Do you know the font type used in your design project can make or break your final design? Identifying which font was used in a particular design is difficult as there are lots of fonts out there. Picking the right font has now become a vital part of the design process.
As a designer, the tools mentioned below will make your job a lot easier. Some are browser extensions while some are web apps. Peep the list, bookmark it, so you never have to wonder what font was used in a design or a website.
The WhatFontIs tool is an online tool that lets you identify fonts either by uploading an image or entering a URL where the font is located. Some use the system to find a specific font missing from the sources sent by the client or just because they see a nice font and want to know what font is this. The tool has an extensive catalogue of 550000+ commercial and free fonts and uses font finder AI to identify fonts.
2. WhatFont Tool
The WhatFont Tool comes as a browser extension available for Chrome and Safari and as a bookmarklet. All you have to do is click it and then hover over the text on the webpage and the extension will show you the font’s name.
MyFonts has a neat tool, WhatTheFont, that allows you to identify fonts from an image. It supports both PNG and JPG and uses their collection of over 133,000 font styles to find the best match for the fonts in your image. For best results, upload a good quality image, ensure the text is horizontal. We’ll detect the text in the image automatically, then you can click the font you want. You can draw a manual crop box if you want, but be sure that you only draw it around one line of text.
4. Fontface Ninja
Fontface Ninja is another browser extension for identifying fonts. What sets this one apart is the ability to try the fonts with your text and the ability to immediately purchase the font by clicking on the pricing or download link. It works with Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
5. FontSpring Matcherator
FontSpring Matcherator lets you upload an image or share the link to the image URL to identify fonts that were used. The tool supports OpenType features and also has a tag refinement feature to let you narrow down the results for those hard to match fonts.
Sometimes, you are familiar with the font that was used but can’t pinpoint it with absolute certainty. TypeTester might come in handy as the tool lets you compare 3 typefaces at once so you can narrow down your choices.
Identifying fonts you see online is no longer an impossible task. Thanks to tools mentioned in this roundup, you can easily find out the font being used on any website as well as fonts used on image overlays or other graphic designs. Be sure to add these tools to your design toolbox and have fun identifying fonts easily!