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File Submitted: 15 May 2012

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MB-Ruler helps you to measure distances and angles on the screen and distances on a map.

The ruler and protractor is almost transparent, so you can have it on the screen, while you are working with the applications below.

Additionally it has a screen loupe function, a RGB value window and you can place temporary points,...

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This is a handy application, especially if you create your own "off" art photos...doctoring existing images.

No matter what window is opened the protractor stays on top, but it doesn't take over a screen. It can be moved anywhere on the desktop and rotated any number of degrees left or right. The degree and length readings are easy to read, also. Lengths can be measured in in, cm, mm, and pixels for any job you may have, making it possible for you to draw to scale.

In short, this is more than just a ruler. There is a color pick up, and the tool can be attached to any open program. One of the ideal features is the ability to add points, lines, or shapes to the screen. In drawing programs like MS Paint or Irfanview, this can help you make quick work of shapes, especially with the added bonus of the protractor for measuring angles. There is also a handy grid feature which adds a grid to the screen. This helps with shapes too. Overall, it's great for duplicating or tracing from one image to another. Duplicate or trace the shape from one image on the screen and then duplicate the same exact shape in your Paint document or in any image you are editing with the native features of that program. Then use the color pickup to duplicate exactly difficult colors to match.

For me this is one tool I have been looking for for a long time. I am a fanatic for mechanical drawing, so this is the feature that was always missing from MS Paint. But it works great with any photo editing program. Best of all, it's not too complicated. Add some French curves to this tool, and you are really drawing!

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