# Difference Between Pixel and Point

## Pixel vs Point

Summary: Difference Between Pixel and Point is that pixel is the smallest element in an electronic image. The greater the number of pixels the camera uses to capture a picture, the better the quality of the picture. While point is a unit of length, point is mostly used when you want to measure the height of a font. But when talking about technically point can be used measure any length.

### Pixel

A pixel (short for picture element) is the smallest element in an electronic image. The greater the number of pixels the camera uses to capture a picture, the better the quality of the picture. Digital camera resolutions range from about 4 million to more than 16 million pixels (MP).

Pixel is just an element of the picture that plays an important role to complete the image. The word ‘pixel’ was first published by Frederic C. Billingsley in 1965. The measurement of the screen can be described through pixels. Hence, the size of the image also depends on the number of pixels, the larger the number of pixels your image is having the greater the size will be.

### Point

The point is a unit of length, point is mostly used when you want to measure the height of a font. But when talking about technically point can be used measure any length. In any application 1 point is exactly equal to the 1/72th of an inch. So 72pt is 0.996264 inches. Let us compare it with the Pixels, the pixels of the one point depends on the resolution of your image. E.g if the resolution of your image is 72 pixels per inch (ppi) then 1 point is equal to the 1 Pixel.