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# convert from pixel to mm/cm/inches

Posted on 2006-07-15
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Hi,

I am doing a art work design software..
is there anyway i can convert from the label location X, Y into mm/cm/inches?

wut i did was something like Vb.NET IDE, where the user can move the label around on my canvas..
and they can set the X, Y location of the label as well

how can I let them set the mm/cm/inches, rather than x y in pixel?

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Shakti109 earned 1500 total points
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Unfortunately there is no direct, set conversion.

This will totally depend on : The screen resolution and the size of the monitor.

As an example :
100 pixels = 3.31cm (1.23inches), when the screen resolution is set to 1024 by 768.

This changes to :
100 pixels = 4.00cm (1.58inches) when the screen resolution is set to 800 x 600.

You can convert between values, but the relative "size" of each will depend on the resolution and monitor size (most monitors do not display their full edge-to-edge size).

For a very long discussion on this, and some definitions of the terms (dots per inch, pixels per inch), see the following :

http://www.dotnetforums.net/t72094.html

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