Please implement non-destructive editing for Ark Media editor when inserting images into articles.
As currently implemented, original images are overwritten on disk with every edit, creating an irreversable loss of original data.
If image edits were cached to a separate folder instead, then users can always return to resize/re-crop the image against the original, as well as creating separate representations of the image at separate places on the site.
Optimally, there would eventually be an option to select from existing edits when inserting an existing image into a new article, but this is not a must-have. Currently, the fact that I cannot return to re-edit my image against the original data is a show-stopper for me with this product.
Thank-you for your considerations.
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- Steps to replicate the issue
- 1. Use Add Media to insert new image into article using Ark Media 2. Select image, edit size and crop as desired for this article. Save. 3. Original image is overwritten on disk with the selected edits.