I was wondering if Pixelmator Pro can do some basic ruler & mark like Mark Tool Basic?

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  • That application you linked to is free. Any reason why you can't use that?
    – Joonas
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 7:52
  • @Joonas I'm using that right now, but I am curious if Pixelmator Pro has that feature.
    – alwaysday1
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 7:57
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    I see. I don't think it has. They only mention a ruler in their website. I don't know if it has plugins, but those could possibly add that functionality. — What's the use case? If I handle the coding, I tend to use PixelSnap (check the video). I find it better, that I can take measurements on demand, rather than have them all sit there. By the way, it takes measurements anywhere from the screen. You don't have to take screenshots or open files. For colors I use ColorSnapper or Sip.
    – Joonas
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 8:12

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Pixelmator has a ruler, but I am at this time unaware of a native-to-Pixelmator method to turn that ruler into persistent dimensions à la CAD.

I use the old but still working Xscope for this kind of thing myself, though both Mark Tool and PixelSnap are effective, I also use PageLayers for web capture to separate layers of complex designs, and though it's depreciated, I love Layers on Mac OS for screencaps - you get a fully layered PSD with each rendered UI element on a separate layer.

Hope that helps.

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