The selection tool displays the size of the region selected. Is it possible to get this information (the size of a "selection") with out actually selecting parts of image? In other words, how can I measure parts of an image without the possibility of modifying the image?
The only way I can see to get the size of an object is with the selection tool ... which gives the size of the area selected. It is non destructive unless you choose to do something with that area Am I understanding the question correctly?