Lightroom Classic: Local adjustment tool effects lock

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Often when editing an image I use two or more local adjustment tools. For example when editing a portrait I will go between an adjustment brush for skin softening and a circular gradient for a custom vignette. When I swap between tools the selected effect/setting stays the same regardless of the tool. So if I just did a skin soften and swap to the gradient tool it starts with a skin softening setup.  I would love it if each tool remembered it's own last used effect/settings so that when I choose the adjustment brush it goes back to "Soften Skin" effect and when I go to a gradient tool it goes to "Darken"

I'm unlikely to use a gradient with a "soften skin" or "teeth whitening" effect or an adjustment brush with a "darken" effect. When editing a lot of portraits it gets a bit wasteful of time having to go into the Effects drop down to change every new image.

So maybe a little padlock control to lock a tool to its last used settings rather than the previous tools settings. That would be great :)
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Paul Thompson

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fredf

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You are correct that the tools will not remember their last setting, however when you switch from one tool to another if you click new, at least the tool that you pick after that will revert back to its own default setting so as not be the same as the previous tool you were using
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Cheers Fred, I was aware of that feature. It’s handy but doesn’t alleviate my issue when changing tools. I’m hoping the padlock which is used all over Lightroom can be added to the adjustment tools
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Christian Huehn

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom 6: Remember individual last settings for each correction tool.

Where?Lightroom 6, development module, correction tools: graduated filter, radial filter, correction brush. What?When editing a bunch of photos, e.g. portraits, after setting colors and contrast i want to apply different individual corrections. Example: Change the sky with a graduated grey filter [M]-Tool, apply a "darken" vignette around the face with the [Shift]-[M]-Tool and finally brightening the eyes with the correction brush [K]. All these steps usually have to be applied repeatedly on several photos, one after the other.Today?LR does only remember the last setting globally for all of these 3 tools, So after having applied the graduated filter, i have to switch to another preset for the radial tool, and then select a different setting again for the correction brush. This costs quite some time when swapping repeatedly between those tools.ExamplePhoto 1: Press [M] for Graduated filter, select Preset 1, apply filter > Press [Shift]-[M] for the radial filter, select Preset 2, apply filter > Press [K] for correction brush, select Preset 3, do corrections. Photo 2: Press [M] for Graduated filter, select again Preset 1, apply filter > Press [Shift]-[M] for the radial filter, once more select Preset 2, apply filter > Press [K] for correction brush, one more time select Preset 3, do corrections. Even if you finish your corrections in a single process for each tool, you have to switch the setting 3 times for each image. More likely is that you spot some areas which need further treatment with a different tool afterwards, so even more changes are necessary.FutureI'd like to see something like a "Keep setting"-checkbox in every tool (similar to and near the "auto mask" box) which i can tick to remember the last setting for this particular tool.ExamplePhoto 1: Press [M] for Graduated filter, select Preset 1, apply filter > Press [Shift]-[M] for the radial filter, select Preset 2, apply filter > Press [K] for correction brush, select Preset 3, do corrections. This is still like today. But now, with the timesaver checkbox:Photo 2: Press [M] for Graduated filter, Preset 1 is still active, apply filter > Press [Shift]-[M] for the radial filter, Preset 2 is still active, apply filter > Press [K] for correction brush, Preset 3 is still active, do corrections.This is a real timesaver if you apply standardized corrections with own presets for each tool on a bunch of images, which represents at least my workflow.Best regards, Christian
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Additionally, it would be great to have an ability to cycle through these local adjustment effects - as well as have support for that in the SDK so that 3rd party controllers can help with this. I think there may be a request for this already per LRD-4201731