Screen Calipers
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Measure anything on a computer screen with accuracy.   Shareware ($19.50)
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Screen Calipers design software offers great new features to accurately and effectively measure anything on a computer screen with pixel perfect accuracy. The Screen Calipers are for the first time available on both Apple Mac and Windows, and provide measurement capability to all existing applications for a wide variety of uses.

Screen Calipers can be used with any program where fast and accurate measurements are required. Manipulating the application is simply accomplished through use of the mouse, and a variety of keyboard controls allow for extra fine
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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Screen Calipers User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Soderberg commented on 01 Apr 2012
The app version on their website is 4. Haven't tried it, no idea how well it works, but there is a newer version available.
[Version 3.2]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 02 Apr 2012
Looks like the Windows version has been updated but the Mac version is still on 3.2.
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Ep1curus reviewed on 05 Dec 2011
Useless app. Giving this away for free because it is PowerPC only. 19.50 on MacUpdate but 29.50 on the developer site. Really, 29.50 for an obsolete app, even Apple has dumped support for PowerPC.
[Version 3.2]


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Aname commented on 13 Dec 2005
Screen Calipers is good looking and ran flawlessly when I tried it. A really stable, good looking and nice app. But it costs. Not that it costs very much, but I thought I'd mention a tip about a similar, free application also.

It's called PixelStick, http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17836

I made a pixel test using these two apps and I got different results. According to my test, using these two programs simultaneously, they give different measurements, and there was no way I could have been mistaken, since one app gave me an even pixel value and the other one gave me an odd pixel value, so if I had somehow misinterpreted their graphical gui's, the results should have differed with 2 pixels (depending on where you presume that the ends of their 'rulers' are). But, again, I got an even/uneven mismatch in the pixel values.

When I brought a screenshot picture of these two apps into Apple's Preview application, and cropped the image after the two application's ruler start and end points, it turned out that the measure given by PixelStick was the same as the new cropped image's size.

Note that I'm not a rocket scientist, so my test might be totally faulty. Maybe they are both right (I read something on PixelStick's website about the fact that there is a difference between pixels and points, and that OSX uses mostly a points measurement system.)

(Sorry if my english fails me and if I'm not making any sense in that observation report. I tried my best.)

Anyway, I thought I'd mention this other app also, for you to decide whichever you prefer. PixelStick also has a very neat ability to show the center point betwee two points. In general, PixelStick looks more geometrically appealing and concise, while Screen Calipers looks more "gear'ish".
[Version 3.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Oct 2005
I've been a Windows user for years - great to finally see this on the Mac.
[Version 3.2]


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Downloads:5,619
Version Downloads:3,694
Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Shareware
Date:23 Oct 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $19.50
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Screen Calipers design software offers great new features to accurately and effectively measure anything on a computer screen with pixel perfect accuracy. The Screen Calipers are for the first time available on both Apple Mac and Windows, and provide measurement capability to all existing applications for a wide variety of uses.

Screen Calipers can be used with any program where fast and accurate measurements are required. Manipulating the application is simply accomplished through use of the mouse, and a variety of keyboard controls allow for extra fine alignment.

Originally created for graphics and Web professionals for onscreen html layout, Screen Calipers is currently being used by thousands of people for hundreds of uses. Screen Calipers has appeal for practically any computer user who stores their photos, plans, diagrams or images on their computer. Screen Calipers can be used for:
  • HTML webpage layout
  • Graphic design illustration and layout
  • Digital photo adjusting and resizing
  • Hobbies and Crafts including sewing and model building
  • Educational projects for physics and shop class
  • Computer Aided Design with engineering blueprints and architectural plans
  • Medical measurement for electrocardiograms and X-Rays
Screen Calipers is free to evaluate for an unlimited time; a single user license costs $19.50.

Rotation:
360 degrees rotation has been added to the Calipers making them the most useful on-screen measurement application ever made.

Custom units:
Screen Calipers measure in pixels, inches, centimeters, points, picas and twips. Using the configuration screen additional units of measurement can be easily defined to suit any situation.

Keyboard controls:
Screen Calipers has numerous keyboard controls. By pressing Ctrl, Shift and Alt while dragging with the mouse Screen Calipers will extend, rotate or snap to 90 degrees. To aid measurement the Caliper's mouse pointers will change making alignment intuitive and simple.

Skinable interface:
Comes with three additional skins; "Tall" and "Small" help in measurement of large objects and hard to reach areas. The "Technical" skin adds extra buttons for expert alignment. Many more skins in a variety of colors and styles are available for download from the iconico.com website.


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