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Anyone who spends much time surfing the web will tell you that there are two things they find very aggravating. Loud music which begins without notice and large images which take forever to load then take up multiple screens when they do. We can't help with the music, but...

Our image estimator has been used by thousands to determine exactly how large photos and graphics will appear to others. If you prepare your images on an especially large screen or one that is smaller than normal, then most people will not see the same thing you do. Use this calculator to see how your images will appear when viewed by other display types.

Our calculator relies on defaults that match the native modes on the more popular display devices. Keep in mind that all modern TVs and displays have the ability to operate in multiple configurations I.E. A large home entertainment display with native resolution of several million pixels can be set to behave like an old VGA monitor with only a few thousand pixels of resolution. If an exact answer is needed, you will need to determine the mode of operation for the output device or use this calculator which allows input of manual measurements.

Convert Pixels to Inches or Centimeters

For the image in question, just input the size in pixels.
Image Width: Pixels
Image Height: Pixels

Enter or select the resolution of the output device <-manual entry (optional)
*Optional. set a non-default mode:
Image Width: Inches Centimeters
Image Height: Inches Centimeters

Q & A

Q. I already know the pixel resolution of my display. Why do I have to select a device from the drop-down selector?

A. Because output will be a physical measurement, the formula requires a reasonable estimate of display size. The estimate can be obtained directly from the drop down selector or indirectly by the entering the number of pixels per Inch or Centimeter. * This was less important in the days of CRT because there was only a minor difference in the physical size of tube-type monitors. Modern displays, however, can range from 3 inches on a smart phone to over 5 feet on a big screen TV, so physical measurements are quite important to the calculation. If you prefer to measure your device with a ruler or tape, Use this alternate calculator.

Q. What is the purpose of the non-default settings?

A. This field serves two purposes. First, the setting is used to compute a percentage in the notes section that you may find helpful. The second purpose is to reveal the top ten display setting that our visitors are using when they visit Pixelyzer.