sybersitizen: This new version appears to do its intended work very well, but...
Why does the program, like so many new Windows programs, have to LOOK like a Tinkertoy app running on a Windows phone? There's not a hint of the visual richness and dimensionality that Windows 7 on a REAL COMPUTER so easily provides. All we get is a dreary, gray, flat rectangle. Who declared total lack of esthetics (AKA the Win 8 experience) to be a good thing? Even the Start Menu icon is dull.
Why am I not presented with a drag-and-drop interface until AFTER I load up at least one file from the Windows Explorer interface? What's the point of that?
Why do we have to look at advertisements and panos made by other people every time the program is started?
These things might seem trivial on one level, but they truly diminish the value of what ought to be a visual showcase and something that's fun to use. Despite the functional enhancements, I'm actually considering going back to version 1.4.4.
"Noone forces you to use it. There are plenty of other pano stitcher apps."
Sounds like you haven't really read what I wrote.
1. I have happily used ICE for a long time, maybe even longer than you. Overall, it's a good product.
2. The latest version has nice enhancements but has become ugly (IMO) and advertisement infested, where the previous versions were not. I don't appreciate that.
3. Feedback on what people might feel Microsoft has done WRONG with this release should actually be welcomed by the developers, don't you think? Why shouldn't I provide that kind of feedback?
The price is the same as it was in the previous versions that were not ugly and advertisement infested.
Ah, thank you. It would have been nice for the developers to put the instructions in that space instead of what's actually there.
This new version appears to do its intended work very well, but...