Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home2/mikeotle/public_html/pixelstoinches.net/includes/app.class.php on line 56
Pixels To Inches - How To Convert Pixels To Inches
Home    About    Blog    Get Pixels    Pixel List    Tell a Friend    RSS    Convet Pixels to Inches   

Convert Pixels To Inches


First you need to know the DPI (dots per inches) resolution of your current dispaly device


To determine the DPI resolution of your current display setting, get some household tape or a ruler and measure the width of the green bar above. Now use the table on the right to find out your DPI resolution based on your measurement of the green bar. The DPI is about 75 on most monitors.
 Measurement  Screen DPI 
 3 inches100 DPI
 3 ¼ inches92 DPI
 3 ½ inches85 DPI
 3 ¾ inches80 DPI
 4 inches75 DPI
 4 ¼ inches70 DPI
 4 ½ inches66 DPI
 4 ¾ inches63 DPI
 5 inches60 DPI





Now you're ready to convert pixels to inches (Output to Monitors/Printers)

The forumla is:      Pixels ÷ DPI = Inches

So for example, if you want to know what the physical size in inches will be of an image 400 pixels in width and 100 pixels in height when it is displayed on a visual output device of 75 DPI, then perform the equations 400 ÷ 75 and 100 ÷ 75 to give you a width and height of 5.33 and 1.33 inches respectively.






You can also convert inches to pixels (Input from Scanners)

The forumla is:      Inches x DPI = Pixels

So for example, if you want to know what the dimensions in pixels will be of a photograph 7 inches wide and 10 inches high when it is scanned into a computer with a scanner operating on a resolution setting of 75 DPI, then perform the equations 7 x 75 and 10 x 75 to give you a width and height of 525 and 750 pixels respectively.