Lightroom: Ability to move Adjustment Brush Pins

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One problem I have when not using a tripod is that the place where I have used an adjustment brush has moved a little bit in each successive picture. It would be nice to be able to click the pin and simply move that point of adjustment. You can do it with the graduated filter, why not the adjustment brush?
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Currently the functionality of dragging an Adjustment Brush pin allows you to dial up or dial down the various adjustments associated with that particular instance of the adjustment brush. That is very desirable functionality that would have to be redesigned in order to accommodate your request.
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The current so-called "scrubby pin" functionality is something I use frequently. It does something you can't do any other way - adjusts all active sliders together in a way proportional to their starting values. Very convenient.

I'd be fine with moving that functionality to something like hold control while dragging on the pin if movement was implemented instead.
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"It does something you can't do any other way - adjusts all active sliders together in a way proportional to their starting values."

You can do this another way... If you click on the triangle to the far right of the "Effect" selection then it will collapse the adjustment group and you can modify the Effect as a whole, which is exactly the same as scrubbing a pin.
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John Spacey

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As said just allow us to move the pins by holding a modifier, ALT, CONTROL or SHIFT + Drag.

Not being able to move complex brush shapes, and having to redraw them every time is a PITA
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Matt Fitt

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The years go by, yet still no sign of implementation of this easily-added function.
Disappointing.
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Tricia

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I'm voting for this function...workflow would allow me to sync several pix and all I'd need to do is move the adjustment brush pin for different crops. 
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Sean Phillips

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I never use the scrubby pins, so wouldn't miss that feature at all. In fact it often hurts me because if you click too close to a visible and active pin then it often changes the adjustement instead of brushing. That drives me crazy!

I would use a "move pin" feature all the time if it were available.
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Matt Fitt

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Agreed. I never use the scrubby pins. Never. All they ever do is get in my way, so that I accidentally change all the settings on my brush. Yeah, that's pleasant.
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Move over scrubby pin would seem preferable for my work.
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Stephen Hambuchen

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Would LOVE the ability to move an Adjustment Brush target in Lightroom! That way, in a series of nearly-similar images, I can paint in the adjustment on the first one, copy it to the others then go to the following individual images and move that adjustment point. This would be a fantastic time saver . . . hold cmd/ctrl and then drag that point and its mask right into place without having to re-paint an entire adjustment. We can do it w/ a Graduated Filter, would it be that hard to do w/ the Adjustment Brush settings? It seems like a no-brainer! Please?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Can we please move an Adjustment Brush target to speed things up in similar frames?.
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One issue could be with auto masking??
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John Spacey

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I highly support this request. Highly annoying and time consuming to have to redraw adjustment brush zones, when it would take a second to just move it.
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Sven Beller

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Me too. This would be very helpful especially when applying a brush zone to another photo with similar content but slightly different perspective or placement (e.g. a flower blossom that is on the right hand side on one photo and centered on the other).
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Lightroom - make brush tool point in picture movable, cuz we must re-paint same things again and again in other picture, witch are almost the same as picture before (studio picture). Thx.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom - make brush tool point movable.
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Kirk K

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would love to see this so I can move one adjustment out of the way to place another behind it!!!
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Jeff Ellis

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Like the others, I would use this feature ALL THE TIME. Can't tell you how many times I've needed to just move it over a bit from frame to frame on a sequence of shots.

OR... at least make the "Copy Settings" independent of the actual location of the pin. Then we could create a Preset for the brush settings & put it WHERE we want it.
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I'd also much prefer to have this functionality. Is this anywhere on the horizon Adobe?
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POWALOWSKI

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Hey,

I've made up some explaining screenshots on obvious examples. I have never used that implemented "dragging" functionality - Funny idea but honestly it never served me before.
BUT alternatively really dragging adjustment brushes would be AWESOME - I repaint these fiddly adjustments almost on a daily basis and always am annoyed that shape would fit but cannot move, so have to redo...

Adobe - what do you think? Wouldn't it be great and intuitive?

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+1, exactly why we need this.
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POWALOWSKI

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So thumbs up for adding real dragging(moving) and not only "readjusting" adjustment pins.

I'd even go further and say that actually implemented readjustment should be the hidden behind a modification key - while dragging should be served at first place.

What do you think about this?
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would a new 'move'-item in the new (5.2) right click context menu fulfill your request?
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POWALOWSKI

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Little intuitive but would pretty much fullfill the biggest part of the request I think.
Some more intuitive behaviour would be welcome though.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add possibility to move (drag) local adjustment.


Sometimes (e.g. when copying/pasting local adjustments from one picture to another) it's necessary to move a local adjustment in a picture. But grabbing the pin and mouving the mouse just changes the intensity of the adjustment and doesn't move the selected area.
Please add the possibility to move a local adjustment (e.g. by adding a new item "move" to the new Refinements to the Local Adjustment Brush context menu.)
=> by this new item you would address this issue http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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This is under consideration for the future.
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POWALOWSKI

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Yessir. Thank you so much for listening to our common voice and giving the ability to improve the tools we all love.

Keep up ;-)
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POWALOWSKI

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Makes one really feel like part of the process. Thanks.
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CAMRON CROUSE

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Thank you, I would love to see this feature fast-tracked. I wrote about this ability when the LR5.0 Beta was under evaluation. Those LR5.0 Beta discussion forums seem to have been deleted? I would think that they would be archived, as us beta users wrote quite a bit of feedback about LR5.0 Beta.
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I've been wanting this for YEARS. And it seems like such a simple addition. Am I not understanding something?

I can only guess as to how many, many hours I've spent carefully redrawing The Same Damn Shape just 10-20 pixels to the left/right from the previous image.

Very aggravating.
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dan dan

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Been wanting this since lightroom 4
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Matt Fitt

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So... we're up to LR 5.3... and this discussion thread has been dragging on for more than three years!

Anything new to tell us?

Because all of us are still wasting hours of our time interminably recreating simple shapes that should easily click&drag and/or cut&paste.
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CAMRON CROUSE

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Lightroom is great but I have a lot interface improvement ideas with similar benefits for the user. I'd like to be on the LR team somehow.
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POWALOWSKI

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Write them down, spread them and get heard :-)
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CAMRON CROUSE

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I did some of that several months ago when LR5 was in beta (and before the spot healing brush gained the awesome new Feather adjustment):
http://forums.adobe.com/servlet/JiveS...
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CAMRON CROUSE

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And from 2011, this stuff is still relevant in my opinion:
http://forums.adobe.com/message/37612...
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POWALOWSKI

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Yessir, that last one remembers me of my HUE adjustment request.
http://gsfn.us/t/41std

I don't get why so few people are backing such a vital feature. Sometimes I feel confused about how few tools is enohgh for the people. There is so much potential. Your requests for grading features absolutely fit into my view.

Adobe?
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I really can't speak re: future Lr features, but the Camera Raw plug-in recently added the ability to move brush adjustments (click and drag). Sometimes that's an indication of things to come.
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POWALOWSKI

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Harhar, I love your mystical hints :)
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POWALOWSKI

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Now I'd reeeally apperciate to get some thoughts about my ongoing feature requests ;-)
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I can't believe this isn't implemented already. Seems like an obvious need. I need it!
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dan dan

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Still waiting for this. It needs to be like in Camera Raw!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
allow adjustment brush masks to move.


It would be very helpful if an adjustment brush mask could be dragged to different location. Complex masks synced to a slightly moved frame have to be almost completely re-done-- big time waster...
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We need this, can it be done?
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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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Yes, hopefully in the future.  (It can currently be done in the Camera Raw plug-in.)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ability to move Edit Pins in Lightroom.

One feature I would find helpful for Adobe Lightroom would be the ability to move edit pins (and by doing so move the whole edit). Sometimes I have items or people in multiple similar shots that I would like to apply the same edit to and if I could move the edit pins it would be a cinch!
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This post was now started 4 years ago, so I doubt there's any urgency to get this done. But, yes, not being able to move the adjustment pin is a huge pain in the butt. It's nice to be able to zoom in and do some detailed brushing, but if you have to create a new brush every time you zoom in because your adjustment pin is now far off screen, it just plain doesn't work, because if you paint on top of what you already painted with a new brush the effect is doubled where the two brushes intersect. The only way to do it is to zoom all the way out... There are a lot of quirks with Lightroom, but no one seems to care to fix them.