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  1. Revert the icons to the multi-colored versions!

    This is an Adobe CC wide issue but AE is where I notice it the most.

    Please revert the icons to the multi-colored versions! It makes no sense to make them the same color when the "themes" break down beyond video and photo use. I used the colors to quickly locate the software I needed to open, now I have a taskbar full of purple and have to squint to tell which letters I am clicking on.

    It seems like a very poor design choice that was likely made by the boardroom, not the creative team, and I beg you…

    21 votes
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  2. camera raw seq import issue

    we use came raw regularly for our cg renders by applying camera raw effect on while importing but it becomes very painful as most of the time there are few glitch frame or missing frames and when those frames are fixed and re-rendered and put into seq folder camera raw effect don't get applied on that automatically
    it would be great to get full control after importing seq so this issue will be solved also we wish to animate some paramiters as well

    5 votes
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  3. Public BETA Mask and Shape Cursor Indicators: Please add a keyboard shortcut to switch between “Tool creates Shapes/Masks”

    It would be great if users could change the behavior to create shapes or masks with the pen or shape tools selected on the fly with a keyboard shortcut instead of moving the cursor up to the tool bar. Maybe with the ALT/OPT key as a modifier. Thank you!

    6 votes
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  4. Bug: Master Properties not displaying property name

    After updating to 17.1.4 everything in Master Properties on the timeline is now displaying as the property type (i.e. "Slider" or "Checkbox") instead of the correct name.

    macOS Catalina 10.15.6

    update: renaming the property in Essential Graphics will rename the property on the timeline (at least temporarily). However, when duplicating the layer, the duplicate will revert to displaying the property type.

    2 votes
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  5. Rotate Tool Broken after updated to v17.1.3

    I updated to version 17.1.3 a few days ago. After I updated the rotate tool stopped working as expected. When I try to rotate an object a few degrees it spins the object around a crazy amount (ie rotate value 1500x+258.1degrees). I have closed after effects and relaunched several times.

    7 votes
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  6. Allow overscroll in the timeline panel

    Currently the timeline panel stops vertically scrolling when the lowest layer reaches the bottom of the panel.

    I'd like to suggest adding an option / preference to allow 'overscroll' in the timeline panel so that the lowest layer can be viewed above the bottom of the panel.

    The primary reason for the request is that it gets a bit fiddly working on the lowest layers, and having the extra working space would make it more comfortable to interact with them.

    In practice this could be very similar to the 'overscroll' option in Photoshop preferences (Preferences > Tools > Overscroll).

    A…

    78 votes
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  7. After Effects is still using very old UI font for Chinese

    The Chinese font for After Effects is still using SimSun which was used by Windows XP and earlier system

    Such old fonts are out of place in a modern user interface

    Microsoft has been using a new smooth font called "Microsoft YaHei UI" for Simplified Chinese since Windows Vista

    Audition has changed the font to Microsoft YaHei since CC 2019

    6 votes
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  8. BATCH EXPORT for Essential Graphics/MoGrts with a checkbox-list or something similar

    I am working on converting thousands of MoGrts/Essential Graphics -Templates for a big TV-Station to CC20 and it is a pain in the but to export every Essential Graphic-Template with 3-4 clicks and a lot of waiting time for saving the project for every single template. It should be easy to add a checkbox-list were you can choose if you like to export all or some of the templates and than start a kind of batch export that export all checked items... At the moment the export is really trash... you even need to save the project every single time!!!!…

    2 votes
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  9. Update the way AE handles alphabetizing in the Project Window

    Currently there is an unexpected behavior with how AE alphabetizes items in the project window. The addition of a character after numbers changes the order in a way that makes organization and renaming a challenge and sometimes a complete pain.
    Example:
    04-
    01
    02
    Above the dash will bring the 04- to the top. I'm told this is because numbers at the end are counted as numerals, but as soon as you add a non-number character after a number that number because a regular character. This seems to mean context plays a part in a character's value.

    I would like…

    79 votes
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  10. Composition = Folder

    It would be great if I could expand a composition on the timeline like you can do it with folder in photoshop.

    This way I could view all layers and keyframes directly from a parent comp without having to switch between comps.

    Adobe, please add that feature! It would be a huuuuge time saver and workflow optimization.

    14 votes
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  11. Addition or substraction in time indicator

    It would be nice to be able to add or susbtract values in the time indicator field to move in the timeline by maths.

    8 votes
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  12. Eye safety while loading AE UI!!!

    Dear Adobe. Please care about our eyes!
    While starting AE, before the UI is fully loaded, the window represents a full-screen area of pure white light for a few seconds. With bigger monitors in a dimmed environment this really hurts users' eyes. Please choose dark color for this. Thank you

    2 votes
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  13. Select Layers, In/Out points, and keyframes at the same time

    The ability to select multiple different "types" of objects in the layer panel is a must-have for efficient workflow. Being able to select an in-point, a keyframe, and an entire layer (or any combo of those) should be possible and would improve working speed a huge amount, especially when retiming an existing animation.

    For example, often a group of keyframes, another layer's in-point, and an entire precomp will need to be set up in perfect sequence, which needs to be be retimed due to feedback. As it stands now, I would need to move keyframes, in-point, and precomp layer all…

    4 votes
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  14. Can we have a tag next to effects to rate how much processing power the effect will use?

    There isn't a clear or intuitive way to figure out how taxing specific effects may be (lens blurs are a big surprise for all my younger editors). As well as what components certain effects stress out the most. When working on larger projects the heavier effects might go unnoticed but as the composition gets more complex it quickly stacks and slows down significantly, and by then it's too late to rework your comp without such effects.

    I have a couple suggestions to alleviate this problem:


    1. In the effects and presets window, have icons and a rating system for each effects…

    2 votes
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  15. Tapered Stroke Improvements (for Beta Version)

    Thanks for finally developing a native tapered stroke feature on After Effects. I'm playing with it and find it very easy to use!

    But I think this feature could be improved for many users if you consider that the taper could mimic better the width tool on Adobe Illustrator.

    Now the taper produce a pointy or semi-rounded stroke cap, but it isn't possible to preserve a perfect round or butt cap.

    Thank you again!

    7 votes
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  16. add 'Compositing Options' to main Effect Controls palette

    The Compositing Options for every effect is a really great addition, but why is it still buried in the timeline? It should be in the effects controls palette, at the very least hidden under a dropdown box or button to reveal. Or have a whoIe new palette to access this. I understand this will make the effects controls palette a little more cluttered, but I think its worth it for this functionality. thanks

    2 votes
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  17. Round point for angles paths like in Illustrator

    We often face the need to round the corners of paths for animation or shape, but AE don't have the appropriate function. But this function that has been implemented in Illustrator for a long time. That function is round point.

    How we make it today: Copied paths from AE to Illustrator and used the round point for angles, then copied the path back to after effects, if we don't like it, we do it again.
    But why such a long road to this, if it is easy to implement at the software development level.

    Let's draw the developers attention to…

    4 votes
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  18. BUG REPORT: Ae 17.1.2 ans 17.1.3

    Since v17.1.2 and 17.1.3, when I save a Mogrt to my cloud library on any of my machines the mogrt does not appear. Also, a 'Support Files' folder is not created.

    1 vote
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  19. Colorama color panel update please !?!?!?

    Colorama is so powerful; but the color picker suck.
    Just use the same picker as the rest of the Program, PLEASE.

    Why this color picker from the 80's, for a such a great effect?

    Also, we should be able to see live update in the composition panel

    26 votes
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  20. Group and color code effects in Effect Control panel

    It would be helpful to be able to group and color code effects in Effect Controls panel. I often end up with 10 or more effects in the comp control layer and it becomes tedious and difficult visually to find the one I'm after (see attached screenshot). It would be incredibly convenient to be able to create groups like is possible in shape layers, and the ability to color code like we can with layers would also be helpful. It's possible to code and rename effects into groups when making a preset (like in attached screenshot), but this is impractical…

    4 votes
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