Make Premiere, Audition, and AE icons different colors again
Until this recent update, it was very easy to look at a file and know if it's a Premiere, Audition, or AE File because the icons were different colors. Now that they're all purple, it's a lot harder to tell what type of file I'm looking at, especially if it's a small icon. There also seems to be no benefit to the average user for this change. Please change icons back to their previous colors or any other colors that aren't exactly the same.
Timothy Hoolihan commented
This is sorely needed, II regularly click on Media Encoder or After Effects by mistake when I want to launch Premiere.
Pierre Louis Beranek commented
Wondering the same Tom. The time it took them to read and merge these threads is probably more time than it would have taken them to revert to the previous icons everyone prefers! :(
Tom Fewchuk commented
Adobe just merged a whole bunch of the same feedback about the icons into this one feedback post.. yet gave no indication of it being under review. Why do you do this
Who's betting they'll just intentionally keep it like this until next year when they have a fresh start across all their products and have some cheesy line like "missed us?" with original colours all restored.
Rick Lundskow commented
A sign of good design is when it's easily recognizable and quickly communicates what it needs to say. The Adobe suite icons do neither of these things.
James Van Voris commented
Yes, these color difference speed up using ghe software. Good idea!
Dave ramst commented
Yes it is true that the colors allow you to click very quickly without paying attention to the icon. It's a little extra.
Now sometimes I open an app and inadvertently cheat
Steven Probets commented
Keep pressing the wrong app to open!
Joost Van der Hoeven commented
Just saw that Acroba is back to Red. That is a relief! (It was black!). Now the DVA products.
Alesha Honnor commented
Dear God, yes, please! I don't know what they were thinking.
David Goodwin commented
Second that. It's confusing when I can't quickly tell apart the software I use. I've been trying to find ways to manually change them.
Clint Porter commented
Compromise idea: If you really need to use color for branding instead of UX, please at least make the icons significantly different shapes. This might be better anyway for people with forms of colorblindness.
Anton Neischenko commented
I absolutely agree, in my case, it's also Adobe Animate, I often open the wrong program.
Chris Keller commented
100% agreed... all of the nearly same colors for apps is TERRIBLE! I liked the rainbow of apps. Now we have all "similar" apps being super similar colors? what's that about. ugh.
Rory Martin commented
Not to mention their icon theme does not honor Windows 10 start menu color themes. Notice the "Sore Thumb" in the attached image where the background color doesn't comply with all other icon's on the start menu.
Matyáš Levíček commented
you can change the icons your-self, but it isnt vety user friendly, so GIVE US BACK THE COLORS WE DESERVE!!
Gammel Sami commented
Yes! I always click on the wrong icon in the taskbar.
Myer Pjani commented
Here's another thread with almost 40 upvotes.
レオン マクドネル commented
put previous icon colors back. Worst design decision ever. horrendous.
Lawrence Kaneshiro commented
Agreed! Put the colors back. Thanks
Jake Parrotta commented
This happens to me all the time with Dreamweaver and XD as well. So annoying.