The Wacom PTH451 Intuos Pro Pen and Touch Tablet provides a small form factor for anyone with a serious creative passion in photography, art or design but lacks the necessary space. The streamlined size packs a lot of power into a small amount of desktop space, which works well with Wacom's pressure pen capabilities and intuitive multi-touch gestures.
With precision and control, you'll be able to take full advantage of your professional software. The Intuos Professional Pen and Touch tablet has 2048 levels of pen pressure sensitivity on the pen tip and the eraser. You can edit your creative work with the accuracy and precision of traditional brushes and pens. Designed for both right and left-handed use, you can also enjoy the freedom of working unattached from your computer by using the Wacom wireless kit included with your tablet.
Six customizable ExpressKeys and Touch Ring give you quick access to your favorite shortcuts while on-screen Radial menu and Express View heads-up display help you stay focused on your work. The ExpressKeys are also customizable and can have application-specific shortcuts. Connecting to your PC or Mac through a single USB connection, Intuos Professional Pen and Touch tablet will have you creating in no time.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I decided to upgrade from my Bamboo CTH-470 Capture. Unlike many reviewers, I am not a full convert to tablets for photo retouching, despite having used tablets for several years. I like the touch sensitivity of a tablet for increased dodge and burn subtlety, but still prefer a high precision mouse for most other adjustments in Lightroom and Photoshop. I upgraded from the Capture mostly because of the increased button capabilities of the Intuos. I particularly like the Touch Ring for controlling brush sizes. As an added benefit, I found the heftier, higher quality pen easier to control than the pen bundled with the Capture tablet. And I find that I am growing attached to the Radial Menu feature of the Intuos, especially when programmed to activate with the front pen button. For me, the benefits of upgrading were worth the cost, though I would not necessarily recommend upgrading with any enthusiasm. Although I think the precision and sensitivity of the Intuos are somewhat better than that of my older Bamboo, for me, the differences are not striking. I think that the Bamboo Capture is a fine tablet for hobbyists, like myself, and that the upgrade to the Intuos is more luxurious than essential.
Takes a bit to get used to, but so far really like it.