I have recently taken over the impressive work of Mihai Sucan in integrating the PaintWeb image editing application in moodle. I'm writing this post in order to give an idea of the work in progress and to coordinate with moodle developers in order to hopefully include this application in a future release of moodle.
About PaintWeb -
PaintWeb is an online image editor program making use of HTML5's canvas element. It is standalone but also extends TinyMCE as a plugin and can be used directly from the editor.
Try PaintWeb within TinyMCE and get a feeling of what could be offered to moodle!
Work has been done to integrate it in previous versions of moodle (1.9 & 2.0) but unfortunately was never fully included in moodle and it now needs minor modifications to work with the more recent versions. I am now hoping to join moodle developers to fully integrate this feature in a future release of moodle as an addition to the TinyMCE editor.
I have started testing this feature inside my own copy of moodle 2.2.2+ and I'm pretty close to having a fully functional image editor inside TinyMCE. See my results so far in the image below:
The next step is to coordinate my work with moodle developers in order to include in a future release of moodle (2.4 would be awesome! ;).
For this purpose, I am trying to revive the originally posted feature to gather some interest and attention upon my work. So, if you drop by and you'd like to see this happen in moodle 2.4, please add your vote!
Work in progress -
I'll post my progress to this forum, so you can keep track of what is happening. Right now I am trying to adapt the current code in order to have it work with moodle's current file API in order to allow saving the edited image.
Comments and questions are welcome. I hope to hear from people around the moodle community!