What Lightroom Masking enhancements would you like to see? Lightroom updates at MAX last October brought a whole new system for local adjustments with masking. Now you’ve had time to use it, would do you think would make it even better?
Now is a great time to consider this and add your own Feature Requests, and vote for existing requests. The more popular requests are likely the ones that will get Adobe’s attention.
Here’s some of the most popular Masking requests. If you feel one or more is a really good idea, perhaps as it’ll save you editing time, then visit and Vote for the post. If you have a new idea, then post it!
- Add an auto update to recompute subject / sky masking over multiple images
- Function to invert / flip a mask group
- Add feather control to Select Subject mask
- Set a default name for masks by type (instead of just ‘mask’)
- Create a shortcut key for Select Subject
- Add refine subject options
- Give the option to flatten mask
- Add color mixer to Local Adjustments
- Add Color Grading to Local Adjustments
- Make the Lightroom Mask available in Photoshop
- Make a Select Skin feature
To vote on your favourite requests, make sure you’re signed in using your Adobe ID, then hit the Upvote button in the top right corner.
Here’s how to add your own new ideas: https://www.lightroomqueen.com/send-bug-report-feature-request-adobe/
You can help shape the development of Lightroom Masking!
And if you haven’t got to grips with the new Masking features yet, we covered them in the release blog posts: What’s New in Lightroom Classic 11.0 (October 2021)? and What’s New in Lightroom (Cloud Service) October 2021 release? Our two Lightroom books are fully updated with additional details (eBook versions).
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