5 Replies Latest reply on May 8, 2014 4:48 AM by John Waller

    How can I get the actual dimensions of an item in a photo?

    jl2000 Level 1

      Hi -

      I've been tasked to provide the actual measurements of items in photographs. (There are 300 different photos so I'm hoping a fairly direct solution can be found.)

      My thought process was to open a photo, drag a bounding box around the item with the Marque Tool, and read the measurements in the Info panel.  But it's not working out too well.

      For the sake of discussion, let's say that I have a photo of a simple, plastic, "happy meal" type badge/toy.  The badge is actually 1" square.

      When I drag the box around it the Info panel tells me that it measures W:3.37" X H:3.37".

      I can't figure out how to get W:1" x  H:1" to appear in the Info panel.


      The photo's dimensions show a whopping 66" x 44" at 72ppi, and it looks like all 300 of these photos have the same dimensions so one solution should fit all.


      So the question is - using Photoshop, how to I learn the actual, physical measurements of an item in a photo?


      I thought this should be simple but it's turning out to be a real puzzle.

      TIA any expert input.