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Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

"what would you like to measure in?"

'ah, no metric system here. just tell me in inches.'

"but in real world inches or pixels?"

'but why wouldn't they both be......whatever, yeah, pixels.'

"okay pixel-pixels or do you mean points"

'what the FUCK is a point'

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Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

i like that it's something we all know but like it's not a big enough annoyance that it even registers for us. like, why would inches be measured differently than pixels? they don't know how big the monitor is, they know how many pixels there are.
and yet, you don't open up a 4x6 inch program and a 8x12 document and expect the same amount of pixels

so there's just an assumption to the physical size of a pixel

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

i feel like the most natural rebuttal to this is "well there's a pretty standard size for a pixel"

to which it's like
have you fucking seen a gameboy

There's a digital-to-physical measurement overseer's foundation in guatamala. every day they look at emerging tech so they can tell if the gameboy correctly sizes an inch in terms of pixels

no, now it's this blackberry

and then one day somebody slips up and unplugs the machine and the next day, measurements return to gameboy size, so bridges are installed only three feet high, cars have tires the size of houses, a man's implant is several times his size

(there were measuring how much of the earth the bridge *didn't* have to cover, see)

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@heatherhorns a point is 1/72 of an inch

unrequested fact re: Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@ben w

why
for why

re: unrequested fact re: Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@heatherhorns We have never seen a gameboy but our high-resolution computer screen is a /constant/ annoyance!

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@heatherhorns (we tend to think of "point" as a Logical Pixel, as opposed to Actual Device Pixels which may be different, but I have no idea how Photoshop uses it.)

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@heatherhorns What gets me is when I talk about image sizes like "what the fuck is a 4x6 photo that tells me _nothing_ about image quality, there IS no such thing as physical size here" and everyone looks at me like I'm nuts.

(or at least our parents seemed to think Physical Size Existed, somehow.)

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@heatherhorns What about picas? (iirc 12 points = 1 pica?)

Dramatic Version of you entering photoshop or the like 

@ultraviolet god i have no idea

maybe it's a religon

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