History list in Pro?

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2017-11-29 21:40:44

Hello! I know you can continuously press⌘+ Z to continue to undo something, but is there a list somewhere in Pixelmator Pro that shows all changes made? Something like the history list in photoshop.


Thanks! LOVE the app!
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2017-11-30 18:21:03

This is not yet available in Pixelmator Pro I'm afraid
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2018-11-15 23:53:14

HISTORY is such a valuable tool. Can I encourage you to somehow make it available? Or am I out of date and it already exists?
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2018-11-16 14:45:49

You can definitely encourage us! This feature is on the feature request list, so it's more or less on the roadmap, although it's not a top priority just yet.
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2019-02-28 21:56:05

I can't find History so I guess it's still not available.
One more vote here to encourage making History avaliable ASAP
Kind regards
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2019-03-01 14:44:41

by Aleksandar Kuduz 2019-02-28 21:56:05 I can't find History so I guess it's still not available.
One more vote here to encourage making History avaliable ASAP
Kind regards
Noted!
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2019-03-01 15:41:20

+1
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2019-08-25 13:40:34

Voting +1 also for that that history should be saved with PXD file so that it could be possible to revert changes at later stage after closing/opening file.
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2019-08-27 16:15:16

by lwinch2006 2019-08-25 13:40:34 Voting +1 also for that that history should be saved with PXD file so that it could be possible to revert changes at later stage after closing/opening file.
Feature request noted — for now, you could also choose File > Revert To > Browse All Versions to revert to a previous version of your file.

Hope that helps!
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2019-11-04 01:23:29

I'll add my vote to having a "history list" panel that I could keep in view somewhere. Saving history in PXD files would be even better, but even if that's not the case, just having the history list that I can click around on and keep an eye on would be great. Thank you.
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2019-11-06 16:23:00

by MikeGR 2019-11-04 01:23:29 I'll add my vote to having a "history list" panel that I could keep in view somewhere. Saving history in PXD files would be even better, but even if that's not the case, just having the history list that I can click around on and keep an eye on would be great. Thank you.
We've still got this in mind, but not for the upcoming series of updates. Maybe in the ones after that.
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2020-05-12 18:55:28

I'm just going to add my vote on this. A history list is an invaluable tool in Photoshop and would help me fully migrate from Adobe's program to yours. Love the rest of the program though, but this would really help.
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2020-05-13 14:46:11

by Victor Lazaro I'm just going to add my vote on this. A history list is an invaluable tool in Photoshop and would help me fully migrate from Adobe's program to yours. Love the rest of the program though, but this would really help.
Noted!
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2020-06-03 10:45:31

by Victor Lazaro 2020-05-12 18:55:28 I'm just going to add my vote on this. A history list is an invaluable tool in Photoshop and would help me fully migrate from Adobe's program to yours. Love the rest of the program though, but this would really help.

I support!
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2020-06-03 14:17:45

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2020-06-14 11:23:16

Same remark as Victor Lazaro ! If you can implement history tool it will help me to leave Photoshop definitely ! Another thing : your Hell / Dark effect tool is great (hope it's the right name : I work with the french version) ... but could be better if we could (just like in Photoshop) act on two different parameters : intensity of the function AND range of the tones, it is applied to !!!

You make a great job, and I am really impressed !
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2020-09-13 01:02:53

I just upgraded and was *really* hoping this feature would be added. It's amazing for workflow. Must be some serious reason they haven't implemented. Maybe memory requirements? I would think you could at least give users the option.
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2020-09-14 11:53:26

by vidoqo I just upgraded and was *really* hoping this feature would be added. It's amazing for workflow. Must be some serious reason they haven't implemented. Maybe memory requirements? I would think you could at least give users the option.
It's not the memory requirements that are the issue, it's more about designing this feature in a way that makes sense for Pixelmator Pro. While it can often seem that the thing that you'd like to see added should be priority number one, we have quite a few different competing priorities related to the various functionalities and uses of Pixelmator Pro. This is, most certainly, a feature we think makes sense for the app but right now isn't the time for it.
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2020-09-23 01:18:41

Full time photographer here, Testing out the trial version of Pixelmator Pro for first time. After editing a few images I was surprised to discover there is no "History listing." That is a critical, time-saving tool for me, versus using command Z repeatedly. Cheers.
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2020-10-06 21:39:16

Same here... without History the app is almost useless 'cause you can't compare changes you made (or maybe there is another way for that)?
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2020-11-22 18:19:04

It would be cool to have a back/and forward button like command + z and shift command z in the tool bar as a button + a dedicated button for the history of actions.
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2020-11-24 16:24:06

As a long retired Adobe graphics instructor and photograph hobbiest the move of Adobe to cloud based 64 bit apps just can not be justified monetarily. Currently I dual boot my Mac Pro between Mohave for 32 bit apps and Catalina for 64 bit apps with Adobe lightroom on an old PC.
When editing and inserting missing sports team members into photographs for print I have many layers of splicing and inserting images and then the inserts have to be matched to the original shoot in lighting, focus, position and perspective. I thought I had found my 64 bit Photoshop replacement with Pixelmator Pro but without the history palette it fails miserably so Gimp it is until History is added to Pixelmator. I'll check the next version for inclusion.
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2020-11-26 16:02:14

Hey Larry, thanks for the feedback. As far as I'm aware, a history feature isn't in our plans for the next round of updates, but it's definitely something we see value in including. Fingers crossed we can make you happy one day.
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2020-12-01 18:36:07

Hello,
I'd like to add my vote for a History of adjustments feature in Pixelmator Pro. Hopefully the more people vote for or comment on its usefulness the sooner it will advance in the app's roadmap.
Thanks for a great product!
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2020-12-02 11:53:35

by photon Hello,
I'd like to add my vote for a History of adjustments feature in Pixelmator Pro. Hopefully the more people vote for or comment on its usefulness the sooner it will advance in the app's roadmap.
Thanks for a great product!
Although they're not the most important factor, regular reminders and additional votes most certainly have an impact.
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2020-12-02 17:23:14

In that case, +1 for a history panel
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2020-12-18 13:05:01

by Andrius 2020-11-26 15:02:14 Hey Larry, thanks for the feedback. As far as I'm aware, a history feature isn't in our plans for the next round of updates, but it's definitely something we see value in including. Fingers crossed we can make you happy one day.
I bought Pixelmator Pro yesterday and I was really surprised that this feature did not exist in such an advanced editing software. This is such a useful feature and is a real dealbreaker for many users. Please reconsider and make this a prioritized feature in your roadmap! Please...
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2020-12-18 15:06:52

Yes, please a history tool!
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2020-12-18 15:54:06

If you knew what our roadmap looked like, you'd probably say, "OK, OK, leave the history tool for later..."

And no, we won't reveal everything in advance.
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2020-12-18 15:54:57

Having said that, we do definitely want to add this but wouldn't you agree that adjustment layers are more important?
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2020-12-18 23:13:30

by Andrius 2020-12-18 15:54:57 Having said that, we do definitely want to add this but wouldn't you agree that adjustment layers are more important?
Oh, Andrius you really good! Ok, Ok I agree.

Leave the history tool! (for later)
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2021-01-28 15:10:13

by Andrius 2020-12-18 14:54:57 Having said that, we do definitely want to add this but wouldn't you agree that adjustment layers are more important?
No...
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2021-03-08 11:48:45

by Sebastiaan 2017-11-30 17:21:03 This is not yet available in Pixelmator Pro I'm afraid
I'm new to Pixelmator Pro. History list is the feature I'm missing most!
Feature Request!
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2021-05-04 11:58:51

Please make a history panel
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2021-05-04 18:40:39

I agree that a History panel is important. I know several users who are staying with Photoshop just because of this one feature that is lacking in Pixelmator.
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2021-05-14 10:11:31

I really need the history panel, only because of it I stay in photoshop (
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2021-05-14 10:54:39

Yes, history tool. Please
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2021-05-21 16:28:32

4 years since the first post, and still no history list?!

Anyways, I'll still try to change my workflow to use PM Pro more often for quick edits. Thanks for a great app, and keeping it non-subscription. Thats actually why I bought it, to support companies that do not charge an arm and a leg in subscription fees.

Thanks again, and keep working on that history list
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2021-05-28 11:54:48

I know there is so many thing which is so important, but please schedule the history list.
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Yesterday 04:24:48

Was very excited to try this out and was immediately so disappointed to find no history!

Why is history important?

While developing an involved app like Pixelmator, I would guess that you regularly commit to some version control. This way, you wouldn't be scared to try out some new changes to your code; otherwise, you'd have to hold cmd+z for thirty seconds while doing complex mental processing of each change one by one to restore it to the state you wanted. With version control, you simply reset back to the checkpoint and are done.

The history tool is similar. When we want to try out new interesting changes, we can make them without fear of not being able to make it back to where we started. Without the history tool, we are afraid to try out new changes because of both the risk of not being able to get back to where we were, and also the mental work of remembering and choosing the correct initial state.

Thus, the lack of a history tool results in users being less creative and producing less great work.

If this feature is not important to you, or too difficult to implement post-hoc, please be honest with us and let us know so we can make a decision based on truth.
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Today 12:06:02

Thanks for the votes, everyone, and for keeping History up there with the most wanted features in Pixelmator Pro. The feature isn't the easiest one to implement for sure, but we know it's an important and most likely inevitable future addition to Pixelmator Pro. We'll make sure to share a status update once we have some more concrete news.