Did you know basic image editing is expected in WordPress 2.9! Though the WordPress 2.9 Codex does not reveal many new features, other than Revision of upload and media stuff and Revised admin settings screens, someone found it out.
WordPress 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 sizes. You can check them playing with the new WordPress buttons in this video.
Though the image editing tools are pretty basic, it is an excellent start and will definitely be very useful for bloggers who use images very frequently. Now lets see if it actually makes it to the final release.