Posting on PlayStation Forums, a Media Molecule representative has discounted recent claims that image importing would be patched into LittleBigPlanet by year's end. "[Image] importing is very much technically viable ... however there are currently no plans to introduce it for a variety of reasons," explained LBP community manager Sam_Protagonist, adding, "we'll update if that changes." Oh well, guess we'll just have to recreate our Sistine Chapel level by hand, then.
It's worth noting that LittleBigPlanet allows creators using PlayStation Eye cameras to snap and import images of, well, anything. Just remember what Uncle Ben said: "With great power, comes great responsibility."