I installed the bleeding edge release of WordPress 2.9 using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin last night, and I must say that the new image editing feature is awesome!  It is no Photoshop, but it will allow us to resize, scale, crop, rotate, and flip images in a WYSIWYG fashion.  Pretty fantastic!

Add to this the new “Magazine-style” Post Thumbnails, and we are rocking and rolling!