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).

For web, 1 inch is equal to 96 pixels. On the other hand, you should set this PPI value if you are working with digital or print designs. More information about PPI and DPI below.

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

Pixels to Centimeters Conversion Table

Pixels Centimeters
37.8px 1cm
56.7px 1.5cm
75.6px 2cm
94.5px 2.5cm
113.39px 3cm
132.28px 3.5cm
151.18px 4cm
170.08px 4.5cm
188.98px 5cm
207.87px 5.5cm
226.77px 6cm
245.67px 6.5cm
264.57px 7cm
283.46px 7.5cm
302.36px 8cm
321.26px 8.5cm
340.16px 9cm
359.06px 9.5cm
377.95px 10cm
566.93px 15cm
755.9px 20cm
944.88px 25cm
1133.86px 30cm

How to Convert Pixels to Centimeters

Here are the conversions from World Wide Web Consortium:

Name Equivalence
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
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.