Pen tablets, also known as digitizing tablets or graphic tablets, are input devices that can be used to substitute or complement a mouse. They’re very popular in the graphic arts field and are considered by some as an indispensable aid for any creative professional.
In an ideal world, every camera, screen, and printer would display color in the same way. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in practice.
A pen tablet is one of the most important tools in a digital artist’s toolkit. It allows you to interact with the computer by using a pressure sensitive pen on a much more precise and natural way than with a mouse or trackpad.
The new Datacolor Spyder5 colorimeter is a small USB device that can precisely measure the color response of your LCD screen. By comparing the actual displayed response of known color values, it can create a color profile that is used by the operating system and any color managed application to show correct colors. This process transforms your LCD from an unknown variable into a standard reference and can greatly improve your screen’s image quality by improving tonal response and shadow detail.