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.
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.
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.
So very true. I regularly accidentally open Photoshop when I mean to open Premiere or vice verse. Changing the icons to all be the same look was a weird idea.
Gregory Palanque commented
One more argument for Resolve: their icon are clear and easy to distinguish.
Ofer Arad commented
I literally hate these Icons. these are like children toys kind of logos for the age of 5.There's no more Prestige in their Icons. looks like all the rest of the garbage out there.
Daniel Popat commented
I second that! you can leave the "ME" on Media Encoder, but please change it back. there is a big outcry on Reddit regarding this as well.
micah haun commented
It's now really confusing to change between programs. The icons look identical at a glance so cmd+tab switching has become needlessly difficult.
I have no problem with the new look otherwise, but it seems they're now color coded by family which is the opposite of helpful. Randomize those colors and make sure there's some contrast between programs people might have open at the same time.
Michael Poggenburg commented
Design 101 - make icons easy to distinguish at a glance.
Erik Zunder commented
Wow, I noticed this too... I'm glad i'm not the only one.
I understand how a redesign in the icons was necessary, but changing the colors is really confusing.
Specially for people who needs to work at really fast paces...
hope they pay attention.