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Photoshop: Find Dimensions of Selected Area

Info Pallet Window in Photoshop
Samyak Lalit | July 18, 2013 (Last update: September 23, 2017)

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Photoshop, the powerful image creation and editing software from Adobe, is perhaps the world’s most popular image editing software. We, the web designers, use it to make the full-fledged theme design of a website. It is also being used by a lot of newbies. New users of this software don’t know a number of things that can make their working in Photoshop much easier.

Photoshop shows dimensions of the canvas area and zoom level in status bar. But when we select marquee tool and select some area on canvas -information regarding width and height of the selected area is not displayed. To know the dimensions of your selection, you should do the following:

Go to Window menu and select info pallet

Info Pallet Window in Photoshop

Info Pallet Window in Photoshop

Info pallet window will appear on screen. Now make selection using marquee tool. You will get the width and height of selection in the info pallet. Dimensions are shown in units that you have set in your Photoshop preferences. In the example shown in above image, width of selection area is 3.556 points and height is 1.514 points.

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The info pallet will also show you the cursor’s current relative position on canvas area. Cursor’s anchor position (i.e. the position from where the selection began) is also shown.

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I hope this was useful for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. I will be happy to try and help you. Thank you for using TechWelkin.


One response to “Photoshop: Find Dimensions of Selected Area”

  1. NItroz says:

    When i try to select using marquee tool, i am not getting the width and height values near the selection. I know the fact that i can find in info palette, so please don’t give me that answer. enter image description here.
    When i drag with the marquee tool the width and height will be displayed along with the selection. Now it’s not showing up. Any idea on that?

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