Feature request: save history

Bug #178050 reported by Nanley Chery on 2007-12-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
The Gimp
Expired
Wishlist
gimp (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

The Gimp should have the ability to save the history of an edited file. This would let you reproduce a set of actions to get a desired output if you've forgotten how you've achieved an unsurprisingly desirable output. Also this would be helpful if software projects were sharing or proposing artwork. If this feature could not be fully integrated, then maybe a text output would be sufficient.

This nonexistant feature is mentioned here: http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/article/3-Click-Tut-How-To-Use-The-Gimp-quot-history-Brush-14545.html
"The only limit of the “Undo” and of the “Undo (or History) Brush is that need a “image history” to use, so they could not work if the image was closed (Till now there is not option to save the history of the image within the image file )"

Nanley Chery (nanoman) on 2007-12-22
description: updated
description: updated
Murat Gunes (mgunes) wrote :

Please posts feature requests in the upstream bug tracker. I've added a bug watch for an existing bug with the same request.

Changed in gimp:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in gimp:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gimp:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
loke (developer-loke) wrote :

When is this wish going to be fulfilled?

Aravind (aravind-appan) wrote :

Can we just store the data structures/objects used for each of the undo options into a separate file alongwith the base image and then give the user an option of loading this prior to loading the saved final version of the image ?This feature itself should be enabled from Edit->preference I would think.

> When is this wish going to be fulfilled?

From the bug:

We want this for GIMP, too - but someone has to write the code for it.
Right now, it is not as easy as "just save the undo history into the file" if
you're not keen on having multi-gigabyte XCF files :)

If you plan to work on this feature, you could join the gimp-developer mailing
list and our IRC channel.

Changed in gimp:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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