Mac users who are into graphics and design know the importance of pixels. Left to right, up to down, your Mac’s screen is measured in pixels. Designs are often measured in pixels. Macs are the preferred choice among discriminating designers, hence a number of ways to measure pixels on the Mac’s screen.
Rule The Screen’s Pixels
Screen Ruler is perfectly named. It’s a ruler that floats on your Mac’s screen so you can measure from one point to another.
You set the measurements between two points. Pixels, centimeter, points, inches, whatever. Screen Ruler also comes with typical horizontal and vertical guides so you can slide and dice the Mac’s screen (or, Windows screen in the PC version). It also supports rotation and diagonal measurements.
As Mac screen rulers go, this one is more pedestrian than exciting. It works on mutilple displays. You have complete control over the ruler’s transparency. Multiple rule figures help you to measure: circle, rectangle, square, triangle and ellipse. Rotate until the cows come home. Even use it to figure sizes and rotational angles.
Screen Ruler comes with a built-in magnifier (pixels get smaller as we age) and you can set the direction of tickers (I haven’t seen that feature in other screen rulers). No screen ruler is complete without a color picker, and that’s included, too. This app has a decidedly Windows feel to it, but works well, though a bit pricey unless you need the precision measurements.