Turn your doodles high tech with the Wacom Inkling, a device which captures your hand drawn sketches and transfers them to a digital medium.
The Wacom Inkling is the first ever pen and capture tool that literally allows you to import your sketches line for line to your computer, and store them as either a JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, PDF or SVG. As well, the Inkling directly integrates with Photoshop, Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook so that your hand drawn sketches can instantly be available for editing and review on your pc.
The way it works is actually quite simple. The Inkling comes with a special Digital Smart Pen that uses a special sort of ink that the transfer device detects. To use it, simply tack the transfer device to the top of a page of paper or any notebook, and start drawing. Then, with the touch of a button, the transfer device reads the ink from the page in front of it and saves it to a digital medium.
The Inkling can import the sketch either as a single image or with layers to make it easier to edit afterwards. Forget having to rely on scanners, these nifty devices look like they will save you the trouble.
According to sources, the Wacom Inkling should already be on the market, which is great news for people who find that sketching by hand beats using a tablet and pen any day.
While I’m not exactly much of an artist, I can see people who draw for a living or who run web comics going crazy for these things. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more sites spring up with hand drawn images now that anyone with talent for sketching, but lacking access to Illustrator, can bring their creations to the PC in no time.