1. John

    There was a time when users were suggesting something to be added to core they were typically get the well known reply that their suggestion was “plugin territory”.

    Since Gutenberg is not a plugin anymore but part of core there doesn’t seem to be borders for plugin territories anymore – as long as it’s block related. Strange how fast things change…


    • Antony Smith

      Could not agree more. It seems to have become a steady stream of “features” & “experiments” which make it difficult to work out what is staying, what might be going what is core – I mean hell what direction are we even going.

      In terms of the feature in the article on a wish list of what I’d like to see, this is way, way, way down it, maybe a nice to have [since it already exists in the media library]. Any web designer/developer worth their chops is just not going to use this, but then again it seems to be getting clearer that the Gutenberg project does not really consider the needs of this market as priority.

      I keep saying this but, amidst all these new shiny features basic functionally like selecting a certain block such as ‘group’ is still a UX disaster. The project needs to focus on getting the basics right and not a freaking image cropper!


  2. Adrian

    All this work on image editing but WordPress is still severely lacking any kind of asset management. All images sit in one place. All pages and posts are mashed together.

    It’s great and all that they are working on new features but I think organization is a pretty big want for WordPress. Yeah, you can get plugins to do that but it should be built in by now IMO.


  3. Edith

    Query: when the source image is modified, will it be stored under a new file name? I can see a messy situation where an editor modifies an image that’s used elsewhere on the site with unintended results.


  4. Evgenii Grigorev

    Though this photo-editing feature sounds like cool stuff in 2020, I still can’t imagine how people would use it regularly. Like, I mean, it undoubtedly useful when you post via email and edit your posts on the go: when you don’t have all the fancy photoshopey-editors but want things to get published as soon as possible and look beautiful. But in other cases, as far as I know, many of WP users edit their images before publication and uploading them into WP already cooked up and shining.


  5. Grant Price III

    I think the image editing feature is focused primarily on the end-user,(which I think it should) because if end users don’t find it particularly easy to use, they will go elsewhere. I also agree that web developers won’t use this feature much if at all, but for those who just want to be able to edit their blog without using photoshop or some image editing software, this will be the ticket.


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