Pixel Ruler

Pixel Ruler

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    43,489
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    604.72KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    308
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Pixel Ruler is a free application that claims to allow you to use your mouse to dynamically measure pixels. With it, you can accurately measure selected onscreen views in pixels, which can help when configuring image formats, creating graphics, and scaling images. It shows measurements in pixels up to 2,500 pixels in width or 1,500 pixels in height.

After a painless download and a surprisingly detailed installation process, a horizontal ruler appeared on our screen. There's also a ruler for vertical measurement. The interface consists only of these rulers; there are no navigation buttons or other controls. We would have consulted a Help file, but alas, none exists. However, this tool is extremely easy to use. Pixel Ruler floats above the desktop and can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the screen. As we moved our cursor up and down the ruler, a tiny box displayed the measurement from the end point in pixels. Clicking or double-clicking the ruler switches between the horizontal and vertical views. Right-clicking a ruler closes the program.

This application installs and uninstalls cleanly. Pixel Ruler doesn't require personal information or registration, nor does it ask for a username or password. As far as pixel measurement goes, surely there is a better option.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–5 of 5

4 stars

"Simple and Effective"

March 06, 2014  |  By CRamirez_75

 |  Version: Pixel Ruler 4.0

Pros

Gets the job done.

Cons

Was slightly hard to get use to the controls.

Summary

A good option.

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5 stars

"CNET adds malware"

November 03, 2013  |  By thedownloader333

 |  Version: Pixel Ruler 4.0

Pros

The Pixel Ruler app itself is awesome, works like a charm, I use it all the time.

Cons

CNET Download.com adds a layer of malware to your download. Even if you choose not to install any toolbars etc, you get it anyway. I wasted five hours of my life removing this. AVOID THIS SITE LIKE THE PLAGUE and download this from the publisher directly instead.

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5 stars

"Small, simple and functional."

August 27, 2013  |  By sharcs

 |  Version: Pixel Ruler 4.0

Pros

Like I said the title, it's small, simple and functional. It starts out fast and goes straight to ruler mode. When you're done with it, just right click it to close it, making for very pleasurable experience.

Cons

After using it a few times, a box comes up urging you to buy it. You can still use the ruler after you press continue, but this negate the speed and simplicity that I mentioned it earlier. To make matters worse, the guys who made it seem to have disapeared, so even if you wanted to buy it you cannot.

Summary

This is one of those few tools that I'm quite happy to pay for, but it seems like that is impossible. If someone know of a way I can unlock it please let me know.

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4 stars

"Nice, clean, easy to use"

January 12, 2012  |  By bowen192

 |  Version: Pixel Ruler 4.0

Pros

Quick, simple, clear, adjusts automatically

Cons

Not big enough for two screens, no 'real' measurements, Has a moving bar showing your position anywhere on the screen

Summary

Would be perfect if the rule spread over more than one screen

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2 stars

"Poorer than other free rulers"

December 18, 2011  |  By Olivax

 |  Version: Pixel Ruler 4.0

Pros

Easy to use
It works as designed
Dedicated good quality install / uninstall wizard

Cons

No help file
It takes 25M to run (against 6 for similar free rulers)
No inch / cm unit of measure
The ruler adjust its size even when the mouse is moved far to operate on underlaying window
Other free rulers have more functions

Summary

Thank you to publishers to make available this tool, however his quality is well below similar products

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mioplanet
Publisher web site http://www.mioplanet.com/
Release Date October 02, 2010
Date Added October 02, 2010
Version 4.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 604.72KB
File Name pixelruler_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 43,489
Downloads Last Week 308
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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