It seems WordPress is now ready for a basic image editor. This new feature will be in-built in WordPress 2.9 and won’t require a plug-in. Its certain, you can see it from the screenshots you’ll be able to re-size and rotate images, crop and scale them and so on. I certainly don’t expect layers, it’s just too bulky for WordPress. :-).
With all the free image editing tools out there, is it necessary to have one in WordPress? Yep, it will be more than necessary for those who blog from browser operating systems like Cloud.
via [WP Engineer]