Wacom , the brand that dominates the market with their graphic tablets and related artistic products has announced Inkling, a new device that enables artists to draw sketches on paper that can then be converted into digital images
The Wacom Inkling is a kind of scanner that as we draw in any book or paper, digitally stores the picture and then transfer it to your computer.
The drawing can be saved as an image in JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG or PDF format or vector compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator or Autodesk SketchBook Pro.
The Inkling digital sketch pen is pressure sensitive with 1,024 levels of sensitivity and captures a digital version of work while drawing with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. It capture the sketch, stroke by stroke and allows to create layers in digital files while sketching on paper. Inkling is ideal for concept creation and brainstorming.
The Wacom Inkling comes with a bundled software, Inkling Sketch Manager, which manage the drawings and transfer sketches with layers directly into Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (2011+) or Autodesk Sketchbook Designer. Files can also be opened with the Sketch Manager software to edit, delete, add layers or change file formats.
Inkling can store hundreds of sketches on the receiver before transferring them to your PC or Mac.
Wacom said Inkling will bridges the gap between traditional, freehand sketching and digital development by capturing a digital likeness of a pen-on-paper sketch and is expected to available mid-September onwards globally with a price tag of $199.00
For details visit Official Wacom Inkling site.