With claims of bridging all gaps between traditional sketching and their digital development, the Wacom Inkling digital sketch pen is geared up for its debut this September. The key attraction of this pen is its ability to create a digital version of artwork sketched on a standard paper.
The Wacom Inkling is capable of creating layers in certain software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. It is said to be apt for artists, graphic designers or illustrators as they can share their sketches through email or enhance it further on the system. A combination of hardware and software components, the pressure sensing technology with 1024 levels of sensitivity of the pen detects the pressure while sketching.
“Inkling’s support of raster based applications such as Adobe Photoshop, as well as vector based applications such as Adobe Illustrator, will provide users with options for incorporating their preliminary sketches into further developed work. Inkling’s inspiration comes from a desire to give artistic people the freedom to draw on paper and to provide an easy way to transition the drawings to digital media,” quoted Don Varga, Director of Professional Products at Wacom Technology Services Corp.
The wireless receiver which comes along with the Inkling digital sketch pen needs to be clipped on to the paper for a line of sight with its tip. This USB receiver saves the digital likeness of the sketch which can be transferred to a computer. The Inkling Sketch Manager software can then be used to open, edit or delete these files. Further, they can be saved in formats such as JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG and more. Additionally, it claims to be of advantage to users of Wacom Intuous pen tablets and Cintiq pen displays.
The Wacom Inkling carries a price tag of $199 and will be available towards the end of September through Wacom stores and its official website.