- It is very, I mean VERY aggressive to the eye. I’ve had a few ergonomics classes recently, and specialists would agree together that the new interface is a visual disaster.
- The surroundings of artwork influences it a lot. This is why Photoshop, and even Mac OS X, chose to adopt some very light shades of gray all around.
Please bring back the old interface, and even add some tweaks to it because it was already a little too dark. or let us choose our background color.
Note : The luminosity on my iMac is usually on the third bar from the left because otherwise it’s too luminous for my eyes. It’s the very first Mac app that causes me this kind of problem. Even AutoCAD 2011 or 2012 for Mac is better.
Note #2 : I don’t wear and I don’t need to wear glasses, as my eyes are in very good condition according to optometrists.
Pixelmator 2 is great and everything but the black interface is a total turn off. I’ve never seen an application THAT black in my entire Mac experience so far.
Please get rid of the black background with light gray print.
It might have a novel look and be very trendy, but it is very hard on the eyes of anyone over 25 or those of us that do not have 20/20 vision. Human minds are trained - very early - to read black on white, not white on black.
The program is great, however, for me it is difficult to use due to the black backgrounds on everything.
Join the contrast rebellion with me : http://contrastrebellion.com
Please give us a theme more in line with the Mac OSX user interface guidelines.
Quite good project, but unfortunately this too-way-contrasty interface lowers the usability by considerable amount.
I'm sure the Pixelmator devs are hard at work implementing new features and tools, fixing bugs, etc., but please fix your UI or at least give us the option to make it grey like the system colours.
I hate to say it, but I won't be upgrading to any future paid releases unless the UI is fixed. Sorry guys, I just can't use your product.
so instead, how about we change the request to be more like:
give us the option to change the color scheme of the app (like all adobe products, and even blender have the option for)
so that some people can have white, others black, some red, blue, dark, light, etc.
Great UI. It's ok to not listen to Apple all the time. ;)
Being able to right click in the image window to change the background is nice--that should be available for all of the different palettes also. The menu bars should be changeable too since the text is hard to read.
After Effects is black, Motion is black, Premiere, Avid, FCP X are black, and there's a good reason for this.
KEEP the black look, or at least keep is as an option :D
It's a great piece of software, so I feel it's a shame that some usershave to feel excluded by a fairly extreme interface. I'm in my early 50s and I've worn glasses since second grade, and I get a headache within 10 minutes of using Pixelmator. Then it's back to Acorn or Photoshop.. I'd love to use Pixelmator a lot more, but, let's put it this way; I won't pay for the next upgrade unless there's an option for a black/grey on white interface..
That said... dagklingstedt seems to have a fair resolution. I don't care if 50 other color schemes exist for the interface, as long as the current one is available. Do what you will, just DO NOT take away what exists, PLEASE!
even "black" UI's mentioned above are not black - they are mostly dark gray. even that would be better. and, maybe its just my faulty memory, but i believe previous versions of pixelmator itself were not so dark.
here is another vote for dark gray. but, black - too much.
This forums are barely usable to me. Reading the text here LITERALLY makes me giddy.
If I could fix my eyes with the click of a button, I would. Until then, I rather hope software developers would take these concerns a little more seriously.
Obviously, the interface must not be hurting sales, or it would've been changed by now. But count one more voice among the chorus of the disappointed.
Still love Pixelmator.
Just if you should chose to make another color scheme, make this one an option.
i have low vision, but never use my glasses and have no problem with the interface at all. I really like that I can turn the light up and down anyway I want on my screen to compliment the picture I'm working on, without it interfering with the interface. Plus it keeps my focus where it should be: on the canvas. Not the interface...
I'd greatly appreciate it as the black gets hard on the eyes after a while. Some lighter optional interfaces would be really helpful.