Wacom announced its Inkling digital sketch pen which allows users to draw on real paper and transfer their art to the computer with ease. How it works is you insert a normal piece of paper into the wireless receiver and start sketching with the Inkling pen. The pen functions like a normal pen. Afterwards you can plug the receiver into a computer via the USB port and browse sketches picking the ones you want to transfer directly into Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or formats like TIFF and JPG.
Wacom also says that you can press a buttion to create digital “layers” in the image file while sketching on the real paper. The Inkling is supposed to record 1,024 levels of pressure, meaning that it will catch every nuance, shadow, or hard line in your drawings. Once transferred into Illustrator or Photoshop, users can manipulate the sketch’s lines at will.
The Inkling should be available through the Wacom Store and other retailers in the second half of September 2011.