Lightroom: Dust spot sampling wonkiness

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I've got the source circle set to a dark place, but its coming up light in the target circle.

Sorry, I've not done exhaustive checking for conditions to reproduce - maybe somebody else has also seen this problem. This is the first time I've noticed it, although once I had a square patch instead of a circle in the target spot.

UPDATE: Problem is with heal mode, not clone mode.

Lightroom version: 3.5 RC [769362]
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
Version: 6.1 [7601]
Application architecture: x64
System architecture: x64
Physical processor count: 4
Processor speed: 3.4 GHz
Built-in memory: 7934.1 MB
Real memory available to Lightroom: 7934.1 MB
Real memory used by Lightroom: 949.7 MB (11.9%)
Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 1074.8 MB
Memory cache size: 561.3 MB
System DPI setting: 96 DPI
Desktop composition enabled: Yes
Displays: 1) 1920x1200, 2) 1920x1200
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Rob Cole

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Posted 7 years ago

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Benjamin Warde, Employee

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Hi Rob,

It sounds like the behavior you're describing is probably as-designed. Clone copies the source pixels to the destination exactly intact. Heal, on the other hand, does its best to put details from the source into the destination, while preserving the destination's tonality and texture. So, if the destination is light, it will still be light after a heal, even if the source for the heal is on something dark.

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Rob Cole

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That makes sense now that I think about it, and is actually pretty cool... :-)

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