Simple/basic free screen ruler and graphic editor for Mac OS X?

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Ant

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Aug 18, 2015, 11:56:37 PM8/18/15
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Hello.

What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?

Thank you in advance. :)
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In article <oMKdnXXHl4XpY07I...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>
> Hello.
>
> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>
> Thank you in advance. :)

A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
different number of pixels on various screens.

I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac

Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
be frustratingly cumbersome).

Savageduck

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Aug 20, 2015, 3:58:01 AM8/20/15
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With Pixelmator as with Photoshop "Rulers" can be shown in pixels,
inches, Centimeters, Millimeters, Points, Picas, and/or Percentage. The
Grid is customizable, and the Alignment Guides can be centered, or at
the object edges.

The rulers are scaled proportionately to reflect the actual size of the
image shown on the display rather than a fixed "ruler". So the physical
size of a 1200 x 900 pixel image @ a DPI of 360 pixels/inch is going to
be 3.3 x 2.5 inches even though a zoomed in screen image might fill
the display. Change that resolution DPI to 96 ppi and the physical
dimensions will be changed to 12.5 x 9.375 inches, and will still
appear the same on the display. However, the scaling of the rulers will
either compress or stretch out depending on need.

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Ant

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Aug 22, 2015, 9:39:39 AM8/22/15
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>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>
> A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
> multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
> different number of pixels on various screens.
>
> I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
> worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
> versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
>
> Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
> people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
> be frustratingly cumbersome).

Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?), Pinta,
and SeaShore (it hasn't been updated for years -- I hope it works in
v10.10.x/Yosemite well). :)
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Jolly Roger

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Aug 22, 2015, 11:24:12 AM8/22/15
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On 2015-08-22, Ant <a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
>>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
>>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
>>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
>>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>>
>> A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
>> multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
>> different number of pixels on various screens.
>>
>> I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
>> worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
>> versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
>>
>> Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
>> people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
>> be frustratingly cumbersome).
>
> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?

Nope. Still a convoluted mess.

Use a Mac graphics editor with ruler support (most of them have it).
Problem solved.

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Aug 22, 2015, 6:18:12 PM8/22/15
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In article <z9SdnSfG8JwH5kXI...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:

> >> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
> >> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
> >> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
> >> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
> >> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
> >> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
> >
> > A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
> > multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
> > different number of pixels on various screens.
> >
> > I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
> > worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
> > versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
> >
> > Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
> > people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
> > be frustratingly cumbersome).
>
> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?), Pinta,
> and SeaShore (it hasn't been updated for years -- I hope it works in
> v10.10.x/Yosemite well). :)

Gimp is another one and is free (I'd forgotten about that one). It used
to be a bit of a mess, partly thanks to needing X11 to run, but I have
a vague recollection of reading that there's now a proper Mac version.

Another one that is/was popular is Acorn, although it's not free.

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Aug 22, 2015, 9:11:00 PM8/22/15
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In article <z9SdnSfG8JwH5kXI...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:
> >>
> >> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
> >> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
> >> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
> >> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
> >> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
> >> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
> >
> > A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
> > multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
> > different number of pixels on various screens.
> >
> > I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
> > worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
> > versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
> >
> > Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
> > people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
> > be frustratingly cumbersome).
>
> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?), Pinta,
> and SeaShore (it hasn't been updated for years -- I hope it works in
> v10.10.x/Yosemite well). :)

The other option is to go to emulation of old Macs. I'm still using an
old application called "ColorIt!" on my Mac (under Mac OS 9 via
Classic). It should work under the Sheepshaver emulator on Intel Macs.

Ant

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Aug 23, 2015, 7:45:49 PM8/23/15
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>>>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>>>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
>>>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
>>>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
>>>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
>>>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>>>
>>> A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
>>> multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
>>> different number of pixels on various screens.
>>>
>>> I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
>>> worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
>>> versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
>>>
>>> Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
>>> people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
>>> be frustratingly cumbersome).
>>
>> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
>> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?
>
> Nope. Still a convoluted mess.

:(


> Use a Mac graphics editor with ruler support (most of them have it).
> Problem solved.

But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.
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Jolly Roger

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Aug 23, 2015, 9:13:09 PM8/23/15
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On 2015-08-23, Ant <a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>>>>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>>>>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
>>>>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
>>>>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
>>>>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
>>>>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>
> But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.

What's wrong with Free Ruler?

Did you look at any of the alternative ruler apps listed on the
MacUpdate "Free Ruler" page?

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Aug 23, 2015, 10:19:35 PM8/23/15
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In article <ZoSdnVXHjb-xxkfI...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:

> >>>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
> >>>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
> >>>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
> >>>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
> >>>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
> >>>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
> >>>
> >>> A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
> >>> multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
> >>> different number of pixels on various screens.
> >>>
> >>> I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
> >>> worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
> >>> versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
> >>>
> >>> Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
> >>> people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
> >>> be frustratingly cumbersome).
> >>
> >> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
> >> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?
> >
> > Nope. Still a convoluted mess.
>
> :(
>
>
> > Use a Mac graphics editor with ruler support (most of them have it).
> > Problem solved.
>
> But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.

You can always screen grab* and then open that in the graphics app to
measure it ... but as before, pixel measurements aren't much use unless
whatever you're doing is only for your own, current computer.


* Shift-Command-3 gets the whole screen. There are other shortcuts
to get just a window or a user-defined section of the screen.

android

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Aug 24, 2015, 7:55:13 AM8/24/15
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Michael Vilain <vil...@NOspamcop.net> Wrote in message:
> In article <ZoSdnVXHjb-xxkfI...@earthlink.com>,
> Ant <a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:
>
>> >>>> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>> >>>> and graphic editor for Mac OS X v10.10.5 (Yosemite)? This is for a
>> >>>> Windows user who uses old Jasc's Paint Shop Pro, Paint.NET, etc. I tried
>> >>>> a few like Pascal's old Free Ruler, but didn't like them. I am hoping
>> >>>> you guys use better softwares that I haven't discovered yet. Also, is it
>> >>>> me or is there no free screen ruler on Apple's App Store?
>> >>>
>> >>> A pixel measuring screen ruler probably isn't much use in these days of
>> >>> multi-resolution displays and 4K displays. A 1cm long line would have a
>> >>> different number of pixels on various screens.
>> >>>
>> >>> I don't know of any free paint applications, but this page might be
>> >>> worth checking, although some of the apps my not work on newer Mac OS X
>> >>> versions: http://alternativeto.net/software/paintnet/?platform=mac
>> >>>
>> >>> Pixelmator and GraphicConverter are the two graphic apps that most
>> >>> people use (although GraphicConverter isn't great as an editor - it can
>> >>> be frustratingly cumbersome).
>> >>
>> >> Thanks. I'll retry Gimp (used it in Linux, but geez it is difficult and
>> >> complex when I tried it years ago -- maybe it got easier now?
>> >
>> > Nope. Still a convoluted mess.
>>
>> :(
>>
>>
>> > Use a Mac graphics editor with ruler support (most of them have it).
>> > Problem solved.
>>
>> But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.
>
> These were around back in OS 9 days but I haven't seen one for OS X in
> quite along time.
>
> I suspect you're SOL.
>
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FWIW: I just tried Free Ruler on SL and it seems to work fine.
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Aug 24, 2015, 11:37:10 AM8/24/15
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On 2015-08-24, Michael Vilain <vil...@NOspamcop.net> wrote:
>
> These were around back in OS 9 days but I haven't seen one for OS X in
> quite along time.
>
> I suspect you're SOL.

Then you haven't looked. I have already mentioned that Free Ruler is
available on MacUpdate. And if you were to actually go there and look,
you would see there are several (I counted four at first glance, but
there may be more) alternative ruler apps, all of which appear to run in
OS X.

Jolly Roger

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On 2015-08-24, android <he...@there.was> wrote:
>
> FWIW: I just tried Free Ruler on SL and it seems to work fine.

Works fine in Yosemite as well. Ant has said he dislikes something about
it, but hasn't explained what that is. And my suggestions that he look
at the alternatives on MacUpdate hasn't gotten a response.

Jolly Roger

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On 2015-08-26, Michael Vilain <vil...@NOspamcop.net> wrote:
> In article <d40s15...@mid.individual.net>,
> Jolly Roger <jolly...@pobox.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2015-08-24, Michael Vilain <vil...@NOspamcop.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > These were around back in OS 9 days but I haven't seen one for OS X in
>> > quite along time.
>> >
>> > I suspect you're SOL.
>>
>> Then you haven't looked. I have already mentioned that Free Ruler is
>> available on MacUpdate. And if you were to actually go there and look,
>> you would see there are several (I counted four at first glance, but
>> there may be more) alternative ruler apps, all of which appear to run in
>> OS X.
>
> Yep. Last I looked was OS 9 days. It stopped working with 10.4.
> Haven't looked for a replacement. Good to know there are a few. Thanks.

No prob. Sorry my frustration with Ant spilled over into my reply to
you. : ) BTW, Free Ruler does seem to run just fine for me in Yosemite.

Ant

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Aug 28, 2015, 1:13:17 PM8/28/15
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...
> > But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.

> What's wrong with Free Ruler?

I cannot detach the two rules (horizontal and vertical). I just one
ruler at a time, no transparency effects, etc.


> Did you look at any of the alternative ruler apps listed on the
> MacUpdate "Free Ruler" page?

Not on that web site. I'll look later.
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On 2015-08-28, Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> ...
>> > But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.
>
>> What's wrong with Free Ruler?
>
> I cannot detach the two rules (horizontal and vertical). I just one
> ruler at a time, no transparency effects, etc.

The first bullet on the MacUpdate page for Free Ruler says:

"A horizontal and vertical ruler which can be used independently or
simultaneously."

I just downloaded and ran it and was able to easily hide the vertical
ruler by clicking the close button. You can also do it from the Ruler
menu on the menu bar.

Ant

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> >> > But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.
> >
> >> What's wrong with Free Ruler?
> >
> > I cannot detach the two rules (horizontal and vertical). I just one
> > ruler at a time, no transparency effects, etc.

> The first bullet on the MacUpdate page for Free Ruler says:

> "A horizontal and vertical ruler which can be used independently or
> simultaneously."

> I just downloaded and ran it and was able to easily hide the vertical
> ruler by clicking the close button. You can also do it from the Ruler
> menu on the menu bar.

Interesting that close does that. I was expecting exiting Free Ruler. Is
it me or is the hide and unhide options buggy? But then this is from
2007. I don't think it works well in Mac OS X v10.10.5/Yosemite. :/

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Ant <a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:

> What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)

What is it that you want to do with such a ruler? Is it to measure on
one home screen (which you can easily know the res of and roll your
own ruler for) or is it for something portable for different screens
with different resolutions?

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In article <ZoSdnVXHjb-xxkfI...@earthlink.com>,
Ant <a...@zimage.comANT> wrote:

> But I still want a screen ruler to measure stuff on the desktop.

You can roll your own. You know the resolution of your monitor. Make a
low height horiz img with pixel dimensions marked. You can move it
about to see how wide various other things are on the dt. Ditto a thin
vertical one. If it is just your dt, make a stiff paper couple of
rulers and hold them in turn to your screen to get the dimensions of
whatever...

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> > What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)

> What is it that you want to do with such a ruler? Is it to measure on
> one home screen (which you can easily know the res of and roll your
> own ruler for) or is it for something portable for different screens
> with different resolutions?

Yes, but measure parts on the screen like icons, graphics,
(font/text)s, etc.
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In article <ae6dnfKtyNczH37I...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
> >
> > What is it that you want to do with such a ruler? Is it to measure on
> > one home screen (which you can easily know the res of and roll your
> > own ruler for) or is it for something portable for different screens
> > with different resolutions?
>
> Yes, but measure parts on the screen like icons, graphics,
> (font/text)s, etc.

As before and above ... different screens with different resolutions
will give different measurements. So that makes measuring things
on-screen with a pixel ruler is pretty pointless (literally) these
days.

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On 2015-08-30, Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
>> > What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>
>> What is it that you want to do with such a ruler? Is it to measure on
>> one home screen (which you can easily know the res of and roll your
>> own ruler for) or is it for something portable for different screens
>> with different resolutions?
>
> Yes, but measure parts on the screen like icons, graphics,
> (font/text)s, etc.

That seems to be exactly what Free Ruler does.

Jolly Roger

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Free Ruler at least lets you specify the dpi of the ruler.

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In article <ae6dnfKtyNczH37I...@earthlink.com>,
ANT...@zimage.com (Ant) wrote:

> > > What is a good simple/basic screen ruler (to measure pixels on screen)
>
> > What is it that you want to do with such a ruler? Is it to measure on
> > one home screen (which you can easily know the res of and roll your
> > own ruler for) or is it for something portable for different screens
> > with different resolutions?
>
> Yes, but measure parts on the screen like icons, graphics,
> (font/text)s, etc.

For icons you can tell from the Finder view menu since they are under
your control. Look at Show View Options... For jpgs and other images,
you can tell from Get Info and in other ways in imag software. For
graphics in the process of being made, you can usually use img
software ruler built into the program, Illustrator for example. For
windows, it is a bit trickier but there would surely be terminal ways.

An Applescript way might be something like first put the window you
want to measure as a front one, (click on it) and then go to the
script editor and run

tell application "Finder" to get the bounds of the front window

and it will give you coordinates and from there you could work it out
or write more script to do the maths (or math as Americans like to
say, sounds strange to me!).

As for other things (including widows), a low tech solution of sorts:

For width make a simple graphic of a ruler with your resolution built
into the dimensions, one for height, one for width.

For example, you can make a very thin vertical ruler image and drag it
over a browser window. It will go to the far left by default. You can
then drag many other objects over the browser window, right over to
near the ruler markings and get the height. Similar thing with
vertical.

You could combine both images on the one web browser viewport and then
you would have both dimensions in the one viewport as a ruler for
both. Either by making a combined image or putting the two as
background on an HTML doc and dragging that over a browser window.

If you need help constructing any of these things, just give a shout.
Oh, and don't forget to not show me in any reply, you would not want
to be seen too closely associating with me. I quite understand.

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Aug 31, 2015, 12:23:21 AM8/31/15
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In article <do_ray_me-DA60B...@aioe.org>, dorayme
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>
<snip>
>
> As for other things (including widows), a low tech solution of sorts:
>
> For width make a simple graphic of a ruler with your resolution built
> into the dimensions, one for height, one for width.
>
> For example, you can make a very thin vertical ruler image and drag it
> over a browser window. It will go to the far left by default. You can
> then drag many other objects over the browser window, right over to
> near the ruler markings and get the height. Similar thing with
> vertical.
>
> You could combine both images on the one web browser viewport and then
> you would have both dimensions in the one viewport as a ruler for
> both. Either by making a combined image or putting the two as
> background on an HTML doc and dragging that over a browser window.
>
> If you need help constructing any of these things, just give a shout.
> Oh, and don't forget to not show me in any reply, you would not want
> to be seen too closely associating with me. I quite understand.

Take a screen grab (Shift-Apple-3), load that into pretty much any
graphic editor and either just crop it to the object or measure it with
whatever tools available (for example, my old version of ColorIt! tells
you the size of the selction, so just selecting something give you the
size). At worst, you could zoom in and physically count the pixels.

dorayme

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Aug 31, 2015, 1:17:47 AM8/31/15
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In article <310820151625147798%Your...@YourISP.com>,
Well, not a bad idea! But Shift Command 4 is the one needed. Then,
when it lands on the desktop (can be arranged), just Command I to get
info on it, the pixels wide and high are given.

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Aug 31, 2015, 1:32:25 AM8/31/15
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> > > As for other things (including widows), a low tech solution of sorts:
> > >
> > > For width make a simple graphic of a ruler with your resolution built
> > > into the dimensions, one for height, one for width.
> > >
> > > For example, you can make a very thin vertical ruler image and drag it
> > > over a browser window. It will go to the far left by default. You can
> > > then drag many other objects over the browser window, right over to
> > > near the ruler markings and get the height. Similar thing with
> > > vertical.
> > >
> > > You could combine both images on the one web browser viewport and then
> > > you would have both dimensions in the one viewport as a ruler for
> > > both. Either by making a combined image or putting the two as
> > > background on an HTML doc and dragging that over a browser window.
> > >
> > > If you need help constructing any of these things, just give a shout.
> > > Oh, and don't forget to not show me in any reply, you would not want
> > > to be seen too closely associating with me. I quite understand.
> >
> > Take a screen grab (Shift-Apple-3), load that into pretty much any
> > graphic editor and either just crop it to the object or measure it with
> > whatever tools available (for example, my old version of ColorIt! tells
> > you the size of the selction, so just selecting something give you the
> > size). At worst, you could zoom in and physically count the pixels.

> Well, not a bad idea! But Shift Command 4 is the one needed. Then,
> when it lands on the desktop (can be arranged), just Command I to get
> info on it, the pixels wide and high are given.

The way I have is I have multiple screen rulers all over my desktop
measuring parts for one image. It is like drafting or something. :/

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Aug 31, 2015, 1:32:06 PM8/31/15
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In article <do_ray_me-EF5C9...@aioe.org>, dorayme
<do_r...@bigpond.com> wrote:

> > Take a screen grab (Shift-Apple-3), load that into pretty much any
> > graphic editor and either just crop it to the object or measure it with
> > whatever tools available (for example, my old version of ColorIt! tells
> > you the size of the selction, so just selecting something give you the
> > size). At worst, you could zoom in and physically count the pixels.
>
> Well, not a bad idea! But Shift Command 4 is the one needed. Then,
> when it lands on the desktop (can be arranged), just Command I to get
> info on it, the pixels wide and high are given.

not only that, but it shows the number of pixels as you drag out the
rectangle.

dorayme

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Aug 31, 2015, 5:39:35 PM8/31/15
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In article <310820151332045073%nos...@nospam.invalid>,
So it does! By gad, this should surely then solve the problem.

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