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hey folks, is there any way I can delete or remove only one step from the history window? If I was talking about the last stap it would be easy, but I am talking about any step in the history window. If there is such a thing or a plugin I would be happy to know how or to install the plugin.

Best wishes.

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Adding to Rick's answer: Items in the history window are done on a cumulative level. For instance, if you opened an image, added a gaussian blur, changed the RGB with Curves+, and then ran a polar inversion, each effect and adjustment adds up to show the image you see - if you were to hypothetically be able to remove just the Curves+, Paint.NET would have to go back to the very beginning of the history and completely re-run every single change you've done to the image since you opened it. In our simple image here, that's not a problem; but imagine you're doing an image with 10 layers, and you've been working on it steadily for several hours; the history window would be massive! To re-render the image, it would take hours more. And what if you were to duplicate a layer, run an adjustment, and then merge those layers? If you tried to remove the Duplicate Layer command, the Merge Layer command would throw an error because there isn't a layer to merge!

In short, each individual element of history depends specifically on all the elements that have gone before. Honestly, this is something that doesn't even appear in professional graphics editing programs.

 

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