Why is the Photoshop 2020 App Icon Shape Different?

Participant ,
Nov 04, 2019

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Just wondering why Photoshop 2020 is the oddball with a different app icon/shape design than the rest of the 2020 apps?Screen Shot 2019-11-04 at 2.35.32 PM.png

Hi There,

The rounded corners actually have a meaning- they mean the app works across multiple devices and the cloud.

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Sahil

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 04, 2020

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But Illustrator and InDesign can be used on multiple devices (Mac and PC) and use cloud features. You probably mean mobile devices.

 

I conceptually understand, but as a designer this annoys me every time I look at it. The icons don't feel integrated, and the icon differentiation does not explain why they are different, so for most people the reason is lost and it looks like a mistake. 

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2020

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That's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard.

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New Here ,
Apr 20, 2020

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I had to remove the apps from dock because the inconsistency makes me get a rash. 

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Participant ,
Jun 16, 2020

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Wel, the update of today finally solved all icon-inconsistencies. Let alone the apps which werent updated as of now:-)

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 17, 2020

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I'm curious if they finally put back the old decent Photoshop icon. The rounded icons are assiciated with unusefull apps in my mind. Will install update now and see 🙂

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Explorer ,
Jun 17, 2020

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I can watch my Dock's icons with peace now. 

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