Major Changes Coming to the Media Library in WordPress 3.5

The WordPress core development team is already busily preparing for the upcoming WordPress 3.5 release. The media library is due for some major changes. Daryl Koopersmith posted some slides for discussion on the make.wordpress.org blog. Here’s a sneak peak of the wireframes and workflows they’ve got in motion. Be advised that it’s not set in stone yet and not all of this will make it into the release.

Here’s what the new media library may look like:

Here’s what they’re discussing for the experience of uploading multiple files to the library:

It looks like the attachment details page will be getting some love as well:

As you can see, the focus of the changes is on improving the modal experience when working with the media library. The slides below take you step by step through some common interactions with the media library and detail the proposed changes.

Just when you think WordPress couldn’t get any better…

The majority of people commenting on the make.wordpress.org post are positively inclined to these changes. I’m particularly fond of the progress bars and the infinite scrolling. What do you think? Does this make you excited for the WordPress 3.5 release?