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    Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release

    Jon-M-Spear Level 4

      Is there a way to disable the horribly unsettling splash screen of an over processed woman in the October 2017 iteration of Photoshop.

       

      It's an unpleasant image.  It looks like all those over cooked images that indicate inexperienced photographic processing.  It's everything I detest.  Now I have to see it every time I load the app.

       

      Grumpy old man, over and out!

        • 1. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
          davescm Adobe Community Professional

          No it can't be disabled.

           

          On the good side, at least Photoshop does not now steal the windows focus multiple times during launch, so if you use multiple screens you can get on with something else

           

          Dave

          • 2. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
            Jon-M-Spear Level 4

            That's a shame.

             

            Whilst it's good to be able to get on with other stuff during load, I'm still aware that this lurid mishmash of misconceived imagery is lurking somewhere beneath the surface on MY workstation.  I don't want it there.

             

            Ugh!

            • 3. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              It could be worse...remember this?

              CC14.png

               

              Seriously, I couldn't agree more. I'm embarrassed every time I have to open the application with someone watching over my shoulder.

              • 4. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                koenraadm80162338 Level 1

                You are right, Jon-M-Spear. I perfectly share your feelings.

                In cannot help you.

                I found only how change it in InDesign CC 2018 for mac :

                Application/InDesign/InDesign[open the package]/Contents/Ressources/ID_SplashCC.png and ID_SplashCC@2x

                 

                But I dont find the same way in the Photoshop package. Yet he should be somewhere…

                 

                Koenraad

                • 5. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                  Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                  ISTR reading that they stopped us being able to edit splash screens a good few versions ago, to prevent misuse / abuse.  Something along the lines of Rolls Royce cars have to be transported in closed trailers if they break down.  The sad reality is that they probably have a point.  I can remember when we discovered Auto-Correct in MS Word in the lab I worked in, and the boss's computer was set so when he typed his name, it immediately replaced it with something we thought more appropriate. 

                   

                  Meanwhile, here's something for the aging reminiscers to go all gooey eyed over.    Them were the days...

                   

                  • 6. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                    D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                    That's right. It was still possible in CS3, and maybe CS4. Mostly people wanted their own business name in there, presumably to impress clients - but we saw some horrible alterations here in the forums, people asking "how do I do this" and you just cringed...present examples pale in comparison.

                    • 7. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                      koenraadm80162338 Level 1

                      But why is it yet possible with InDesign ?

                      • 8. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                        D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                        Because it hasn't been necessary to remove it there - the typical user is very different. Every gamer- and youtube-kid wants to have Photoshop to play around with. In contrast, InDesign is still an application mainly used by people who make a living from it.

                         

                        That said, judging by the recent splash screens, you couldn't tell the difference.

                        • 9. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                          koenraadm80162338 Level 1

                          I've change yesterday may splash screen in Indesign on my mac, very easy : its a normal png file in the Ressource folder.

                          • 10. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                            koenraadm80162338 Level 1

                            Thank you for all your clarifications.

                            Now, can you say me where I could at least erase a file in order to hide this picture ?

                            I prefer to see nothing during start of PS than this one.

                             

                            Thanks,

                             

                            Koenraad

                            • 11. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                              If it was possible to just delete a file, it would also be possible to edit it. There's no way you can get to it.

                               

                              Lightroom has a Preference to show/hide splash screen, but Photoshop, unfortunately, doesn't.

                              • 12. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                koenraadm80162338 Level 1

                                Its a pity…

                                Thanks anyway.

                                • 13. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                  gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                  You can bring this up for discussion here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family

                                   

                                  Unfortunately can't say how long that will take if at all.

                                  • 14. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                    leonw14557233 Level 1

                                    I would take the faceless woman over the ugly woman any day. ADOBE, REPLACE IT NOW!!!

                                    • 15. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                      gener7 Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                      You are talking to Forum volunteers. We have no say in the programming decisions.

                                       

                                      This will get you closer to the product managers.

                                       

                                      Photoshop Family Customer Community

                                      • 16. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                        grauenwölfe Level 2

                                        Please to enjoy.

                                        weirdo.jpg

                                        • 17. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                          kennethh44261195 Level 1

                                          I can't decide if she's been battered or had a bad acid trip. Whatever it's suppposed to be, it is repulsive.

                                          • 18. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                            Andrew Avvakoumides Level 1

                                            Second this.

                                             

                                            Using peoples faces is very concrete. Not everyone will identify with a specific face.

                                             

                                            Best Photoshop splash screens, the guy in the spiralling rockface and the girl walking towards a tree. Impersonal enough to apply to all.

                                            • 19. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                              D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                              What was wrong with this? Clear identity, yet flexible enough to give each release its own distinct flavor:

                                              cc.png

                                              • 20. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                Terri Stevens Adobe Community Professional

                                                I can live with this splash screen, but can't work out why it took two artists to create it?

                                                • 21. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                  BLTV Level 1

                                                  Frankly, I agree that the anorexic woman in the CC 2018 splash screen is hideous!  I've never been repelled by a splash screen until now.

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                                                    peterj97127782 Level 1

                                                    I agree, it's a complete mess and I don't want to see ANY human's face multiple times a day/week especially when so badly designed. Even without what looks like actual fleshy mesh substrate being stretched off of her I wouldn't like it due to the staring face.

                                                     

                                                    That said, I've disabled it!

                                                     

                                                    Just enter "-nosplash" in the properties of the .exe (Right click and put -nosplash in the target box after the last quote mark containing the programs name.

                                                     

                                                    This also seems to make loading faster (almost instant on my SSD), even if it's just placebo caused by the removal of the disturbing/torture of previously staring at that hideous graphic.

                                                     

                                                    next time Adobe just keep it plain with the app name please.

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                                                    • 23. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                      BLTV Level 1

                                                      Thanks for the tip!  Would you please walk me through the steps to get to the "target box"?  I have no clue where it is. Thanks!

                                                      • 24. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                        peterj97127782 Level 1

                                                        This only works if you then load PS from it's own icon not if you click on a document or 'open with' to launch PS. Better than nothing! It may also only work on Windows, have no idea if you can do similar on MAC.

                                                         

                                                        On PC/Windows

                                                         

                                                        Find the actual 'photshop.exe' (not the shortcut), if you have it on your taskbar you can right click it, move up to the actual program icon then right click that and select 'properties'

                                                         

                                                        In the top most box you'll see Target: and a box to the left with the path to photoshop in quote marks. AFTER the quote marks simply put in -NoSplash

                                                         

                                                        then apply / ok. Don't put any quote marks around -nosplash and put a space after the last quote mark and the -nosplash.

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                                                        • 25. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                          peterj97127782 Level 1

                                                          I meant 'to the right' not to the left. duh.

                                                          • 26. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                            Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                                                            kennethh44261195  wrote

                                                             

                                                            I can't decide if she's been battered or had a bad acid trip. Whatever it's supposed to be, it is repulsive.

                                                            Someone asked what a PSD is in Photoshop on Quora yesterday.  The question seemed worthy of a factious answer.

                                                             

                                                            It’s what Graphic Designers get high on. If you visit the local Digital Artist’s hang out, you’ll often hear the most spaced out of them say, ‘I totally tripped out on PSD last night’, and met with a chorus of replies like ‘Those are heavy pixels man’.

                                                            • 27. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                              peterj97127782 Level 1

                                                              Yes it can.

                                                               

                                                              put '-noSplash' on the launch properties (see my other more detailed post).

                                                               

                                                              Only works when launching from the app icon though (not if you double click a file)

                                                              • 28. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                BLTV Level 1

                                                                Yeah, that one was horrible, however for me, the image of the anorexic woman in CC 2018's takes the "Most Hideous Photoshop Splash Screen Award" in Adobe's history. I cringe whenever this version of PS opens. For the love of GOD, I wish Adobe would oust the panel who chooses these images. It's clear they lost their ability to discern between the truly worthy and the hideous. Wow!

                                                                • 29. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                  danielg91855471 Level 1

                                                                  Is it possible to disable the splash screen on a mac? This latest splash screen is killing me.

                                                                  • 30. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                    ratusr17132632 Level 1

                                                                    thanks to peter for the -NoSplah settings

                                                                     

                                                                    however if you want to change this horrible, ugly piece of ... and have photoshop cc 2017 installed, it's possible !

                                                                    this fine art resides in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Resources\

                                                                     

                                                                    1. rename the folder "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\Resources\" like "Ressource.original"

                                                                    2. copy the folder "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2017\Resources\" in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC 2018\

                                                                    3. that's all, launch PS and you will have the splash of 2017, ok it's not the nicest splash but it's better than the horrible one

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                                                                    • 31. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                      Terri Stevens Adobe Community Professional

                                                                      Clever solution, but that folder contains the icons Photoshop uses for it's interface and all additional views including scaling to 200%. Somewhere in there is the compiled version of the splash screen that you detest so much, but the big question for me would be why are the file sizes of those icon files different between CC2017 and CC2018-the logical conclusion would be the icons pixel dimensions are subtly different and if that is true the Photoshop interface will be out of true . Doesn't sound important I know, but being able to view at exactly 100% magnification is essential for accurately assessing an image otherwise Photoshop averages pixels and creates artefacts that are not really present. Personally I don't understand this paranoia over something that is only on screen for a few seconds-it's not beautiful to look at but it is a serious piece of art and most of us couldn't create it for all the tea in China.

                                                                      • 32. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                        ratusr17132632 Level 1

                                                                        Hi terri,

                                                                         

                                                                        I don't have any artefacts nor problem viewing at 200% but I'm not a specialist

                                                                         

                                                                        However it's just a workaround to avoid this horrible piece of art and I can understand people hating to see this ugly thing each time they launch PS.

                                                                        Nobody can impose art and it's been a while now that a brain deranged person in the adobe staff imposes to thousands of people such ugly things, enough is enough and we have come now to a paroxysm of stupidity and ugliness with this version

                                                                        I have other things to do than find workarounds to avoid this kind of things and I think that I'm not alone

                                                                         

                                                                        As it was said before, a neutral splash screen is more than welcome here and the final user who's paying hundreds of dollars or euros could expect to avoid such stupid thing, adobe should give us the means to switch these horrible splash on or off

                                                                         

                                                                        Finally, terri you look pretty and I would prefer your photo in the splash screen rather than this piece of art worthing not even an once of the most disgusting tea in the world (I know I'm sensitive)

                                                                         

                                                                        chris (very angry after PS splash screens as you can see )

                                                                         

                                                                        • 33. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                          Cactus Cowboy Level 2

                                                                          She looks serious like she's been sexually molested and wants to tell her story to the whole world and file a complaint.

                                                                          • 34. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                            D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                            It's probably time to sit back and try to figure out why this splash screen is so offending to so many.

                                                                             

                                                                            It's a perfectly fine image and it would have worked splendidly in almost any other situation, such as an illustration in a printed publication.

                                                                             

                                                                            But as a Photoshop splash screen something changes. Maybe because a face is always very insistent, and this one in particular - look at me, listen to what I'm saying. And if that feels irrelevant to your own use of the application, it gets frustrating. It was created in one context and read in another.

                                                                             

                                                                            Add to that the hyper-saturation (which goes really crazy on a wide gamut display on Windows, where this isn't color managed), and it becomes something you simply can't ignore.

                                                                             

                                                                            It puzzles me. I use other Adobe applications and don't react to those splash screens the same way. Many of them are excellent, although they should perhaps consider wide gamut users and dial down the saturation a bit.

                                                                            • 35. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                              davescm Adobe Community Professional

                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                              Add to that the hyper-saturation (which goes really crazy on a wide gamut display on Windows, where this isn't color managed),

                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                               

                                                                              ....and that is probably the root of it. The image itself is down to taste, but why Adobe would choose to display the one image that they choose to show us daily, in a professional app, but without using the color management that enables this to be a professional app I cannot fathom. If that is a necessity of the timing of the splash screen compared to the loading of the color modules then they need to pick an image, avoiding skin tones, that would look OK whether over-saturated on a wide gamut monitor or under-saturated on a narrow gamut monitor.

                                                                               

                                                                              Dave

                                                                              • 36. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                                D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                Actually I'm not sure this is within Adobe's control. I think some of these UI elements are under OS control, and since Windows doesn't impose global color management, it's just the numbers.

                                                                                 

                                                                                That's why I was extremely happy for the Photoshop UI makeover a couple of versions back. The blue panel highlighting was also not color managed, so the new gray highlighting was a blessing.

                                                                                 

                                                                                I hate distracting strong colors when I work. I can't imagine how the traditional Mac interface - with a visible desktop behind windows - was even workable, unless you had a flat gray desktop.

                                                                                • 37. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                                  davescm Adobe Community Professional

                                                                                  Whether the splash screen has color management applied is, as you point out, very likely out of Adobe's control. But the choice of using an image that would work whether over or under-saturated is very much in control (and would immediately exclude skin tones).

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Incidentally, I am quite happy with the blue panel highlights as I have the panels on a separate screen anyway. But I always chose the light grey "theme" and set the background to 50% grey

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                   

                                                                                  Dave

                                                                                  • 38. Re: Splash Screen: CC 19.00 Release
                                                                                    D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                                                                    Yes. It's down to choice of image. And I don't think a face - any face - is the right choice here, especially since you see it several times a day for one and a half to two years. It's different on a magazine cover, read twice and then stuffed under a coffee-table. An image may be appealing at first sight, and maybe not so much after daily exposure for months.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    But the wide gamut issue isn't just skin color either. The previous one, the "ice cave", also looked garish with a horrible purple color cast in the shadows. I wanted to pull up a Levels layer every time it came up, just to correct the shadow cast.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    I don't know...maybe we should move this discussion over to the back chambers, where it might also get the attention of staff? I can see what they're thinking, but IMO these splash screens aren't working as (probably) intended. I think they need to be subtler and more low-key. That doesn't mean "dull" - just not that loud.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    They already have the customer's attention, or they wouldn't be looking at the splash screen in the first place.

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