Wacom’s Cintiq Companion: Hands-on with the all-in-one mobile darkroom for pros

I’ve been using a Wacom Cintiq Companion off and on for the last few weeks to do my image review & editing. It is a gorgeous – expensive – Wacom-enabled 12” Windows 8.1 tablet that can run full-on Adobe Creative Suite applications. It is an amazing device for drawing, sketching, and editing, although the relatively small screen size makes using traditional applications like Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator tricky unless you use an external monitor. Applications designed for use on portable devices, like the excellent painting program ArtRage, were much more straightforward to work with. I wrote up my experiences, along with some advice on how to use the Cintiq Companion if you are lucky enough to get on Datacolor’s SpyderBlog.