Lightroom: Paint with Edit History

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Another edit-history idea:

Paint with edit-history...

i.e. select a set of steps in the edit-history, then brush to apply as local adjustments...
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This idea has been expressed before. When I brought this up in the past, Jeff Schewe mentioned he had lobbied for this without success. If I recall correctly he indicated the issue was the complexity of the GUI required and performance issues.

To me this would simplify the GUI in one regard by avoiding the duplication of edit controls in the adjustment brush and regular edit panels. OTOH, managing retroactive changes to an adjustment painted in from history could be tricky to implement. This is where the layers paradigm seems to work better.

Therefore I think the GUI needs to be separated into three separate areas: the edit controls, the grouping mechanism ie a layer, and the masking tools.

As I use it more and more, I am continually impressed with the ease of use in the current implementation, so I guess adobe balanced ease of use vs power in the current implementation.

Bottom line, we want to be able to paint a mask for any combination of edit changes. Hopefully adobe engineers are going to apply their complete approach to this and exceed our expectations. Sometimes they do this the first time, like the split toning, and sometimes it takes a couple of tries. While bibble has it's own issues, I have to give them credit for trying to think this one through and come up with the complete package combining edits, layers and masks.