PixelWindow is a simple and lightweight cross-platform application that serves as an on-screen ruler for measuring pixels. Developed by Christian Cantrell, this free tool is ideal for graphic designers who need to regularly measure the pixel size of logos, photos, and other images.
With PixelWindow, users can create a transparent window that acts as a pixel ruler, with its width and height calculated in real-time at the center. The window can be easily dragged around and resized to measure any desired element on the screen. The tool allows for multiple instances to be open simultaneously, enabling the measurement of several objects at once.
While PixelWindow is easy to use and provides essential features such as drag-and-measure and opacity adjustments, it does have some limitations. The tool only measures in pixels and does not offer a magnifying glass for small measurements. Additionally, PixelWindow is primarily useful when CMD-clicking on an image is not possible.
Overall, PixelWindow is a handy tool for graphic designers who need a quick and convenient way to measure pixels on their screen. While it may not replace more comprehensive measurement methods, it serves as a useful alternative when other options are not available.