Image Editing in Current WordPress before WordPress 2.9 Release

We all knows that WordPress 2.9 which is scheduled to release in end of November or early December and its first beta version is releasing by end of October will have “Image Editing” feature by using which you can crop or edit the images under media section on WordPress itself. But if you want to do it without waiting for WordPress 2.9, you may use a plugin named “Scissors” to do image editing on current installation.

Scissors is a free wordpress plugin to add cropping, rotating and resizing functionality on and above WordPress 2.7 versions. You can also watermark the images thru Scissors. Here is the screenshot of the same plugin installed in WordPress.

Screenshot: Scissors Panel

Edit Image on ScissorsYou can customize the images and add watermark from the media settings page of wordpress. Once the wordpress 2.9 will be released, there will no need to put this plugin but till then you may go for this to add so effect and also reduce the load time by cropping the blogger images.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.
  • Hi Sanjeev,
    I am waiting the New WordPress release.WP 2.9 will be more featured then the current version.
    No doubt the plugin which you have mentioned in the post is doing the same like image editor feature of new WordPress,but New edition will more excited for us.

  • @Surender I agree with you that lot many other features and security patches will come with WordPress 2.9 and we all are excited about it. But the image editing support files were already there since wordpress 2.7 and that’s what WordPress is going to provide inbuilt this time. Scissors is a plugin which currently uses those files provided by WordPress only.