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782 Points

Tue, Jun 16, 2020 4:44 PM

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Camera Raw 12.3: How to revert UI to older version, one with vertical filmstrip?

after updating photoshop , when i opened it for the first time there was option to use camera raw as it is (vertical film) or to change it to new UI (with new look and horizontal filmstrip ), i just clicked new UI to see how it looks , i thought if i dont like it i will just go back to using older UI but there is no option to select older UI , i contacted adobe but person who was helping me just suggested that i should install older version of camera raw or ask for help from this forum , i found it bit frustrating that if there was simple option to choose new UI so why not give option to revert back to older UI with newly updated software. maybe its bug or adobe forcing people to use new UI even if they dont like it

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15 Messages

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980 Points

4 months ago

Jeffrey thanks for that. It still doesn't fix the ACR incompatibility with the new Bridge. I don't know what you guys are thinking changing the ACR UI so drastically. Rule one don't fix what isn't broken. Okay allow people to have the film strip horizontally but to completely change the UI in the process is stupid. This new UI is no different than every horribly un-intuitive designed internet webpage were it is impossible to navigate logically. What appears to be happening is the iOS design unit bringing in UI design intended for smart devices not for power users. Didn't anyone test this before release? How can the user having to scroll up and down to switch between adjustment panels seem like a good idea? The old UI was completely self contained in one window now you have floating tools outside the main window and scroll bars. Seriously does that make any sense?

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11.9K Points

4 months ago

I personally like it - I am very much up for innovation and development. I do understand that it takes time to work with something new but most times, we learn the new thing and realise that it's much better. I'd hate to get stuck in the past and the old ACR felt like it was in the past(so does LR Classic, eh-hem). The many clicks and the fact that important adjustments are embedded and I have to click further arrows to fine-tune things is a drag; namely effects, detail etc. Change is hard I admit but change can be adapted to.

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542 Points

OK for the innovation (HSL local adjustment). It is great.
But the UI adjustment take off many useful, mandatory, vital features.
I have no problem learning a new improved tool.
But when it goes backward and make things worse, (due to I don't know), that is not OK.


– The “NEW” button to start a new local adjustment (radial filter) was VERY important  (for example I want to create a new smaller adjustment under the current one). Actually, it’s not possible, you have to find a way to get out of the current edit first and only then can create a new one.
Especially in the RADIAL filter view as for example if I am working on a current one, I can’t create a new one immediately as the button is already selected. It is useful when we want to create an adjustment under the current one -which is for example covering a large area (problem mostly met in the case of the radial filter).


– The small quick + and – buttons on each slider allowed to immediately renew the settings of all sliders and at the same time creating a new adjustment. Now that it’s gone, you have first to get out of the current edit by yourself (at least in LRC there is a button "Done" but in ACR, you have to find your way out) and click the reset button before starting a new. 


– Putting those main shortcuts on the right was NOT a good idea. Sliders should be on the far right of the screen, the mouse stay there most of the time, not those shortcuts.


- Now during a radial local adjustment editing, if you have zoomed in (let’s say at 100%), there’s no way to zoom out at will without leaving first the local adjustment menu. Ability to zoom out and will is now gone.

the Ctr+Space + Clik to zoom in (and zoom in many times if needed)

and Crt+Alt+Space + Click (to zoom out many times if needed).

Now only Ctr+Space Click work as toggle zoom in or out (only 2 choices in once or out once).


If the idea was to IMPROVE the User Experience and efficiency, it was not met with this update.

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542 Points

As if I had a car and you say, here is a bicycle, it can do the job too.
That is a change, it can do the job, we can adapt ourselves if we had no choice.
But the change is in the wrong direction, that is the problem. 

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600 Points

I agree with you Aniaina, Change is not better nor is new better if it is a step backwards like this. It looks like the new ACR UI has been designed by a lightroom enthusiast with a dislike for traditional ways that are smooth, fast and simple. In favour of a much more awkward, slow and complex way of working!  

How did the 'Photoshop Family' become a dictatorship by Adobe rather than the democracy that it should be? After all, we are the paying customers, we should have the choice to use the old UI, especially if people have been using it for so long!

162 Messages

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2.6K Points

I also miss those quick reset + - click points!

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366 Points

Sorry Jerry, but there's no point "adapting" to a system that fails to deliver. My business is based on bulk images and those things that you describe as a drag are complete waste of precious time.

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1.2K Points

4 months ago

Good grief - I created a login to this site for the sole reason to chime in on this thread and say how completely F'd up the ACR 12.3 is !!!!!!! I used to run a software dev team and I can promise you this stupidity of an update didn't go through one single honest-to-goodness USER of ACR !!!  If they did, the project director should be fired. I mean seriously, apart from the total screwup of the new interface, have you tried the CROP tool? The damn thing stays in the middle of the page and you have to move the entire photo underneath the crop frame - SHEER STUPIDITY !!!!! why on G's green earth Adobe feels compelled to continually jack with stuff that NO ONE WANTS OR ASKS FOR is the most infuriating thing about being an Adobe customer. Another person reverting to 12.2.1 to maintain sanity due to this STOOOOOOPID interface update.

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1.2K Points

Look... I meant no disrespect. It's been a bad day and I had just set down to about 3 hours of post production when I realized what the 12.3 update had changed. if I could edit my response I would. Since I can't, let me try to re-take the high road...

These changes are genuinely frustrating for heavy users who have a real workflow.

For me, the muscle memory I develop when using these applications is like what I have playing guitar. I don't even have to think about what I'm doing as I have my workflow down pat, and I'm very familiar w/ the interface for action outside standard workflow.

Imagine switching my guitar to a cello, right before a concert and with no notification until I walk on stage. At which point you hand me a cello and say, "here you go, we may it better for you!"  Uh... WFT? NO... I need my guitar back, and I need it now!

You wanna make a massive change like this? Fine. Make 'em. But substantial UI/UX changes w/ NO UI FALLBACK option instantly obliterates ALL existing autonomic efficiencies in your user base. These take time to develop and will take time to redevelop. That is NOT good. And all this with little (if any?)user requests, input, notification or involvement?!?!?  Yeah... that's gonna generate some serious complaints; but more importantly, bad will.

Just give us a UI fallback option for at least two major version releases.

Over the course of those releases, odds are YOU will decide to re-implement some old things, just as WE will likely decide to adopt some new things - which moves us closer together as users and developers. Not driven apart by wedges such as the ACR 12.3 release.

My thanks in advance to anyone w/ Adobe's ACR dev team who reads this and give it credence.

Ps. For the record, I have NOT reverted ...YET. I'm going to force myself to use this updated UI/UX for my post work tonight and then objectively reassess my position.

Here we go...

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686 Points

Totally agree with you. Zero respect shown by Adobe to its users.

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1.2K Points

The objective verdict after a few hours in the muddy trenches of post w/ ACR 12.3 last night, then sleeping on it.... 

Without getting into specifics, I did encounter a few noticeable improvements, or maybe I should say feature enhancements - which could have easily been implemented without any UI/UX modification.

Overall, the new UI is arguably "cleaner" than the previous interface, but "design for design's sake" has NO PLACE in the UI/UX of workflow software. Functionally the new UI is poorly conceived and very inefficient to use. 

ATTN: ACR PRODUCT MGR / TEAM...
  • Why didn't you inform AND involve boots-on-the-ground power-users with this release? 
  • Why didn't you give users an option to TRY the new interface first? 
  • Why didn't you provide a rollback option for the previous UI?
I stick by my original post statement that there is absolutely NO WAY that anyone who uses ACR on a consistent basis within a professional photography workflow would have voted for this change, or would give the 12.3 release anything more than 1 star out of 5 - and the only reason for one star is because at least 12.3 doesn't outright bomb when launched.

Final Take: The UI/UX update of Adobe's ACR 12.3 release is maddeningly inefficient, completely unwarranted, and a genuine affront to professional users.

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988 Points

Agree 100%. My former workflow was developed over many, many years of heavy use, allowing me to speed through dozens, and or hundreds of RAW images from a professional photo session. It had become like second nature, without taking any time to think about each step along the way. The process was an amazingly "well oiled machine" that has been totally destroyed. That well-developed workflow was the one thing that has always stopped me from considering other systems, such as Topaz Studio (not wanting to re-invest the time and energy to re-learn a new flow) I can only imaging how long it will take to re-develop such a skilled workflow with the new UI. I will definitely be taking another look at Topaz Studio -- since Adobe has forced me into this corner.

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420 Points

I completely agree.......whatever minor benefit was derived was wiped out by the changes in the UI itself. Working on a laptop often means that  everything is now crammed into a very small area and difficult to work with.  Some things, like vignette are in multiple places, completely unnecessary. There was no reason to not leave the targeted adjustment tool as a stand alone and it now has less useability because it can only be used in the panels in which it's included. This was a terrible disservice to the customer base especially for those of us who intentionally do not use LR. If we wanted this type of UI, we would be using  LR. This needs to be fixed so that the customer has the option of using the old UI or the new one. There was no indication that this wouldn't be an option.

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432 Points

4 months ago

I, too, absolutely dislike the changes made with ACR 12.3. It took some reading to find out how to make the adjustment brush keep it's setting. Zooming is now as pitiful as in LR. 
Cropping in ACR 12.3 is practically unusable for me (i7, 16Gb, internal graphics). It used to be fine, ACR used to be fine and fast. Not anymore. It just downloaded 12.2.1.

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3.8K Points

4 months ago

Oliver you can deactivate LR-like zooming in the prefs.

6 Messages

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432 Points

Thank you Stefan. Desktop and laptop behave differently although on both the LR zoom option is unchecked. Zoom on the desktop still works like LR. Most likely because the internal graphics of the "old" i7-4790. Crop also works better on the i7-8550U laptop. 

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80 Points

4 months ago

Could someone help me. My PC has updated the Raw Camera to version 12.3 and I am not able to see the changes made only in the localized adjustments, for example only in the radial filter, or only in the brush separately as before. I'm only able to see the before and after of the basic adjustments and the others below where I click on the eye and the before and after with all the adjustments together by clicking on the icon that looks like a little window. How do I see this in this version? Help me please. Thanks.

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542 Points

SANDRA, I am afraid most people in this thread has reverted back to an older Camera Raw version (me included). So they might not be able to help you.
Instead I suggest you to revert back to an earlier version of Camera Raw.

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2.8K Points

Hi, Anaina - I feel like a complete newbie asking this question although I have been working on computers for years.  The short version is that I, too, hate ACR 12.3 and want the ACR I have been working on for years.  But I don't see any way to revert to ACR 12.2.  

My Photoshop is now 21.2.0 Release but it brings up ACR 12.3 whether I want it to or not.

I have this link to the Camera Raw plug-in Installer page but do you know if I can just run the Camera Raw 12.2.1 Installer without uninstalling 12.3?  Creative Cloud shows me no way to do that. 

https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html#12_x



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138 Points

I simply downloaded the older 11.4 Ver and ran it. Replaced the ACR 12.3 and then set the options as they were when I first installed. Back to normal as far as I can see. Just make sure you check your file handling options and other settings. You should be good to go.

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718 Points

4 months ago

I reverted back to 12.1 today after 2 days of using the 12.3 update which seriously affected the speed of my workflow. I use Camera Raw every day as a professional photographer.

I use a 5 x 7 crop format often and in the old version the crop format stayed at 5 x 7 aspect ratio unless I used something else. With the 12.3 update the aspect ratio is always at 2 x 4 / 4 x 6 and I have to click each and every time to get 5 x 7. I want to click less to get what I want done, done.

Cropping? Having to move the image around behind the crop frame was time consuming. That UI is not effective imo.

Like Alan Shadduck above my process was like a "well oiled machine" and the new UI was like working with a clunky, sputtering machine.  

I've never felt the need to write and complain until the Camera Raw 12.3 update.


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686 Points

Certainly feel the same Mia.   Can I ask if you need to uninstall the latest version before you install the previous version please ?

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718 Points

William, I didn't need to uninstall 12.3 to reinstall 12.1. It was an easy process and so delightful to have the old ACR back.

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686 Points

Many thanks - I appreciate that.   And that will get the tools back to the original position in ACR I'm assuming

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718 Points

Everything was right where it was before the horrible update.

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686 Points

Thanks as one who has been using PS since its very first released, I'm a bit stunned that the redesign with the tools on the side as opposed to the top was ever thought of as a good idea, let alone being adopted in a released update.   Thanks for your help

162 Messages

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2.6K Points

4 months ago

Another annoying change (bug)- when in Camera Raw (from Bridge 10.1.10.163) and using adjustment brush with several images open, brush no longer remembers setting when I go from one image to the next, or if I toggle between Adjustment Brush and Basic settings. Previously, settings were remembered, so when dodging or burning a bunch of similar images, I didn’t have to set the same amount over and over and over again... This is a real deal breaker for me personally.

Similar issue- after adjusting the first of multiple images, if I select all, use either Option + S, or contextual menu to synchronize settings, it does not remember previously selected items properly.

And I guess I will just have to learn to look for More Image Settings all the way on the right, instead of say next in top of the Basic settings panel, where it would logically make sense to find it like before.

On the positive side, I do really like the ability to click on the small “eye” next to each panel to see before and after for just that set of adjustments. I would say Bridge is also a little quicker to launch, and slightly more responsive when opening a bunch of images into Camera Raw.

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988 Points

Thank you for pointing out the adjustment brush issue, Robert. I just checked and have the same. Sooo many time consuming issues to overcome with this new UI but that's the straw that broke the camel's back. Decision made, I'm reverting back to previous version.

22 Messages

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988 Points

4 months ago

Weill, I did it, just rolled my ACR back to 12.2.1 via https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html#12_x   ... After dealing with the nightmare of 12.3 for a couple of days I've never been happier with any software install (the ACR 12.2 roll-back)!! A quick check and all is well again. Question for those that have reverted back: Some have stated there is a need to roll Bridge back as well, but I'm not seeing an issue with my Bridge 9.1.0.338 (tif and raw files display their thumbnails fine, and Ctrl-R opens my files in ACR as before). Do I need to roll back Bridge as well?

22 Messages

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988 Points

A side note, and I hope Adobe is listening. As a pro power user that also uses Topaz plugins with PS, I have been tempted to take the time to learn Topaz Studio... If the 12.3 screw-up remains the future of ACR (which will require an enormous amount of time to re-learn and re-hone skillful use, if that's possible at all) I will definitely devote that learning curve time to switching to Topaz Studio.

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3.1K Messages

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56K Points

I can understand that many people are upset about the new UI and prefer the old one. I really do. But “an enormous amount of time to re-learn”, “if that is possible at all”? Come on, you still have all the same sliders and the same tools. It’s just the layout that changed.

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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988 Points

Johan: No, it is not "just the layout that has changed." What I'm talking about "re-learning" is my efficient workflow that I routinely sailed through prior to the "upgrade;" now dramatically slowed down, not only by finding the same old tools in different places but in many cases crippling the efficiency of those tools. E.g. processing a shoot where I extensively use dodge & burn brushes and gradients with multiple images... Prior to this version I take a minute or so to set the sliders to the desired exposure, shadow, highlight, white, black, sometimes clarity and dehaze. Once I've got that brush set to my mind's perfection I zip through several successive images. Not any more! With 12.3 clicking on the next image resets all sliders so I have to start the process over! The prior versions retained this information. This is just ONE example that will double or triple the time it takes me to go through a large set. So two hours at the computer becomes four hours or more. Yeah, likely not at all possible to "re-learn" or regain that original efficiency that I once had, which was absolutely destroyed by this backwards "upgrade." I totally disagree with your assertion that "it's just the layout that changed." My first impression of the new layout was actually visually appealing to me. Everything in photography is a compromise, but working with it in the real world, in its present state, brought me to the conclusion that the negative impacts of the new version, regardless of how visually appealing the "layout" may be, are a massive compromise I am not willing to be forced into. 

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56K Points

I’m not sure I understand. Clicking on a new image will always show all sliders at zero, unless you synchronise your edits. That hasn’t changed. Don’t you use synchronize to get the same settings onto a series of images? Or do you suggest that is no longer possible?

Or do you mean that you do not understand how to set camera defaults in this new version. You can still do that, but the method was changed (in version 12.2 actually).

Johan W. Elzenga,

http://www.johanfoto.com

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749 Messages

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13.3K Points

I prefer the new layout of ACR.  It didn't take long to get used to it.  I think the layout is a LOT more organized.  

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432 Points

4 months ago

After having had  a go with ACR 12.3. on my 13" laptop that I carry along on assignments my dislike for this update is fortified. The Full HD screen is set  to 125% and this results in lots of scrolling to reach tools or buttons that were readily accessible before. This makes one wonder if anybody seriously working has ever tested this UI redesign. 

Cropping... another mess. Selecting the crop tool reduces the size the image is displayed and after being cropped the image is not resized to fit the ACR window again like it was done in previous versions. 

I simply don't get why Adobe would think that it's better to have two tools being very similar instead of two providing a different workflow for different needs. The number of (professional) photographers prefering the speed and UI simplicity of the "old" ACR should not be small. 

PS and LR always pushing to the foreground when starting up, continuously obstucting working with other programs in the meantime, littering my computer with Adobe folders everywhere, even where completely out of place like My Documents for settings, to me is symbolic for Adobe's perception of itself and it's software - we are important, not the user. 

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988 Points

Couldn't agree more. The process to revert to 12.2.1 that I did yesterday was quick and easy, it works flawlessly with the most recent version of Bridge, and most important I have my super-efficient workflow back https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html#12_x

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2.6K Points

Totally agree about the cropping- why would you want to see the image smaller when you are making critical judgments when cropping? And if I cancel the crop, the image does not return to Fit on screen size either.

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749 Messages

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13.3K Points

I agree the cropping in ACR is not very user friendly

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162 Points

4 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Updated Adobe Camera Raw.

After the latest Adobe Camera Raw, I hate the UI and can't change it to the old layout. Had to rolk back to old version Camera Raw.
Change to the interface very bad and there isn't an option to have new ACR with old, tried and tested layout.
Please bring back the proper UI/layout.

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542 Points

4 months ago

I reverted back to the previous ACR, then had to roll back Bridge to get raw files to show thumbnails. I was happy. Then I discovered that now neither Photoshop nor ACR will open Sony ARW raw files even though the a6600 I have is a supported camera. Both Capture One and Luminar open them with no problem but neither will open in ACR directly. ACR can be accessed only as a filter in PS, which has some differences from the actual ACR. The Sony viewer driver is installed so I can see the files in everything except ACR and PS. Anyone have a solution to this FUBAR?

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988 Points

I rolled back to 12.2.1 and my Sony ARW files are fine in Bridge (as is all else, as far as I can see), as they display, open in ACR and PS just fine/as usual. My Bridge is fully up to date according the CC updater, Bridge shows ver 9.1.0.338 and my roll back to ACR 12.2.1 took less than two minutes and all seems perfectly back to normal. Which version did you go back to? Here's the link I used https://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-in-installer.html#12_x

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542 Points

When I have the newest Bridge and ACR 12.3, everything is normal except I'm stuck with the new ACR interface. When I roll back ACR to 12.2.1 or 11.4.1, all raw file thumbnails disappear in Bridge, both CR2 and ARW, and the ARW files won't open in either ACR. If I roll back Bridge to any previous version, the CR2 thumbnails show, but not ARW and the ARW still won't open in ACR or PS. I opened a non-updated Bridge and PS on an older laptop and the old versions work perfectly on everything so I appear to be stuck with the new UI on a newer computer or using an old computer that barely runs but works as it should. The worst of both worlds.

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988 Points

What version of Bridge are you running? CC tells me mine's up to date, in Bridge it displays 9.1.0.338 (in the menu: Help, About). Works perfectly for me with ACR 12.2.1.

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542 Points

Thanks for your help Alan, but I've tried every combination of Bridge, back to 9.0.338, and ACR back several versions. I've also installed a different driver for the graphics card. Things only work with the current versions of each. I think something else is going on as well. I have to keep the graphics processor deactivated in PS and ACR on this computer (even before the update) as there is some sort of conflict between the two programs and my keyboard. I'll work on that issue and use the new UI in the meantime. I may test out Topaz Studio 2 as well. I've been using PS for about 15 years and I'd hate to leave over a dumb UI change, but if Adobe doesn't fix things, it will be considered.

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980 Points

Jerry one solution albeit one you may not want to hear is try converting the CR2 and AWR files to DNG. This may get past them not opening in earlier versions of ACR 12.3. Second have a test back up system software so you don't end up pouching your main setup. One I just thought of is try rolling back Photoshop to the previous version along with Bridge and ACR.

One thing I noticed rolling back ACR to 12.2.1 now when I double click a file in the latest version Bridge  ACR only opens by launching the latest version of Photoshop I have installed. Before these updates ACR worked independently of Photoshop i.e. Photoshop didn't need to be open to use ACR.

This wasn't just an update to ACR this was definitely a complete redesign philosophy of the UI. One that is less productive and counter intuitive. The old UI you could simply check every setting by scroll click scroll click scroll click along the icon tabs. That has now become scroll click scroll scroll task bar scroll click scroll scroll task bar scroll click scroll scroll task bar scroll click with not just adding more scrolling but the scrolling is much greater distances.

Several things are at play here as this is a business decision by Adobe because it certainly hasn't anything to do with better UI design.

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432 Points

4 months ago

Something that Adobe forget to address amidst the "great" redesign is scaling. ACR has always been and unfortunately still is completely unusable when Windows scaling is set to 150%. ACR windows get so big that it does not fit the screen. 

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784 Points

4 months ago

Here’s why the UI of the latest version of #CameraRaw is a mess. There is a confusion as some sliders are similar and there is no clear separation between group of features.


Also, instead of keeping all tools that were previously directly available on the toolbar, now some are hidden in sub panels, forcing the user to click more to access them.



You tell me to reinstall v12.2.1 to use the previous version of the UI. But Camera Raw 12.2.1 does not load anymore in Bridge 2020 v10.1 even if I restart my Mac. But it loads in Bridge CC2018.

Here’s #CameraRaw 12.2.1 in Bridge CC2018 where ALL the primary tools can be selected straight away. And no, it is not an issue if they’re in the upper left corner, they’re even closer to the image. Putting them in the upper right corner is a mistake.



And when I start to edit photos, I usually go to 3 places: Lens, Details, Basic settings. 1 click, 2nd click, 3rd click. With the new UI, I need to scroll and find the set of features as they are not clearly separated.
Bad UI, bad UX, bad decision.






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980 Points

branislavmilic this is clearly a business decision by Adobe to change the UI than better design as you have clearly demonstrated. This new UI design causes the user to make 5 times as many actions to get the same things done. If you are working several thousand images in a day can amount to tens of thousands of extra clicks mousing and scrolling.

Having to roll back to previous versions has been a disaster. It's as if the old versions for download were poorly coded beta versions not meant for the public.

Here are ACR 12.3 and ACR 12.2.1



The compact and efficient icon tab bar is now replaced by a word based menu scroll bar system which takes up the entire window. This is being pushed as a modern interface that gives the user more flexibility. Just checking all the settings before was a mouse click mouse click mouse click... that has now become mouse click mouse  scroll mouse click - mouse click mouse scroll mouse click - mouse click mouse scroll mouse click etc.

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2.6K Points

I am not opposed to changes, if the changes maintain similar, or brings better, ease of operation and workflow efficiency, and ideally more functionality.

I don’t inherently dislike the change to collapsing side panels from previous tabbed panels, but perhaps some hybrid where the tiny vertical side toolbar is moved to above the panels, similar to where the icon tabs were located in the previous version, under the Histogram, thereby minimizing the distance traveled to reach tools, and still using the muscle memory of going to that area to select tools/panels?

And then of course, fix all the other bugs & quibbles raised in this thread ;).

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2.6K Points

Another thing I just realized- I worked on an image in Camera Raw, lastly using the Geometry panel, opened it into Photoshop, did some work, and closed the image. Then I opened a totally new image, but Camera Raw defaults to opening the Geometry panel for some reason, not the Basic panel as the last version did (and I would want it to, since for just about every image I would start working in the Basic panel, but I would never want to start in the Geometry panel- 99% of the images I never even open that panel). I tried selecting other panels, then opening images, and each time, the subsequent image opened to the last panel used.

However, if I use the Adjustment Brush, then the next image opened does indeed default to the Basic panel.

Previously, when new images were opened, it defaulted to the Basic adjustments. Is there a setting hidden somewhere I may have missed? I have preferences set to Solo Mode, BTW.

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16.7K Points

4 months ago

Did you see my post about bugs with the Local Adjustment tool and Wacom tablets?