Yes, that’s right. Till date, all you could do, with images, was scale them. Now, WordPress has decided to enable more image editing features like crop, rotate, flip, undo and redo. While WordPress Tavern doesn’t report it to be too user friendly, we expect the features to be as polished as WordPress is known to be, by the time the 2.9 version reaches puberty.
WordPress 2.9 also seems to have a minimum requirement of MySQL 4.1.2 (up from 4.0, earlier) and has a better revamped admin screen settings. For a demonstration of how WordPress 2.9 might be, check out the video below.