Step 2: Location
Step 3: Mark 66 inches
Step 5: Measure the wire
Step 6: Make a sketch
Take frame height ( H ), divide by three. This is ( E )
Measured down from the top of the frame, ( E ) is going to end up being eye level ( L, or 66" ), two thirds up the frame.
The difference between the 66 inch mark and where the hanger will go is ( D ).
Picture hanger is placed at ( X ).
So we have:
H divided by 3 = E ( Thirds )
E minus V = D ( Difference between wire and top third point )
66 plus D = X ( Eye level plus difference is where the hanger goes )
V corresponds to X ( The wire hangs on the hanger. Duh. )
It gets easier when you've done it once or twice.
(Tell me if I've made this stupidly complicated.)
Step 7: Make the second mark
Step 8: Install hanger
Step 9: You're done
Level the frame.
This art is from Rob Cohn, photographer.