There are many ways to hang pictures depending on fastening methods available, personal preferences, tools and equipment etc. These can range from simple arbitrary placement, use of center points or edges; and may use simple tools like a spirit level and tape measure, or precision location using lasers. All are perfectly valid methods.
Some prefer to determine the centerline or center point for a picture or artwork and work from there. The center point is generally suggested to be 57 inches or 1450 mm high. Centerlines can be used in these calculators, particularly for solo works. However, the focus is on wall section and artwork widths, heights and width adjustments to position centers and fasteners relative to edges or previous works.
While the approach based on edges and is reliable, it is important to note that it is not the only way. Regardless of the method you prefer, I hope the calculators can be used to make relevant and helpful calculations for many purposes.
For example, you can complete just the inputs you need. If you want heights only complete inputs for alignment height, work height and drop to fastener(s). If you want help with horizontal spacing complete inputs for section width, number of works, work widths, inter-work and first/end spaces and obtain many horizontal spacing options.
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alignment_height+(picture_height/2)-drop_to_fastenerfor mid-line alignment height
wall_length/phi; or for any height or width
sqrt(first^2+second^2)a closing parenthesis needs to be added;
to, eg. convert feet/inches to mm enter
#inch to mmor
#feet +#inch to mm, or
#kg to lb
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Reference height =
To previous edge =
Work width =
Work height =
Drop to fastener =
Inside adjust =
Mid-line at ref height =
Top edge at ref height =
Lower edge at ref height =
Previous work/edge to center =
If 2 fasteners, previous work/edge to 1st fastener =
distance from 1st to 2nd fastener =
and, distance from centerline to fasteners =