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Aquaruler X 4.0
Mar 12, 2003 11:23AM
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Aquaruler is a very powerful screen measuring utility with a wide variety of features. Aquaruler measures in a variety of units. It can be useful to all sorts of designers, programmers, and other people whom use their mac for productive purposes.

Edge Ruler
Aquaruler sports powerful rulers that reside on the top and left edges of your monitor. The 'edge' ruler can be hidden with the click of a mouse. Among other features of the edge ruler are the ability to show the value of the ruler position and/or have a dotted line represent the ruler position. The edge ruler is also semi-transparent so it does not obstruct what you can see on the screen.

Measure Box
Aquaruler's semi-transparent measure box allows you to measure rectangular objects for correct sizing quickly and easily. The measure box also measure diagonally from the bottom left corner to the top right corner allowing you to make point to point measurements- a feature unique to Aquaruler, and not found in any other screen measuring utility.

Resolution Box
Anyone that develops for the web knows that it is important to have web sites compatible with other resolutions. The most popular resolution used to browse the web is 800 x 600. You can use the resolution box to give you a viewing 'window' that is that size so you know that your web site displays properly at that resolution.

Drag Ruler
When the edge ruler is not precision enough, you can open up the drag ruler. The drag ruler is drag gable around the screen and has an optional vertical ruler attached to it. It also sports buttons to move it 1 pixel in any direction. To make measuring even easier you can easily set the transparency of the drag ruler.

Screen Lines
These ever so useful lines have a very small footprint. They are great for measuring distances. Aquaruler has a total of 4 screen lines. Two 'X' and two 'Y' screen lines. If both of any given kind of screen lines are open then Aquaruler will tell you the number of pixels between them. Screen lines can be used for more than measuring! They can be used to align objects while you are designing too! This handy little tool has countless possibilities.

The zoom feature magnifies the area around the mouse cursor. The zoom is very versatile as it can have it's magnification and viewing area changed. To make the zoom feature even more useful, it shows the color that is underneath the mouse cursor. The color is displayed as RGB, web color, and nearest web safe color.

Plus more!
Aquaruler has even more to offer! Among other features is the ability to set the Pixels Per Inch that the rulers draw themselves at. This is useful so that inches, centimeters, and picas correspond with a physical ruler. Aquaruler also offers a variety of inches settings, picas, millimeters, centimeters, and pixels to be displayed as the ruler unit. A full screen cross hair is also available. Aquaruler can easily be hidden and unhidden so it is always there but not there. Try Aquaruler today and find out how useful it can be!

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