i didn’t made a feature request on history things but i talked about it in some other postes.
got me thinking of collecting the idea’s, so here i go:
-1- a history-log which is recording editing wile application is open, - so you can go back to a earlier adjustment moment by opening a editting log and scroll towards the point you want to go back to and click on that point. (this is the most common historytool)
The dopfile which records the last settings. (is available) (indicating which preset is used is in backlog i believe.)
-2- So maybe a function to lock dopfile so that if you change something wile you locked the dopfile earlier of the original rawfile, it creates automatic a virtual copy, so you don’t ruïn your final settings if you want to change temporaly for a other export type. (add a lock icon in open and closed.) (so you can lock finished files to prevent unwanted changes.)
-3- adding a “savepoint” button for quick return to a self chosen point in history-log without creating a virtual copy. (this is a great feature for when you have a good developed image to a point that the next steps are less obvious to do in one go right. (local corrections and controlpoints stuff like that.) there are tool resetbuttons already there but sometimes it is used earlier and you try something to get it better which goes south/bad and a reset set you more back then wanted. this is where that savepoint comes in handy.
-4- temporally storing settings, not editing a Preset (then you have to keep track of temporally ones and repetable used ones.) but a selective copying of editing setting which i can store in a “box” for fast cloning settings on multiple images except the image depended corrections.
(like copy paste but not in scrapboard which you accidental override by a other copy past action but a box system.)
Selective paste function: copy all settings = and before paste a step for what you want to paste or not selected with checkboxes. (like the editing preset function, so you can uncheck things you don’t want to paste on a other image like perspective corrections.
to create this functions without taking lots of extra screen space you can make a button in the top bar called “storerooms”
If you make “store rooms” (1-2-3-4-5) to put this state of developement in with a selective row of checkboxes like the preset editter you can used this for “copy ones, paste developementsettings multiple times”, make a savepoint (by selecting all) and make it possible to select a store room and then select the things you want to copy paste , you can make one of those five rooms a quick store. (Selective copying is born and the savepoint button also.)
1 quick store: hit “save” and all settings are copied, (savepoint) , hit paste, a screen opens with checkboxes to selectively paste settings to the present selected image.( so by saving in this on selected image 1 and then select image 2 , hit paste, you can selective copying settings image after image. Or go back to a earlier saved moment on the same image. (savepoint)
(this isn’t a PRESET in Preset-Editor.)
2-3-4-5 store are for those temporally developement settings you use in a set of images (project) and delete those when your done. A preset made in Preset Editor named: Temp preset xxx will do also but then you have to remember to name those to the project and delete them afterwards and you don’t have the selective paste mode. (i am not used the “project mode” yet in PL so don’t know if that will help.)
So if the Presets have a possible selection: right mouse click, select selective apply
chose the boxes, apply. Then those 2-3-4-5 store rooms arn’t necessary. (if its remembering the last selected boxes it can be used as a multi paste copying tool.) and is that “Quick Store” enough for mostly al other things you want to do.
did i forget something?
edit: ok i think i have untangle this more.
there are serveral roads to the same solution:
if historylog is detailed enough a savepoint isn’t needed., just scrol back to a point done.
A selective copy - past tool is the same function as a quickstore When all settings are copied and as long as you can see which origin it has. (time stamp?)
same as the visiualisation of applied preset , if that’s possible , then te store rooms arn’t needed. you can make a preset bij hitting the editors button make preset from current settings. and use that as fallback point or multipaste. (it still needs also selective paste and time stamp)