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Tilmann

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Local adjustments - auto mask
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:18:33 pm »
Hello,
when PhotoLab was introduced, I immediately loved the local adjustments and bought the upgrade from OpticsPro right away.

However, particularly the "auto mask" function is far from being really useful the way it is implemented now, unfortunately. The problem is that you don't get any feedback about which part of the image really gets selected, and, even worse, you don't have any influence on that.

I'd like to strongly suggest an (urgent in my eyes) improvement to the auto mask function. It should work in a way that during selection, you can already see which area is selected. Then, you could also modify the selection with the standard tools like brush, pencil and eraser to correct details that "auto mask" missed (or picked wrong).

This modification would also make the local adjustment functions more consistent. All other tools exactly reflect the state of selection during input, only "auto mask" does not.

As a reference for such an implementation, you might have a look at the "Smart Photo Editor" of Anthropics.

I would be really glad to see this improvement, it would make PL yet much better than it already is.

Thanks for any feedback (from other users and/or DxO),
Tilmann

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Re: Local adjustments - auto mask
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 08:26:31 am »
Hello Tilmann,

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However, particularly the "auto mask" function is far from being really useful the way it is implemented now, unfortunately. The problem is that you don't get any feedback about which part of the image really gets selected, and, even worse, you don't have any influence on that.
Yes, we are aware about this inconvenience for Auto Mask (it shows the mask you draw but not the real correction zone mask) and we are working on the improvements. And the implementation of this behavior will take time.
As soon as we change the behavior it will be delivered with the update build.

Regards,
Svetlana G.
Regards,
Svetlana G.

Tilmann

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Re: Local adjustments - auto mask
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 10:32:46 am »
Hello Svetlana,
thanks for your reply.

Yes, we are aware about this inconvenience for Auto Mask (it shows the mask you draw but not the real correction zone mask) and we are working on the improvements. And the implementation of this behavior will take time.
As soon as we change the behavior it will be delivered with the update build.

I am eagerly awaiting that update...

Regards,
Tilmann

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Re: Local adjustments - auto mask
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 07:59:18 am »
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Re: Local adjustments - auto mask
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2018, 06:19:47 am »
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TAdams

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Re: Local adjustments - auto mask
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 07:39:27 pm »
 I agree and thank you for this post. I am evaluating PhotoLab and while the end result was different between the auto mask and regular mask brush I couldn't tell what was actually being selected during applying the mask. I thought I was doing something incorrectly and tried button combinations and searching help.

 The other thing is once you have a series of local adjustments, it would be Extremely helpful if on the right (panel) it actually listed the adjustments and the settings used. You could turn them on and off and re-order or hide them temporarily (when comparing before and after for example). I was using the slider side by side comparison and couldn't get the gylphs to hide, not a deal breaker but a little distracting.

 

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