Add some useful filters (Soft focus, Bloom, Hot pixels, ...)

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Actually I rely 99% on Lightroom Classic CC for my RAW workflow and despite some slowdowns caused by my not-so-recent hardware, everything is going fine.

However, I found that sometimes I am forced to use a third-party tool (Nik Collection, Luminar, Raw-Digger) to deal with these three main things:
The first two could be easily added to the Effects panel, the third one to the Detail panel and the fourth could be an option for the Spot Removal tool which cause the region to be filled not from a source point, but automatically from the surrounding pixel (exactly like the excellent Spot Healing Brush in Photoshop, but used non destructively like other tools in Lightroom).

I think these are small tools easy to be added, but they could be really handy... it's a pity that a so complete software like Lightroom misses some little useful eye-candies, right?

I hope someone else agrees with me :)
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Hot pixel removal is already built into the demosaic, so some examples of the cases you need to remove might help.
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Hi Victoria,
Thank you for answering me.

I shot a not-so-long exposure (1/10s) to a statue in a church and I was expecting some hot pixels (I already knew that my X-T2 has some) that I thought Lightroom would have automatically removed... unfortunately the resulting image had many of them (about 14, some pure red, some others white spikes) that I had to manually correct them with the Spot Removal tool.

This is the original RAW file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4kjp6ap84ka3yrl/FUJI0885.RAF?dl=0

These are the hotpixel locations (white circles of the Spot Removal):


And this an example red hotpixel that Lightroom could not remove:


Can this be related to the fact that Fujifilm X-T2 has an X-Trans instead of a Bayer sensor and Lightroom has some trouble with automatic removal?

Thanks,
Best regards
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Ah yes, you're probably right about the X-Trans sensor.
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Is the automatic hot pixel removal disabled for this kind of sensor?
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I'm not certain Guido, but if you're finding hot pixels, that would suggest the answer's yes. 
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I'm going to vote no until some of the performance and interface problems are fixed. This stuff can be trivially dealt with in Photoshop as needed. The LR team has (apparently) more on their plate than they can handle already.