Lightroom: Color selection with a mask tool would be a god send

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Reed Robertson

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Dan Hartford

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I assume you mean adding HSL sliders to the panel you get when using the local adjustment tools such as Radial, Graduated and brush.   If so, count me in.
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Dan Hartford

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Yeah, the "Make 2nd Copy to" option in the import module is pretty useless.  sure it makes a 2nd copy just fine, but the purpose of a 2nd copy of your images is so you are protected in case something happens to the original.  But, since LR uses a arbitrary (and unchangeable) structure for the folder structure of the 2nd copy which in no way reflects the folder structure of the original it's not at all useful as a backup.  

If my primary drive failed and I had to revert to this LR created 2nd copy it would take me many months to put all 65,000 images back into my standard structure layout.  

This is why very few people use this option when importing, and in fact when I teach Lightroom (which I do as a business) I recommend leaving this unchecked and suggest using some other external tool to assure that all images are backed up to another drive and to someplace in the cloud.

Dan
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM: Advanced color management.

In Capture One, when i select color for change tonality or saturation
etc, i can define the specific color (or range) which the sliders
affects...
So if i've a red t-shirt and a pink shoes, i can isolate perfectly the colors!
An improvement can be the mask on it!
For example integrating the normal COLOR Panel (or an advanced color management) in the Local Adjustment.