When showing off a personal creation, you want to make sure there’s at least a little bit of yourself in there. With most creativity unleashed over the web, fonts used are one of the targeted customizable aspects.
Characters used to write have greatly evolved throughout the years, and it’s even possible to create your own interpretation of letters in a font package. What’s more, a simple search online might have you spend a great deal of time choosing the right font you want to use for a particular project.
On the other hand, you can accidentally stumble upon a font you really like, but have no idea how to find it. Below are a few methods to use in order to find any font over the web or from images.
Method one: Using a desktop application
Step 1: Download, install, and run Find my Font.
Step 2: Hit the Open Image (Ctrl + O) or Take Screenshot (Ctrl + S) button to load the picture that contains the font you want.
Step 3: Click the image in the upper left pane so the application knows where to look.
Step 4 (optional): Use the tools on the left panel to edit the image so the font becomes as clear as possible. You can edit several times and click the image after each change. This adds more items to the list to narrow down search results.
Step 5: Write down a few letters or text string to match. Make sure what you write is visible in the picture.
Step 6: Hit Match Fonts for the application to look both online and offline for the font you want.
Note: An abundance of fonts are retrieved. Relevance percentage is displayed in front of the name.
Step 7: Scroll between displayed items to preview them for easy identification.
Step 8: Right-click the font you want to download and click View/Find This Font Online.
Note: Results are not really that accurate, and a lot of image editing needs to be done for proper identification. However, chances are you stumble upon interesting or better alternatives in the process.
Method Two: Using an online service
Step 1: Go to this website.
Step 2: Drag the image of interest over the gray area or use the Browse button to select an image from your PC. Press Continue to advance.
Step 3: Fill in the letters in empty fields or correct the ones that are not like in the image. Try to keep the same caps state.
Step 4: Scroll through results and choose the one you consider right.
Method Three: Using a browser bookmarklet
Step 1: Access this website to grab the bookmarklet.
Step 2: Make sure your browser has the bookmarks toolbar visible. Enable it if it’s not already.
Step 3: Drag the Fount button on the bookmarks toolbar.
Step 4: Access the web page where the font you want is located.
Step 5: Press the Fount bookmarklet and select a piece of text. The font name appears in a box in the top right corner.
To end with
To be honest, neither of the methods completely promises to find the right font. In fact, you can’t even tell if it’s the one used unless you ask the person that actually used it. With all this, there’s still a high chance you find a suitable alternatives or even better ones.