WhatFontIs – The Key to Unlocking Fonts
A lot of people underestimate the importance of fonts. In advertising, you are taught how essential they are. People working in graphic design spend a lot of time finding the perfect font to go with a particular product. It’s essential in attracting your target buyers. Even if you are not a professional, sometimes you are just curious about these things and it’s frustrating when you can’t find an answer. Problem is, there are so many fonts out there and of course, we don’t know most of them. We can’t rely on what Word is offering, so what do we do?
Well, we go to WhatFontIs.com. If you found an image with a text written in a nice font and you want to use it, you can use this website to identify it. It has a huge database and if you have a clue about the name of the font you’re looking for, you can just simply look it up by keyword. If not, you have to upload the image with the text or copy-paste the URL to it and you’re half-way there.
The next step is to choose whether the font is lighter or darker than the background by ticking a box. Hit ‘Continue’ and you’ll be redirected to another page where you will have to confirm the letters that the software identified. You can just leave the boxes that don’t match any letters blank; when dealing with intricate fonts, it sometimes misidentifies a few letters. Afterwards, you get to choose if you want your results to include both the free and the premium fonts or only the free ones.
Last but not least, you will arrive at the results page, where WhatFontIs shows you the fonts that are closest to what you are looking for, in order. You will get a lot of alternatives; you might actually end up liking something else. That’s about it, a couple of minutes and you get your font. It’s very likely that you will find an exact match since the website has a database of approximately 280,000 fonts.
I never seize to be amazed of where technology has brought us; this website is a basic, yet wonderful example of it. There are similar websites that identify songs or odors or other things. It’s just the kind of very simple, genius concept that you enjoy making use of. Go ahead and try it yourself on whatfontis.com.
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August 11, 2017