No, I'm only using Photoshop 6, which gives me all I have found that I need out of manipulation. I've sometimes wished I had the prespective control available in later PS models, but that's so seldom, and I'd be as well buying a PC lens for that... Anyway, with only a pension coming in now, higher spending doesn't make a lot of sense anymore. ;-(
Windows 8 and Windows 7 are on offer for the same two computer packages I was proffered, with 8 being the cheaper! My concern is the ability to use the old PS6, which can be done (the dealer tells me) by putting in another prgramme that opens within both PS7 and PS8. I can't remember the name of the programme, but I would have them install it before I paid!
Man, Palma is a 60 clicks drive away! You can't find anywhere to park unles you go underground somewhere; a gypsy will attempt to sell you flowers whilst her buddy picks your pocket; your watch is best left at home and the car, should you be unfortunate enough to find street parking close to your destination, will lose its virginity and forever wear the collective mark of careless doors and bull bars. Do you know that two insurance companies I tried will not insure jewellery worn outside the house? And that in the house, only if locked in a safe? Cameras? Forget it: only in the safe - should you have one. They thnik cameras are jewellery - the shadow of Leica? (Down, lads, a weak joke.)
But no, I had no idea Apple was in Mallorca.
Thanks for your thoughts; I hadn't thought much about guarantees until now; the many variables in the equipment inside a unit make me think I now have to, very seriously! Buying computers makes buying cameras seem like child's play! I remember writing at least twice that were I starting in photography today, in the totally diigital world, I probably wouldn't have gone ahead. It seems so complex and out of the human element - not a lot of instinct left on which to ride ahead... Not to mention cost: I began with my amateur equipment - a used Rollei T and a new Exakta and a very basic Gnome enlarger. I don't think they would have taken me very far today. They didn't take me very far then, either, but at least far enough to earn enough to go for the real deal.