Photoshop: Re-sizing an Entire Image Based on a Selection Box within the Image.

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I would like to see a re-sizing tool where you can create a selection box on part of an image, which you can then you can enter a numerical value for the dimensions you wish the selected area to be. This would then scale that part of the image to what you need it to be and the rest of the image (outside the selection box) proportionally.

This would be really handy for instance if you wish to have a figure/object within a scene be exactly 9" tall when you printed it out, instead of having the entire image be 9" tall and the figure being smaller as a result. Right now there is no easy way of doing this kind of scaling, you pretty much have to crop around the figure/object to get the exact height you want at the sacrifice of the rest of the scene. Either that or you have to do a lot of guesswork with the "image size" tool to get it right.

The ruler tool is of no help in this instance, as it only measure pixels and not other units. Content Aware scaling also does not help, as it ignores everything outside of the selection box. All I can say is getting these sort of tasks done has always been a pain and such a tool would prevent a lot of headaches.

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This would be handy for images, where you are intending to print out a gallery wrap, and the 2 inch border has already been made, and then you decide you want to print it bigger, you could scale the image portion to be the appropriate size, and allow the gallery wrap portion grow to be whatever size is proportional.