Pixels to Centimeters Converter
A centimeter (cm) is a common measurement unit not just in physical realm but also in web and screen media. You can use this Pixels to Centimeters Converter to easily get the equivalent of pixels (px) to centimeters (cm).
Before You Use the Converter
You might want to use the Pixels to Centimeters Converter because you want to your design to be printed or you want to edit something in your photo editing software. Well, what ever your purpose might be, it is important that you'll undestand about DPI and PPI.
PPI or pixels per inch is a measurement used to tell the resolution or quality of image. This should sound familiar to you that a 25cm x 25cm photo with 300PPI has better quality when printed than a 96PPI image.
On the other hand, DPI or dots per inch is just a measurement in output device (ex: printer). It is safe to assume that 1px = 1dot.
With that being said, if you are working with web (or writing css), the W3C yields that 1cm is equal to 96px / 2.54. That 96px is the Pixels Per Inch value (default PPI in web). The default PPI in the converter above is in favor of web-related conversion. For print media, you might want to change that into your target DPI/PPI/Resolution.
Steps to Use the Converter
- Step 1: Enter the Pixels Per Inch (PPI).
- Step 2: Input the pixels value you want to convert to centimeters.
- Step 3: Press enter key or click the convert button to bein the conversion.
Pixels to Centimeters Conversion Table
How to Convert Pixels to Centimeters
Here are the conversions from World Wide Web Consortium:
|centimeters||1cm = 96px/2.54|
|inches||1in = 2.54cm = 96px|
|pixels||1px = 1/96th of 1in|
It is important to point out that the value of 1inch = 96px if we talk about web or css. This is actually the PPI or pixels per inch if your working with print media.
From the unit conversions above, what's actually most important is the centimeters.
So given that:
1cm = 96px / 2.54
From the given conversion, we can derive that:
1cm * 2.54 = 96px
96px = 1cm * 2.54 96
1px = 2.54 cm / 96
1px = 2.54 cm / PPI
Pixels to Centimeters Formula:
centimeters = pixels * ( 2.54 / PPI )
Note: If you are working with web or css, the default PPI is 96px.