The Best Computer Mice For Photographers (Mid 2017)

Let’s be real here, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about the next computer mouse that you are going to buy. But the fact remains that these are a very important tool for interacting with you computer, be it a desktop or laptop, and having a quality mouse can be the difference between an enjoyable editing session or a frustrating one.

So what are the mice out there that you should be looking at if you are in the market? Today we will take a look at several options that we think make a lot of sense for photographers. So let’s get into it! Continue reading…

How to Buy the Right Computer For Your Photography

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Photographer Bill Wadman and one of the hosts of On Taking Pictures has created a website for photographers based on a question that keeps getting asked. Lots of his listeners inquire about what type of computer they should buy for their editing and workflow. To help his listeners, Bill created a new website called Photo Computer Guide. It’s his attempt to point you to the best purchases that a photographer can make–WireCutter style. He not only recommends computers, but also tablets, monitors, SD cards, display calibration, etc.

Bill pledges to try to keep it up to date as new peripherals and devices come out to keep folks in the know about the latest and greatest products to buy. What you’ll notice is that the systems are very Mac and Apple heavy/oriented which makes lots of sense as Adobe products tend to work better on Apple computers and devices.

If you’re one of those folks that never knows what to buy or is due for an upgrade, take a look at the site.

Japanese Electronics Manufacturer Presents Camera-Equipped USB Mouse

Image courtes of Akihabara News

Image courtes of Akihabara News

We all know the situation. We’re working on our computer, moving the mouse up and down our desk, when suddenly we think to ourselves, “if only I could snap a quick picture of this or that without actually having to grab my digital camera!” But thanks to the creative people over in Japan, there finally is a solution!

It’s the King Jim camera-equipped mouse, which will be officially presented on January 31, according to Akihabara News. Apparently, it’s meant to be used when you want to “include an image of something in front of you in an email you are about to send.” And here’s how it works: “When you take a photo with the mouse, your PC’s screen becomes the camera’s display. And the accompanying software will give you photo editing options.” Neat, isn’t it?

We’ve seen lots of strange things come from Japan in the past, but this one absolutely deserves a top 10 spot in the list of Things That Defy Any Obvious Purpose. Cosider this: most computers, be they laptops or deskops, come with integrated webcams these days. And if that doesn’t do the job, you can always take a snap with your smartphone and send it to your computer via Bluetooth–or to yourself via Email if your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth. And finally: have you seriously ever found in a situation as describe above?

According to Akihabara News, the King Jim camera mouse will be available for JPY 4,200 once it hits the (presumably Japanese only) market–that’s roughly US-$ 40, not including shipping and taxes should you decide to import it.