Photoshop: Allow History Brush after cropping

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After an image has been cropped, the History state is reset so the History Brush no longer works.

Photoshop should store the cropping data as an offset so that History would work after a crop. Currently, a user has to remember to change the History reference after cropping. Otherwise, you get very far along and lose the ability to go back in the History palette and select it.

Example- 1000x1000 pixel image, (0,0) in the upper left corner. Crop the top and left 200 pixels off. The previous (200,200) is now (0,0). I should be able to paint with the History Brush at (100,100) and get what was originally at (300,300). Instead, I get an error message.

I like being able to go back to my original during cleanup and dust spotting and paint in History if I overdo something. However, after I crop, I have to remember to move the History state. If forget and do too many steps, my only options are Revert and lose everything or open a second copy of the original and paste in sections.

I realize this wouldn't work for every change but a simple crop should be doable.
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David Converse

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