Lightroom Classic: Annotation overlay for collaboration

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I`ve been working across platforms with another photographer and we usually share catalogs so that he refines the work and properly calibrate the colors on his macbook pro (much more reliable than my Dell laptop) and we usually need to communicate ideas and notes on each particular photos. What would be awesomely cool yet very simple would be to have small tag/balloon overlay on the photograph itself, that you can toggle on and off, where you could write short notes and ideas.Sometimes you realize after recalibrating your screen that your pictures lacks warmth or you need to trim up or down the contrast on all the pictures. What would be interesting in this situation rather than either synchronizing all the photos to one setting or to do it manually as each photograph has particular needs, would be do have a feature where you can synchronize a trimming value. e.g If all your photos lacks warmth and you cannot synchronize all photos to one Kelvin value, you could synchronize it to + 250K or if you wanted more contrast overall you could synchronize all the pictures to +2.5 contrast. In essence it will shift the particular value to +2.5 or +250K.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR Feature Request: Annotation Layer for Retouching.

The ability to draw, paint, type text on a hideable layer to help with a retouching plan for Lightroom or later in Photoshop.

While I paint with a small brush saturated colors using a Color Adjustment Brush in LR Classic CC, there is never enough density to see it clearly, particularly when I'm painting over dark areas. I would love to be able to draw (arrows, circles, etc.) as well as type in text notes in whatever color I choose over my RAW images. While it could be additional functionality under the adjustment brush, it would be helpful if it was a separate function which had a toggle to display on/off and if off, in the grid view there were some easily identifiable icon that indicates that this image has an annotation layer. The ability to see this and toggle off in PS after export would be greatly helpful as well. And the ability to sync this annotation layer to other images would be helpful, too.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Markers "To Do".

First of all i love adobe photoshop and have been using it since 2002, I've skipped a few versions but now I'm entirely on the CC wave.

I do photography and have only recently started to edit both in Lightroom for the raw files and Photoshop to do skin retouching and final touches, but i find myself forgetting things i'm supposed to do if i happen to get distracted or take a break.

An idea i had was to be able to put "markers"(really only thing i could think of name wise) on the photos/designs which we have "to do"

So for example, if i edit a photo and i add a marker to a models face to remind me to remove a blemish or correct her skin, when i open photoshop it should be there sort of as a reminder and once say i click on it, it would disappear or be checked off..

It wouldn't be a permanent item, just superficially on top of the photo..I could see this being able to be used across Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and maybe other programs(not too knowledgeable on them)

This could be seen as tedious, but it'd be no different than the spot removal tool in Lightroom, it could be a (!)  kind of thing.

I don't see it being a difficult thing to get used to doing either, as a lot photographers already use the spot removal tool religiously and sometimes we forget areas if we take a break.
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You can already do this in photoshop. You can use the 'Note Tool' in the Toolbar. If you can't see it, click on the 3 dots at the bottom of the toolbar.