Lightroom Classic: Local Adjustments: Option (checkbox) to save "range mask" type and selected range to (l.a.) preset

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Hi!

I would really like the ability for local adjustments described above. Specificly I'm using radial brush, but this would be then with every local adjustment tool preset, as they are shared.

It would make sense to then add a checkbox to save "feather" setting as well, and of course then ignore it when the tool doesn't (can't) use it.

I understand that range mask is very adaptive to the image that I'm working on, and that it may produce unexpected results for other images, but it would still save me several clicks and would provide, what I feel like, an OK starting point. (syncing is also not an option, it takes just as much time as picking settings again, esp. between sets, if even possible)

Thanks for reading! Vote if you want something like this, too!
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I’m not sure I understand the question. How would that be different from saving your radial filter as a preset?
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It is on my system. I have a preset like that and it works as expected.
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Birgit Aun

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Truly, for local adjustments?
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Yes, range mask only exist for local adjustments. I can save a graduated filter with a range mask as a preset, and I can save a radial filter with a range mask as preset. The only thing you can't save (never could) is an adjustment brush as preset.

Please note that I'm talking about a Develop preset, not a Brush preset. You can't save a range mask in a brush preset for the following reason: range mask is not a mask by itself, it's a fine tune method for a mask you that you have already applied. In other words, you can't define a range mask until you actually applied the tool. And because you can select a brush preset before you apply the tool, you can never save a range mask in a brush preset.

That also explains why range mask is dimmed when you activate the tool but haven't done anything with it yet. You have to apply the tool first.
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Well my Lightroom version on my PC doesn't have such a feature unfortunately.
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What do you mean? Of course it can save a Develop preset.