LIGHTROOM - Healing brush updates

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Please update the healing brush in further LR versions!
It’s just a pain to use it, even for basic retouch tasks, that would be done in PS in seconds!
The result is often so bad, just have a look for yourself!

The task is, to remove the part of the ellbow at the right border of the image.

method: clone
you can clearly see a brightness gradient.

method: heal
it’s just a bad joke!

The result won’t get better, even if you change the source pixels.
A dirty workaround would be:
Fist use method clone to get contrasty pixels out of the way, then, in a second step use the heal method on the same target.
But still, it’s a very time consuming process and often not acceptable.

Even the automated suggestion from where parts of the images should be cloned is ridiculous!
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Geerd Jacobs

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daniel beltran

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Is the image cropped? If so the healing brush is picking up the pixels from the cropped out image and trying to match the color of his jacket rather than the white wall. There isn't really a quick fix for this other than a lot of healing and cloning. You could try sticking it in photoshop and using the Clone stamp tool that usually works for me.
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Geerd Jacobs

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the inage is not cropped. Even when, LR should ignore the pixels (what it unfortunately does not do all the times).
I know how to work this out in PS, thanks. Why is LR not able to do it?