Here's an example of what I am looking for. Let's say I have a huge nose and I would like to make it appear less imposing. I would use the lasso tool to outline it roughly. Then I could select the "Edit" menu and choose the Resize tool and specify "Resize -". The Resize tool would allow me to set the resize amount by 1-99% per click of the selected area I wish to resize. Then I could simply click inside the selected area and entire selected area would be resized. And, importantly, the pixels around my selected area would not be disturbed. In this way, I could resize my nose slightly and then save the photo. Yay!
Perhaps someone could create the "Resize Selected Area" plug-in that would allow this manipulation?
I have been waiting and hoping for this forever.
It's the freaking 21st century FFS!
P.S. - In the responses above two of you posted an image. Not much help if it disappears. Anyone familiar with imgur.com?