This feels yet another attempt by Adobe to be trendy without caring about what users want or need. Didn't they learn anything from the dumbed-down Lightroom import fiasco?
That is because the Adobe moderators are compiling all of the other threads into this one page, considering it one issue. I posted outside of this thread and was notified that it would be rolled into this one, as I am sure have many others.
Layers Palette is worthless mess once you start expanding Group folders. Reminds me of Communist-style housing architecture where nothing is meant to stand out or stand apart from anything else. Just the same exact buildings in every direction you look.
Manually adding colors to the Layer Visibility box on every Layer and Group folder can't be the only soultion. Really need to do something about giving us better visual ques and identifiers Adobe. Intuitive ones too, not 1 px rules in the bottom of input boxes either, please.
Another unhappy customer. I don't understand the rationale of changing a well-tried UI that people working with the software are familiar with. The new UI smacks of marketing department driven change at the expense of user experience driven change.
I spend many hours in PS every week. It is an important tool for me and as such a clear and familiar user interface and legible, easy to read typeface is essential. This new UI completely fails in this respect.
There are also lots of aspects of the software that do not work properly any more. Adobe software engineers clearly don't care about the user base.
I feel that the "new" GUI in version 2015.1.2 is harder to use than ever. I understand that Adobe wants to be "subtle" in their GUI, but one can go too far. Scrollbars, sliders, input fields, buttons are way too subtle and are hardly visible when using the gray interface. Provide an option to use the "original" GUI.
End the joke and fix the <profanity removed by admin>. Can't tell nothin'.
Next update time Adobe consider the thousands of loyal customers you have and don't do anything as completely stupid ever again.
It is clear that the developers are not users, because most people find it awful and where is adobe with their response ? Crickets...
Problem is that people (have to) use this software every day for its functionality, which is great, but to use the functionality we have to interact with the horrendous interface.
If Adobe continue down this track of damaging a tool that has been invested into and relied upon by many professionals for literally decades now, they’ll be surely facing quite a significantly large class action lawsuit.
At a very basic level, I am now locked into a subscription model that forces me to pay for software that is now out of date because the latest version seriously hinders productivity.
One of the students lamented "Yeah, they installed the newest version. The interface is bad." All the other students agreed with him. A short discussion erupted at that moment about how they all really disliked the new GUI design. The students range mostly from age 19 up to 30 years old, 60% female, 40% male.
It's funny, because in my UX design classes I now discuss the new Photoshop GUI design with the students as a good example of how NOT to design a usable GUI.
Many have described getting their old UI back by rolling back to an earliuer version. That hasn't worked for me. Both with CC2014 and CS5, they adopted the behavior of the new UI the second time I opened them. So I can't even roll back without leaving the cloud (which I would happily do if it were up to me).
The bottom line for me is that Adobe has done next to nothing to improve my productivity in the lastr two years while doing lots of stuff to impede it. I am quite convinced that no one who designs this stuff ever actually uses it. Moreover, I am sick to death of their paternalistc and condescending attitude. I do not reject change out of hand; I reject change for the WORSE or for no good reason at all.
The User Interface of Photoshop is getting worse from version to version.
1. low contrast
2. black UI is often very hard to work with. It is hard to read text and find elements.
3. no primary button (and the new ones are ugly as hell). You have now to read the labels to see where "Save" and wehre "Cancel" is.
4. no support for the eye with shadows on windows. So it's very hard to recognise if where a window ends and where is the underlying window. There is no visible border.
5. there is no clear separation between elements. I have problems to find things on big screens. I'm completely lost on some screens.
The whole UI just looks like a "I have to go with a trend, doesn't matter if it's useful or not". :(
I've decided to buy LR instead of Capture One because of the better interface and workflow. But now I'm afraid I will get the same horrible black UI on LR in the next version.
Please please hire some good UX Designer and just stop to follow silly trends.