Do you know that the next version of WordPress (version 2.9) will have basic image editing tools? I didn’t. I just found out about it yesterday from WordPress Tavern. WordPress did a survey early this year and asked users what features they’d want to see in the next version of WordPress. The results were posted last July and among the top 3 features was basic image editing. I remember participating in that survey and I’m sure that I voted for basic image editing to be included in that list but totally forgot about it.
Anyways, Jeff Chandler of WordPress Tavern found out about the addition of basic image editing tools into WordPress 2.9 after installing and trying out the latest nightly build on his local server. Here’s a video of Jeff demonstrating the basic image editing tools, check it out.
So what do you think? Personally, I think it’s an awesome addition to the WordPress core. I’m sure a lot of users are gonna be happy about this new feature and will surely find it useful. Now, you don’t need to have or install an image editing software on your computer and you can edit your post images on any computer as long as you have Internet access. All you need to do is login to your WordPress dashboard, upload the image, edit it and then you’re good to go.
Thanks to Jeff Chandler for sharing this video with us and for showing us the basic image editing tools in action on WordPress 2.9!
What do you guys think about the addition of basic image editing tools to WordPress 2.9? Is it something you’ve been wanting to have in earlier versions of WordPress or were you hoping for a different feature? Please share your thoughts.