Photoshop: Get history paramaters

Is it possible to get the paramaters used at any point of the history? Say I used the color balance tool, is it possible to view from the history the settings I used when applying it? (Photoshop must store this information if it can revert and reapply it right?)

I am using Photoshop CS4, thanks.

Answer

In the preferences set the History Log to a Text file (and set a save location for it) and choose “Detailed” from the drop down.

Once you do this Photoshop will track settings.

For example you could then open the text file and see something like this:

2012-03-29 15:33:47 File Untitled-1 opened
Curves
    Curves
        Preset Kind: Custom
        Adjustment: curves adjustment list
        curves adjustment
        Channel: composite channel
        Curve: point list
        point: 0, 0
        point: 100, 83
        point: 172, 211
        point: 255, 255
Color Balance
    Color Balance
        Shadow Levels: 0, 0, 0
        Midtone Levels: 23, -52, 95
        Highlight Levels: 0, 0, 0
        With Preserve Luminosity

Note… if you don’t have this set.. there’s no way to get the info from a previous image. As far as I’m aware, this is the only way to get previous settings used and until it’s set like this the data is not stored anywhere specifically.

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Source : Link , Question Author : George , Answer Author : Scott

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