Sunday, November 29, 2015

How to Identify a Font Name from Image?

Knowing the name of a font

Sometimes you may like a font which appears on a website or somewhere else as an image. And it would be very difficult for you to detect that font. And if that font is not installed on your system, then it will be more difficult. So, in this post I'm gonna share a website that identifies font name -

Background Story

You know the title font of is Monotype Corsiva. When I visit this site using my Android Phone, I see a different title font. Look at the image below - 

Marks PC Solution Heading Screenshot

The title font in the above image is not one that I used as a title font for my site. But it looks cool! That's why I tried to know the name of this font.

I tried most of the fonts using MS Word to match it. But this font was not installed on my system. 

Later I took help from What Font is.

About What Font is

There are thousands of sites across the web which may help you identify the name of a font. But not all of them are good enough. Not all of them are reliable. I'm recommending What Font is because I got the result quickly using this site. And it's easy to use.

They have more than 300,000 fonts in their database!!

Font Identifying Process

  • First, you've to obtain the clear picture of your text. 

Marks PC Solution heading in Dancing Script Font

  • I've used the above image to prepare this tutorial. 
  • Hit on the Browse button > Choose your text image > If your text background is darker then mark the option Background Color is darker or leave it blank > Hit on the Continue button.

Uploading an image in What Font is

  • After hitting the Continue button, your text image will be divided into pieces according to characters. 
Identifying Characters from Image

  • Check every image and input character. Leave the box blank if there is more than one character in a image. Or if the character is not clear enough in the picture.
  • Hit on the Continue button. Then you will get a list of possible fonts that is matched/ related to your image. 

Pay Attention - 
  • Supported Image Formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
  • Text image should be in a single line
  • Good quality image
  • Image size should be less than 2 MB
  • Text color and background color should be differentiable

Hope all of you will enjoy this post. If you face any trouble, please contact us . . .

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