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Cintiq users, you have problems with: 

68%
122 deviants said No problems
15%
27 deviants said Tracking between pen and screen
11%
20 deviants said Vertical lines sometimes appear while painting when the pen touches the screen
6%
11 deviants said Screen does not register the marks you are making

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orin Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I don't have any actual problems with my Cintiq. Occasionally I'll need to recalibrate the pen but that's about it. Can't use it as a dual monitor however which is a massive drawback and also part of the reason I purchased it.
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SuicideTheCat Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
biggest problem i have is that i like to sit side saddle on the chair and use it at an odd angle that doesn't match up with the screen at all, mostly due to poor posture of the spine meats
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JayelleCartoons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I have an old 15x. The only problem with mine is that the drivers will randomly reset and I'll have to either reinstall them or recallibrate at random.
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MadisonTuff Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
No problems what so ever... well when i start it some days the screen get's all screwed up, but all I have to do is restart it and it's fixed.
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Roy-Fan-33 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*horizontal lines, but same basic issue.
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blayrd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose I've minor tracking problems but that's really just towards the edges of the screen, so it's become a habit to drag whatever bit I'm working on to the center of the thing and use the edges for viewing space only.

On occasion it refuses to detect marks by way of the cursor freezin, but I find that a quick touch of the eraser end of the pen to the screen unsticks the cursor, which is a fairly rapid solution!

B'yeah, it's made me quite color-paranoid/confused, between the Cintiq and a lower end macbook. I have no idea what colors I'm using exactly anymore. (this could be some sort of philosophical comment on perception and reality, I suppose)
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Hm, I'll definitely have to try the eraser trick. Occasionally I'll get spots that don't want to work on the screen, but they come and go.

Color matching is also a problem - I've got it hooked up to a PC, and even though I can match the profiles I get totally different contrast on the PC, Cintiq, and MacBook screens. It drives me nuts. I feel like I need to create the profile in my head based on the color tone selection boxes, and screw what all the screens say hahahaha.
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blayrd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeaah it is a huge pain. I especially have weird issues with blues looking purple on the mac, or lighter shades looking positively florescent. 's either that, or get a pantone swatch book and colorpick religiously! The once where I actually had to print my stuff I almost died, oy vey. To think in pre-cintiq days I naively assumed (subconciously, at least) that everyone was seeing what I was, heh.
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Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I've had the vertical lines issue with my regular tablet, and 'jumping marks' so it could just be the thing wigging out. Ever since I went from 2000 to xp I suddenly started having issues with tablet significantly more often (as well as photoshop). Maybe it's an issue with the age of the cintiq/program driver vs age of OS?
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Weird - I'm also running XP. Haven't had too much trouble with PS, or the old and new Intuos though. I should see if there's a new driver up after I fix the internet connection on the desktop.
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Ebiru-Zeru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I'm not really sure what the issue is with mine. I think it's just a brat. For awhile its driver would break every month for no reason, but thankfully it's stopped that. I hope you are able to get yours to act up less (or to cease acting up at all) !
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You need one option of "I don't own a cintiq" because I wanted to see the results of this poll before I get a cintiq.
I clicked "no problems"
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:iconbeastofoblivion:
beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Cintiqs are actually ridiculously awesome. I didn't start having problems with mine until recently, so, ~2 years later, but even with problems they're worth it. I almost wish I had a smaller one, though, because the larger ones are not very portable. Like, at all.
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm with *meradragon in that I wanted to see the results....mostly out of curiosity. I can't afford a Cintiq. Barely could afford my Intuos. *lol* Ideally I'd get a separate smaller one to travel with. I think my "screen" size is 8"x11"? So with the added side bits, it's fairly large.
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Wolf-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I can believe so many people have Cintiqs! O_O;; *cuddles her little Graphire4*
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yeah... my Cintiq's problem is that it doesn't exist. :(

*has a Graphire4 as well*
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arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
*lol* That's my prob too, but I have an Intuos.
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Wolf-Daemon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahaha. :XD:
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dittin03 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My biggest issue is the dark screen. No amount of adjusting the brightness settings and whatnot can fix this. Research on this problem found it to just be "how it is". :(
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yorkchop Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
All the ones I used at school never had any of those issues, aside from one that was permanently broken and wouldn't register the pen's touch on the bottom half of the screen whatsoever. But... those things got some pretty heavy use, so I'm surprised they all worked so well.
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Ludjia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
From all these comments I'm not sure if I want a screen-tablet.
Allthough I am curious about tablet computers and ipad-wannabees that are popping up now. I used to have an HP tabletPC that worked well except from battery time and that eventually melted... it was old though.
I never got to try Photoshop on it though I forget why.
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Coyox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I actually have none of these problems o.o I'm using the smaller version of the two.... (admittably, I'd love to be using the bigger one).

The only problem I have with mine is the color. 8(
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Mavor Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
The Cintiq I own at home runs cool and with little to no problem. That being said, the one I used at work got pretty warm, sometimes hot, and had glitchy, digital distortion lines that would run horizontally across the screen.

I have had the screen decide it wasn't going to read my strokes before but I've experienced that on all Wacom products I've owned or used. Sometimes it's a matter of the nib needing to be pulled out of the stylus and reinserted. It's like it gets jammed too far into the pen tool. Sometimes it's just glitchy software.

I notice that towards the corners of my screen the tracking gets pretty bad but that's all. Not too bad other that that.

Vertical lines appear when I've switched back to my painting program after being in another program like iTunes or Firefox. The first time I set my stylus tip back on the screen after I switch back, a straight mark is made, starting at the edge of the screen and ending at the tip of my pen. Not sure if that's what you're dealing with.
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PearlPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Neither, the annoying problem I have is color and gamma does not match my monitor no matter how hard I try.

BFFFT!
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
Hahaha, yes.
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blayrd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, yes, this. Huge pain.
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StriderDen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
According to a friend of mine that uses it, the "problem" if you will, is the fact that your own hand usually gets in front of the drawing or some tools/indicators, and it's somehow annoying! An invisible hand would help a lot! :p
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Ctree Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
the only problem i've had with my cintiq is that the screen is always black when i use it with my win7 computer. i can still draw, but any dual monitor is out of the question. i've had this problem since i got my win7 computer, and downloading new drivers and uninstalling and reinstalling hasn't helped at all. everything else is fine though..
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Kipestshin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Mine gets hot too. I worry about it and give it several breaks throughout the day.

It does however have a lot of 'crappy' spots. Like it causes your pen to wiggle all stupid or get magically caught on some unknown thing. These spots are pretty consistent, so I just learn to move my picture around to avoid them as annoying as it is. -_- So my problem isn't really up there to vote on. The only other problem I know I've had was apparently bending the cord that connects into it and now i have to monkey with it to keep the power on. Awesome XP (which has nothing to do with the first problem, since i've used two cintiqs and had that same stupid skipping)

My totally ignorant guess is maybe it has something to do with your computers processing?

~Kip
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Avalik Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I'd like to see the results of this but I don't want to screw up the voting and there isn't a "don't have one" option.. can someone post me the results?
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Lynayru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
I don't know if anyone has sent you the results for this poll yet but this is what it's looking like so far. :)


Cintiq users, you have problems with:


57 deviants_ 69% said No problems

12 deviants_ 14% said Vertical lines sometimes appear while painting when the pen touches the screen

10 deviants_ 12% said Tracking between pen and screen

4 deviants_ 5% said Screen does not register the marks you are making
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Avalik Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Thanks
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Lynayru Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
no problem :)
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
All three, in spite of it being calibrated properly (and I don't leave it on all the time, and I've only had it since Christmas). Also, sometimes, the marks I make on one part of the screen can "jump around" and appear in a totally different place, usually near the bottom edge of the screen, but I think that may be because I'm painting/drawing strokes too fast. And I noticed one blue pixel on the screen that never goes away. =P
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Nidae213 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
That would be a dead pixel. They suck and never go away.

And most companies won't RMA/replace them unless they have 7 or more of them.

I can't imagine drawing on a surface that has 7 dead pixels. :O
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, and thanks to :iconnathie: I also downloaded the newest drivers and installed them - that fixed a lot of other problems as well.
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engelszorn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't have any of the issues, although I noticed that the pen doesn't pick up the pressure as well as my Intuos used to. I have to use a lot more for force to paint or a different setting to get the same result. Tracking used to be a problem until I took 5 minutes of my schedule and really made an effort to calibrate the monitor exactly the way I'd paint. Meaning, I made the exact same movements I do when I paint, held my head the exact same position and so forth. After that everything worked fine.
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Artist
I have all three of those problems, despite the thing being calibrated properly. The only thing I can think of is that maybe it's on too long (does it overheat?) because I work on it constantly. The screen gets pretty warm, and turning it off for a few seconds to a few minutes usually fixes the issues, but it's annoying as all hell and I'd like to know if anyone out there is experiencing similar issues.
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Genesisnx Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
What model are you using?

Tbh it shouldn't overheat, they are designed not too. Mine gets really rather hot on the sides, back and screen but its never caused any problems for me.
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