Photoshop: CS6 - Bring Back the CS5 Tool Icons

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The icons in the Toolbox for CS6 are weak compared to CS5. It looks like you're trying to fix something that ain't broke. Especially the Brush icon. Please bring back the older bolder icons. A lot of us are using very big monitors and the new icons are getting lost on big screens.
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Danny Smythe

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Posted 6 years ago

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Karl Wichtig

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I agree! the icons are too small!
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edward.caruso

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yes the icons need more contrast. i've read they might be working on it. but who knows when that will happen. i doubt it will be a free upgrade though.
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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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The interface overhaul was a huge project requiring over 2000 icons to be redrawn with the revamping of the entire interface. Not just tools, but sliders and pretty much everything has been touched.

We're aware that there has been a decrease in contrast, and it's being addressed, not for this release though.

Thanks for the feedback!
Pete
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edward.caruso

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Hi Pete -
i'm wondering if all this work was done on the icons - why it wasn't noticed that contrast wasn't adequate in the 2 lighter UI settings? I think the lightest UI setting contrast needs to match CS5.
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Pete Green, Customer Advocate

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Hi Edward,
Adequacy of contrast for the icons is a pretty subjective thing I'd say, and I wasn't part of the UI decision making process so am not sure as to all of the decisions made. I do know there was a lot of work involved and a short amount of time to do it in.

For my eyes and monitor setup they're quite visible, even in the lighter UI options.
Then again, they ARE different from what you're USED to, so that is likely skewing the perception of them, and acceptance of change does not always come easy.

Hopefully the current version gives something you can work with, and there will be updates to the UI (including contrast) in future versions of PS.