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Q&A: How To Find Picture Dimensions?

By June 15, 2005

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Althea writes: "how can I determine the canvas size or dimension of a particular picture without using any photo editor program? Is that possible?"

In Windows XP, if you hover your mouse over the file name, you will get a pop-up tooltip which shows the dimensions. Or if you have the task pane shown in Windows Explorer, you can click on the image and it will show under "details."

Or you can right click on the image, choose Properties, then click the "Summary" tab and it will show you the width and height there.

I'm sure there are similar functions in the Macintosh OS. (Mac users, please post your suggestions in the forum.)

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September 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm
(1) Tim says:

They wanted to know the Canvas Size, not the pixel dimensions.

January 5, 2012 at 7:13 am
(2) Mike says:

@Tim – Sue has given the information you need to get the canvas size, all you have to do is divide the pixels by the dpi value (dots per inch). So in the example above it’s 295 divided by 96 = 3.07 inches wide.

On a Mac you can use the Get Info panel to get the image pixels by selecting a file in the finder window and pressing ‘cmd + i’

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