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Use Pixel Ruler to Measure Distance in Pixel and Get Actual Size in Millimeter on Windows

18/05/20214 min read
A visual and handy tool to quickly get measurement in Pixel and actual size in Millimeter: refine workflow, save time.
Use Pixel Ruler to Measure Distance in Pixel and Get Actual Size in Millimeter on Windows

When it comes from the realization of demand

For a perfect looking of a digital product, the developer and designer spend much time to work with pixel. A typical workflow could be characterized by:

  • Taking screenshoot, open it in an image editing sofware.
  • Get measurement to configure image format, create graphic, scale image, etc via an intergration tool.

The sense of proportion is not precise and also take much time, that lead the creators to have a true-to-size digital ruler measuring any objects are displayed on screen in real-time.

Pixel Ruler shows its role: align precisely, refine process, reduce redundants.

Pixel Ruler UI

Not an on-shelf ruler, Pixel Ruler is a digital application which aiming at developers, programers and designers to get measurement of elements for front-end development, web design, graphic design or any task you may need.

Pixel Ruler on Windows
Defaut User Interface

Core features of Pixel Ruler

A visible Projection Line

Projection line goes accompany with the mouse cursor for perfect positioning and auto-size, that track the measurement point continuously and thoroughly.

To move the ruler, simply place the cursor in the ruler and then drag and drop anywhere on screen, left click and drag while holding the mouse button while dragging.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Partial Measurement

One of the useful feature of Pixel Ruler consists in the partial measurement:

  • To calculate distance of 2 points, using spacebar to mark the start point end point to measure partially.
  • If you want to check new distance, simply click new desired start - end point.
  • The distance result is automatic shown at midpoint of your selection.
Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Resizing Screen Ruler

This virtual ruler could be resized to meet your demand. It takes 50 pixels for each jump and unlimitation of length.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Rotating the ruler in horizontal and vertical views

You can rotate the ruler to meet your work by clicking on the rotate button to switch between the horizontal and vertical views. 

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Personalization

Adjust the Transparency

You are able to set transparent color to easily observe the objects under the ruler: scrolling the mouse wheel up and down to decrease and increase transparency respectively.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Lock/Unlock Feature

In case of you want to lock the ruler to prevent accidental clicks, you can lock/unlock the ruler by pressing the lock button on the ruler.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Always on Top

To keep Pixel Ruler always float over the desktop, select "Always on Top". This mode prevents the ruler is hidden by unintentional clicks outside stroke of the ruler.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Turn on/off Dark Mode

Depending on the screen background or the color of objects, you can switch light and dark mode to adjust screen contrast for clearly observation.

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Actual Measurement in Millimeter

A handy feature supporting users on printing or simulation consits in getting actual size. 

If you are running a multi-monitor setup, the software lets you choose which screen should be shown, but only the main screen could be shown the distance realizing in millimeter.

 

Pixel Ruler - Đo Khoảng Cách Đơn Vị Pixel và Milimet trên Windows

Hotkey

Beside the features are active by pressing the button, you can use the hotkeys for quick work:

HOTKEY ABBREVIATION DESCRIPTION
S Shorter Shorten the ruler
L Longer Lengthen the ruler
R Rotating Rotate the ruler in vertical and horizontal views
M Moving Lock/Unlock the ruler
D Dark mode Switch the dark/light mode
A Actual size Switch measurement unit between mm and pixel

Pixel Ruler Strength

  • High performance and accurracy.
  • The visual UI, easy to use.
  • Light application. Pixel Ruler does not require much performance of CPU and space of Ram.
  • Install and uninstall cleanly. Pixel Ruler does not require personal information or registration.
  • Update features monthly.

As far as a pixel measurement goes, our Pixel Ruler is an option. You can save your time for other creavite works at the cost of a cup of coffee.

Pixel Ruler is available on Microsoft Store at $2.79 ~ $0.99 (save $1.8).

* Product price differences across countries.

 

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