Ability to create and edit photo albums
Create albums and add/remove/move pictures in photo albums without having to use Zune
I have photos I don't want in the cloud, but I want on my phone. Also for people who do not have very good coverage in their area, having to do everything in the cloud is a disadvantage. Being able to mark some folders as hidden would also be nice.
I too agree I was totally shocked I wasn't able to this when I got my W8 phone - I was even thinking to return as I do use the camera a lot and to organize my photos on the spot! MS sort it out!!!!
Absoluteness control of your photos should allow you to do this without the need of the net/wi-fi. This function is piratically on every other phone and MS really need to wake-up and stop restricting people on the most basic smartphone functions.
It would be great to create SkyDrive and Facebook albums within the Pictures Hub, or even on-phone albums. However, it seems Windows wants you to use the cloud. I think there are only three on-phone albums for Windows Phone: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures, and Favorites. These three albums can be easily manipulated with the push-and-hold right-click options.
You can create and manipulate SkyDrive and Facebook albums within their own respective apps.