Friday, April 6, 2012

Font Detectives

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Have you come across a font that you love or need to match and can't figure out what it is or how to buy it? Or, ahem, have you used a font in a project only to change the font to outlines and then have to go back and edit the file and can't remember for the life of you what in the world you used? No? HaHa. Maybe I'm the only geek who does that from time to time.

But, there are a couple of great sites to help!

First, is What the Font! by MyFonts.com.  This is the option that I turn to when I am stuck and can't figure out what it is.

You can either upload an image file or specify a URL of the font in question and it will walk you through a few steps to try and determine which font it is. Below is a screen shot from their site.



Another option is, Identifont. This is a more detailed option and gives you several ways to search for the font such as by appearance, name or part of a name, similarity to another font, by picture or symbol, or by the designer. 



I use both. Most often I start with What the Font and then move to Identifont. How about you? Any tips for finding fonts? How do you organize them on your computer? 




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