Camera Raw 12.3 Is Horrible

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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.
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Jerry Turner

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Posted 4 weeks ago

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Jon Hobley

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Hi Jerry. I have wanted an update for years and to bring it more inline with Lightroom. They have done that with the crop tool which is great. I do find it a bit confusing and lacks the ability to hide unwanted tools like split tone, which I never use and the calibration tool.

I hope we grow to like it and they make sone changes to make it the perfect editor.
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David Summerhayes

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I agree and have been using Photoshop since 1994
Does anyone know how to hide the .xmp files now that there is no longer an option to save them in a camera raw data base?
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Aniaina

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– The “NEW” button (radio button) to start a new local adjustment 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.

– During a local adjustment, the small quick + and – buttons on each slider allowed to immediately renew the settings of all sliders for the new adjustment you want to make and at the same time create a new adjustment. Now that it’s gone, you have first to get out of the current edit on your own, and click the reset button. (extra steps !!)

– Putting those main shortcuts on the right was not a good idea. Sliders should be on the far right of the screen because you work there most of the time. The old placement on top was fine. 


Now during a local adjustment editing, if you have zoomed in (let’s say at 100%), there’s no way to zoom out without leaving first the local adjustment menu. You have to use the percentage zoom. Bad design.


Very very disappointing UI update overall.

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