Introduce Undo History panel
Please introduce Undo panel to Adobe Illustrator, listing all the steps that have been performed on a document during the current session, so one can quickly switch between any previous state and current state after testing a number of changes by clicking any item in the displayed Undo stack.
See this Adobe Forums thread for details:
Andreas Urra commented
I just had to do a bunch of Image Trace option modifications. Each single Undo takes considerable time. So I went for the History Panel. And came up here. Please, Adobe, this is really needed.
Spent a half hour looking for the history panel and ending up here. This is not as useful as a history panel would have been a half hour ago.
No history panel, no buying license for a painful "ctrl+z spiral of violence". Adobe, you decide.
It would be really nice to have the history panel back. Having the history panel back would make it so you don't have to hit ctrl-z so many times.
Come on guys, seriously, it's not that hard
neon glittery commented
I second this!
Trenton MacLeod commented
Create a history panel or a way to see and choose the actions done, like in Photoshop, instead of having to press ctrl-z fifty times!
Daniel Kither commented
I can't believe Adobe haven't introduced this yet - not only to Illustrator, but to InDesign as well.
This is where Affinity is light years ahead, I'm afraid.
I can't believe that Illustrator doesn't have a history panel already! It's so useful in photoshop as a quick gut-check to see whether or not I like what I'm doing or if I should just go back to a previous state.
Yes, please, God. Right between "Graphic Styles" and "Image Trace" under Window...
The Illustrator team has been the best out of the Adobe development teams the past few years at improving the software. Kudos!
Here is another very important feature that is long overdue...plus, check out the demand for it :D
BTW...that forum thread links to a general support page of no help. Someone did start another request here:
Upper Stage Media commented
Cant get a history window in AI but heres 10 web apps to make a 2d character animation based on your 720p webcam.
Why are we still asking for this!!!!?????
I haven't needed it in the months that I've been using Illustrator until today. I got "lost" in my undos, and I couldn't tell which commands were doing what. I'm using a very large area and have multiple artboards, so I had no idea which areas were being affected or not. This would have been instrumental in my situation.
Is the making of the history panel in the works? I would find it very helpful. I often use it in Photoshop and just started using illustrator and was immediately searching for this feature.
It would also be interesting for each object to have a history of the actions performed on it. Sometimes we don't remember something we did and it worked very well and we would like to do it again on another object.
Like in photoshop and other programmes introduce a History panel to make things easier.
if you don't like the idea, you can make it an optional click in the preferences or something but for some people this is a must!
I have been an Adobe user for so long. I have taught it, it has been a source of income, and considering the alternatives, I cannot live without it.
I remember my joy at the groundbreaking introduction of the history panel in Photoshop. It has been useful in more ways than I could have imagined.
I don't understand why there isn't one in Illustrator? Is it just too hard to develop? Would it take too much memory? Would users hate it? There really isn't a reason...
Please get together a couple Illustrator developers and put them on the history panel team. Do you already have a team that is failing? Then transfer them to Acrobat DC and get some new blood in there.
I have been following this Undo History forum since it's inception. As an Adobe shareholder and daily user of Illustrator and Photoshop, I am frustrated by Adobe's inaction in acknowledging everyone's more than valid reasons for this workflow breakthrough. Why has Adobe been silent on this particular request which would distinguish it further from the competition? The courtesy of an official reply is overdue.
I've posted this nearly two years ago. On the whole I'm becoming disenchanted with Adobe specifically and software companies in general, who would much rather hear from shareholders than their customers. In some instances these shareholders don't even use the product the company makes, while those that pay the price for their product are largely ignored.
In this thread, which I keep getting messages for I've seen individuals that rely on the History tool in Photoshop, and one that uses it to make the software more accessible to their unique needs. At what point are you people actually going to listen to your users. If it weren't for the fact that you, Adobe, have pretty much bought out every competing software manufacturer, we'd be able to jump ship to another product that fulfills our needs. Seems a little like a potential antitrust case to me, but then I'm not a lawyer.
Do we need to figuratively blow-up this thread to get you to understand how important this workflow feature is to graphic artists? Or are you going to continue to ignore this for other extraneous features that don't even match the workflow of your other products. They call it a software ecosystem for a reason. Rules in that ecosystem work throughout, with exception to Adobe Products.