How to Identify fonts
How often have you seen a lovely font and wanted to use it too, but didn’t know what it was?
Here are some options on how to Identify fonts. You could try to search for hours online, OR you could simply use a website to identify it!
How do these websites work?
These sites require you to upload an image (either a screen shot, scan or photo) with the font in question and the site will identify the fonts that match from their database. It is not always correct and they will suggest alternatives, which may or may not look similar!
Sites to try:
- Identifont could be a bit of a desperate attempt as it involves a lot of guessing
You can also identify a font from live text on a web page
The Website WhatFont has an easy to use bookmarklet, for Safari and Chrome. The software adds a small f? button to the left of the address field in your browser. Click the button, mouse over the font you want to identify and information about that font will be shown.
If these tools fail you…
Some font websites have helpful forums that you can post your image to. Unfortunately, you may have to wait for someone to answer you on the forums, so if it’s urgent, it may be a problem.
- WhatTheFont Forum on MyFonts
- Font Identification Forum on Typophile
- Font Identification Forum on Dafont