Light gray UI

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Mikado

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Light gray UI

PostThu Jan 14, 2021 1:18 pm

I've made a feature request for a light (18%) gray UI, like one sees on Avid (an option) or FCP7. I hope that others will do the same.

Dark Mode (white or gray text on a dark background) doesn't work for me, on any device. And a tweak of monitor settings isn't going to solve the issue. It's a deal-breaker actually. Too bad, as I prefer Resolve, for many reasons. I like the way one organizes projects, the Fairlight screen etc.

About 50% of people have some astigmatism, making reading gray or white text on black difficult. There are multiple comments about the downside of dark mode on other forums (e.g. Premiere).

https://www.vice.com/en/article/ywyqxw/ ... wfdwqkM1Ts

https://adobe-video.uservoice.com/forum ... ht-mode-ui

https://levelup.gitconnected.com/why-da ... f8359bb46a

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere ... 773?page=1

https://www.pixelmator.com/community/vi ... f=4&t=7630

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6825751

viewtopic.php?f=21&t=65628

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-dark ... his-is-why

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/dark-mo ... os-science

https://levelup.gitconnected.com/why-da ... f8359bb46a

https://www.androidauthority.com/dark-mode-1046425/
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Mel Matsuoka

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Light gray UI

PostThu Jan 14, 2021 5:54 pm

For what it’s worth, I have astigmatism, and have never found it a problem reading text in the Resolve UI. I can’t stand bright UIs!

Resolve’s UI is dark because of its color grading roots. A gray/bright UI is not what you want when doing color critical stuff, especially in a dark room.

That said, I do think that developers (including BMD) should pay more attention to “Accessibility” features in their UI. Even though I don’t have problems with reading the UI, there are others who probably do, and there should be some level of UI configurability to make things easier to see/read. I would not object to an user defined option for UI brightness, especially since Resolve is no longer just a grading tool, but a full fledged NLE.
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Re: Light gray UI

PostFri Jan 15, 2021 3:09 pm

Mel Matsuoka wrote:I have astigmatism, and have never found it a problem reading text in the Resolve UI.

Same here.
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Re: Light gray UI

PostFri Jan 15, 2021 3:37 pm

That request is counter intuitive to the eyes physical responses for accurate color grading.
Put your computer screen closer to a window or turn on a 2700k lamp so you can see your screen better. (Actually... don’t.)


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Mel Matsuoka

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Re: Light gray UI

PostFri Jan 15, 2021 5:28 pm

dariobigi wrote:That request is counter intuitive to the eyes physical responses for accurate color grading.


Resolve isn’t just a color grading app.

An editor has less need for a dark/gray UI than a colorist does. I personally hate lighter UI colors, but I can totally see the need for configurability in this regard for editors, for accessibility purposes.
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Re: Light gray UI

PostMon Jan 18, 2021 8:59 am

I like the dark grey UI as it is. But I can understand that there are also people who have problems with it.
Personally, I use a dark mode wherever possible. My eyes get tired much less quickly. I also use this forum in a dark version thanks to the Vivaldi browser.
But the blue-ish UI version in Resolve makes no sense to me, I definitely prefer the neutral version.
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