Photoshop Feature Request — make ACR filter work in LAB mode

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I do much of my Photoshop work in LAB mode. The ACR filter is helpful at times, but it’s not directly available in LAB mode.  My workaround is to — 
•  convert the target layer to a smart object;
•  click the smart object to edit the layer as a separate file;
•  convert the file to RGB mode;
•  apply the ACR filter;
•  convert the modified file to LAB mode, and 
•  save the file back to the smart object. 
This is a bit tedious, and I would like to see it automated within Photoshop and made available in the form of direct access to the ACR filter in LAB mode. 

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Charles Cleveland

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Ideally, everything should work in Lab mode, with Ps doing the RGB conversion/math invisibly in the background.