I tried to keep my dissatisfaction with Camtasia's new UI to myself.
However, A member of this community with close Family Ties
Cannot stare at dark UI’s very long without getting a headache. He likes the Camtasia recorder a lot. But simply cannot use the editor. So he edits with various other programs.
Like everyone else. He waited out the months long makeover process. Expecting to get something he could use in the end.
The Michigan State University’s Usability Accessibility Research and Consulting Study.
Consulting with outside experts to help TechSmith make an informed decision.
The only thing TechSmith delivered was “ONE Color Change”. No way to lighten the background and an assurance it won’t be offered in the foreseeable future.
Here’s Johnny “Got Virtually Nothing” for his patience. Everyone else got that one trick pony tweak.
The timeline’s timecode is still too small to read easily. I could list other things. However, I’ve done so extensively in the past. Regarding UI improvements, complete with mockups.
For all the good it did, I should have been running it by my dog instead. At least my dog pays more attention to me.
SnagIt 12’s Dark UI was met with the same complaints and outrage by users when it was first released.
On...13 MAY 2014.
By...26 August 2014 .... 3 months, 1 week, 6 days Later...SnagIt 12 have a Light Themed Background........
26 August, 2014: Snagit v12.2
- Added a light theme so you can now choose the color of the Snagit Editor interface
A $50 program got more tender loving care and attention from TechSmith and a light themed background in just over 3 months.
SnagIt 12 only has 40 actual votes and 68 followers for a lighter UI listed at this time. https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/snagit_12_color_scheme_is_so_dark_can_it_be_changed
$200 Camtasia customers get no light UI options at all.
That’s JUST WRONG on so many levels.