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  1. I think you will find that is the renamed cloud version of Lightroom and not the desktop version (LR classic).
  2. It applies to anyone who is resident or who intends to be resident for 1 year at least so you would probably demonstrate that by showing a rental lease. I don’t know what the income requirements are for free healthcare but I think they are quite generous for over-70s. There is an Irish citizens advice service who might be able to help you as well with the official stuff - probably a lot less bureaucracy than Spain and no language barriers.
  3. As far as I know you may be entitled to free healthcare in Ireland depending on your income. Check HSE Ireland . Don't give up on Galway City but rents are likely to be high. Maybe consider other places such as Sligo, Westport, Ennis - all nice lively towns in the west of Ireland and likely to be a lot cheaper than Galway.
  4. As far as big English cities go I'd rate Liverpool as the most friendly place if you can understand scouse πŸ˜€. But I would have to wonder who would want to move to England at the moment with the current climate and I am not talking weather. Hostile environment towards foreigners or what - yes I know it is a minority of the population but there are an awful lot of xenophobes around and not a few in Yorkshire.
  5. I didn't mean to put you off Edo. I was just cautioning that you need to make sure you are looking at apartments in the city and not somewhere rural in County Galway. I would think that decent city centre apartments are likely to be at premium prices though. Galway is a very popular place. I expect Sligo would be a lot cheaper but it is a town rather than a city. One thing for sure - you will not be short of conversation in Galway. Are you referring to County Galway as a whole there? I'd be surprised if Galway City does not have very good broadband coverage especially given the high student population and there are also a lot of tech companies based in Galway.
  6. I don't really know if that is accurate Edo but I would imagine it probably is. I keep getting annoying message from that website so have shut it down. Cheap apartments might be questionable as it is a very popular living and tourist destinaton. Galway is a university town so there is a lot of student accommodation - shared housing and the like. County Galway is very big so check that what you are looking at is in the city stretching from the flat milands around the River Shannon out to the Burren and to Connemara. Most areas are served by buses but I think most people outside the city would consider a car essential. The urban or semi-urban area of Galway City stretches out a long way especially on the west side towards Connemara as a long narrow strip on the coast and very little inland where there are large areas of bog that have not been built on. I wouldn't want to put you off as, like I said, I would move there tomorrow if I could as the best place to live in Ireland. It's got just about everything as far as urban life goes I think. As Colblimp says everywhere in Ireland is relatively expensive but some are definitely more expensive than others. Dublin property prices these days are sky high (similar to London) and Galway is probably up there as well. And the green fields of Ireland owe more to nitrate than to nature for their colours. The Emerald Isle for sure.
  7. See this recent detailed discussion of high quality compacts. The overwhelming majority goes for the Sony RX100 of which there are 6 variants. Sony have cashback offers on a lot of them at the moment as well which eventually convinced me to dive in last week for the RX100VA after I missed some really newsworthy shots by not having a camera on me (my iPhone camera is damaged). Anyway it is a truly astounding camera - tiny and excellent image quality considering the size of the sensor. I am a real stickler for quality by the way. Can highly recommend. The only question is which one to get.
  8. Galway is probably the best town (small city) in Ireland for but very expensive to live in nowadays and it rains an awful lot which I guess is why the pubs sell so much Guinness. All life is there. It is a really arty place with loads of Irish music and lots of different cultures but likely to be extremely competitive for all forms of photography. I lived there back in the 80s before it really took off and would move back again today if I could afford it and the weather wasn't so awful. Ireland is very expensive in general now. If I was to move back to Ireland I would probably aim for somewhere like County Tipperary where living costs would be a lot less and the weather is a lot less influenced by the Atlantic.
  9. Hi Gnans. You have been getting some good advice from Joseph and you have some nice pics so this is just an observation on your photographic technique specifically in relation to landscapes and outdoor daytime shots (pics that include sky mainly) which I think could be greatly improved. To improve your outdoor photography in general you need to think about balancing skies with land as your skies tend to look look really washed out. There are various ways to approach this: use a grad filter on camera (not recommended nowadays I feel), use a polariser (works in some cases depending on angle of light and presence of blue sky) or use a grad filter and selective saturation controls in post-processing (recommended for a lot of your stuff as I see you are using full frame Nikons which can handle the high dynamic range. In addition, I think many of your outdoor images are washed out and it certainly would do no harm to give them a bit of oomph in the midtones by some selective processing. Many are also too blue - this is a Nikon thing - the auto WB is often way too blue and can make the images look drab. Giving a bit more thought to composition at the shooting stage and learning a bit more about post-processing and applying it to your outdoor images would greatly improve them. This may not translate into sales but you will be a much better photographer for it.
  10. New one on me Betty but a google search led me straight to the Adobe forums and a fix apparently. I have no idea beyond that I'm afraid. https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1618590 For startup items, open Users and Groups under the System Prefs and you should see a tab with login items on the right. Just remove the ones you don't want by clicking the - sign I guess.
  11. OK - you are correct. My logic would say that it should be our's because it is replacing the term our English but I have just checked and find that our's should never be used. School days are a long time ago 😊.
  12. I know wim is Dutch and his English is exceptionally good for a non-native speaker. The multilingualism of the Dutch and many other northern Europeans is to be much admired. I think monolingualism is a particularly English thing and not a good thing either. I strongly encouraged my English son to learn Spanish with me when he was in primary school and learning no foreign languages. His school in Peterborough was featured in a BBC programme at the time (around 2008) about multiculturalism. There were I think over 30 different first languages among the pupils but only English was taught in the curriculum. I learned four languages growing up in Ireland and I had a rigorous training in English grammar. I would not wish that on anyone to be honest but years of not learning much if any English grammar at all in school is certainly evident in English society. By the way - you dropped an apostrophe there. Should that ours be our's or ours'? πŸ˜€. Definitely not ours. It is a possessive so requires an apostrophe. I am going for our's. Let's ask wim.
  13. It's always worth having extra RAM Allan. 8GB is not enough for comfort nowadays. I would recommend checking out Mac Upgrades . They are not too far from you (south of Cambridge) and they provide excellent service onsite or by courier. I have used them a few times and have only good things to say about them.
  14. I'd still argue (if I had infinite time) for simulation rather than replication in the case of blue skies as I don't think the effects can always be precisely replicated but it is subjective and difficult to demonstrate conclusively. For example, I think you get purer blue colours using a polariser but that is difficult to demonstrate. Increasing blue saturation and decreasing luminance in post can introduce or exacerbate the presence of a white line along the boundary between land and sky. Faint distant clouds may not be visible/captured at all without using a polariser. But of course polarisers have disadvantages as well in darkening skies: they emphasise uneven blue colour in the sky especially if there are no clouds and they cut out some of the light (modern high quality polarisers are much better than the older ones). I use the Kenko Real Pro ones nowadays which I find excellent optically - thin with minimal loss of light and neutral colour. I usually have a polariser on the lens when shooting landscapes - there is aways the option to turn it to no polarisation. One thing is for sure though - grad filters on camera are a thing of the past for me. Much easier to replicate (simulate?) in post.
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