~$2,500.00. Not exactly cheap for most of us.
So it was awesome to see in the above link a new Cintiq product that is under a $1000.00. Yeah, it’s only 12", but trust me, once you try one of these babies you will want one, even if you’re not that good with pen and paper.
The Cintiq is a standard part of a graphics workstation in the broadcast graphics design and post production companies and it’s easy to understand why. But if you’re a freelancer and squeezing out $2500 is a bit much, this news will be early holiday cheer. 😉