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Tue, Jan 28, 2020 3:41 PM

Photoshop: History States in 21.0.2

The new history panel in Photoshop allows for multiple undos and redos, which is nice but will take some time to get used to. It would be nice to toggle that on and off so I can compare two states over and over as in previous versions. My other problem is that it records a lot more actions now. Mainly it is recording every time I make a layer visible or hidden. I like to compare layers a lot and this behavior is eating into valuable real estate on the history timeline. I would love to have an option to delegate what is recorded as history, or at least an option to toggle back to the old method of how history states are recorded.

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8 months ago

The new history panel in Photoshop allows for multiple undos and redos, which is nice but will take some time to get used to. 
Which version did you use previously? I can’t recall such changes recently. 

I like to compare layers a lot and this behavior is eating into valuable real estate on the history timeline.
Uncheck »Make Layer Visibility Changes Undoable« in the History Options. 


As for comparing two states have you tried using History Snapshots? 

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8 months ago

Eric may be referring to Cmd Z being mapped to step backward. If you want to revert to the old undo behavior go to Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts... and check "Use Legacy Undo Shortcuts"

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8 months ago

Thanks Cristoph, that was super helpful!

I may have missed an update or two recently. Up to this update though, when I would hit the undo button it would back up one state (or to the state I selected in the timeline) and when I hit undo again it would go back to the previous state. Hitting it multiple times would just bounce back and forth between those two states. I was very accustomed to that after doing it for decades, but I see the benefit of being able to "walk" backward and forward in the timeline with undo and redo. It'll just take some time getting used to that. I have used snapshots for that before, but for quick comparisons, the old way was just a little faster.

As for the layer visibility, I looked throughout preferences but failed to look in the panel's actual options menu. Thank you for pointing that out (my mistake for not looking there sooner.) Although I will say that Adobe support's solution was to revert to the previous version of Photoshop in order to resolve that. I'm glad I came here first and consulted with someone who actually knows the product.

Thanks again!

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8 months ago

That was exactly it Jefferey. Thanks! You've both helped me tremendously this morning.