Lightroom Classic: Don't like the new application icon

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I recently upgraded to the most recent version of Lightroom Classic. All of your icons which contain logotypes have TWO characters in them. For some inexplicable reason, Lightroom Classic has three digits. The icon looks ugly and amateur. You're Adobe. Did you think about how it would look to diverge from your style guide? It's distractingly different from all the other icons. Please consider doing literally anything else. It hurts my eyes to see it down on the taskbar, because it doesn't look like any of my other Adobe products. Thank you.
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Can't say I agree or disagree totally but since the brains at Adobe named 2 Completely Different programs the same what would you expect.

Personally I don't mind it. It's a Program Icon. At least it separates the 2 programs in some ways.
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As professional design company, one that develops applications for other designers, knowing that all icons take up a certain limited amount of space, and that two characters in a small taskbar display bar is far different than squishing in three characters in that same space, this is something that should be in the forefront of Adobe marketing's mind. Not only is your icon on the desktop, but it's also in the taskbar, and it's going to translate into smaller phone and/or tablet screens. I would almost prefer them to just say "You know what? Rather than squish three characters into that limited space, we're just going to go back to what we do best: graphical icons. Let's make an icon for Lightroom Classic." And be done with it.

I also have this feeling that Lightroom "Classic" was there first, and by being rebranded/renamed, it's being treated like a second-hand citizen in the Adobe ecosystem. Maybe rebrand the -new- Lightroom, and let Lightroom "Classic" keep the original Lr logo?
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"All of your icons which contain logotypes have TWO characters in them. "

Photoshop Camera also has 3 glyphs in the icon. 
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All of the CORE icons. I didn't even know there was an app called Photoshop Camera until you posted this today. What I mean is, apps like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere. Apps that professional designers have been using for decades, before all this Cloud stuff came out. I do see, clicking the "All apps" button in Creative Cloud Desktop that there are a few icons like Acrobat, Camera Raw and Media Encoder, that have visual icons, and I'm cool with that. But the convention for Adobe has been Uppercase, Lowercase, two characters. Ab, Bc, Cd. Now you're throwing in LrC, which just makes my OCD go nuts. Have you really run out of letter pairs? Anyway, just a suggestion. I already feel like Lightroom "Classic" is being treated as the redheaded-stepchild of the Adobe product line. Maybe make the (what is effectively the NEW Lightroom being pushed) have a new logotype, instead of changing the "Classic" product's icon? Again, these are all just suggestions. You literally just changed it, so it could be changed back without too much fallout or heartache. Some of us have been using Adobe products long enough to remember Adobe visual icons prior to the Upper-Lower rebrand.

Also, I just noticed that "Photoshop Express" is being represented by PsX, so I guess Adobe is really committed to the three-character logotype now for the lower-end products. Got it.
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This is what I see, when I have Photoshop (Ps) and my choice of Lightroom Classic (LrC) next to it. Ps and LrC. As a design company, you have to know that the triple-character logotype is getting messy down there. And designers are going to have to look at that mess all day long.... Unless, you want people to switch over to the NEW Lightroom (Lr) and are hoping our kerning OCD will force us to switch over? Well played, Adobe, well played.

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Also, the purpose for me posting this here is because it looks like it's the primary method for "feedback" to Adobe. It looks like the icon was developed by committee, and I didn't want someone saying that literally no one complained about the icon. I feel that three characters in a logotype icon is pushing the limits of readability, and I feel like Adobe can absolutely do better. If this is NOT the appropriate forum for submitting feedback, please let me know if there's a better place. I know Apple and Microsoft both have a one-way form you can use to submit feedback, and I rarely expect any response back from them. They either take the feedback or ignore it.
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This is the correct Feedback conduit.