The Inkling: Capturing a Digital Likeness of a Pen-on-Paper Sketch

August 31, 2011

At Beyond Design, we constantly stay on top of the latest technology in the design world. One of the coolest new products I’ve seen lately is the Inkling by Wacom. The Inkling bridges the gap between traditional, freehand sketching and digital development by capturing a digital likeness of a pen-on-paper sketch. It would be ideal for brainstorming sessions, in which you can provide a rough sketch and later refine it on your Cintiq.

According to Wacom’s website, you can store hundreds of sketches on the receiver before transferring them to your computer. The program allows you to export your sketches with layers to Adobe Photoshop® and Illustrator®, as well as Sketchbook Pro®. It’s an extremely innovative product that shows just how much technology is advancing. The Inkling seems as though it will be a great product for the front-end of any design process.

You can check out the product in full detail here, and a video demonstrating the product below.

Written By: Jeff Mathison, Manager of NPD and UX

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