Lightroom: add rotate (and scale) to clone/heal brush

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All too often when I'm cloning/healing an area of an image in Lightroom the best source area elsewhere in the image has a different perspective or angle (e.g. edges of clothing & skin, wires, brickwork, floor tiles, etc) and I'm therefore unable to use it to heal the area, which is pretty frustrating and means I have to decide between not bothering (and being irked by the area that I know could be improved) or shelling out to another app (e.g. Photoshop) to retouch the area.

Instead, I'd like Lightroom's clone/heal brush to let me paint the target area in the usual way and then manipulate the correspondingly selected source area via rotation (and ideally also scaling) to match the underlying geometry.

Surely this wouldn't be hard to implement on top of the existing functionality but it would make a HUGE difference to the quality of retouching I'd be able to achieve in Lightroom.
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