Lightroom: Local exposure adjustments affect all parts of the image

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LR2 and LR3: Using a local adjustment or graduated filter with an exposure correction, blows out parts of the image that should not be affected. (if they were close to clipping before)

Before:

After:

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OSX 10.6.6 on Intel Mac, LR 3.3 (LR2.7 on PPC mac did the same)
"Camera Neutral" DNG profile, Canon 1D3.

"Recovery" slider also not working as it should (higher recovery = more white, less purple in the problem area's in the above example)
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René Damkot

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Posted 8 years ago

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Lee Jay

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This is a well-known issue with the local exposure brush math. Unfortunately, not easy to fix.
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TK

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Lee Jay, why would that be hard to fix? If a pre-emphasis is applied first, shouldn't it be possible to restrict this to the "painted" area only? In fact, I don't seem to reproduce the problem in 3.4RC (I tried of couple of things, nothing extensive, it could still be there).