For most developers, version control tools are the most important tools in their toolbox. Every development project starts with choosing the right version control system.

However the majority of designers are still not familiar with the concept of version control, and a very few designers actually use some versioning tools in their work.

This article will help you to understand why version control is important for designers and help you to start using it for your projects.

What is version control?

The easiest way to understand the concept of version control is to think of it as of the file history in Photoshop.

What is version control?PixelNovel Timeline is an example of a version control for designers.


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