I would like to start from the end of the thread name - I'd like to thank Owen for the awesome image handling plugin which by far beats every other alternative. It was also the only one plugin of this sort that I managed to run without any serious trouble.
Yet, I find the missing of several fairly simple options very irritating. Let me start with the absence of GIF and PNG support. While I am not sure if GD library can create thumbnails of those, it would be nice if support for them is not excluded - if they can't be thumbnailed, at least the original image can be scaled down to thumbnail proportions. Perhaps as a new option in the config file - extensions that are presented as thumbs but are not thumbs, instead scaled down originals.
The next thing I tried and found impossible to do is put thumbnails within the post, with <div align=left/right> and the fext floating around it, which is a popular design. I would love if future versions allow putting thumbs not only above and below the text but within the text as well, with optional align (perhaps with checkboxes next to the Preview checkbox). If several thumbs are put within the text, then only one shows up on a row.
Finally, this is a rather specific feature request that's not too hard to do as far as I know - I would like to be able to tell the plugin to download a page off the net and store it locally instead uploading it from my computer. My future blog will feature commentaries on computer games, and I would love to ease my life by using Exhibit to download the big screenshots by itself rather than I having to first download it myself, then upload it. If someone has to do this three of four dozen times a day, he'll know what I'm talking about.
I hope Owen visits regulary the boards these days so he can see my little post. I am planning launch of my blog very soon and any information if such changes can be made to Exhibit in near future would be very nice. Thanks in advance!