Camera Raw/Lightroom: A bunch of requests for 2020 update

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Lightroom request for a better and more professional  and competitive software .


-Exposure level tool to quickly rebalance exposure with an “auto” black & white points .-auto black and white points button that could be used as a preset as well as import preset .  ( so useful in capture one . sometimes , just what is needed especially for JPGs) .



-Bigger and better “softer” curve tool with Luma curve . 



-Possibility to shift “auto“ white balance and “as shot” white balance with a plus or minus  value . Auto +5 temperature , - 2 tint  for ex , like in Fujifilm camera .

( so useful to correct a camera not so good auto white balance ).



-Ability to choose what correction tools the auto button uses  ( like in capture one ) , and maybe a soft , medium and strong « auto » option .



-Layers ...



-an alternative shadow and highlights recovery that just pull out details in extreme blacks and extreme highlights ( like in capture one ) 



-Possibly to have a Color picker in split toning tab to pick and choose colours from the actual photo . (To March perfectly a chosen colour from the scene ) 



- a better sharpening algorithm . like unsharp mask in photoshop ?



-a better more convincing grain tool that reacts to its content ? like in the Camera Bag Pro software for example .















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Thank you for the requests. To get more impact, consider submitting each request as a separate post (after checking to make sure the request doesn't already exist). Here is a guide to gain maximum impact when making feature requests: 
https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/getting-the-most-from-this-forum-feature-requ...
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Dave Grainger

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Given your list of wants, perhaps you should graduate up to using Photoshop!
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boris horel

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Why ? Wouldn’t it be better to stay within Lightroom environment and Stay in raw and save time ?!
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Dave Grainger

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There is so much more that you can do in Photoshop that you cannot do in Lightroom; I see some of those things are in your wish list, which tells me that you might not have tried to learn about Photoshop.... 
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There are TWO color pickers in the Split Toning tab. Click the little rectangles.
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LR already has USM  sharpening. Put the Detail slider down to zero and the sharpening is USM, put it to 100 and the sharpening is Deconvolution (like PS's "Smart Sharpen"), anything in between is a variable blend of the two. Decon is probably better sharpening but a bit of USM will help in suppressing halos. What could be better than controlling the blend?
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You CAN pick a colour from the existing photo in the Split Toning tab..  Simply click on the colour picker, which brings up the palette..  click anywhere on the palette to select a colour, then drag the cursor across out of the colour picker to the photo, and hover (while holding the mouse button) over the colour you want to pick from the photo..  Let go, and voila.. you've picked a colour from the actual photo..    The trick is click-dragging the ink-dropper out of the colour picker onto the photo.