Lightroom: Clipping overlay in library

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Evaluating photos in the library module (this is, what it is also for, right? With all the flags and colors and stars and stuff...) would be more "enhanced" if I could load an overlay for clipped areas (in all views except grid).

We can get detailled clipping information in develop as it is, but while reviewing a lot of photos it would be nice to see [i]roughly[/i] which areas are clipped while reviewing and comparing them in library module.

I could imagine the following implementation:
- There is a Checkbox where the stars and color-boxes are below the image(s), allowing me to turn the feature on and off.
While I import my pictures default previews get rendered anyway, so color data for each pixel (of the image in the target resolution) is available. Along with the preview image there would be a small b/w image, basically an array of booleans (or mapped to whatever datatype that seems appropriate) with white areas showing clipped pixels. (If you felt you could use up more resources, there could be one map for highlights and one for shadows)
- This "map" can be compressed really heavily, to save further space.
- When I display the preview image in library module the map gets loaded and a color-cast, opaque overlay (let me define the color please ;-) ) shows roughly the affected areas. If I need precise judging I have to go to develop, but just for reviewing it should be sufficient.

What say you?
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