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  1. Actions are not saved as text files so I don't think you can do what you are asking. It seems like a very roundabout way to tackle the problem anyway although it's not evident from the info you give how you are inserting the text in any case. One way is to create a text layer in another file which is added to each image and then flattened using an action. However, I recall that you use Lightroom so why not export using a preset with a watermark. This is what I do now - I used to embed a text layer with an action but the Lightroom option is much simpler.
  2. Cheers Phil. There are great roadside views towards Tenerife on the LP-130 just outside of Los Canarios and, if you feel like a bit of exercise, there are amazing views of the the other islands from the top of Teneguía volcano in the same area.
  3. Very late entries here, hope I'm not too late - all of Teide Volcano from various places. Teide is one of the most potentially violent and dangerous volcanoes on European territory but it's been peaceful for a while now and it looks at its most peaceful at dawn and dusk. From Gran Canaria From La Palma From Tenerife
  4. Let's call it objectivity. Actually ethnic categorisations are quite a fascinating subject - unscientific and vague for the most part and almost impossible to agree on. Good Christmas forum fodder. Sorry, I was being my usual obtuse self. I was referring to your use of "WOP" and its (ironic given the current thread) derogatory connotations for a certain group of Southern Europeans. Wiki entry here. I agree that ethnic categorisation (along with language) is fascinating. Of course historically, anthropological research was driven by the desperate need to prove the inherent supremacy of
  5. The Wikipedia article has two versions of this - one with the Irish fighting against the Mexicans and the other deserting and fighting for the Mexicans.
  6. Let's call it objectivity. Actually ethnic categorisations are quite a fascinating subject - unscientific and vague for the most part and almost impossible to agree on. Good Christmas forum fodder. Sorry, I was being my usual obtuse self. I was referring to your use of "WOP" and its (ironic given the current thread) derogatory connotations for a certain group of Southern Europeans. Wiki entry here. I agree that ethnic categorisation (along with language) is fascinating. Of course historically, anthropological research was driven by the desperate need to prove the inherent supr
  7. That's another thing. If you belong to an ethnic minority, you can use a term which is generally considered derogatory to describe yourself but it is taboo for others to use the term. There are many examples of this. On the second point,I have found that is true - Chileans consider themselves to be American in the broadest sense - gringos (I love that word) are often distinguished as Norte Americanos (even if they're European). I've spent a lot of time in Mexico, where Americans, Canadians, Europeans, and even Australians are usually called gringos. Interesting, because a popular exp
  8. Let's call it objectivity. Actually ethnic categorisations are quite a fascinating subject - unscientific and vague for the most part and almost impossible to agree on. Good Christmas forum fodder. Sorry, I was being my usual obtuse self. I was referring to your use of "WOP" and its (ironic given the current thread) derogatory connotations for a certain group of Southern Europeans. Wiki entry here. I agree that ethnic categorisation (along with language) is fascinating. Of course historically, anthropological research was driven by the desperate need to prove the inherent supr
  9. That's another thing. If you belong to an ethnic minority, you can use a term which is generally considered derogatory to describe yourself but it is taboo for others to use the term. There are many examples of this. On the second point,I have found that is true - Chileans consider themselves to be American in the broadest sense - gringos (I love that word) are often distinguished as Norte Americanos (even if they're European). I've spent a lot of time in Mexico, where Americans, Canadians, Europeans, and even Australians are usually called gringos. Interesting, because a popular exp
  10. Let's call it objectivity. Actually ethnic categorisations are quite a fascinating subject - unscientific and vague for the most part and almost impossible to agree on. Good Christmas forum fodder. Sorry, I was being my usual obtuse self. I was referring to your use of "WOP" and its (ironic given the current thread) derogatory connotations for a certain group of Southern Europeans. Wiki entry here. I agree that ethnic categorisation (along with language) is fascinating. Of course historically, anthropological research was driven by the desperate need to prove the inherent supr
  11. That's another thing. If you belong to an ethnic minority, you can use a term which is generally considered derogatory to describe yourself but it is taboo for others to use the term. There are many examples of this. On the second point,I have found that is true - Chileans consider themselves to be American in the broadest sense - gringos (I love that word) are often distinguished as Norte Americanos (even if they're European).
  12. I thought that too and that I was safe using the generic term American to include Canadian - it means one doesn't have to try to distinguish a Canadian accent when guessing where a generic American might come from. But I was told by a Vancouver native a little while back that this was incorrect and that Canadians do not like to be called Americans.
  13. Let's call it objectivity. Actually ethnic categorisations are quite a fascinating subject - unscientific and vague for the most part and almost impossible to agree on. Good Christmas forum fodder.
  14. Interesting and accepted. I was thinking purely from the point of view of what I could see in the picture and that did descriptor did not make a lot fo sense to me on the original image - I could see nothing that indicated Hispanic even in the loosest sense about the model. Purely academic from me in any case as almost all of my pictures are WOP (Alamese for without people) except for the occasional unidentifiable blob.
  15. I hear caucasian as a description in the New York cop shows (e.g. Law and Order) to describe victims or suspects and yes it doesn't appear to crop up in general conversation. But it does seem to be frequently used in Alamy captions and keywords which is what I do find a little strange as it would not be normally used here. The term white as used in the US seems to preclude brown hispanic, whereas in the Europe, brown-skinned southern Europeans (Mediterranean appearance is an alternative) would be considered white, just a tanned variety with dark hair. This can be very confusing as many attemp
  16. Moreover, last time I looked ( a few years ago), the genetic evidence appears to indicate that Atlantic people (so-called Celts for want of a better description and various Iberians and Bretons as well) have never been anywhere near the Caucasus but ingressed into north-western Europe along the the Atlantic seaboard after the Ice Age. It was also considered doubtful that the Nordics and Germanics have spread westwards from central Asia although that may be more feasible. I think the geneticists regard the term Caucasian as quite meaningless but it does seem to have stuck in the US.
  17. An amazing place from what I see and hear and a place I hope to get to some day - amazing volcanic landscapes being the main attraction for me. I believe It used to be a Spanish colony until Spain had a war with the USA. Oh no I'm straying towards politics here - time to stop - have a good Christmas Ed.
  18. I agree Ed. Nothing political intended. I was just trying to point out that the term Hispanic is often fundamentally meaningless in terms of identifying ethnic origin or nationality based on face and hair alone. As is Caucasian. I know many southern Europeans who appear Caucasian and many northern Europeans who look Hispanic in the general meaning of those terms. So why use them for keywording? More specific terms such as black hair and brown eyes or blonde hair and blue eyes would make a lot more sense I think. But who am I to say? Hardly any of my pictures have people in them anyway?
  19. I am always amazed at the ethnic category "Hispanic". It's a very American thing as is "Caucasian". These terms are very uncommon this side of the Atlantic. The basic implication is brown skinned, black haired southern European as against pale skinned northern European, a classification which is often very far off the mark in terms of identifying ethnic origin on the basis of appearance alone. Firstly, Many Spanish people are light skinned and don't have black hair (there is even the odd ginger one ) and many northern Europeans are dark-haired with sallow skin. Secondly, even taking the cl
  20. It's been there several weeks at least if not months. Presumably for buyers.
  21. Have you selected Always High Quality using one of buttons on the Path Bar. I find the Bridge interface really unintuitive.
  22. Probable explanation: there is a default shortcut - command + spacebar - which changes the keyboard input if you have more than one. It's very easy to hit accidentally. You can remove one in the keyboard prefs if you don't use it.
  23. British English keyboards have the £ sign over the number 3.
  24. If it's not already showing, open your System Preferences (this is the key area to discover on a Mac, go to Keyboard prefs and then click the Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in menu bar option. You will then have these tools available in your menu bar towards the right. If you go show Keyboard Viewer, you will have a little keyboard image - experiment with the option and shift keys on this and the Character Viewer and much will be revealed. Different fonts have different goodies of course.
  25. I've been a lacto-vegetarian for a long, long time (>35 years) for ethical as well as health reasons but I don't go that far in terms of animal products. I doubt that pigs or whatever animal were used were actually killed for their gelatine - it's presumably just a by-product so ethically alright to use in my book. I avoid eating it of course - I just threw out my last 10 rolls of Velvia which I found in a cupboard forgotten - I had to forego the temptation to make a Velvia sandwich.
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