Make the Essential Graphics interface options flexible & robust (Folders)
make the Essential Graphics browser flexible: sorting, icon or text, import .mogrt folders, mort folder organizing on the desktop will appea
Kerri Schreiber commented
BRING BACK THE FOLDERS!! It is ridiculous that I now have to send 10+ editors five folders that they cannot easily sort.
The upgrade turned essential graphics into the most unorganized place for an editor to work.
Also--why is it that you can't just upload an entire folder? Instead editors need to upload 15+ MOGRT files individually for each folder I am creating for them.
PLEASE FIX THIS.
@scott I can understand why the workflow seems counter-intuitve when you're used to everything being like media in the Project Panel. Perhaps it would help to think of Graphic Layers as Effects (which is what they are) and the Graphic track item as a container for Layers. Like effects, Graphic Layers are only really relevant when they are used in sequence along with the media they are meant to complement.
Scott Crozier commented
@James I still consider them pieces of footage and find it odd to have two separate footage systems, one that lives in essential graphics/CC Library world, and one that lives in the project file system. I just haven't wrapped my head around the proper workflow I guess....It has seemed counter-intuitive to me up to this point.
@scott crozier We recently removed the drag and drop method of converting timeline Graphics into Master graphics in the project panel because it creates a scenrario where all new instances of the master item will always be exact duplicates of each other. That is not something that most users will ever want, so we made it harder to do inadvertently. It's still possible, you just have to use a menu item to do it. Select a Graphic in TL, then choose Graphics > Upgrade to Master Graphic.
Scott Crozier commented
Why is it impossible to drag graphics from the panel into a bin in the project? Or am I just missing something?
Totally nuts to remove the folders without a way to bulk import and bulk tag templates. My PP doesn't recognize many of my template folders and can't search them from inside the app, so I have to upload each template one by one. Horrible change. I just burned about three hours trying to figure out what was wrong with my folders that I could no longer navigate.
Kjetil Svendsen commented
This keyword thing sounds nice. But have you added this to After Effects?
This is an utterly ridiculous update. There could not have been a significant amount of users asking for this massive of a change to the ui. Is it reasonable to expect users of any level to add tags and keywords to potentially hundreds of files? No. Please give users a reaonsable way to organize and segment the essential graphics files.
David May commented
Updated my CC this morning, to find this chaos. Unacceptable.
when will adobe learn.... If you want to introduce a new 'feature', great. But give us the OPTION to select what we want.
I've got over 700 'titles' that now lag the **** out of my screen and are jumbled left right and centre. It's UNWORKABLE now. they're named things like 'title01', 'title02', 'title03'...I'm not going to add keywords to over 700 files. It's madness.
BRING BACK THE FOLDER VIEW NOW. Sheesh.
Please take another look at this! It's overly complicated, and messy. I wish this was clean and simple. It's complicated just trying to explain how to use Essential Graphics to others with it's cluttered interface. It should be a blank slate.
Magnus Allgurén commented
Yes, please list view and folder view. And a proper search box!
Bring them back!
Please bring the folders back!
Seriously, bring back the list view I have 260+ essential graphics and strolling through them is annoying and unnecessary.
The graphics panel is a nice idea, but almost unusable to have to scroll through everything or do a word search. Very cumbersome and clunky.
Kristin Tieche commented
Ditto. Bring back folders. Bring back list view. Provide an option at least for people who like lists and folders. Thank you!
bring back folders to the Essential Graphics Browser. Now the files are mixed in one panel. I have sorted them into folders and subfolders for better orientation and working with them
Steve Savanyu commented
I Agree... Even though a folder and file structure may seem to be outdated and not the new hip cool way to deal with files, it is something that works for just about everyone.
I had a group of Mogarts that I used for a specific client (Special Fonts, etc) in a folder. I could easily find them and use them without having to look at a bunch of items I don't need.
Now I have to sort through this huge list of thumbnails (many of which I will never use) that is cumbersome and clunky (But it is just like looking at pictures on my phone... Ha)
Adobe, you made a great graphics tool almost useless!!!
Thanks for the update. To feed back, our work flow is that we have deployed a social media template across the business. There are three templates for each aspect... 169, 919 and 1:1.
Each template has a number of graphics. Without folders you are asking that everyone using this template would have to know what to search to find it. It's an extra layer of confusion when have folders marked with the aspect is about as straight forward as you can get.
What is getting frustrating about Adobe products is that it seems you get some feature requests and you then implement it in its entirety and completely abandon the previous way. Rather than adding features as well... Features on top of what was already there to see how it is received.
This has happened with essential graphics and multiple projects. Adobe has just forced a new feature on everyone and giving no choice to people who were happy with how it was before.
If you can find each of the mogrts you need per sport once in the EGP, and if you click the Info button on a mogrt's thumbnail, then you can add keywords like "Tennis" or "Basketball". You can then search on "Tennis" within the My Templates tab to show that set of mogrts. You can get as detailed as you want with your keywords, like for example maybe you add "Handball, 2018, Lower Thirds" so that you can search out all the Lower Thirds graphics for your 2018 Handball segments at once.
Also, if the thumbnails you want are already Local, checking on Local Templates Folder should make it easier to spot what you want. It should be even easier if you save to Libraries and filter to show only the Library(s) you want.