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How to Convert Inches to Pixels in Photoshop



Several people who haven’t used Photoshop yet might be in awe why it has an almost sect following. Actually Photoshop is a powerful image editing program created and maintained by Adobe. It was at first released in 1990 and has since become the chief in photo manipulation software by providing advanced software features to on a daily basis users.

It is a great and well-liked image editing software that helps you to apply various effects easily and get reliable results without losing quality of the image. Many people use this software to make a better quality image, because it has several amazing features that are barely available in other photo editing software.

Convert Inches to Pixels in Photoshop

Majority of web designers and newbies love to work by keeping in mind pixels unit for measurements. Incase inches as unit of measurement puzzle you a lot, and then you can make switch to pixels as measurement unit. In Adobe Photoshop settings, you can change unit measurement from inches to pixels for easy measurement visualization while making artistic designs in Photoshop program.

Setting the display on your Photoshop installation is something that can take a while to get just precise. As you use the program more and more, you will stumble on that there are certain elements of the program that you want to change in order to optimize your image editing. If you decide to permanently keep the ruler able to be seen on the screen as part of this customization, you may find that the default inches measurement is not very supportive, and now you wish for to use pixel intervals instead. This is an option that is modifiable in the settings in the program, so you can change the ruler from inches to pixels in Photoshop. The method for doing so consists customizing a menu that you may not use very often, so you can continue reading below to learn how you can change default unit from inches to pixels.

In the Units area of the pane, you find these options:


Select the measurement units that Photoshop uses for rulers. Your unit options are inches, pixels, millimeters, centimeters, points, picas, or percent. The most popular units are inches and millimeters, but if you’re working with publications and specifying in picas, you might prefer that addition instead. If you’re prepping web graphics, you may like better to have your rulers incremented in pixels.

You have several ruler units of measurement to choose from in elements. When the Rulers are observable they can be displayed in units of pixels, inches, centimeters, millimeters, points, picas, or percent.

You can use the rulers to facilitate point a shape or selection or some other object. If you want to measure in pixels but the rulers are set to millimeters you can change them to pixels.

One method to do this is to adjust your options by going up to the Menu bar and opt for Photoshop Elements>Preferences>Units & Rulers…

There you will see a Rulers box where you can click on the drop-down window and choose your ruler unit of measure. Click OK and your rulers will reflect your choice. But there’s a much more efficient way to do that, and that’s what I want to show you with this tip.

The first step is to make your rulers visible if they aren’t already. Go up to the Menu bar and choose View>Rulers (shortcut: Control+Shift+R/Mac:Command+Shift+R).


Select the measurement used to stand for the dimensions of type. Point size is almost across the world used, but pixels and millimeters are also available. You may want to use pixels if you’re trying to fit type into a specific-sized area of an image.


The width of the column in inches, centimeters, millimeters, points, or picas.


The width of the area separating columns, also in inches, centimeters, millimeters, points, or picas.

In the New Document Preset Resolutions area, you can set the following:

Print Resolution:

The default is 300 pixels per inch, a good overall print setting to keep. You can change to a new value and use pixels as a unit measurement, if you wish for. This resolution setting affects the Photo, International Paper, and U.S. Paper presets found in the new dialog box.

Screen Resolution:

Generally, 72 pixels per inch work with most images that are prepped for screen viewing. You can select another resolution and use pixels per centimeter, if you like. This resolution setting affects the web, and film and video, presets found in the new dialog box.

Editing the Ruler Settings in Photoshop

If you have been using the ruler as a guide in your image editing and creation, then you know how important it can be when you need to make things equal and correctly sized. But many times the specifications that you get for an image or from a client will have dimensions that are defined in pixels, which make the inches measurement less functional. But with the help of Photoshop without any difficulty you can edit the ruler from inches to pixels to simplify the process of getting your image to those specifications. Again we are going to write the process but in steps.

Step 1: Launch Adobe Photoshop.

Step 2: Click Edit at the top of the window.

Step 3: Click Preferences, then click Units & Rulers.

Step 4: Click the drop-down option to the right side of Rulers, then click the option pixels.

Step 5: Click the OK button at the top-right corner of the window to apply your change.

The next time you open an image, the ruler will be displaying space as pixel units instead of inches.

Working with Units & Rulers

Quality of an image is not affected with these measurable units and rulers, they just help to calculate data in a document consistent with the specific output device. Rulers and Units give you accurate information on the width and height of the active document. The New Document Preset Resolutions area permits you select specific resolution values when creating new documents. Add the values you’ll use a lot in the making of a new Photoshop document.

Super-Fast Inches To Pixels

Here we provide you an easy way or you can say a trick that will help you change inches to pixels just in few minutes.

Want to change the unit of measurement for your image quick? Just Control-click (Right-click) on Photoshop’s rulers and a contextual menu will appear with a list of measurement units. (Note: As we already mentioned that if your rulers are not showing, press Command-R [Control-R]). Choose the one you want, and your rulers will instantly reflect the change. If you want to access the Units & Rulers Preferences dialog, just double-click anywhere on one of Photoshop’s rulers and the dialog will appear.

Some Benefits of Using Photoshop

When you learn how to use Photoshop, it improves your skills. It is possible to clear up the blemishes and the imperfections in the photos. You can eliminate and change the backgrounds in the photos

The images can be altered to fix the faults. The photographs can be given a professional look when a standard camera is used. New images can be formed and edited.

It is very easy to start editing photos for your professional or personal needs. Adobe Photoshop helps you to reduce the red eye or to whiten the teeth with the click of a button. You can adjust the skin tones of people in your pictures.

Most of the edits regularly done on the photos can be finished with a single click, there is no certified training is needed to complete the difficult tasks like adjusting skin tone.

You can use Photoshop to bring in the photos and the videos into the software swiftly and effortlessly. Everything will be prepared in a tidy & organized mode on your screen, when you deal with hundreds or thousands of photos and videos. It will be easier to stumble on the ones you require and use them. So, it makes easy to manage numerous videos and photos.

As you know that the demand of photo editing or graphics designing skills is increasing day by day. It’s because many companies are hiring expert web designers or graphic designers to design their marketing material because images are one the source to market your business online on social media and by Google images.

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Telecom Firm Trains Journalists On Artificial Intelligence



Telecommunication company, 9mobile  Plc, has said that the company had trained some journalists across media houses in Nigeria on Artificial Intelligence-powered journalism.
The training, which was the third edition of the telco’s  capacity building initiative, designed to acquaint journalists with emerging trends in journalism, was  by multimedia producer and social media strategist, Usifo Omozokpea, who is currently the Audience Development Manager (West Africa) at The Conversation Africa.
According to Omozokpea, Artificial Intelligence (AI) was the simulation of human intelligence process or human activities through machines, especially computer systems.
He noted that there are specific applications of AI which includes expert systems, natural language processing, speech recognition and machine vision.
These tools, he said, enhance the job of media practitioners and can help them collaborate better.
According to him, there are various tools that have been designed to address specific media needs.
He urged participants to take advantage of the various AI tools at their disposal to improve their professional practice.
Speaking on the session, the Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado, represented by 9mobile’s Public Relations  Lead, Chineze Amanfo, said that the knowledge shared during the training session had proven to be useful to all participants.
Ado noted that the knowledge gained by participants during the training will obviously aid them to work smarter and even create room for intelligent collaboration with their colleagues in a seamless and professional manner.

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INEC Admits Improvement On Voter Registration Exercise



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that over one million Nigerians have been added to the nation’s voter register.
The number of fresh online pre-registrants  was 3,165,189 while 1,457,766 have applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) and update of information records.
National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, disclosed this in a statement announcing the end of the first quarter of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).
He said youths between the ages of 18 and 34 constituted the majority, with 771,770 (71.33 per cent) having completed registration.
In terms of occupation, students formed the largest category with 439,608 (40.63 per cent). In gender distribution, 555,872 (51.38 per cent) were male and 526,075 (48.62 per cent) female.
He said the second quarter of the exercise would begin October 4, 2021, and end December 20, 2021.
 “As provided by Section 19 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), the Commission is mandated to publish the register of voters for a period of not less than five days and not more than 14 days for public scrutiny during which citizens may make claims and objections,
“In compliance with the law, the register of new voters will be displayed in the local government offices of the Commission nationwide from September 24 to 30, 2021.
“The aim is to enable citizens to assist the Commission by identifying ineligible registrants on the list ahead of the cleaning up of the register before adding the fresh registrants to the current register and printing their PVCs for future elections”, he said.
Okoye observed that ineligible registrants included foreigners and Nigerians below the age of 18. He also urged people to help the Commission identify multiple registrants and deceased persons so that they can be removed from the register.
Also, INEC placed a suspension on online pre-registration and in-person voter registrations across Lagos State.
It said the suspension was to give room for all registrants to check the appropriateness of information supplied. It said the stoppage would afford its officials the opportunity to embark on necessary housekeeping activities in preparation for the next quarter.
In a statement, yesterday, by its Head of Department, Voter Education/Publicity for Lagos, Femi Akinbiyi, INEC said online pre-registration and in-person registration exercise started on June 28, 2021, and July 26, 2021.

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LG Boss Constitutes Voters Mobilisation, Registration Committee



Ahead the 2023 general elections, the Executive Chairman of Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, Hon Vincent Nemieboka, has constituted voters mobilisation/ registration committee across wards and communities in the area.
Hon Nemieboka urged the constituted committee members to liaise with councillors to achieve the  desired objective. 
He  made the declaration during a stakeholders meeting on voters registration at Ogu,the council headquarters, recently.
The council boss reiterated that  eligible voters utilise  the opportunity as provided by the Independent Electoral Commission ( INEC ) to register for the 2023 elections.
He said that Ogu/ Bolo under his leadership would not hesitate to  provide the logistics and enabling environment  for the exercise.
“The essence of the exercise can never be over emphasised. The electorate can decide the future of Rivers cum Nigeria with their vote,” he said.
He  further  urged the Councillors,traditional rulers, Community Development Committees and youth bodies to assist in carrying out the  awareness and stressed  the need for eligible voters to participate in the on going exercise.
The council boss urged the electoral umpire to improve on its services to avoid disefranchising eligible voters in the area. 
Describing Governor Wike’s performance in infrastructural and human capital development as unprecedented, he called for improved network in order to enhance the process. 
He was of the view  that the only way to reciprocate the Governor’ s kind gesture was to  show more support and ensure that  eligible voters do the needful.
In his remarks, the  Assistant Electoral Officer in charge of voters enlightenment , Mr Austin Jonas thanked the Chairman for organising  such event and said that it was a welcome development.
Austin said the electoral body would work in synergy with council authorities to ensure the exercise was  hitch free.
In their Separate speeches,the leader  of Ogu/Bolo Legislative Assembly, Rt Hon Thompson Ogwunna, said that  the councillors would give the Chairman necessary support to succeed in his determination to deliver democratic dividends to the people. 
Thompson, who represent, Ward 11, described the chairman as God-sent , as he urged  eligible voters on the  need to  avail themselves of the opportunity. 
The Deputy Leader, Hon Tamuno Dikibala Ofori, in his contribution, said that the councillors were working  in synergy with the executive to achieve  the aim of the exercise. 
Hon Tamuno, who represents Ward Five in the Ogu/Bolo Legislative  Assembly, also urged  his people to register for the elections.

By: King Onunwor

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