620 votes109 comments · Illustrator (Desktop) Feature Requests » User Interface · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Ray Peterson supported this idea ·
An error occurred while saving the commentRay Peterson commented
The main thing I want is to be able to skip through the Illustrator history timeline easily without repeated button presses, and to capture 'snapshots' with thumbnail previews that can be jumped between easily.
You can even replicate the functionality with the roundabout method of doing a few edits, copying the whole layer, then undoing back to a previous state, then pasting to a new layer. Then you can then switch between these 'snapshots' by turning on and off the visibility on the two layers. A more formal snapshot system would really help out though, being able to switch between them with one click and knowing that all my formerly saved snapshots won't get erased and can be jumped back to no matter how many edits I add to the history stack.
This is extremely useful when drawing artwork and trying to get a good feel for which of two different attempts at drawing the same feature/body part looks better.