Loving the new auto masking feature, but when I'm done creating my mask and hit "Done" on the bottom, similar to completing a crop/straighten edit, the mask seems to go away.
When I export while in the masking options, the mask doesn't appear to come with it. Am I missing something about applying masks to pictures?
Are you using Lightroom or Lightroom Classic. I do not see a Done button in Lightroom Classic?
On an exported image, you should only see the adjustments that the masks did to the image. There will not actually be any "mask" itself visible.
I'm using Classic - I should say that the adjustments the mask made don't seem to be carrying over. I tried both in Classic and the non-Classic version.
I agree, it is some glitch. I have seen some other posts on here about it. I have been trying to add masking to some images and if it was an image that was in my library/collection that I had done some previous edits on it will not keep the mask. If it is a photo that I had not done anything to but import, the mask will stay on for the export. I am using the classic version.
@lucasv55272814 I still don't see a done button in Lightroom Classic (LrC). When you have finished the mask(s) with the desired adjustments, click on the mask icon in the little tool bar that also has the crop tool, the mask panel will go away and the mask will have been applied. You also can complete the masking operation by hitting the enter/return key.
Can you post a screen shot (not attachment) to show what you are describing?
Here is a wonderful tutorial about the new masking by Julieann Kost on YouTube.
Ah, ok. Thanks for the tip Johan! It does the same as enter and clicking on the icon for masking. I would never use that when I have my mouse up at the top where the controls are.
@lucasv55272814 Are you adjusting sliders to alter the area under the mask? eg. Are you changing Exposure?
Unless you change sliders you will not see any changes to the image.
And any color overlay will "go away" as that is only a guide to show where the adjustments are applied.
"When I export while in the masking options the mask doesn't appear to come with it." - To be expected, until you apply the edit changes with the [Done] button.
Perhaps I am not understanding your question and workflow.
A better video on masking, more complete, long but worth it
Perhaps an experiment
Create a new mask, select the Brush, click on the photo
Turn off the overlay
Modify the exposure slider to full blown overexposure
Do you see a massively overexposed circle?