gallery wall layout calculator

Input what you need to, choose the results you want

Hang your artwork accurately using these calculators. The main calculator is for horizontal row layouts. Use solo to install works one by one in any position. Use horiz to calculate horizontal spacings and for vertical groups use vert button.

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Input three or four measurements for each artwork:

  • vertical: outer vertical height; and drop to fastener(s)
  • horizontal: outer horizontal width; and if using two fasteners such as D-rings, an inside adjustment

Other distances that may be used for positioning are:

  • vertical height of top, mid-line/center or lower edges
  • horizontal inter-work and first/end spacing
  • vertical inter-work spacing in a vertical group

Choose the results you want

The main calculator has three steps: step 1 defines overall features used in steps 2 and 3. Step 2 gives horizontal spacing options and step 3 gives fastener positions for individual works.

picture hanging calculator diagram
picture hanging calculator diagram

step 1. overall wall setup

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  • alignment or reference height can be for top edges, mid-lines or lower edges aligned, heights for each option are shown in step 3
  • section width can be for a wall or any part of a wall
  • number of works is used in calculations and should match entries made for horizontal spacing (step 2)

Type aligment / reference height for works in decimal numbers e.g. mm or inches to 2 decimal places

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Type total width of wall or wall section

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Type number of work positions on wall/section

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step 2. horizontal spacing

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  • enter outer widths of all works in the section
  • outer width of a vertical group may be width of widest work in that position
  • ensure number of works matches entry above

Type width of work 1

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Type width of work 2

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Type width of work 3

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Type width of work 4

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Type width of work 5

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Type width of work 6

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Type width of work 7

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Type width of work 8

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Type width of work 9

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Type total width of all other works if >9

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options shown:

  • options are for symmetrical layouts
  • shown first is an even spacing for the wall section including first/end spaces
  • adjustments can be made to the layout including first and end spaces. An even space and total available space for ends are shown. The total available can be used to make asymmetrical layout in the wall section
  • alternatively just focus on the group's spacing and width without including any end spaces
total width of works
space available between works
even space between all works including ends

adjust including ends

  • set inter-work calc first/end

    Type width of desired inter-work horizontal space

    This field is required
    even first/end space
    available for first/end spaces
  • set first/end calc inter-work

    Type width of desired first / end horizontal space

    This field is required
    even inter-work space

adjust not including ends

  • set inter-work calc group

    Type width of desired inter-work horizontal space for section with zero ends

    This field is required
    width of group
    available for first/end spaces
  • set group calc inter-work

    Type your target overall group width with zero ends

    This field is required
    even inter-work space

step 3. individual work calculations

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  • add outer work dimensions
  • drop to fastener is to center of taught frame wire; or if 2 fasteners to top of D-rings; or stretcher depth eg. if on nails or screws. A negative drop can be used for outside fasteners, eg. pins in cloth tabs
  • inside adjust is for a two point hang only and is edges to D-ring centers; or, a set distance depending on hanging method
  • default zero (0) 'to previous edge' gives results table showing horizontals from work's own edge. When measuring from a previous work/edge add that distance

Option

  • in addition to 'to previous edge' adjustment, an extra adjustment can be made if measuring 'to previous fastener'. Add previous work's distance to center; or, if using 2 fasteners, add previous work's inside adjustment. This is also useful for pre-planning.

Type width of work

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Type the height of work

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Type work drop to fastener

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Type inside adjustment for work if 2 fasteners used

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Type horizontal distance to previous work or wall edge

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Type your notes about the work here

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option

Type inside adjustment from work edge to fastener of previous work, eg. to center fastener or to 2nd if two

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vertical results

horizontal results

  • to previous edge
    previous edge to center
    if two fasteners:
    previous edge to 1st fastener
    distance from 1st to 2nd fastener
    distance from centerline to fasteners
  • to previous fastener
    previous fastener to center
    if two fasteners:
    previous fastener to 1st fastener
    distance from 1st to 2nd fastener
    distance from centerline to fasteners

calculator with scratch pad

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  • use mouse or tap buttons, then tap blue equals = button
  • expressions can also be entered directly into the answer field using a keyboard, then tap blue equals = button
  • notes can be cleared or copied for future reference

Results area, expressions can be entered here

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Type notes here

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help and measuring notes template

  • help information and a notes template pdf illustrate measurements used. A pdf can be downloaded and used as a background in your notes app.

minimalist version

  • slim version with less text for when you get the hang of it

essentials calculator

  • essentials calculator, with horizontal spacing, vertical group and individual work calculators, and format allows on-screen tablet keyboards in landscape

print current setup

  • save current setup for reference press print button, this includes overall wall setup, horizontal spacing and current work

horizontal spacing

  • use a pop-up lightbox to determine horizontal spacing options either including or excluding the first and end spaces of a wall section

solo works

  • use a pop-up lightbox to calculate measurements for a single work

vertical group

  • use a pop-up lightbox to help placement of works in a vertical group

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1. Overall wall setup

Alignment height =

Set section width =

Number of works =

2. Horizontal spacing

Width 1 =

Width 5 =

Width 9 =

Width 2 =

Width 6 =

Width other =

Width 3 =

Width 7 =

Width 4 =

Width 8 =

Total width of works =

Total space available between works =

Even space between all works (inc ends) =

Options for end / inter-work space:

Set inter-work space = then first/end space =

Set first/end space = then inter-work space =

Set group inter-work = then group width =

3. Current individual work calculations

Work width =

Work height =

Drop to fastener =

Inside adjust =

To previous edge =

Added previous inside adjust =

Individual work note =

Vertical height of fastener(s) by alignment type

Mid-line aligned =

Top edges aligned =

Lower edges aligned =

Horizontal measurements

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 =

To previous fastener

Previous work's fastener to center =

Previous work's fastener to 1st fastener =

solo work

work details

work width

Type width of work

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work height

Type the height of work

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drop to fastener

Type work drop to fastener

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if 2, inside adjust

Type inside d-ring adjustment for work if 2 fasteners used

This field is required

vertical position

reference height

Type aligment height for works in decimal numbers e.g. mm or inches to 2 decimal places

This field is required

vertical results

horizontal adjustments

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  • default zero (0) 'to previous edge' gives results table showing horizontals from solo work's own edge
  • if measuring from a previous edge ie. previous work or wall edge, add that distance

to previous edge

Type horizontal distance to previous work or wall edge

This field is required
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  • in addition to 'to previous edge' adjustment, an extra adjustment can be made if measuring 'to previous fastener'
  • add previous work's distance to center; or, if using 2 fasteners, add previous work's inside adjustment

previous fastener adjustment

Type inside adjustment from work edge to fastener of previous work, eg. to center fastener or to 2nd if two

This field is required

horizontal results

  • to previous edge
    previous edge to center
    if two fasteners:
    previous edge to 1st fastener
    distance from 1st to 2nd fastener
    distance from centerline to fasteners
  • to previous fastener
    previous fastener to center
    if two fasteners:
    previous fastener to 1st fastener
    distance from 1st to 2nd fastener
    distance from centerline to fasteners

Type your note data here for printout

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Notes:
1. inputs

work details

work width =

work height =

drop to fastener =

inside adjust =

vertical

reference height =

horizontal

option to previous edge =

added previous inside adjust =

2. vertical results
a) mid-line at ref height

fastener height =

top edge height =

lower edge height =

b) top edge at ref height

fastener height =

mid-line height =

lower edge height =

c) lower edge at ref height

fastener height =

top edge height =

mid-line height =

3. horizontal results

to previous edge

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 =

to previous fastener

previous work's fastener to center =

previous work's fastener to 1st fastener =

horizontal spacing

inputs

Type total width of wall or wall section

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Type number of work positions on wall/section

This field is required

Type width of work 1

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Type width of work 2

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Type width of work 3

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Type width of work 4

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Type width of work 5

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Type width of work 6

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Type width of work 7

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Type width of work 8

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Type width of work 9

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Type total width of all other works if >9

This field is required

Type your note data here for printout

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horizontal results

total width of works
space available between works
even space between all works including ends

adjust including ends

  • set inter-work calc first/end

    Type width of desired inter-work horizontal space

    This field is required
    even first/end space
    available for first/end spaces
  • set first/end calc inter-work

    Type width of desired first / end horizontal space

    This field is required
    even inter-work space

adjust not including ends

  • set inter-work calc group

    Type width of desired inter-work horizontal space for section with zero ends

    This field is required
    width of group
    available for first/end spaces
  • set group calc inter-work

    Type your target overall group width with zero ends

    This field is required
    inter-work space

vertical group

group overview

reference height

Type aligment height for vertical group in decimal numbers e.g. mm or inches to 2 decimal places

This field is required

number of works

number of works in vertical group

This field is required

even vertical space

even vertical space between works

This field is required

individual works

top-most work first
limit of 6
leave blank if unused

vertical inputs

work #

work height

drop to fastener

1

Type the vertical height of work 1

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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2

Type the vertical height of work 2

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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3

Type the vertical height of work 3

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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4

Type the vertical height of work 4

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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5

Type the vertical height of work 5

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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6

Type the vertical height of work 6 and above

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drop to fastenerdrop to fastener

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group height

overall height

if target height

target group height

Type your target overall group height

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new even vertical space

vertical results

horizontal inputs

work #

work width

inside adjust

1

Type the width of work 1

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Type the inside adjustment of work 1

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2

Type the width of work 2

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Type the inside adjustment of work 2

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3

Type the width of work 3

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Type the inside adjustment of work 3

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4

Type the width of work 4

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Type the inside adjustment of work 4

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5

Type the width of work 5

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Type the inside adjustment of work 5

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6

Type the width of work 6

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Type the inside adjustment of work 6

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if group edge aligned

to group edge

add set distance before edge

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if group center aligned

group section width

width of wall section for the group, eg. widest work + 2x set inter-work space

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prev edge to centerline

horizontal results