It was easy and fast to upload and include images with WP2.3
With 2.6 it has become a painstaking process - at least if you're one of those guys who for one reason or the other don't want the new gallery feature.
First of all: what do we need thickbox for?
It loads slowly and it prevents from switching easily between the post and the image overview.
When the overview is open an i click into the post, the image overview closes! Whose idea was that!? Seriously, it is not practical. When i upload 5 new images and want to add them to certain places within a long text i have to do this for EVERY SINGLE image:
1. open 'add image'
2. wait forever until the module loads
2. switch to Gallery
3. click the pic i want to add
4. adjust the insert-options
5. click 'insert'
6. get annoyed, because that window closes automatically!
7. start over again
why can't it be kept more simple? more like the way it used to be, in an iframe, with less steps to do the most common task?
It is a very good thing, that multiple uploads are possible now, but everything else - the whole handling of images - is making my life so much more difficult.
What i also miss, is a memory feature: I always use the same settings for my pictures, which are not the standard settings. i.e. i don't want a link to the image itself, only the image and i want it aligned centered. but instead of remembering the last used settings, the images module comes up with the same default settings! Why isn't it possible to make it remember the last used settings instead?