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Development history or development “exif”

It would be useful to see a list of everything I’ve done to an image. This need not be a literal history, that is, if I added an effect then removed it, that does not need to be captured. What I want is a list like this: Exposure +0.3, Dynamic Contrast Normal, Vignetting Round Subtle-opacity 49%. (I made these up just to give you an idea.) Here’s how I envision using this. I take a few pictures of the same subject. I go into ON1 Raw editor and do some things in Enhance and Effects. A week later I want to repeat these same steps with a different picture taken at the same time.

13 comments on “Development history or development “exif””

  1. On July 30, 2016 at 5:31 am Colin Boyland wrote:

    Like it, also with options as to how many recordings of history that can be shown. I think deleting a recorded history if the ‘edit’ is removed, would be good as a hobbyist who doesn’t get too much time to edit, I’m often applying something then deleting if I don’t like it.

  2. On June 13, 2017 at 10:41 pm Malcolm Thornton wrote:

    Adding a history trail is a very important part of editing an image. For example, today I was showing off the product to a photography group and I removed some spots with the eraser, and then went on to work in both Develop and Effects. When done I when to recap what we did, and there was no record on the Erased Spots. As such its impossible to go back an see entirely what you did to an image. Along with History, the ability to create Snapshots or Virtual images so you can try different edit, but easily be ablate go back to where you were.

  3. On July 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm Michael Bryan wrote:

    I have a photography business where I am frequently editing wedding and portrait shots, as well as landscapes. On1 Photo raw is getting so good that I am close to abandoning Lightroom and Photoshop. The development history is critical to me. I need to be able to go back to compare the editing steps as I edit a photo. Sometimes I might step backwards a half dozen steps. I consider an undo and step backward and forward essential to use the product professionally.

  4. On August 8, 2017 at 11:15 am Roger Chessell wrote:

    This is exactly what I would like. If it was downloadable as a text file so I can import into a database to find patterns, even better.
    Looking forward to what the team come up with

  5. On September 14, 2017 at 10:40 am François Vincent wrote:

    I consider an history as a must in order to be able to do some trials in the development process and return to any point. When going back, it would even be interesting to be able to keep the steps “jumped back” until decision where to stay.

  6. On December 30, 2017 at 3:10 am Tony Benham wrote:

    I too have been in the situation where I have made a change, say, 3 4 5 steps ago and would like to revert back to step 3 to enable me to continue from there with different modifications. This is implemented well in other professional software and would be a very welcome addition to On1.

  7. On January 18, 2018 at 1:47 am Pete Bready wrote:

    The ability to record what presets you may have used would be useful. I’ve already found myself looking at a photo with no clue as to which preset I used as the basis for further editing

  8. On January 18, 2018 at 4:21 am David Meyers wrote:

    The loss of development history is the only drawback I have as of now after trying ON1 vs. Lightroom. The addition of this feature would be huge to me.

  9. On February 12, 2018 at 12:40 am Paul Bataille wrote:

    What you’ve done to an image is always there to be seen, retained in the Develop settings and the Effects. It’s always there, and you can sync these settinges (the Develop and/or Effects settings) onto images from the same and/or another shoot (if it need be through the – perhaps tempoary – creation of a Preset). So that’s already there, as far as I’m concerned.

    This is not the same as a history, where you an go back in the order in which you’ve done things. To me, a history in this sense is less relevant, except for the Eraser / Retouch Brush / Clone stamp-actions, that are currently un-correctible after the fact (except with Undo / Ctrl-Z).

  10. On May 23, 2018 at 9:54 am Kyle Law wrote:

    It would be nice if this history was written to a sidecar either the on1 sidecar or the xmp file if possible. This way you should share with multiple computers.

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