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Microsoft KB Archive/101171

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Determining Video Resolution with Windows Paintbrush


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.0, 3.0a, 3.1, 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups versions 3.1, 3.11


You can determine the video resolution in dots per inch (dpi) for the currently selected video driver in Windows or Windows for Workgroups by using the Windows Paintbrush application.


To determine the video resolution:

  1. Start Paintbrush. From the Options menu, choose Image Attributes.
  2. Select Inches, and then replace the values for Width and Height with 1.0 (1-inch high by 1-inch wide).
  3. Select Pels.
  4. The number in the Width and Height boxes represent your video resolution in dots per inch or Pels.

You can deterimine the video resolution in dots for the whole screen for the selected driver as follows:

  1. Start Paintbrush. From the options menu choose Image Attributes.
  2. Select Pels.
  3. Choose Default.

The numbers you see in Width and heights boxes correspond to the resolution of your current video driver.

Common video resolution standards for Windows are EGA, VGA, SVGA, and 8514 Large and Small fonts. The following are examples of these common video resolution standards:

   EGA            72 dpi
   VGA            96 dpi
   SVGA           96 dpi
   8514 Large    120 dpi
   8514 Small     96 dpi 

Additional query words: 3.10 3.00 3.0 3.0a 3.1 3.11 pbrush pbrush.exe

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Technology : kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbWFWSearch kbWin300 kbWin300a kbWin310 kbWin311 kbWFW310 kbWFW311

Last Reviewed: October 29, 1999
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