Mateusz, its awesome for you to continue working on the image editor - thanks so much :)
The vortex is novel but I don't think it is sufficiently universally applicable to put as a standard feature of the image editor. We want to only have buttons and features in the site that are useful to most people, otherwise you dilute the usability of any system.
I think the vortex system gives us a fantastic opportunity however! A great thing to do is make it easy for programmers to add new features to the editor, and have the vortex as a demonstration of this modularity.
E.g. all you need to do is include a single php file, and another image-editing icon shows up and gives you this feature. We would host it in our modules file, and perhaps it could grow in time to be 'richer picture editing module'.
This means people can then add image editing controls they find useful, as well as we can host them as modules if lots of people enjoy them. If standalone features become highly ranked they can be promoted into the core.
Its good to remember that the modularity is good, as its easier for people to upgrade a module than the entire core code, which may have sideeffects (e.g. it might upgrade their openid support or something entirely unrelated).