Wacom Pen Tablet Driver
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Wacom Pen Tablet Driver supports all Bamboo tablets, the Graphire4, Graphire Bluetooth & Graphire3 pen tablets, and USB-connected Cintiq 17SX, DTF-720, DTU-710, DTF-521 & DTF-510 pen displays.

For concurrent use with a professional Wacom tablet, install this driver as well as driver version 6.0.5 or later These two drivers can be added or removed independently of each other.
What's New
Version 5.3.3-3: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Runty reviewed on 30 Oct 2013
Confirming other comments. Version 5333 does not work with graphire3. I reverted to 5265.
[Version 5.3.3-3]


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Shock-J commented on 21 Oct 2013
Confirm with previous comments. Any version 5.3.X does NOT support Graphire 3 tablets. Last version that supports Graphire 3 is 5.2.6-5.
[Version 5.3.3-3]


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Revco commented on 22 Jun 2013
My Graphire 4 (CTE-640) isn't recognised with 5.3.2-2. Prior version, 5.3.0-3 works fine. Current version installs a pref pane named Wacom whereas previous version's pref pane is named Bamboo.
[Version 5.3.2-2]


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Maeric commented on 21 Jun 2013
Latest version 5.3.2 does NOT support Graphire3 as written above. Only Graphire4 & Graphire Bluetooth.
[Version 5.3.2-2]


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Dwev reviewed on 24 Sep 2012
The version before this one didn't work for me, so my pen was behaving like a mouse. Worked, but not exactly ideal (=understatement).

But 5.2.6-5 finally makes it all o.k. again, so everything works again like a charm here, both in Lion (10.7.5) and Mountain Lion (10.8.2) with a Graphire4 tablet.
[Version 5.2.6-5]


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Fhall1 commented on 09 May 2012
This was released in January - a little late to the party with this announcement?
[Version 5.2.6-3]


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James Paulley commented on 21 Jul 2011
Does anyone have any feedback on this in OS X Lion?

Also, does anyone use InDesign CS3 and find the pan/scroll functionality of the pen to be very, very slow?
[Version 5.2.5-2]

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Maclover1.1 replied on 28 Jul 2011
I'm experiencing the pen "not letting go of objects" and must click on a mouse I keep as well to release.. it happened a little before Lion but a lot more on Lion..
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James Paulley replied on 28 Jul 2011
Maclover, have you tried changing your nib?
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Maclover1.1 replied on 29 Jul 2011
I did because you asked.. even if I thought that was a weird idea.. especially considering my lagging issue happens to both my computers (a MacBook and a MacPro) with both my Wacoms (got an older Bamboo and a brand new one with Touch). Well no it sure ain't the little plastic bit.. it feels software/sytem-related not quite "physical".
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Maclover1.1 replied on 29 Jul 2011
Apart from that the link is dead on here and those complicated Convoluted Wacom Goons make it really complicated getting thru the maze that is their site to the download areas..
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Maclover1.1 replied on 29 Jul 2011
They actually have a 5.2.5-4 here:

http://www.wacom.eu/index2.asp?pid=29&lang=en
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Maclover1.1 replied on 29 Jul 2011
Oh no actually the newest version on their site is 5.24-4.. these numbers drive me nuts almost as bad as the confusing Parallels Numbering. So in any case for some odd reason the driver that used to be on offer here on MU disappeared.. and the "latest" one on their site is older.. something's fishy..
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Maclover1.1 replied on 29 Jul 2011
HOORAY..

WELL.. retrograding to the "latest version available on their site 5.24-4 seems to have fixed my problem.. and since they do not offer the 5.2.5-2 either on their site or here where the link died.. I guess they had issues with it.. but did not really communicate about it.. at least not on this very page.. ANYWAY.. ALL IS PEACHY ON MY END now.
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James Paulley replied on 30 Jul 2011
Thanks for the feedback Maclover1.1. Maybe I will update to Lion after all.
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Ebatalha replied on 01 Feb 2012
There's a 5.2.6-3 on the Wacom website.
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Micmacmo commented on 14 Oct 2010
This is still a release candidate, but it improves upon the previous candidate, the confusingly similarly named 5.2.3-4.

The most obvious improvements on my 2007 MacBook Pro are the two-finger swipe gesture (forward and back), pinch zoom and rotate. The biggest improvement is the two-finger swipe, which was very much a hit-and-miss affair before. Using the Chrome web browser, the new driver gets this gesture right 95% of the time now and with a much subtler movement of the fingers.

Pinch zoom and rotate are more responsive, but still kludgy. (Mind you, the trackpad on my MacBook doesn't recognize these gestures at all, so the implementation of this feature on my Bamboo is still good enough).

Overall, this driver is a modest but significant improvement over its predecessor.
[Version 5.2.4-3]


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Fhall1 commented on 28 Jul 2010
Note that this is a release candidate, not the final release product.
[Version 5.2.3-4]


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Glenn-Braid reviewed on 28 Jul 2010
Just installed it then, far better than the previous version. I have a Bamboo Touch & Pen and found that for some strange reason it would die and require a reboot or suddenly switch off touch support for no reason or worse the whole system hang. I've since upgraded to 5.2.3-4 and I haven't had a single problem yet.

For those who wonder, I use it not only as a drawing pad but also as a touch pad since it supports gestures etc.
[Version 5.2.3-4]

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Micmacmo replied on 18 Aug 2010
KAWAII, Did you find that the touch responsiveness improved? I'm looking to buy one of these devices and in many reviews (pre-5.2.3-4 driver), the reviewers mention lag and jerky responsiveness as a problem. Thanks!
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Istra had trouble on 23 Mar 2013
new driver doesn't "see" a tablet (CTE-440/S) connected to the system (1.7.5)
Had to go back to an older version :-(
[Version 5.3.2-2]


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sdmarky had trouble on 26 Dec 2012
I installed this on Mac OS X 10.7.5 to support both a Bamboo tablet and a Graphire 3 tablet (used separately of course). The Bamboo works fine, but the Graphire 3 doesn't really work at all. The control panel says that a supported tablet was not found, and the Graphire doesn't behave properly at all. Is there any way to fix this?
[Version 5.2.6-5]



benjamac rated on 21 Sep 2013

[Version 5.3.3-3]


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Wacom Pen Tablet Driver supports all Bamboo tablets, the Graphire4, Graphire Bluetooth & Graphire3 pen tablets, and USB-connected Cintiq 17SX, DTF-720, DTU-710, DTF-521 & DTF-510 pen displays.

For concurrent use with a professional Wacom tablet, install this driver as well as driver version 6.0.5 or later These two drivers can be added or removed independently of each other.


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