Mar 16, 2021

Astro HQ’s Luna Display Dongle is Ready for Windows Users Offering a Seamless Connection Between PC and iPad

With Apple offering their own mirroring solution baked right into their operating system, Astro HQ decided to extend their portfolio beyond the Mac. In the past twelve months, the developers put a lot of effort into bringing their tech to PC users'...

Dec 15, 2020

digitalEPIGRAPHY's New Databases for Painted Hieroglyphs and Visual Documentation Are Here!

With our brand-new collections, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to test the water to find out how we can support your research. What we've been working on for some time now is two visual databases, directly accessible and searchable through the website,...

Sep 22, 2020

Illustrator for iPad is available for preorder - A retrospective on Adobe's recent Photoshop and Fresco updates

It’s been a while since we last gave you a status report on Adobe’s creative suit adapted to mobile devices. So, before we turn towards Illustrator for iPad...

Jul 6, 2020

The updated digitalEPIGRAPHY website – An Epigraphic Survey, Harvard University, and KU Leuven Collaboration

In the past two years, we've been expanding our scope, tirelessly adding new content upon what was available in the original Manual, opening new frontiers of interest, and taking the art of digital documentation in unexpected and exciting new...

Jan 27, 2020

Windows users with iPads rejoice! Astro HQ is bringing Astropad cross-platform in 2020

Anybody who reads digitalEPIGRAPHY on a regular basis probably knows by now, how fond we are of Astro’s solution, that transforms the iPad into a makeshift Wacom tablet via a little dongle, called Luna Display.

Jan 10, 2020

Procreate 5 is here with Photoshop brush support, palette improvements and much more

With Procreate being our most important software used for digital penciling in the field, digitalEPIGRAPHY has been keeping an eye on Savage Interactive’s development, awaiting anxiously for their annual update.

Nov 26, 2019

It's official - Adobe Illustrator including tablet-specific features is coming to the iPad next year

In the past year or so, Adobe has been unusually active adopting its desktop software to Apple’s tablet. Their next mobile app with desktop-class ambitions is none other than Adobe Illustrator.

Nov 1, 2019

A note on digitalEPIGRAPHY’s first birthday

I can’t believe that digitalEPIGRAPHY has already been around for a little over a year! Thinking back on the past 12 months, there are two conflicting feelings that come to mind...

Oct 12, 2019

Hands-on with Fresco, Adobe’s realistic drawing and painting app that is finally available for the iPad

Fresco, Adobe’s next generation drawing and painting tool, recently launched on iPad, promising a creative experience with unprecedented level of faithfulness to traditional oil and watercolor paints.

Aug 27, 2019

New PaperLike 2 utilizing "Nanodots Technology" for rougher surface and less refractions

As much as we like drawing on our iPad, its slippery glass surface has always been a major disadvantage, especially in comparison with Wacom’s etched glass Cintiq drawing displays.

Jul 19, 2019

Cintiq 22 with Pro Pen 2 is a larger budget pen display from Wacom aimed for beginners

After launching the $649 Cintiq 16 earlier this year, Wacom just announced a larger version of its entry-level tablet called Wacom Cintiq 22 aimed for creatives on a budget.

Jun 25, 2019

Adobe sheds more light on its upcoming drawing and painting iPadOS app, now officially called Adobe Fresco

Photoshop CC isn’t going to be the only attraction coming to the iPad this year. Being developed under the code name “Project Gemini”, Adobe’s other upcoming creative app has a proper release title – Adobe Fresco.

Jun 4, 2019

It’s official: with macOS Catalina this Fall, Apple will provide system-wide native support for the iPad to be used as second display

A new feature in macOS Catalina, called Sidecar, will let an iPad act as a second display for the Mac. The Mac can be paired with iPads wired or wirelessly, and will have Apple Pencil support when using the new feature.

May 17, 2019

Adobe accepting applications to beta test Photoshop CC on iPad, but there is still no mention of release date yet

It has been a while since Adobe announced at last year’s Adobe Max conference that it would be bringing the full Photoshop experience to the iPad sometime in 2019.

Apr 20, 2019

Apple might render Luna and Duet Display obsolete with enabling native support to use a connected iPad as an external Mac display

Whether you’d like to use your iPad as a drawing display or merely as an extension of your Mac’s screen real estate, you will find numerous third-party solutions in the App Store.

Mar 14, 2019

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019 is available now, while making its glorious return to the Mac after nearly 20 years

If you have a Windows PC, you are probably familiar with Corel’s excellent software solutions regarding photo modification and vector illustration, called CorelDRAW Graphics Suite.

Mar 7, 2019

Help evolving digitalEPIGRAPHY by being a part of it – How to submit an article, recommend a tool or provide a tutorial

It is time for us to reach out to our growing community to exchange views on digital documentation or documentation in general by utilizing the channels provided through the digitalEPIGRAPHY website.

Feb 17, 2019

New Pro Pen slim digital stylus introduced by Wacom to reduce hand cramps

The last time Wacom updated its Pro Pen series was a long time ago. Now, in response to users who have requested a more ergonomic stylus, the company is introducing the Pro Pen slim.

Jan 29, 2019

Astro HQ updates its software bringing better response time and huge performance improvements

Astro HQ, the company behind some of our most favored digital drawing software solutions, Astropad and Luna Display, has recently announced an update to its Liquid video engine

Jan 9, 2019

The Lenovo Yoga A940 all-in-one might give the Surface Studio a run for its money

Lenovo just announced its Yoga A940, a desktop all-in-one with a movable display aimed at digital content creators with some unique twists in design and function that differentiates it from Microsoft's Surface Studio.

Jan 7, 2019

Wacom's new 649$ Cintiq 16 could be the ideal drawing display for the rest of us

This bit of news comes hot from CES, the world's gathering place for those who has an interest in consumer technologies, where Wacom has announced its most affordable pen display ever, the $649/ €599.90 Cintiq 16.

Jan 4, 2019

Our first Newsletter just went out!

We can't believe that it's been two months already since digitalEPIGRAPHY went live! Thanks to you, and another 3853 of our devoted readers, we are starting to form a community who'd like to learn about and contribute to digital documentation in...

Dec 6, 2018

Duet claims that with Duet Display 2 PC users can finally use their iPad as a real drawing display

The iPad Pro has become a fantastic tool for us working in digital documentation in part because of its flexibility — different apps provide different drawing tools, ideas, and experiences.

Nov 26, 2018

The second iteration of Microsoft’s Surface Studio is now available for purchase

This bit of news might only concern digital artists with deep pockets, however digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to reach out to those of our colleagues working with the Windows ecosystem...

Nov 14, 2018

Wacom Cintiq Pro 32, the ultimate pen-on-screen experience for digital artists, is now available worldwide

Wacom pen displays are widely popular among digital artists all over the world, but they are not exactly known for their versatility and portability. The model the Epigraphic Survey’s artists use is primarily meant for heavy-duty studio work...

Nov 11, 2018

iPad Pro (2018) review roundup - How does Apple's new tablet resonate with digital artists

With the new iPad Pro finally available and the first reviews pouring in on several tech blogs, let digitalEPIGRAPHY give you a quick roundup of their initial impressions and especially what creative professionals think of Apple’s new tablets.

Nov 10, 2018

TourBox is a portable console considered as “game changer” for photo editing and drawing in Photoshop

TourBox is a very promising Kickstarter campaign that has the promise to reduce the often cumbersome process of going back-and-forth between your mouse/touchpad, keyboard and your graphics tablet while working in the studio.

Nov 9, 2018

Adobe’s first Black Friday deal comes early with cutting its CC Photography Plan by up to 25%

Adobe’s most popular plan, which includes Photoshop CC, digitalEPIGRAPHY’s choice of software for digital inking, will be sold in some areas (excluding Europe, the Middle East and Africa) for $14.99/month in the next week.

Nov 1, 2018

Dear Reader, welcome to the brand new digitalEPIGRAPHY website!

Twenty years ago, when I started working in Egypt as an epigrapher, I wasn’t given too many guidelines regarding how to do the best job when documenting a painted tomb. Our Hungarian project leader wanted to have the most detailed, most faithful,...

Oct 31, 2018

Apple reveals new iPad Pro accompanied by 2nd generation Apple Pencil promising creative heaven for the future

Yesterday - among other products - Apple introduced its much awaited redesigned iPad Pros, revealing the most radical hardware change to the iPad since the Pro line was launched in 2015.

Oct 31, 2018

Foreword to digitalEPIGRAPHY

This is just the latest of several forewords I have written for Krisztián Vértes and the Epigraphic Survey’s collaborative digital drawing manual Digital Epigraphy, but this one marks a gigantic technological leap forward.

Oct 25, 2018

Project Gemini announced - Adobe reveals its Procreate competitor raster and vector drawing app for the iPad

Along with details about the forthcoming Photoshop for iPad, Adobe has announced another brand new iPad app coming soon, called Project Gemini. The iPad app will pair pen and touch hardware with professional tools and a streamlined, easy-to-use...

Oct 19, 2018

Adobe finally makes THE announcement and shreds some details about "real" Photoshop CC for iPad scheduled to ship in 2019

On October 15, Adobe unveiled Photoshop CC for iPad, one of the most ambitious third-party software projects we’ve ever seen for iOS. With such a long history on the Mac (Photoshop 1.0 for Mac OS was released in 1990), conquering Apple's tablet is...

Oct 12, 2018

The Luna wireless iPad display adapter is now available

Launched as a Kickstarter project last year, Luna is now available to everyone, priced at $80 (an extra $20 over the crowdfunded version). The device’s promise is similar to Duet, but accomplishes the task wirelessly and with better precision than...

Oct 4, 2018

Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 released among other Surface devices in black with updated internals

At a Tuesday press event, Microsoft revealed three new computers in its touch-capable Surface line, among them the brand new Surface Studio 2, the next iteration of their all-in-one desktop aiming to reach designer professionals with a big budget.

Oct 2, 2018

Wacom savings coming our way - save £200 on a Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 graphics tablet right now!

In the next couple of months Wacom is celebrating, and the reason is none other than the company is 35 years old! To sweeten the occasion, the Japanese company is offering some really nice deals when you purchase some of their best hardware through...

Sep 21, 2018

Affinity Designer Finally Arrives to the iPad

After teasing the iOS community for almost a year, Serif has released the iPad version of its often-praised professional level vector graphic software Affinity Designer.

Sep 6, 2018

Logitech Crayon for iPad will be available for everybody to purchase starting September 12

Instead of creating a cheaper Apple Pencil or dropping the price of the existing version, Apple lent its technology to Logitech, to create the $49 Crayon digital pencil that could be purchased as an education-only accessory to go with its new...

Jul 13, 2018

Adobe is Launching Photoshop for iPad in 2019

Adobe Systems Inc., the maker of popular digital design programs for creatives, is planning to launch the full version of its Photoshop app for Apple Inc.’s iPad as part of a new strategy to make its products compatible across multiple devices and...