How come other Adobe software can't have the dark interface like the new Photoshop CS6?
Some features take a while to migrate to other Adobe products. Bridge had the dark interface option long before Photoshop.
Each product has their own development teams,and their own feature priorities. If there is some Adobe product you want to see get that feature,definitely go over to their support forum ask and suggest away.
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Fortunately, Adobe provided that gosh-awful dark interface only as an option that can be easily changed. I hated it and was very grateful to be able to get rid of it with a single click.
That being said, there's very little reason to expect any uniformity across the point applications of the artificial creative "suites."
Inconsistency between or among applications in the artificial "suites" should come as no surprise.
The "suite" concept is an invetion of marketing and bean-counting types. The engineering teams are totally independent of each other, they are not only in different buildings but in different cities and states of the American Union, even in different countries.
The fact that they have little if any communication among them is highlighted by requests occasionally made in these forums by top Adobe engineers to let the other teams know when there are problems in one application that impact our workflow in another one.
Don't take it personally if little interest is shown when you make this type of query. It's just the nature of the beauraucratic beast.
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As others have said, different programs have different development teams. Along with that, different programs can have different user sets, so Premiere Pro might be used more often in a darkened edit suite, similar to a post-house using Photoshop, but Acrobat probably has more users in a general office situation - totally different ambient lighting situations.
Developers poll users for their particular programs, and based on the results of those polls, might choose one GUI scheme, over others.
Some programs have more, or less, control over the GUI, than others.
Up to Premiere Pro 2.0/CS2, the GUI was blacks and grays, over lighter gray. With PrPro CS3, the "dark interface" was introduced, and some (like me), did not find it as easy on the eyes, but apparently more users did. That dark interface has continued. While there are some adjustments, there are not enough to get to the older PrPro 2.0 look.
The worst that I have seen is Premiere Elements, which went from more PrPro-like (for the day) look, and adopted a very dark interface. The announcement called it "professional" and "streamlined." Unfortunately it only has a very few adjustments, and many users just cannot find things, like scroll bars. Their forum is filled screen-caps, showing users where the scroll bars are. I also feel that the PrElements developers were going for a look, more in keeping with some competitive NLE (Non Linear Editor) programs, that were getting rave reviews for their "stylish interfaces," not from users, but from writers.
So, it just depends.
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