Wacom® Technology today announced the inclusion of several additional software programs with its Graphire® Bluetooth® wireless pen tablet. Featuring the control and comfort of Wacom’s patented cordless, battery-free pen and mouse, as well as the freedom of a wireless device, the Graphire Bluetooth offers a 6” x 8” active area and is priced at $249.99. With the addition of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3 and PC digital inking programs, Graphire Bluetooth users now can experience even more control and performance. In addition to being a favorite of photo enthusiasts and aspiring digital artists, mobile office workers, educators and students appreciate the variety of tasks they can easily accomplish with the Graphire Bluetooth.

“Some things just look good, feel right and work well. The Graphire Bluetooth falls into that category. My advice is simple – Get one!” Eric Martin – Photoshopsupport.com

Software for Enhancing Photos with Pen Control

The control of the Graphire Bluetooth pen and the included copy of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3 make it possible to quickly and easily edit and organize digital photos. Nineteen pressure-sensitive tools deliver dynamic control of important tool attributes such as size, opacity and color. When used with a Wacom pen, tools such as the Healing Brush allow users to selectively alter images and precisely remove photographic flaws. The freedom of Graphire Bluetooth wireless technology and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 make digital editing easier and more fun than ever before!

“Whether you’re a budding graphic designer or you’re just looking for a comfortable alternative to a traditional mouse, you’ll find the Graphire Bluetooth an enjoyable tool to use.” Paul Fatula – About This Particular Mac

New Software for Jotting Notes, Annotating Documents and More

On a PC, JustWrite Office™ 4 offers the ability to annotate Microsoft® Office documents. EverNote Plus™ makes it possible to jot instantly retrievable notes and organize all types of information on a PC. Additionally, it makes managing personal information easy by providing handwriting recognition, shape recognition, a timeline view of notes, instantaneous note searching, web page cataloging, customizable categories and more. Also for PC users, ritePen® 2.5 provides advanced handwriting recognition, automatically converting handwriting into text within any Windows® application.

Other Valuable Software Tools Included with Graphire Bluetooth

Also included with every Graphire Bluetooth pen tablet are Corel® Painter™ Essentials 2 for creating natural media art and organic effects and nik Color Efex Pro™ 2 GE for selectively applying photographic enhancements.

Additionally, Graphire Bluetooth customers using Adobe’s free downloadable Acrobat® 7 Reader can mark up Acrobat documents with digital ink, if the “Enable for commenting in Acrobat Reader” feature was turned on when the document was created.

“The Graphire Bluetooth’s new software is designed to augment the flexibility and control of our wireless pen tablet,” said Mark Mehall, Senior Product Manager with Wacom. “Now, Graphire Bluetooth users can experience the freedom of a wireless device and a great mix of new applications geared to expand pen input options and make the computer experience fun, natural and easy.”

About Wacom

Wacom Technology Corporation is headquartered in Vancouver, WA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (JASDAQ: 6727). In 1989, Wacom revolutionized the nature of computer input when it introduced the world’s first cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen. Today, Wacom is the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, and millions of digital photographers and artists of all levels enjoy its patented technology. For more information, visit www.wacom.com.