Lightroom: LR4 Beta: Missing the local adjustment for "Brightness"

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I have just taken a look at the Lightroom 4 beta. I noticed one of my favorite adjustments in the selective adjustment panel is gone! I use the brightness adjustment as much as any with great results. I tried the new adjustments and none seemed to give a result with the finesse or quality of the brightness adjustment. Please put that one back.
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Rob Cole

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Also, beware, when converting to new process version. Because brightness must be mapped to existing controls which have no equivalent, all locals that used brightness will have a different effect when converted to PV2012.
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Note: local brightness is tied to global brightness. Lightroom's locals are offsets to global values. So, you won't see local brightness return without global brightness (I mean it's possible but unlikely). However its absence is missed more in the locals, for two reasons:

- One can not use the tone curve to brighten locally.
- PV2010 locals with brightness go wonky when switching to PV2012.

The only work-around I know is to use shadows+highlights together, which actually I find works pretty darn good. You not liking that combo?
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I've just watched a video found via one of your profile comments (regarding RGB adjustments in the tone curve). I think I can adjust, I'll just have to get use to it. But the new features are making it even less necessary to "edit in photoshop" as I do so often. Great new features!
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