First of all: I do realize, that C1 is a RAW converter. And a very fine one! (complements to the team!) I also realize, that the best bokeh is created using the lense during photography, but there are some times, when you need it in post-processing...
Since you have already added features like healing and cloning, which go way beyond raw converting I would also like to request such a local blur feature officially. And there were old discussions many years ago with this topic, I thought I might revive that ;)
I find myself going into an external picture editor just for a background blur - that completely breaks the workflow, as then there's the optimized C1 variant, then there is the output of that variant in the external image app (for blurring) and then I can only use adjustments on the final output of the image app (which is no longer raw and very limited).
If there was a good way to do blurs with masks inside C1 locally that would be very helpful.
While the direct competitor Lightroom does not offer a guassian blur per se (after all it's not Photoshop *g), it is still possible to get very strong results blurring backgrounds using various methods, as seen in articles like
"How to Blur Background in Lightroom (3 Different Methods)" Link
or "How to Blur Background in Lightroom (3 BEST ways!) - Shotkit" Link
(or available using your preffered Search Engine *g)
In regards to these articles: Even using negative clarity and structure (also with multiple stacked layers) in C1 I am not able to achieve anything near or usable to that.
If something like that could be integrated into a local adjustment (or even if changes could be made to existing adjustments resulting in better results for blurring) that would help a lot.
And it could be yet another exclusive feature - being able to do that in an easy way with a local adjustment inside C1 compared to other products. Just like you've done with healing and cloning - which is really great!!
Thanks a lot for at least considering (and please don't stone me to death for this request, dear community. It is just an opinion / a request. :-)
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