Premiere Elements: Need to permanently save the list of Undo's

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Friday, September 16, 2011
As a Premiere Elements 8 & 9 user, it recently occurred to me that there is a feature that needs to be added. Simply put, I request that in the next version of Premiere Elements that you add the ability to maintain up to the maximum number of Undo's as a permanent part of the project file, rather than deleting undo's when the project is exited. I further request that the existing Premiere Elements 8 and 9 both be updated to include this extremely useful feature. Thanks.
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Walt Maken

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Adding undo history into a file isn't something that is usually done by any application. In a program like Premiere Elements, if we were to save an undoable history in the file, this would increase the file size by the number of undo states. So 20 undo states means 20 times the file size.

However, Premiere Elements is a completely non-destructive editing application. You can always "undo" anything that you've done in your project with a different edit. Deteted a clip? Drag a new "copy" back to the time/scene line. Changed an effect setting? Change it back to the old value.

When you edit a JPEG in Photoshop Elements, once you save and close the file, those changes are permanent and not undoable. This is not the case for Premiere Elements. So the undo is really there for speed and convenience, which would be lost if the file size increased dramatically.

However, you idea is taken under consideration. If we decide to move forward with this though, it would be in a future release, we would not add this feature into older versions.
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Brett: Can this be added as an option to Photoshop Elements when closing a file? This way only selected files will be huge in size. Sometimes I work on the same picture over several days or weeks until I am satisfied. I won't care about the file size while I am working on it. I can delete it when I am done or store it somewhere convenient.