Unlimited Undo in Photoshop | Pros and Cons

Learn how to get almost unlimited undo in Photoshop. In this video, we will learn how to increase the history states and thus increasing the number of times we can undo and go back a step or an action. We will also learn what are the advantages and disadvantages of increasing the undo limit.

Let’s not keep the suspense, to be honest, it is practically impossible to have unlimited undo in any device or any software. Of course, you can increase the limit, but the fact is, there will always be a limit. Why? Well, it is not possible because we haven’t yet invented a device that has unlimited memory or data storage capacity.

Every time we take an action or do a step in Photoshop, you can see it being stored in the history panel and it is actually being stored in your computer’s memory. The more actions you take the more the data will be stored. When you reach a limit, say 50, on the 51st action or step the first action will be removed to make room for the current action. Now, you can increase this limit to a maximum of 1000. But here’s the thing, the more limit you increase, the more steps will be stored and the more RAM and memory it will eat up. So, we need to find a balance.

If you have a slow computer, it would be safe to keep the value low. But if your computer is fast enough, keep it at a value that deems fit to you. If the Photoshop program doesn’t lag. Then it’s absolutely fine. If it does, bring the value down gradually and check. The perfect value all depends on your computer’s capability and how you use Photoshop.


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  • If you came here to learn about how to undo edits in Photoshop, as opposed to toggling between undo and redo,
    use Alt + Ctrl + Z instead of Ctrl + Z.
    Ctrl + Z, like I said before only let's you toggle between undo and redo.

    Richard Ogujawa June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • thank you! I just messed up a bit one pic and can't go back but will know for the future 🙂

    K K June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • Thx Alot ! 1000 is enough lol

    Andrei 08 June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • थैंक्यू भैया जी यह बताने के लिए

    Sk Rajin Ravi June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • Hi, I’ve downloaded the latest photoshop but can’t undo using command z, how do I do this?

    JhanghirK June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • Great explanation bro!

    BE Creatives June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • I have the latest version but I still I only one undo 🙁

    Shailesh Pentuker June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • Very helpful! Much thanks. 🙂

    Morgan McCormick June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply
  • plz make a video about increase resulation of a photo

    Amir Hossain June 20, 2020 8:10 pm Reply

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