I’m releasing my second jQuery plugin today. It’s called imgAreaSelect, and it serves the exalted purpose of letting the user select a rectangular area within an image.
What good is selecting a rectangular area within an image, you may ask? Well, I originally used the code in a web gallery application — it allowed the user to select a part of a newly added image for cropping. So that’s one thing that it’s good for, but of course you can use it for any other wicked purpose that comes to your mind.