rob_cole_2221866's profile

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Tue, Apr 19, 2011 10:11 PM

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Lightroom/Camera Raw: Tone Curve As Local Adjustment

Just in case we don't get all adjustments local in Lr4, I'd like to toss in the idea of a local tone-curve adjustment.

If you've never applied local tone curves, you'll be in for a real treat. If you have, then you know what I'm talking about.

Summary:
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1st choice - all adjustments locally apply-able.
2nd choice, top additions to locals, prioritized:

1. Luminance Noise Reduction - preferably with independent detail/contrast controls, but independent controls far less important for NR than for sharpening.
2. HSL
3.a. Tone Curve
3.b. Independent sharpen control settings.

Notes:
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Really hard to decide between independent sharpen controls vs. tone curve.

- We already have local sharpening (and de-sharpening/masking, and the sharpen "auto"masking), and together with local NR, would afford a fair amount of flexibility.
- And we already have basic local tone controls.

But being able to apply a curve allows much better local tone control... I mean fill & highlight recovery would be nice locals to have too, but far less needed once a local tone curve is available...

Likewise, temp & tint would be nice locals to have too, but far less needed once HSL is there...

Rob

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138 Points

10 y ago

Tone curce is my most favored tool in the LR Dev Module. I VERY MUCH second the need to add this cabability for local adjustment - it would make my day!

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1.4K Points

4 y ago

I'd like to bump this post into review. Localized Tone Curve would be fantastic! I can't say how many times this would have been useful directly within LR or ACR. Currently, we must go to Photoshop to do this, and many times it's the only task - thus a new PSD or Tiff for one effect.

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60 Points

4 y ago

Hi Rob,

Unrelated to the subject, I noticed that your website is down and only recently I heard about your plugin NxToo. Can you post any new links to where we can download the plugin. I would really like to give it a try.

Many thanks,
A.

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124 Points

4 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Local adjustements needs to be extended to curves, and other adjustments of Light....

I really don't understand WHY it is not possible to make some LOCAL curves adjustements, for example, in Lightroom. We only can make some white balance, contrast, saturation... but why not the other adjustements cannot be applied with local tools like brush or radial and more... 

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592 Points

4 y ago

Lightroom is designed to make FAST changes - if you need more freedom Photoshop is the tool of choice.
If I have 500 new images and tailer them to the 50 good ones, then I need a tool where I need 2-3 Minutes per image and not 10-15 minutes: Lightroom is good for that.

For the 3 images where I need more than LR offers, I can always choose Photoshop to edit them.

If you would add layers, curves in local adjustments, and so on you propably would end up in Photoshop.
In how many of your photos you would need so much individual editing ?

Lightroom is good in making changes that do affect the whole image and with local adjustments (now with controll over the mask using color- or luminosity masks) you can do individual changes quickly, too.

All things that are above that level can be easily done in Photoshop.

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82 Points

2 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I’d like to be able to make a curves adjustment to a section of an image that I h....

When highlighting a section of my image in order to adjust its exposure in Lightroom iPAD, the exposure sliders are available, but the curves adjustment is not. Would you consider adding that capablity?

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174 Points

1 y ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Selective Adjustment Feature Request.

I would like to see the following controls added to selective adjustments:
  1. Vibrance
  2. Tone curve
  3. HSL/Color
I would find this very helpful in my workflow.  

Thank you.

Champion

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29.8K Points

1 y ago

Bumping this thread, but the real FR needs to be ALL settings in Develop added to local corrections... 

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70 Points

1 y ago

Bumping this thread yes tone curve on mask would be great

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70 Points

5 m ago

Please add separate tone curves to the adjustment brush. The ability to use multiple curves through the brush would allow LR to duplicate some basic Photoshop functionality, and open up new possibilities for those who prefer to use tone curves over the sliders.

I have lots of students who just don't feel comfortable in Photoshop, and this would be a great help to them. The reality is there is a percentage of Lightroom users that rarely or never touch Photoshop so this would give them a better experience and keep them on the Adobe platform. 

Note: This comment was created from a merged conversation originally titled Add tone curve to Adjustment Brush

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