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!
We've still got this in mind, but not for the upcoming series of updates. Maybe in the ones after that.
You make a great job, and I am really impressed !
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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.