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samoguz 11. Sep 2012 05:23 PM

On screen ruler
Is there an on-screen ruler (not online) that accurretly shows inches or centimeters. I know that for a desktop ruler to show actual sizes it is neccessary to know the screen resolution and monitor size. I have tried some but they only display pixels size accurately. When I choose cm or inches it shows unacurrate sizes :(

I wonder if there is an on screen ruler that lets you input the screen resolution and monitor size so that the shown measures are correct.

So far I have tried:
JR Screen Ruler
A Ruler For Windows
Ruler by John Kummailil

Thanks :D

4goTTen21 11. Sep 2012 05:45 PM

I thin you can try this

A more advanced one here

Anupam 11. Sep 2012 06:11 PM

4goTTen21, he has already tried the first one, which is by Kummailil.
The second link you shared to was to a commercial software. I have replaced the link with the last free version of that software.

Here are some more suggestions.

MB-ruler :

Cool Ruler :

Cool Ruler is not listed on its site anymore... but I read people swearing by it on two sites.

NRuler :

Meazure :

Free Screen Ruler :

I haven't tried any of them personally, so you will need to check them out and see which one works for you. I found some more free ones while searching Google, but they did not seem to have the functionality you wanted of measuring other than pixels.

4goTTen21 11. Sep 2012 06:49 PM

My bad. I didn't noticed it.
Thanks for the edition.

samoguz 11. Sep 2012 07:07 PM

Anupam and 4goTTen21 thank you for your great suggestions. After trying all of the above I found that Meazure is very accurate after setting up its calibration tool, which I was able to do in a matter of seconds. Very easy to use and very accurrate. Thank you Anupam :D.

MB ruler is great it has a lot of options too but I found meazure easier to sep up and the main window is very flexible in terms of customization.

Here is a screenshot of meazure after I customized the main screen:; alt="meazure

Anupam 11. Sep 2012 07:42 PM

Glad I could be of help, and that you found a software to suit your needs.

It's funny that I was in two minds whether to suggest Meazure. Looking at the features, it did not look like it had the feature which you wanted. Then, I read about the calibration for different monitors, and had a thought that it might work. Glad it did :).

4goTTen21 11. Sep 2012 11:09 PM

:) We are happy for you .
Looks like you already controlled it :D
Good luck

nathanandre 08. Mar 2016 06:41 PM

recently searched for this so I needed similar tool myself. this one worked for me

Online rulers truly don't work - you are all aware of the problem why - screen pixel depends on screen density and simply cannot be 'translated' to real life cm and inch measure - not unless calibrated. can something like be acceptable as solution?

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