Photoshop: Keep the history brush useful no matter what changes you've made

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It would be useful if the history brush wouldn't just stop working if you've changed mode, or resolution, or image size, and so on. I understand the reason that you can't revert to a "history" that isn't compatible with the current state of the image. But why can't it automatically just reset any time you make a change that will make it impossible to use the history beyond that point? Change the image size? Automatic reset. Change from RGB to CMYK? Automatic reset. Seems easy enough. At least then you can use the tool for something, and odds are pretty good it will be exactly what you wanted, anyway. It seems a not-very-valuable tool if it just becomes completely unusable regularly.

If I happen to think to manually create a snapshot, I can always use that, but usually I don't think about it until well after I've used up the available history steps, and there's no way to use the history brush for anything useful any more. If not an automatic reset at those unrevertable image changes, maybe just have it create automatic snapshots at those points? So you can at least select that as your history brush "revert" point.
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Jon Fraze

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