Lightroom: Ability to configure mask overlay to use colors a color-blind Lightroom user can easily see

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Lightroom's "Show selected mask overlay" option for the Adjustment Brush is an excellent capability and I use it very often. I see there are four (4) different "color" choices for the mask overlay and, so far, using the (red and green) colors other than black and white have been most beneficial to me. However, my brother who also uses Lightroom is not able to reap the same benefit because he is red/green color-blind. If the color-picker (or a wider range of colors) could be used to choose the color of the mask overlay it would benefit all our color-blind peers. Thank you for considering this for mask overlays and any other place it makes sense! If you need more input for this request from me or my 2 color-blind brothers, please don't hesitate to email me.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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What colors would work best if we added them to the Overlay options?
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Rob Cole

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As a work-around for the time being, you can add your own color to the adjustment, then remove when finished.
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Tony Merritt

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Thank you for your replies and consideration. I am thinking blue, but if each person can pick what they see best, of course that would be the best approach. I will check with my brothers and see what they could see best. My older brother is red-green colorblind and I think it is similar for my younger brother, but a bit different. I will post a reply with an answer as soon as I visit with them...today I hope.
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My brother and I haven't had the opportunity to sit and go through different colors on a photo to see what would work the best for him and our other brother. (Our father broke his hip and has had surgery. We are trading off trying to provide round-the-clock coverage at the hospital and rehab center.) In the meantime, the following website will do a good job explaining the colors that different types of colorblindness can see:
http://www.colourblindawareness.org/c...
As you will tell, it might be better to let the Lightroom/Photoshop user choose the color from a color-picker or wide range of choices that he/she can see best.