Photoshop: When using the transform tool, give us the option to see the transform handles when zoomed in

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: Photoshop: Please allow the ability to transform when zoomed in past the visibiity of the transform box

This has been a bother forever for me - You try to transform an object that is either large or even extends beyond the boundaries of your image. You need to zoom in to see if what you're doing looks right - and promptly lose access to the handles you need to manipulate your image with!
I'm a professional retoucher and both me and many of my colleagues have wondered why nobody ever addressed this...
What I would suggest is a simple on/off option that shows up when the transform tool is in use, allowing us to bring up a visible "projection" of the transform handles that zooms with us. This would allow you to manipulate the handles that are now out of your view while keeping the image zoomed in close enough where you can actually see what you're doing.
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An office full of retouchers wondering the same thing here!
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Floating Free Transform controls to allow for the precise resizing of large layers whilst zoomed into a particular area (Would be very useful when compositing). For example overlaying two images of a model, and zooming into the face to line up the eyes. Having floating control points within the viewable area (opposed to the very edges of the layer often drifting out of view) would allow you to resize the layer and nudge into position with far more accuracy than resizing whilst zoomed out, then zooming in to check your close, bit of nudging, zoom out, bit more resizing, etc.

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Photoshop: Floating Free Transform controls.
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plus my vote!

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