New feature wizard

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So you have this bright idea to make a bunch of UI changes, but then people are just confused. New compositing engine and blend mode behavior, new Undo shortcuts, new transform behavior- and you don't tell anyone when they launch the new version.

How about adding a "new feature wizard" (as much as I hate that Windows paradigm) that will walk a user through the new features and ask if they should be enabled or disabled? I don't really want the new Undo behavior as I was used to what we had, the new blend mode previews and compositing is buggy/crashy and I could d without it, and I didn't need transform scaling changed. I would have been fine disabling ALL of those changes on first launch.

And really this applies to everything, not just Photoshop. Didn't you learn ANYTHING from the Lightroom importing UI debacle?
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David Converse

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  • like you are not helping! You are making your software harder to use!

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Yves Crausaz

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Still one who thinks it was better before, when the phone needed a wire and especially a hole connected to the world to make a phone call ... It must evolve, I think it's better now, but I took care to read all the information given by Adobe, and for me if there is an error, it is corrected, but we do not remove these new functions.

And I'm over 60 ...

www.adobe.com and go over the various software to know the new features and change or improvements

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I wouldn't compare (un)wired phones to alternatives. That is not improvement to do something just different way. It's more about one's preference. If we would saying for example of decreasing few uneeded steps to achieve the same thing then that would be step forward. So like the comfort with cell phones. But the changes given are like enforcing right-hand people to do stuff the way left hand people do.

I can not say these changes are evolution, otherwise if in the past there was decided to use Ps in scope of the newest changes and then more users wanted to do that other way, so like that was till now, then again half of us would say it's bad while others would be thankful, only because majority of us/them had more to say about it at this time.
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Warren Heaton

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It would be great if the improved in-app learning could be set to only focus on new features for experienced users.


And, it’s pretty easy to miss the what’s new banner at the bottom of the Start screen.


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Marsha Levine

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At every update a description of the new features, bug repairs, etc is also released. I keep a shortcut on my desktop.
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David Converse

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No need to patronize. I've been using Photoshop since version 2.5, I'm an experienced IT guy and developer, an ACP on the Adobe forums, and I read the release notes.

None of that changes the need for a setup screen/wizard/assistant to set or override changes to long-held settings. I don't appreciate having to dig through Preferences on four different computers where I use Photoshop, Bridge, and Lightroom.

Oh and I have the Start screen turned off.
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Kukurykus

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You man said it shortly and clearly - I voted!
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Marsha Levine

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Why do I have 4 or so copies of this exchange in my inbox? Enough!
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Kukurykus

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You should have 3 new mails in your inbox since from your first post other users posted 3 times (while noone liked your answer, that would give you another message).
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I think it's actually a good idea presented with the new feature wizard.

Would also be nice if incorporated with an interactive tutorial wizard that steps you through completely new features. 

As I get older, the scope of my work becomes more of the same and refining what I know. However, newer features tend to get away from me. 

I either don't have the time to go thru tools I don't use, or need to be smacked in the face with them.
I think it's important to be aware and familiar with new tools, even if you don't use them - in case you find yourself at a new job.

I understand it's more of a luxury and not a neccesity. I know I can find videos of these things online, but would be nice if these opened up right in my face and I could choose to follow a tut, if I had a few minutes to spare + I learn better if it's interactive rather than a video.