# how to convert PT to Px in photoshop

I have to convert text format pt to px any Document setting or by how can i change pt to px format for the text

• You can change this unit from settings, or just type XX px May 8, 2015 at 6:28
• In Adobe software, 1 pixel is equal to 1 point. For text sizes, there's no need to change it. May 8, 2015 at 6:56
• Hum... The pt -> px size is resolution-dependent. A 6 pt text at 72 ppi is smaller than a 6 pt text at 300 ppi in pixel size. May 14, 2015 at 14:29
• Not really. 6pt is 6pt. The print size of varying ppi documents is different, but the type sizes aren't. See Here. May 14, 2015 at 14:47
• @SOIA. That is not true on the web. 6pt is like 60% larger than 6px. See for yourself: jsfiddle.net/p2ptw084 Dec 10, 2015 at 17:54

Go to `Edit > Preference > Unit & Rulers` and change type points to pixels

You also can right click into text input and select unit. This is good if you want change value only for one property and keep units in other fields.

Or you can simply rewrite "pt" to "px"

Fastest way to unit settings is doubleclick on ruler.

It's an old question and it is true it has been answered. However, I have been referred here from a search engine and I thought I would answer the question mathematically.

As far as I know, the following is true:

``````1 pt ≡ 1/72.27 in
1 px ≡ 1/D in.
``````

I denote D for density. This is usually equal to `72 ppi` (pixels per inch).

Equivalently, we have

``````72.27 pt ≡ 1 in
D px ≡ 1 in
``````

Hence `72.27 pt = D px`, which helps to work out conversion factors. For instance to convert `px` to `pt`, I'd use the following formulae:

``````Y (pt) = X (px) × 72.27/D (pt/px).
``````

Similarly, to convert `pt` to `px`, I'd use the following:

``````Y (px) = X (pt) × D/72.27 (px/pt).
``````

Since D is usually equal to `72` and `72.27` is rounded to `72`, the conversion from `pt` to `px` is simply 1 to 1. This is what Photoshop does. However, D might be different, s.a. 96, 150, 256, or 300.

As an example, if D is `300 ppi` and I wanted to convert `14 pt` to `px`, I'd have the following:

``````300/72 × 14 = 58.3 px
``````

The conversion is no longer 1 to 1 because now `1 pt` takes approximately `4.16 px`.

If Ityped `58.3px` in Photoshop when `ppi` is set to 300, I would get something very close to `14pt`.

• This is actually a great point. Px values are relative to the density and pt are absolute for physical measures. If people do not realize this a humungous text in px at 300PPI will surprise them compared to a 72PPI. I would probably round 72pt to 1 in for easier remembering. May 4 at 15:02

First Open Photoshop, Go to Edit Menu > scroll down click Preference > Unit & Rulers and change type points to pixels