Apple Pencil

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    Today I spent most of the day visiting with Robin (my daughter) and she gave me an Apple Pencil to use with the iPad Pro . It looks like a white plastic pencil, and enables you to draw and write notes on the iPad easier, and is responsive to the lightness/hardness of how hard you touch it on the screen.
    I have been charging it up and reading a little bit more about how to use it and which apps it will work with; but so far I do not have any actual "hands-on experience" with the pencil.
    I know that many of us have ipads; but I have not seen any threads about the Apple Pencil , and thought I would start one.
    Here is a video that shows what it does and also some of the apps that it works with. I have the Procreate app to draw with ; but I have to practice using it more than I have done.

     
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    Looks good to me, but I have no idea about these things
    When you do a drawing would you be able to show it on the forum ?
     
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    I am still getting used to using this; so I won't be producing any drawings to share right away, but yes, I can do that, @Patsy Faye . I can save the picture into my picture files just like a photo, and then load it up on here the same way as photos.
    Right now I can sign my name and make a Smiley Face; but I will definitely be watching more of the drawing/painting youtube videos to learn how to use both the Apple Pencil and the drawing apps.
    I think that I can also use it with some of the photo-editing apps and make changes to pictures when I am editing those. All in all, it is going to be fun, and something that I think I will enjoy doing once I earn the basics.
     
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    I am so tempted with this although I just can't draw !!
    But - it would be fun trying !
    I will look into this new fangled gizmo :p
     
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    It only works with an iPad Pro , @Patsy Faye . Although they are probably going to have the patents so that it will work with the iphone by the next edition of that, it does not work with even any of the older ipads. I was telling @Ina I. Wonder about the Apple Pencil; but it won't work with her ipad either, only with the iPad Pro.
    However, there are other styluses that work with some of the other tablets, so it is still possible to use those with the drawing apps and draw or paint a picture.
     
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    Oh dear, I've never seen an ipad :oops:
    I thought I could buy a drawing tablet, I've looked up ipads and what they provide and mostly I don't need one, I'm happy with me laptop and Kindle
    The drawing aspect is great though maybe there will be something in the future that provides
    that aspect
    Thanks for the info :)
     
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