OK … here’s one for you:
I think it would be splendid for users to have the ability to be able to EDIT any of the “textures” or “overlays” that are contained in Film Pack 6, once applied to an image from PL5. And beyond that … I think it would be awesome to have that feature available from here forward, in each succeeding update of both programs.
Here is why:
After spending so much time with an image in PL5 making adjustments and creating masks and all the other things any of us do with any of the images we so diligently work over … and after which we the open said image in FP … we then discover an overlay or some texture that applies the absolute “finishing touch” that brings out the precise “feel” that we didn’t even know we were looking for, and then apply it to our image, and Voila!
Well … not quite, right? To our horror (frustration actually, “horror” is just so much more dramatic) … there are parts of that texture or overlay that are covering a particular portion of the image we have so painstakingly worked to get to the point where we love it … but find that the overlay or texture is covering that exact spot and the “opacity” slider just does not offer enough control to make it work. And if the opacity is reduced enough to allow that part of the image shine through … there is no longer enough of the texture left visible to make it worth using in the first place.
I’ve run into this situation for the 3rd time and I am disincentivized from pursuing that style any longer due to the inherent limitations of being incapable of erasing or masking or otherwise altering that overlay so that it may fit into the overall finished “look” for which it would otherwise lend itself to the perfect finish.
And since DXO is so dedicated to making software that can allow the end-user to completely discover and release their creativity, I believe that this added editing function would certainly add to that evolving effort.
Well … there’s my 2 cents. What say you?