[rant] Aperture move to monochrome icons sucks

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jsgreen, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. jsgreen macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    I can't stand the move to monochrome icons in Aperture...consistent UI with the bland Finder icons, but I wish Apple wasn't taking the OS and their apps in this direction. It would be nice to at least have a choice in preferences to bring the color back.
  2. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    I agree. It makes me feel like I have the infamous "greyed out" options for all of my albums....

    Anyways, why pay for a color screen if the UI is in B+W?? :D
  3. Kenndac macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2003
    I guess the idea is that the only colour should be in your photos to make them stand out more.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I see why they did it. Make judging color in the photo easier if there is none elsewhere. For once they picked function over style.
  5. HLX macrumors newbie

    Sep 17, 2006
    It's something they're doing a lot at the moment and I'm a little torn as to whether it always works (eg the Finder), it does seem to make Aperture feel a little cleaner and put focus on your photos. And gone is that smudgy yellow colour it was so fond of.
  6. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    I agree, and I like it.

    We're desensitized to colors in our images when they appear elsewhere.

    The Aperture certification book actually starts out by telling you to paint your walls a neutral gray. LOL.
  7. jsgreen thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    I hadn't thought of that (I'm obviously not a pro). For those experienced in working with photos professionally or as high-end amatuers, does it really make a difference in judging color?
  8. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Meh, that's an excuse looking to justify the poor decision, IMHO. The color was far from distracting. It was a great way to convey information and make it easier to differentiate controls and features. Like the difference between a smart album and a regular album. I really feel it was wrong to get rid of the color in Lion and other apps, and it is Apple taking their "simplicity" and elegance design theory to far. It might look prettier from an artistic standpoint, but it is less usable.

    You want no distractions for looking at color? Go full screen.

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