Lightroom Classic: White Balance Pipette Selector for Adjustment Brush

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Often I need to regionally color balance an area of an image using an adjustment brush. It would be very helpful if a white balance "pipette" selector was available with the color balance controls in the Adjustment Brush. 

Currently the way I do this now is to use the White Balance pipette selector for the whole image, record the temp/tint values from my selected region, undo the image-wide adjustment, and then go to the adjustment brush and enter those values for my regional adjustment. 

One click of the pipette while in the Adjustment Brush settings would be MUCH more efficient.
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Rob Larsen

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georg m

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I would need that feature almost every shoot.
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Rob Larsen

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I have been wanting this ability for years and would use it regularly. I also currently use the described work-around.
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georg m

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Yes, but even the workaround needs a workaround, as the global WB blue-yellow-axis is specified in Kelvin and the local blue-yellow-axis is specified in unspecific numerical steps. How many Kelvin is one numerical step in the local Adjustments?
Especially in 2D-fine-art reproduction, where I am forced to use available light, I could just click on the WB-targets, that I place around the photographed objects, instead of having to numerically guesstimate until the readout values are correct.

It's all doable, but not practical. So let's keep hoping, that Adobe will sometime think more practically and less from a developer-standpoint.