I've been using Photoshop for a couple of years now, and have always used a\nmouse. Everything I seem to read says "a tablet is essential". That sounds\nrather subjective really, so I was wondering if one would benefit me.\n\nI don't do anything arty, as such. No drawing or anything like that. I do\nmostly photography work, which for the most part involves cropping,\nstraightening, colour correcting, etc. Would a tablet help there? I've\nalways assumed not.\n\nI also do some editing work, mostly retouching and restoration. For the most\npart I feel like I get on with the mouse. Occasionally there's a tricky\nselection or path which makes me think I could really use a tablet, but\ngenerally I seem to manage. Yet in her book, Katrin Eismann describes a\ntablet as "an absolute must".\n\nSomeone tell me, what am I missing out on?\n\nMy local computer store has Wacom 4x5" Graphire3 tablet in stock, which\nseems rather small to me. Is a tablet which is smaller than a standard\nphoto useful or a gimmick? They also have a 6x8" version, but it's twice\nthe cost of the small one. Does it make that much difference as to justify\nthe expense? Is it worth going the whole hog and getting the Intuos2\nversion (which no one seems to sell locally)?