9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 12, 2012 3:25 PM by Kirby Krieger
Gary i Level 5 Level 5 (6,190 points)

For the love of life and all things interesting, save us from the grey!

 

Is this an apple defining itself from win 8 or something?

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    Join us in the protest here:

     

    Re: After updating to Aperture 3.3 all my icons appears in Black and white. This includes the inspect button, photo stream button, the Facebook / flicker share button. Could you please help here ?

     

    I'd call this "broken by design". The Library items all have the same rectangular shape and are hard to distinguish without colour as added feature.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-18623118-123786/folders.png

  • Say Cheese Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    Glad it's not just me that doesn't really like it.

    However I suspect it's here to stay. 

  • usernameforapplesupport Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    The firs titme i used A3.3 was to import and thought .. hmmm .. maybe it is a import UI but also am disappointed on the decision to remove color.

     

    wonder what the reasoning was?

  • Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (25,715 points)

    There i no reasoning behind decisions like this it's purely an OS X branding thing. Lion changed the UI to this monochrome look. When Lion first came out this as one of the biggest knocks against it, the loss of the colored icons. I imagine Mountain Lion will continue the look.

     

    All OS X apps (especially Apple ones) have to conform to this look. It's an insane decisions, the color of the icon imparted a lot of information. Just opened a pre 3.3 version of Aperture and right off you can see what's a project, what's an album and what's a folder with just a glance. With this new look that's not possible.

  • Jim Bridger Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    The entire new UI is a big dissapoinment. Didn't like with with Lion and now in a program that is supposed to be pleasent and effecient to look at. Why do comapnies try to fix things that aren't broke. On some things Apple's forward progress seems to be two steps forward, one step back. Very disspapointed overall.

  • Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)

    I actually like it. Sorry!

     

    The previous colours were slightly distracting. The grey on grey is as discreet as the controls should be.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    I'm taking the weasel route:  I, too, prefer the de-colored look (though the the trash icon is the grisaille equivalent of gaudy), but I think Frank is correct: colored icons on the Library tab of the inspector were very easy to differentiate without really looking at them.  I regularly hid the toolbar (having trained my hands in the use of the shortcuts), but now there is a hitch in my mouse git-a-long when speeding towards an item on the Library tab of the Inspector.

     

    In general, I have always found icons distracting, and slower to "read" than words -- but I already miss the icons prefacing the names on the Library tab of the Inspector.

  • léonie Level 9 Level 9 (79,540 points)

    The grey on grey is as discreet as the controls should be.

    I agree as far as controls are concerned. I also want them to be unobtrusive.

    Controls are always at fixed places, you can learn their position by heart. So you you only need to find their location, you do not need to be able to identify them by their look.

     

    But that is different for endless lists of library items or Finder items. Here the positions and items change arbitrarily, as you are working with them. You regularly create, move, or delete items. To use them, you need to recognize and identify them. And so custom icoms for individual folders, albums, etc. might help, or at least very different icons for different categories. Hear colors really help - and they can be discreet as well.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (12,510 points)

    Agree 100%.  Well said, with an important distinction made:

    leonieDF wrote:

     

    Controls are always at fixed places, you can learn their position by heart. So you you only need to find their location, you do not need to be able to identify them by their look.

     

    But that is different for endless lists of library items or Finder items. Here the positions and items change arbitrarily, as you are working with them. You regularly create, move, or delete items. To use them, you need to recognize and identify them. And so custom icoms for individual folders, albums, etc. might help, or at least very different icons for different categories. Hear colors really help - and they can be discreet as well.