It would be HUGE! With this feature it would be relatively easy to blur~darken~lighten~“whatever” the background in comparison to the foreground subject (selected with a mask then inverted to affect the background).
I need fast and effective color control. That slows me the most in PhotoLab. I’m not convinced that a sophisticated tool like HSL will make my job easier. On the other hand, with the current realization of the local settings, the layers would only be a catalog function. For these reasons, now I export to Capture NX2 and finish processing the more sophisticated photos and photos for printing.
I know. It’s a tough decision. But to not vote leaves that decision to someone else, and a majority vote for one or the other doesn’t necessarily mean that will go in first. DXO is trying to get a sense of a preference by it’s current user base for what are fairly vague specifications. Other factors will also be taken into account by them before anything is actually implemented.
This is not just about what we would like. This is about helping them with tough choices.
They have limited resources. if they could do both together they would probably implement them without asking us first. Both of these feature enhancements are probably high on their list, and it’s likely just a question of which one gets the higher priority, thus the request for feedback. The one that comes in second might not be implemented for quite some time. Perhaps even a year, or more.
To indicate we want both does not help DXO make that decision, and would lead them to making the choice completely on their own.