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    Default Inches to pixels, etc.

    Can't seem to find the location that allows you to convert from inches to pixels, vice versa, or any other category of measurement. A pointing in the right direction will be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    Hi GG

    Measurements can be converted on the fly by specifying the unit type. For example if the dimensions are displayed as 500px you can overwrite the value with 2.54cm or 1in and it will be converted to 96px (1 inch = 2.54 cm = 96 pixels)

    The default units can be set under Utilities >> Options >> Units Tab

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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    Look in Help > Index and search for Units, Change Default you'll get a full explanation including all the various units of measurement abbreviations and how to change your units.

    If you work in Inches for some things and pixels for others, then create templates for each set of measurements.

    My math-challenged method for converting between one and the other is to create an object in one size (px for example) and then copy and paste the object into a page with Inches as the unit of measurement. The size will be converted to inches or whatever the units you have set up for that page.

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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    Got it, thanks much.
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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    Giddyup are you talking print or screen?

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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    Screen; no problems with print.
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    Default Re: Inches to pixels, etc.

    OK, there is no direct measurement between pixels and inches for the screen - it all depends on the physical screen size, not just the number of pixels.

    Typically people talk about 72pixels per inch and 96pixels per inch, but it's not a guaranteed thing.

    Two laptops may have a resolution of 1280x800. One may be a 13" laptop and another may be a 15" or even a 17" laptop (or screen). So they may share the same resolution but have differrent physical sizes.

    You can't reliably predict that for a given pixel size it will be a particular physical size when the viewer sees it.

    Is that as clear as mud?

    Is there any particular reason you need accurate screen sizes for your pixel images?

    Perhaps a good example of this phenomenom is the humble TV set. You can buy a HD TV set in all kinds of sizes, but they often share the same pixel resolution.

 

 

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