Lightroom/Camera Raw: Luminosity masks for the adjustment brush

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Lightroom feature request:

I'd like to be able to determine a luminosity mask for the adjustment brush, to make it more targeted and powerful than it already is.
The interface could be as simple as having two sliders on a small histogram, representing the in and out points of the mask.
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Johannes Laukeland Fester Sunde

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Eric Chan, Camera Raw Engineer

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I'll keep this in mind going forward. Thanks.
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Rory Hill

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That is really good to know Eric. You've probably seen them, but just in case, here are some other threads on auto mask... ;^)
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Rob Cole

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Agreed: greater ability to specify what should be (and shouldn't be) masked when doing auto-masked brushing would be very helpful. Luminosity would be a step in the right direction. Also, hue, & saturation spring to mind, as well as texture..., and something to keep the speckling down, etc...
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lolo vince

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Really cool way to control pictures!
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Wolfgang Eilers

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It's been three years since an Adobe engineer has acknowledged luminosity masking to be something under consideration for Lightroom and Camera Raw. I hope this is still on Adobe’s to-do list.

In addition to the existing Graduated Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush I would like to see a new Luminosity Mask feature that generates a luminosity mask (or its inversion) and have this mask be applied for localized edits. In addition the mask should be editable with a brush.

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I agree, this would be hugely helpful
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
Check out what has been added for Quick selections with Color and Luminance Range Masking in Camera Raw 10/Lightroom Classic CC and Lightroom CC: Camera Raw | New features &
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Johannes Laukeland Fester Sunde

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Awesome! Looking forward to trying it out!