Is there any way to change - obscure - the brightness of the column trim panels and the outline of the image area in Camera Raw?.
Nope...not at this time. Sorry...it is, what it is.
Thank you very much for your quick reply. I appreciate your feedback, it has saved me wasting too much time trying to figure out how to do it ....
Note that I said "not at this time"...I do know it's something on the ACR team's radar but no idea when it might happen.
Thank you very much for the clarification, Jeff. Actually I had already realized what you wanted to convey ..... It would be a great improvement ....
The brightness of current excessively bright areas it dazzles and makes dark areas of the image darker appreciate what they actually are, so we tend to leave clearer picture of it should .... (very noticeable on night photography ....)
For something in Photoshop and Bridge can change the look of both the background of the image window, and surrounding areas .....
It took a long time to bring a dark UI to Photoshop & Bridge...sparked in part by Lightroom's dark UI. But, dealing with custom UI in plug-ins is a slightly different problem...I would like to see a dark UI as well. But it boils down to feature triage...given X number of engineer hours per version, what features are top most in the must haves...the elves on ACR are always working on new things. Hopefully a UI revamp (not just dark UI but also configurable panels and some other niceties) will rise to the top of the list.
One advantage of the new CC subscription model is that new features don't have to wait till some arbitrary major version number. New things can get added as they get done. Hopefully this will free up the ACR engineers to do some cool new things, sooner rather than later!
Thank you very much Jeff, is good news to know that the developers of ACR have it in mind .....
I am aware that developing a custom UI on pluggin is complicated ... and to modify an existing one even more ....
I´m Sure they finely will end up implementing it, and I have the feeling it will be sooner than later ..... it is just a feeling, but I trust it (in fact, seems have already begun the process, so in version 8.4 you can now set the image window background .....).