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  1. Carl Hancock

    I still think this is plugin territory. I hope it was implemented in such a way that a plugin could replace this with more advanced functionality and capabilities.

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  2. Jeffro

    @Carl Hancock – Well, the saying goes, when people want something in core, they get the basic flavor of it with things built around it for a plugin to add on top of what is already their. So, most likely will happen.

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  3. Spamboy

    The main advantage I see of this is leveraging the delivered functionality to automatically resize your entire library at once. One limitation of the media library now is that you’re stuck with your image sizes as they were uploaded, and there’s no easy way to redo sizes without alot of backend, manual work.

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  4. Brad

    Nice video Jeff! I’m looking forward to this feature in 2.9 and all of the other media library updates!

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  5. Martin

    Great video Jeff. Nice to see image editing features being built into the WP core. I don’t think I would ever need to use it due to me editing everything in PhotoShop before uploading, have more control using PS for editing things on the desktop.

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  6. Jason Willis

    As a visual learner, I am a big fan of screencasts, so keep’em coming. :)

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  7. designvore

    I think it is quite interesting to have those basic editing tools in wordpress core. More people are posting with pictures, especially when like me you’re running a design inspiration gallery, meaning that the picture is much more important than the post itself! Thanks for the screencast, it was really cool to see it “in live”.

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  8. John Myrstad

    @Carl Hancock.

    Actually its a basic implementation of Scissors plugin which gets deprecated at 2.9. Its probably possible to pick up where Stephan Reiter quits, and put more functionality into the solution, with an enhancement plugin.

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  9. Carl Hancock

    @John Myrstad – Thats good then, as long as it’s got the necessary hooks to be able to either replace it or build on it. But then again i’m sure it will. It’s WordPress after all.

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  10. John Myrstad

    I`m pretty sure Andrew Ozz will, but its still early days and its possible to make sure the solution becomes flexible:

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10528#comment:9

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  11. Screencast: WordPress 2.9 Image Editing | Blogging Pro

    […] If you want to check out that screencast, head on over to WPTavern.com. […]

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  12. WordPress 2.9 Gets Basic Image Editing

    […] Tavern decided to install the test versions of WordPress 2.9 on his blog and found some cool basic image editing tools like crop, rotate, flip, undo, redo, buttons. There is also a facility to scale images to custom […]

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  13. Basic Image Editing Tools come to WordPress 2.9 – LINUX For You Magazine

    […] has decided to enable more image editing features like crop, rotate, flip, undo and redo. While WordPress Tavern doesn’t report it to be too user friendly, we expect the features to be as polished as […]

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  14. Basic Image Editing in WordPress 2.9

    […] 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 […]

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  15. WordCast 69: Beth is Back | WordCast - The #1 WordPress Podcast, with WordPress News, WordPress Tips, WordPress Plugins, WordPress Themes, Blogging News, Blogging Tips, and more! | Bitwire Media

    […] Image editing in WordPress 2.9 […]

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  16. Brian Meagher

    It’s a nice start, but really, who in their right mind uploads an image that is oriented wrong and needs to “flip” it?
    If they tweak up the cropping tool, great. It should display the pixel sizes as you drag, but maybe that just didn’t show up in the screencast. The undo tool is essential and seems to work great.

    I’m waiting for the dev team to move to a media library that is not tied to each post. (WP 3.x?).

    For now, I’ll stick with editing my photos (Irfanview) before I upload them.

    Thanks for the screencast Jeff.

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  17. yokozona » WordPress 2.9 Gets Basic Image Editing

    […] Tavern decided to install the test versions of WordPress 2.9 on his blog and found some cool basic image editing tools like crop, rotate, flip, undo, redo, buttons. There is also a facility to scale images to custom […]

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  18. Ruth @ WordPress Toronto

    The screen shots in this post are different from the final release of WP 2.9. Check out my recent post for an updated detailed walk through. Uploading and Editing Images in WP 2.9

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