Been a while since I’ve commented so I guess its time to get back in the game. This latest release is pretty impressive but I have a few thoughts about it. First is that it seems to be very slow, at least on my box. I’ll post the system info at the end as it has been some time since I provided it. It also tends to hang for a few seconds when I try to do things like open a file or ask for a preset to be applied. This is a constant thing.
The new clarity shows up on the left panel as opposed to being grouped with the other adjustments. I don’t understand the design of such; perhaps that could be elucidated.
After having purchased the new Blur filter a few days ago, I now see it in my adjustments of no longer being a $10 purchase but free, is that how the page adjusts after a purchase?
We still can’t move the rotation point in the masks which greatly decreases their functionality. Perhaps that could be given consideration for the 1.1.9 release?
It may be just a case of not understanding what I’m seeing, but I cant find any implementation of what I consider to be a much needed function in the Adjustments set, that of a graduated filter. Here is an example of what I would like to have available, and it is a screen shot from ACR 9.12.
The ability to apply a graduated effect likely goes without saying, and having a tool such as this all but eliminates the need for carrying around the actual device in the camera bag. If I’ve somehow missed this PLEASE point it out to me!
In the Motion Blur filter presets we are lacking a “strong swirl right” but there is a “strong swirl left”. Since it appears that the angle of rotation is controlled by the Swirl Angel slider, why not just have a custom setting of “swirl” and let the slider be the determinate of direction and degree?
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