Light Mode UI
We are gauging interest to see if our users' aesthetic needs are being met!
Is the current color scheme of the interface sleek and professional or do you wish it was lighter? Is it easy on your eyes during tedious edit sessions? Most importantly, do you wish it came in pink?
Here's a link for more details on current interface customizability: https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/workspaces.html#brighten_or_darken_the_interface
Let us know what you think in the comments!
Mike Trivisonno commented
I just installed Premier and I can't read anything! The text is tiny. The dark gray doesn't provide enough contrast to make the text and icons stand out. I keep moving my face closer and closer to read stuff. Too much eye strain.
I would like a light background with dark text. And far more control over the text size and icon size. It should be at least as large as the fonts on the macOS menu bar.
Jon McLeod commented
It's like a lot of "designer" stuff these days. It appeals to "designers". I find the color scheme is hard to see. I've got a 32" 4K screen and I'm having to get too close to the screen to make out the symbols and text. I'd also ask for the ability to make the UI fonts a bit bigger. But yes. Give me a choice. Other than Really Dark versus Slightly Less Dark.
More customisation in general would be great.
Light background with dark text
Dark background with bright text (my preferred choice)
Bold text, italics, different colours or shades of text in effect controls panel (open an effect with loads of options like Beauty Box and it becomes obvious how much you have to search to find the parameter you need)
In general a stronger design so that our eyes naturally find things without having to scan. Kind of related, what I would love is a more obvious visual separator between the video and audio tracks in the timeline. And also alternate the shade of empty space in the tracks so it's easier to figure out whether I'm looking at V1, V2, V3 etc. Spreadsheet software does this and it would make readability so much nicer.
Thomas Mills commented
PLEASE, high contrast in the interface as a possibility. Specifically, very dark text against a light background.
I appreciate the dark space when reviewing colors and light in a video. But the vast majority of my time is spent in assembling things, getting titles just right, editing audio, etc. None of those need a dark UI and just make it very tiresome to use the software.
Joseph Francis commented
There was a time when Premiere, et. al., let the OS dictate the look and feel of the applications. Then, sometime after the Macromedia acquisition and the drive to look more "Avid-like," that capability was snared by the applications. A black UI works in an edit bay, where you used to have a full ashtray, two 3/4" decks, and two 12" monitors. It does NOT work in the typical cube-farm, which is, SURPRISE, not lit with a single 40-watt bulb. Enough with the nihilistic look already.
Nils Andresen commented
It would be very nice to have a Light Mode with dark text on a light background. Much better readability and helps in different work environments.
Josh Parker commented
And this is the worst. Who can possibly see the current gain setting of 3 dB?
Josh Parker commented
Yes, ,please!!! Light gray text over dark gray background is very hard to see!
Please make an option for WHITE text instead of gray. Or make the background white, with black text.
LIGHTER LIGHTER LIGHTER....I cant see it!
A bright colour scheme with contrasted scroll bars and workspace dividers would be much appreciated as I have great eye sight but sit in a very bright workspace when I edit (I work in a conservatory!) and even with the screen brightness right up, it takes way longer than it should for me to find the scroll bars etc which slows down my work.
I wish there was a light mode.
I have just made my interface as bright as possible in the settings, but even more would be great :D Thank you for asking for feedback!
Customization is always welcome, a brighter interface option would definitely be nice to have, as for a color tint, if some people need it then maybe that an option as well, the ability to significantly increasing the lightness of the interface and also adjusting the color tint or lack there of would be welcome additions, I'm all for accessibility and growing the adobe user base family!
It would be an amazing thing if you could implement a light theme, i really need the option given that i start to get severe eye irritation during long sessions of straining my vision on dark UI applications, it affects my ability to meet deadlines effectively.
The ability to make the interface something brighter that black or dark grey would be extremely helpful to individuals such as myself and for those with vision impairments.
I will forever remain a loyal customer if you could please allow more control over the brightness of the interface, even an implementation similar to what is currently available in photoshop and bridge, allowing users to select a UI theme that’s basically white.
Thank you for taking the time to listen to users!
Michael Howell commented
I feel a light background for the user interface would be of tremendous help to those of us who:
a) are in their 40's and need glasses to read the screen (I am long sighted and find "dark" modes on all applications difficult to work with)
b) who work in brightly lit/sunlight lit environments on the whole and find that any dark UI is almost invisible under these circumstances
c) for those who have very dark black monitors. I have such a monitor (a QHD resolution monitor from Dell) and no matter how high one sets the lightness settings available in your preferences section, the controls/icons are still too hard to see and find easily. If they were black against a white/light greyish background the problem would go away.