Screen Tools

2.5.3 03 Jun 2003

Visual content screen measuring tools.


Developer website: ARTIS Software

The ARTIS Screen Tools are a collection of four utilities, useful for everyone who is designing visual content for on-screen use, like website developers, graphic designers, and photographers. They include:
  • ARTIS Screen Ruler - Screen Ruler is a desktop utility displaying translucent rulers on top of all your windows on your screen. The rulers measure in pixels, inches, and centimeters, have no window shadow, may be translucent, and float on display the mouse coordinates relative to the ruler origins.
  • ARTIS Small Screen - Small Screen displays the size of small screens on you desktop. This is useful to evaluate your design on smaller screen sizes while working on a large screen. This classic tool for Web designers is finally available for Mac OS X now.
  • ARTIS Screen Loupe - Screen Loupe is a desktop utility that displays a magnified view of whatever is underneath your mouse cursor. It allows to measure the color of the pixel underneath the mouse pointer and copy it in HTML and other formats to the clipboard. Additionally it has a "move away from mouse" option to be newer in your way.
  • ARTIS Screen Guides - Screen Guides display visual guides on top of all windows that help aligning objects in all applications that don't offer guides.

What's New

Version 2.5.3 adds the following:

Changes in Small Screen component:

  • click-through when in background
  • optional display of the screen size
  • workaround for a problem with some WACOM tablets


Mac OS X 10.1 or later


Current Version (2.x)


Version Downloads
Utilities / Desktop
03 Jun 2003
OS X / PPC 32