Add the ability to remove Applyed Effects

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As the title implies.

Color adjustments, Color Replacement,Filters, Borders, Perspective, etc. and so forth.

Virtually every effect is applied destructively. The only way to remove an effect currently is through the process of UNDO.

If you've applied annotations or done anything else after applying an effect. You have to UNDO everything you've done up to that point. Losing all that time and effort.

This should be a 1 or 2 click solution.

It wouldn't matter to me if its a History Panel of sorts. Or some other method/technique.
Functionality is the key here. If it works well.Great.

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A history panel is  a list of potential undo steps. Why not a layer panel and delete that pesky step you did 12 steps ago? They are already there in the document
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Yes, layers were mentioned in the other thread that spawned this one.  But we've been asking for that for years to no avail.

TBH I don't think we care how it's implemented as long as it IS implemented.  Piggybacking on a concept that isn't flying just seems likely to doom it though.  To the extent that the undo buffer is there already in the OS, exploiting it might give a quicker solution?

BTW, I use a clipboard manager called Ditto.  I experimented with using it to replace a series of steps.  But it couldn't handle the Snagit objects. It picked up artefacts from the background image as well as the object