WP_Image class for handling images from the media library
|Reported by:||markoheijnen||Owned by:|
Since 3.5 we have the class WP_Image_Editor. This needs a file path to be able to manipulate an image. Currently you would have to use something like wp_get_image_editor( _load_image_to_edit_path( $post_id ) ). What is wrong since you are using a "private" function.
Currently I'm working on this idea and you can find the code here https://github.com/markoheijnen/WP_Image/blob/master/wp-image.php. What it does now is getting the filepath, be able to get the image editor, add an image size on the fly and getting/updating the metadata.
We really miss something like a WP_Image class in WordPress. However I'm not sure what kind of functionality is needed for it. I like the current class mainly because it gives you the power to create an image size for a specific media image and stores it in the sizes array. When a user removes the media image then also the custom sizes will be removed.