Solved Resolution measurement?

stefanmz

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Hi! So I need to know how many pixels is an area of my screen of my Android phone(the navbar with my search widget in Nova Launcher). When I take a screenshot then measure it, then put something there to fill up that space in the wallpaper, it doesn't fill it up even though I measured it. Is it bigger when on screen instead of screenshot?
 
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I'm a little confused by your question. If you're talking wallpaper and an image you are either capturing with a camera or creating somehow, wouldn't it be a matter of aligning whatever you want in that space to achieve the effect you're looking for? I guess I'm stumped on the pixel thing. Since most manufacturers describe their screen resolution in pixels per square inch, for example 1920 x 1080, you could approximate the number of pixels by measuring the physical screen in that area and using your devices pixel density to figure it out. I don't think you could do that from a screenshot as the scale would change if you attempted to print it out or display it since the pixel density is based on the physical screen dimensions.

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I'm a little confused by your question. If you're talking wallpaper and an image you are either capturing with a camera or creating somehow, wouldn't it be a matter of aligning whatever you want in that space to achieve the effect you're looking for? I guess I'm stumped on the pixel thing. Since most manufacturers describe their screen resolution in pixels per square inch, for example 1920 x 1080, you could approximate the number of pixels by measuring the physical screen in that area and using your devices pixel density to figure it out. I don't think you could do that from a screenshot as the scale would change if you attempted to print it out or display it since the pixel density is based on the physical screen dimensions.

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oh great thanks! I knew there is something else to it rather than just taking a screenshot. It just didn't make sense that my measurements on my screenshot didn't work. I will measure it. Thanks a lot for the answer!
 

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I'm a little confused by your question. If you're talking wallpaper and an image you are either capturing with a camera or creating somehow, wouldn't it be a matter of aligning whatever you want in that space to achieve the effect you're looking for? I guess I'm stumped on the pixel thing. Since most manufacturers describe their screen resolution in pixels per square inch, for example 1920 x 1080, you could approximate the number of pixels by measuring the physical screen in that area and using your devices pixel density to figure it out. I don't think you could do that from a screenshot as the scale would change if you attempted to print it out or display it since the pixel density is based on the physical screen dimensions.

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Well that worked for me! I measured it and calculated together with the pixel density and a calculator to find the pixel size and it worked perfectly the first time! Not saying the other solutions here don't work just that's what worked for me. Thanks a lot for solving it! Also I forgot to post sorry this has been done for a few days. Anyway that's the solution for me, thanks!
 
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