I have installed the new Camera Raw 12.3...
And now the GUI is really cluttered and an absolut step backwards!
This must be a Joke...
Please give us the Possibility to revert to the old GUI!
2. Zooming - works only in the style of Ligtroom. If I wanted to choose a lightroom, I would choose Lightroom. Traditional zoom does not work. The selection option in the preferences does not work.
3. Why is the automatic preset preview still available? It really slows down work. It serves nothing.
4. The tools at the top of Interface were more convenient. For example, the transition from cropping to image straightening was intuitive and fast. Now you need to open some cards ... In addition, there is plenty of undeveloped space at the top. You have placed all buttons and functions on the right. They are strangled like mice in the corner. It is not convenient to use. etc. etc ...
Adobe — why are you changing this? Why change something that works well for long time? Again ...
This absolutely is the worst update ever done by Adobe. Everything is crammed on the right side and the text is so small it's unreadable on a 17" laptop. I've been using Photoshop since CS2 but I simply can't use this version of ACR. Give us the option of reverting to the prior version. I can live without the few new features.
Camera Raw 12.3 update has to be the worst ACR update yet.
With no option to use the old-style layout that we are used to. As a full-time photographer time is money and I do not have the time to go through another learning curve, especially for no reason other than someone at Adobe, decided to change everything around in ACR. What makes this worse is that the new update has slowed down my workflow and made it a lot more difficult to see the tools on my 13" laptop when I am on location. This is because all the tools are now crammed into a small space making it very cluttered. This does not make any sense as there is still room where the tools used to be, so this has achieved nothing!
I have had to revert back to the old Camera Raw 11.4.1, just so I can get on with my job, which is completely ridiculous!
I hope Adobe can fix this soon.
Link to revert back to the old Camera Raw 11.4.1
As many have said here, if we wanted the Lightroom style, we'd use Lightroom. I've got the option to use LR but I don't as I really don't like the UI. Now, the software that I've grown to understand so well over the years has disappeared with no choice in the matter allowed.
I'm a professional photographer, working to a deadline, and have just opened my laptop to file a set of images and have absolutely no idea how to find anything on the software that my company pays a lot of money for.
I have no problem with it being an option but please PLEASE make it exactly that; an option.
Adobe this is a total joke.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- When I have finished a day of shooting, I copy first all the photos in a folder on the Desktop.
- Then I make a first selection in Bridge with stars and labels. Why I need to add hundreds of files in Lightroom's database if it is to remove 90% at the end?
- Then I edit all my photos in Camera Raw, simply because the UI is faster.
- Sometimes I do a roundtrip in Photoshop.
- Then, when I have finished developing, I apply metadata.
- Finally, I add everything in Lightroom just for the archive.
After a few exercices, I ask them:
— “Where do you prefer to develop? In Camera Raw or in Lightroom?”
— My attendees say “Camera RAW”.
— Me: “Why?”
— Attendees: “More efficient, easier UI.”
We are talking here about the tabbed horizontal set of features organized by categories.
There you go Adobe.
Before you even definitively erase the code and assets of this UI, make some souvenir screenshots to use them for a course about failed UX/UIs.
Strangely enough, I've found quite a few ACR 12.3 "preview" articles on the web, but NONE of them (that I can find) gave any type of "heads up" on the UI and workflow problems. Rather, and quite coincidentally, it seems ALL of the pre-release information is basically the same, and extremely similar to Adobe's official release information.
Sure, I get it... the hired guns and sponsored gurus are just towing the line, regurgitating paid propaganda and cashing their checks. But real "photography" sites and bloggers should be ashamed of themselves for NOT being independent, reliable voices in the market.
I'm a single individual and working designer / photographer, paying a lot of money for the Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. I have a right to be VERY MAD about being blind-sided like this by a software company that I literally depend upon for my livelihood.
Really despise the new ACR. Do not change stuff that is working fine for years Adobe !
If any programmer that makes changes to software, making it more of a struggle to work with, with more unnecessary clicks, thinking he/she provides users with an upgrade, please get them back to school! Adobe, we did not ask for this 'improvement'. Because it is not, it is a setback. This has nothing to do with 'getting used to it'. It is just really crap UI.
Please get the older UI back, so much better as it makes my workflow more efficient. That is all that counts. Listen to your customers and do not come up with changes without -at least- test it with professional customers (!) A dissatified customer.
Thank you for continuing to provide valuable feedback on the recent UI changes in Adobe Camera Raw 12.3. For some customers these changes have disrupted existing workflows, particularly for in-process projects. To mitigate these issues we have offered a roll back to version 12.2.1 so that you can continue your current projects under the old UI.
Adobe updated the Camera Raw user interface for several reasons. The new design supports commonly-requested features, such as a horizontal filmstrip, a Crop tool consistent with the Photoshop and Lightroom crop models, and the ability to see multiple edit panels simultaneously. The new design is also intended to accommodate several new image editing features that we have in the works.
At this time, Adobe is not planning to revert the UI to the 12.2.1 state nor are there plans to offer both interfaces as an option in the future. That said, we are determined to fix bugs and improve workflows within the new user interface. Please continue to provide feedback on bugs (items not working as designed) and feature requests (changing items from their as designed behavior to a new behavior). Each individual item warrants its own new thread where we can hone the request with your information and commentary and others can provide pinpoint feedback.
In a forum like this it is often easy to lose sight of the self-selecting bias that can result making it appear as if 'everyone in the world’ is complaining. Remember, those for whom the UI has caused little or no difficulty have little incentive to appear and post here.Lastly, it is most important to respect others opinions, behave civilly and stay focused on providing quality feedback.
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