Lightroom: Synopsis for closed sections.

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How about an option for synopsis, so we can see at a glance what's been edited, for example:


Notes:
* Tone curve: it's parametric amounts, splits in parenthesis, followed by point curve: black point, number of curvy points, & white point. Maybe try to pack in an RG or B if corresponding channel curve has been modified...

Sections which are no different than current default or are all "zeros" have a blank synopsis. - I haven't worked out all the details, but you get the idea, right?

Some indication of whether crop, retouch, red-eye, gradients, etc. are present would also be worthwhile.
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+1 in general for feedback about which sections have non-default settings and what some slider values are, but I wouldn't want to have to stretch out my righthand panel just to see all the various Basic or Tone Curve or HSL details; however, being able to see there have been adjustments done, either with a different brightness of section title text and maybe a count of the history steps since the default values had been last applied would usually be enough for me.

Maybe the best thing for advanced users, would be some sort of editable file that contains parameters for what people wanted to see in their section titles with various place-holders allowed, kindof like what happens with Photo Info in the Print module, but with items relevant to editing and history and current values of each control.

An example of additional information I'd find useful would be to see how of Basic Toning is how many EVs the exposure was increased, so I could better judge how to set my noise-reduction sliders.

I might also not want the section titles to be spelled out since I am familiar with them, generally, and that would leave more space for other information.
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Yeah, customizability would be ideal, but even a simple change of font or color or icon or something to indicate edited vs. non-edited would be a step in the right direction.