Lightroom - Support Pen Tool (bezier curves) for Masks/Filters/Adjustments

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Feature request/suggestion:

The new brush adjustments to graduated filters are great in Lr CC 2015, but what would REALLY take this app to the next level of mask/filter flexibility would be a pen tool option for applying masks/filters. Added editability for feather, invert, etc would make this tool invaluable!
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Danny Batista

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Agreed! And why isnt anyone else requesting this?? Why do I have to go into photoshop, creating a 900mb tiff just to use a pen tool to mask and create specific shapes I want to create adjustments with... Lightroom please include listen!
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Need a pen or polygonal lasso tool.  I do a lot of interior photography in RAW format and not being able to draw around windows is extremely annoying.  It takes forever to brush over windows, and they never come out straight.  It's also extremely difficult to control the feathering around the window edges with the brush.

Another horrible thing with the brush is that shift click does not draw a line like it does in Photoshop.
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Danny Batista

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Capture One does all this if anyone is interested. I switched to it a while back. I still go to PS for layer combining and tougher local adjustments, but Capture One has great masking features that kill Lightroom's abilities.
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photographer-skensldikfnwerli

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I need the HDR merge from lightroom.  Capture One doesn't seem to have this, and doesn't support the 32 bit DNG that comes out of of LR.  I tried the command line HDR Merge out of Github but I think it compresses the DNG and is lossy because I get banding.
Another super annoy thing with LR is no batch function for HDR merge.  There is a feature request somewhere here for it with 60+ posts, but no real official response.  I had to make a hotkey script to simulate all the 1000+ keyboard presses but it doesn't work well because LR eats up RAM with each successive job (and has no job queue) and each job takes longer to complete, so it's difficult to know what wait time to use for the loop in my script.
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Absolute yes. 
It's obvious that a photo editing app should have professional ways to masking. Never too late though..
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom: Pen tool option for masking.

This would speed up my workflow drastically!  Just a pen tool option.  That's all I need.  :)
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What we need before that pen tool is for Adobe to address the issue of the dead slow sloth that Lightroom has become... that would speed up my workflow.
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Danny Batista

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And that's why I switched to Capture One lonnnnnng ago. Come join me!
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Matt Gillespie

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And it really is that much better?
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Danny Batista

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Absolutely. I made the switch, 3 years ago when LR was ridiculously sluggish. I guess it's still a sloth... Speed, options, exports, tools, color, ALL OF IT. Do you use HSL settings and adjustments brushes to tone your images?  Do you think it's stupid that LR doesn't let you use HSL with an adjustment brush? That's just one of many things that Capture One doesn't fight you on. LMAO, that's my mini sales pitch...  There's a ton of stuff that makes Capture One better. I teach the workflow on my instagram lives, regularly @dannybatista on insta if you want to catch me talking about it sometime.
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sweet.  Thanks for the info.  Will check it out and your IG.
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TangCanada

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I always said I would switch to Capture One in a heartbeat if it supported .dng
I shoot .dng not using my camera native raw (Pentax)