Lightroom: "Recovery" adjustment brush?

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Just curious if there are plans to add a "recovery" brush in the adjustment brushes section. All I need to do with it is paint the windows of my inside room photos so that the bright outside trees can be seen easily through the windows. "Exposure" and "Brightness" brushes just don't do the trick like a "Recovery" brush would do.
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Anyone that knows isn't allowed to say. You can make a request, but you probably can't get an answer to your question.
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Until local recovery, try painting with a large negative contrast instead (and maybe just a pinch of negative exposure and/or brightness).

Note: Negative contrast essentially spreads out the highlights, compresses the mid-tones, and lightens the darks. So, avoid painting mid-tones and darks in the window. The good news is that negative contrast won't change the color of a mid-tone window frame, but will lighten a dark window frame. One of the purposes of the negative brightness is to normalize the overpainted window frame tone. The purpose of the negative exposure is to recover blown highlights (if none are truly blown, then use negative brightness instead). If the window-frames are a light color, then eliminate the negative brightness. If the frames are really light colored, you may have to resort to erasing the overspill.