What is best mouse for photoshop

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Ulysses Protos, May 28, 2012.

  1. My logitech mouse is giving out. the left click side is double clicking
    must be the spring wearing out
    thinking on the Razer mouse
    model abyssus--$38 or the deathadder---$55
    they both are corded. no more wireless or tablets
    any suggestions guys ??
    Please no smart ass answers...this is serious
     
    Ulysses Protos, May 28, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    That's really a question that your own personal preference will
    decide. I have a track ball (right hand), a $5.00 mouse (left hand),
    and a Wacom tablet with pen (left hand for this left-hander) all
    connected and switch between them frequently.

    You say "no more tablets", but I couldn't give up my tablet. All my
    devices are corded, but I don't see how that affects the use.

    It's hardly a smart ass answer to say that you should buy the device
    that fits your hand and your style of use.
     
    tony cooper, May 28, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    The "Best" mouse for Photoshop is the one you are most comfortable
    working with. If your Logitech mouse is the one you are most
    comfortable working with try and find a replacement, either directly
    from Logitech or Amazon.
    < http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/mice >

    Personally I favor thumb controlled trackballs. My favorite is the
    Microsoft Trackball Optical, which is now discontinued. I have two of
    them. I have seen then available for ridiculous prices new & used
    online, and I refuse to pay those prices. Perhaps a used one as an
    emergency replacement.
    <
    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-D67-00001-Trackball-Optical-Mouse/dp/B00005853X
    Logitech made a similar USB trackball type, the "Trackman" at a
    reasonable price and I also have one of those. That too has been
    discontinued. They only offer a wireless Trackball of the same design
    now at $59.99. I have not tried this yet, so I can't speak to its
    performance, however the reviews from folks who have used the older
    "Trackman" are not particularly favorable.
    <
    http://www.logitech.com/en-us/mice-pointers/trackballs/devices/wireless-trackball-m570
    Kensington has several trackballs, but none of the thumb controlled types.

    I also have and use a Wacom Intuos5 Medium Tablet that is not
    inexpensive, but has its own set of virtues and learning curve. I don't
    use it for everything, but it does have its place in my workflow for
    detail work. It is not to my way of thinking an essential tool.
    < http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Intuos/Medium.aspx >

    I have heard good things about their "Bamboo" tablet which is their
    more affordable product.
    < http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/Bamboo.aspx >
     
    Savageduck, May 28, 2012
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  4. That's really a question that your own personal preference will
    decide. I have a track ball (right hand), a $5.00 mouse (left hand),
    and a Wacom tablet with pen (left hand for this left-hander) all
    connected and switch between them frequently.

    You say "no more tablets", but I couldn't give up my tablet. All my
    devices are corded, but I don't see how that affects the use.

    It's hardly a smart ass answer to say that you should buy the device
    that fits your hand and your style of use.
     
    Ulysses Protos, May 28, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    They didn't ask me. I have a Logitech Trackman, thumb-operated for
    the right hand, two clickers, and a scroll wheel, corded. I love it.
    The only problem is that the contacts where the marble fits picks up
    finger grease and has to be cleaned occasionally. That's a two-second
    job with a fingernail.

    I tried a center marble trackball, but didn't like it. I've trained
    my thumb.

    I have a Wacom Bamboo and find that it's more than adequate. I used
    it in Photoshop with a zoomed in image and move the image around.
    I've never felt a need for a larger tablet since I'm working in a
    small area for precision.
     
    tony cooper, May 28, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    Yup! I experience the same issue with mine, and the two Microsoft
    Trackball Opticals, though I have found that dust accumulation on the
    ball guides is more of an issue than finger grease. Again, all that is
    required is a regular removal of the trackball and blowing or wiping
    out the socket.
    Yup! I tried one of the Kensington offerings which requires fingers on
    the trackball, and I found it awkward and not particularly easy to use,
    or in anyway ergonomic. I prefer to be all thumbs, and the thumb
    trackball is my input device of choice. Much less fatiguing than a
    standard mouse.
    I have a feeling we both use the tablet in similar circumstances. I
    probably would have found a Bamboo adequate, but I am happy with my
    Med. Intuos5. I upgraded from a small Intuos2, which while small was
    OK, but did not have drivers for my Mac upgrades.
     
    Savageduck, May 28, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    BTW: I meant to indicate the less than favorable comments were made
    towards the new wireless version, not the older, discontinued corded
    USB version. All of mine are USB, I have a logitech Bluetooth mouse for
    use with my laptop when traveling. I hate laptop touch pads!
     
    Savageduck, May 28, 2012
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    Voivod Guest

    You can't quote properly. You can't reply properly. You have no idea why
    you should remove sig file delimiters and you're still obsessing over
    me. Good job. Keep up the stupidity.
     
    Voivod, May 29, 2012
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    talker Guest

    I use a Logitech G5 corded mouse and a Steel Series I-2 high
    performance, glass mouse pad. The G5 mouse has several dpi
    settings....400dpi.....800dpi....and 2000 dpi, depending on how exact
    you want the pointer to be. It also comes with a series of weights so
    that you can add whatever you weight you want to make the mouse easier
    or harder to move, based on your own preferences.
    The Steelseries I-2 glass mouse pad gives the mouse's laser an
    excellent surface to read and the pad is very durable. I've used it
    for years and there is no wear on the pad....unlike traditional pads
    that wear out after a few years.

    Talker
     
    talker, May 29, 2012
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  10. good idea. will check into it.. mouse and pad
    but, when the weights and dpi are set, is there a reason
    to alter them later ?
    thanks
     
    Ulysses Protos, May 29, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'm intrigued by idea of thinking that a mouse pad's durability is
    considered to be a feature. I don't recall ever buying a mouse pad.
    I've always used mouse pads given away by vendors or given to me as a
    gag gift. I don't think I've ever worn one out, but a few have become
    soiled by spilled drinks and coffee.

    I see mouse pads available for $3.00. That's an annual cost of $1.00
    if it lasts three years.
     
    tony cooper, May 29, 2012
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    talker Guest

    Once you have the weights installed that gives the mouse the
    weight that you like, there isn't any reason to change it....unless
    someone else is going to use the mouse and prefers a different
    weight.(it only takes a few seconds to add or remove the weights).
    As for the DPI, yes, I find that I change it from time to time,
    depending on what I'm doing. For just basic stuff, I set it at 800
    dpi. If I am working on an image and I need more precision, I will
    change it to 400 dpi. When you change from a lower dpi to a higher
    dpi, the mouse pointer moves faster, so there are times when I want
    the pointer to move faster, and there are other times when I want to
    slow it down.

    Talker
     
    talker, May 30, 2012
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    talker Guest

    I have never received a free mouse pad, but then again, I have
    never worked in a place where I met vendors that gave them away.
    I have worn out several mouse pads over the years, and yes, you
    can buy a basic pad for a few bucks, but I've tried several pads over
    the years and it's a crap shoot. Some pads don't seem to work as well
    as others. The pointer would be erratic and it would not move
    consistantly. With a high performance pad, like the Steelseries I-2,
    the tracking for the mouse is perfect. When you're working on an
    image....maybe cutting it out from the background, you need precision.
    If the pad doesn't allow the mouse to scan properly, it's almost
    impossible to cut the image out.....and it takes forever if you do
    manage to cut it out.(not to mention that it's aggravating.)

    Talker
     
    talker, May 30, 2012
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    Voivod Guest

    If you've worn out mousepads you're doing something SERIOUSLY wrong.
     
    Voivod, May 30, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    My current mouse pad is just a simple rubber thing with one smooth
    side and design on it. It's a couple of years old. It shows no sign
    of wear.

    I don't use a mouse for detail work, though. Rough stuff in Photoshop
    like a layer mask or drawing a selection is done with my thumb and a
    trackball. When it gets down to precision, I use my Wacom tablet and
    pen and zoom the image up.

    I just tried the mouse with a layer mask making a selection of a
    figure. No problem with the (optical corded) mouse and the old pad,
    but I did zoom up as normally do. The only problem was the
    awkwardness of getting used to moving my whole left hand with a mouse
    instead of moving the tablet pen.

    If you like your Steelseries pad, I'm not knocking it for you. It
    just doesn't appeal to me.
     
    tony cooper, May 30, 2012
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    big fish Guest

    My current mouse pad is just a simple rubber thing with one smooth
    I have been using PhotoShop for many years now. I do a lot of editing of
    digital pictures, making flyers and posters from the photos. I gave up on
    using a mouse for the work due to carpal tunnel in my right wrist. I went to
    the pen and tablet. I have pretty much used Wacom products over the years. I
    now use the Bamboo series and really love it.

    I could never get good precise work with a mouse. I just couldn't get the
    control I wanted. A mouse just makes my wrist hurt so bad. I now use the pen
    and tablet for all my work. That includes Word, Excel and other programs
    with no problem at all. Plus my wrist doesn't hurt.
     
    big fish, May 30, 2012
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    Carrie Guest

    I just buy a regular one on ebay, maybe $8 or so. I also have a Wacon
    tablet I bought a few years ago, but never got into using, I'm so used to
    the mouse. I don't like cordless/wireless ones, something else to keep up
    with batteries. I just buy a mouse that looks normal (not tiny or weird
    shaped) for $8 or or so and use it till it dies. I had one I taped the cord
    up to the top on, because that's the only way it would work
    It's not the mouse, it's what you do with it LOL
    (once heard a rock singer say this.... "it's not the size of your pencil
    it's how you write your name")
    though maybe some mouses are better than others.
    Oh, on ebay I usually don't buy anything that comes from China, Hong
    Kong, etc. so that narrows it down, too.
     
    Carrie, May 30, 2012
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    Voivod Guest

    Further proof you're an idiot.
    Yes, the horrors of having to put batteries in something every six
    months. Pure exhaustion.
    Look up the word 'ergonomics'.
    Proving you listen to shit music too.
    Mice, the plural of MOUSE is MICE you imbecile!
    You've never bought a mouse that didn't come from the Far East.
     
    Voivod, May 30, 2012
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    talker Guest


    I have tried all sorts of pointing devices over the years, and I
    ended up with my mouse and pad because I find it works best for me. I
    know that a lot of people really like their tablets, but I had a
    tablet and I hated it. I felt like I had less control of the pointer
    than I had with a mouse. I'm sure that those who use a tablet feel
    just the opposite. :)
    I know you weren't knocking me for it, if my post had implied
    that, it wasn't intentional.

    Talker
     
    talker, May 31, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I'm on my third Wacom tablet. I bought one, tried it for a couple of
    weeks and hated it. I gave it to my daughter. A year or so later, I
    bought another, tried it, hated it, and gave it away. I bought a
    third one, tried it, forced myself to get used to it, and now I use it
    constantly.

    I don't draw with it, though. I just use it for the fine stuff in
    Photoshop.
     
    tony cooper, Jun 1, 2012
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