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Hi Rick

Just wondering would it be possible sometime in Paint.Net to save/export to the clipboard

the history box as a text list of what we did ?

WHY you ask ...

since I use many effects and settings in a given PDN, I sometime wants

to write me some notes about how i did something and the steps i used to do it,

before my old memory lets me down.

I know that the PDN it self has the history, but now I need to go over all the

list and manually write/type down in notepad the list , which most of the time is very long.:-(

Having the ability to save/export the history box text to a file or to the clipboard

would be very helpful, make it easy to edit the list

and keep track/notes of steps and ways to do something.

I don't need the settings used in the effect/adjustments , but just the

TEXT names of the steps taken as shown in the history box.

thank you

Avi

p.s.

I guess it would/might help making tutorials since you would have the outline steps ready ..

"DDAP=Don't Drink And Post!" :-)

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Interesting idea.

I don't know how useful this would be without the settings of the effect/adjustment and the layer that it was applied to.

Methinks you would be better just writing it down as you do it.

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Interesting idea.

I don't know how useful this would be without the settings of the effect/adjustment and the layer that it was applied to.

Methinks you would be better just writing it down as you do it.

Hi Ego

writing down as I do it, is not practical since there are many changes, and i might miss or make a mistake

during this process. (tried it and messed it up ;-( )

About the effects setting , the truth is that it would be great to have the settings too next to the effect name.

but i don't know how/if paint.net keeps such info saved in the history too?

so i didn't ask for it and kept my request as simple as i could.

I also think it is an intresting idea :-)

Avi

Edited by avim1968

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My advice: Don't wait for this change. Get better at writing the steps down if you wish to recreate your images :)

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How about just expanding the history window and taking a photo of it or press the print screen button then open a new canvas and copy it on to there. You can then save as a jpeg and put it in the corresponding project folder.

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How about just expanding the history window and taking a photo of it or press the print screen button then open a new canvas and copy it on to there. You can then save as a jpeg and put it in the corresponding project folder.

Hi

Sorry for the late answer, but i was on vacation with no internet :-)

the history window has many unneeded titles like for example "magic wand" (like the pic below)

that spans all over, so capturing needs to be of parts of the history and i need to

erase those unneeded titles to cut the picture down into something i can use.

this is not the way.

Ego & minners71

what you say are part of workarounds i use today, but they take time

and not always good as mentioned above.

i don't plan to wait for it as you said Ego , I just asked for the very simple plain text, "just the history list"

with NO need effects settings etc...

with this plain list i can do many things.

like create/edit an excel table that i can write the settings myself or other remarks.

or create "How To Do Notes" for not losing good ideas i had/have.

doing it today takes long time and mistakes can be made. (like i do each day)

again its an interesting and very simple idea, that can be done, whenever it would be done.

(hopefully before i'm too old and would not be able to use it anymore ;-) = old man joke)

thank you for your understanding

Avi

History_magic_wand.jpg

Edited by avim1968

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i don't plan to wait for it as you said Ego , I just asked for the very simple plain text, "just the history list"
Well unfortunately, you will probably have to wait at least until Rick replies to the topic (hint hint). I don't imagine this will be implemented any time before v4.0. All that being said, you'll need to stick to the workarounds until then.

Hopefully, that happens while you are still young and beautiful :D

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