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How to find fonts in images

Let’s say a client gave you an image, a JPG file for example of a logo he wants for his business. How do you know which fonts are used in the logo? I have this situation just a few days ago.

The solution is relatively simple. There are several online services that can help you identify fonts from an image.

The services are mainly free but they have paid features. I have tested three of these sites and they work perfectly.

The sites promote fonts for sale because after they recognize the fonts they offer you mainly paid fonts but there are tons of sites that offer the same font for free.

Online sites that find fonts in images

Whatfontis is the first site I have tested and it works just fine. The process of recognizing the font has three easy and very intuitive steps and the results come in a few seconds.

Here is a review from a client with whom I perfectly agree.

One of the best ways for designers to identify fonts used in images and locate a source for downloading them, @WhatFontIs leverages advanced AI to find the right font.

They have a catalog of 790K+ fonts (commercial or free) and font finder AI. For every image uploaded the site provides over 60 fonts.

These site is the best I have tried but there are others that do exactly the same thing like:

Find fonts in images with Adobe Photoshop

You can find also a font with Adobe Photoshop which is of course a paid program that has now a very affordable monthly subscription.

The steps of finding a font in an image with Adobe Photoshop are:

  • Open the image in Photoshop and select the Rectangular Marquee Tool. Use this tool to select the area of the image that contains the text you want to match.
  • From the toolbar, choose Type > Match Font.
  • Choose from the matched fonts already installed on your machine, or download from Typekit by clicking the cloud icon.
  • Now add text to the image using the matched font.

They work only with Adobe Fonts so the results are restricted to their fonts. I think this tool has to be developed more in the future.


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