Better image editor in Kentico CMS 6.0

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The Image editor is another feature we have decided to improve in version 6.0. Our goal was not to compete with the specialized image editing software but to focus on better usability of our Image editor.

Kentico CMS image editor in version 6.0Undo / Redo
Anytime you use one of the built-in Kentico CMS image editing tools (resize, rotation, convert, etc.), the changes are applied to the original image immediately without any possibility to revert them. That's why you usually need to backup your original image in order to avoid it being modified in a way you might not be satisfied with. This makes the image editing quite complicated.

Version 6.0 will come with support for the Undo / Redo actions.  Simply, you will be able to undo and redo all your changes. Once you are satisfied with the result, you can click the Save changes button to propagate the changes to the original image. It means that the changes will not be applied to the original image until you click the Save changes button.  


Crop tool
Another typical feature of an image editor is the ability to cut out a part of an image. That's exactly what you can expect from the new Crop tool in version 6.0. You will be able to select a rectangle area using your mouse and save it as a new image. It will replace the current Trim tool whose possibilities are very limited.


Summary
If you don't use our image editor very often now, I believe that the support for Undo/Redo and the Crop tool will change your mind ;)

Please put your feedback bellow.

Thank you.

 
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Petr Vozak

Product Owner responsible for Kentico E-commerce Solution. He writes about its new features, future plans and all related stuff you might be interested in.

Comments

Wietse commented on

It would be great to have copy/paste support, to be able to copy stuff from Word/Excel/etc to Kentico.
This would eliminate a lot of in-between steps for our end-users with, for example, Paint.

Yes, I know this is difficult to achieve ... but it would be great!

petr.vozak-kentico commented on

To Henry: After the image is changed (resized, converted, cropped, ...etc.), a temporary version of the image is created and stored in a temporary storage. By clicking the Undo and Redo buttons, you can view the temporary versions of the image. By clicking the Save changes button, the original image is replaced by the currently edited temporary version. It means that if you use any image editing tool and leave image editor without pressing the Save changes button, your original image will not be changed.

Henry commented on

Nice, will the tool take a backup of the original image when editing it?

Tom commented on

The cropping tool was the only thing missing from a good product. Nice to see you are adding it.