Cintiq 12wx review, Deviantart Copy and paste
Deviantart Copy and paste
Well I felt obligated to do this so that anyone that reads my journals or wants to hear some opinions about, this is the place.
Alright to start, I was pretty stoked to get a cintiq, I tried it out in a mall when I was in Korea, the thing was like magic, so I decided to invest in one. So once I got the money and got it in my hands, the magic of it was as I remembered, I spent a good while painting something new with it. After I came back from class and decided to post my progress on what I was working on, my main laptop was showing the image a lot less saturated than what my Cintiq showed. At first I thought it was my laptop not being calibrated correctly, but I double checked it with a few other friends and they saw what I saw on my laptop display. Ended up spending most of my weekend painstakingly trying to get a solution to this problem. To boil it down real quick, there wasn’t one… Wacom didn’t provide a reasonable troubleshoot and in the end basically used it as a chance to sucker me into getting the 24HD one… A fellow member on the deviantart forums ran into similar problems and suggested that the 24HD would probably be a better investment based on experience. Even with color calibration devices, it didn’t do anything, messing with the saturation, RGBs and all other display options helped produce somewhat similar colors but the contrast of the images where to drastic, I can’t work with it like that.
The pros the the 12wx that is its a nice size and fairly portable, very responsive, but the cons weigh out the pros for me to say its worth the investment. Part of the problem is that its basically using outdated display tech so its not gonna work for today’s display standards. It’s disappointing cause I don’t think the tech is worth 1000 U.S dollars, I got mine for 800ish on Amazon but even so I’d say maybe 500 at minimum considering its basically outdated.
Bottom line, don’t get it unless your content with Photoshop-ing everything after you are done. Yeah I’m returning it to get my hard earned money back and sadly now have to save up again to invest in the proper tool… Well at least I still have my bamboo tablet.