Image editor UX could be more straightforward
|Reported by:||simonwheatley||Owned by:|
|Component:||Media||Keywords:||needs-ui gci close|
The image editor introduced in v2.9 (?) is pretty handy, but I believe the UI needs to be straightforward. Here's some issues which I see, as a starter for discussion, and hopefully later I'll be able to make some quick wireframes to suggest improvements and so everyone can have something to get hating.
The overarching issue is that the UI seems confused when it comes to committing the action you've just taken, for example:
- To scale an image, you commit the action with a button labelled "Scale".
- To commit a crop you have to click the crop icon button, which looks like a tool selection button (ala Photoshop) rather than something which commits the change.
- The Save button is disabled most of the time, for reasons which are unclear, but it's not super obviously styled as disabled.
Separately from the problems of committing actions, the "Apply changes to" panel is kind of stuck down to the right and it's not clear at which points it's having an effect.
There are no messages back to the user to confirm whether actions have or haven't been taken.