What if you like a font but don't know its name? Everything is very simple if you have its graphic outline at hand. There are a large number of online services that search for a font by image, and admittedly, quite good.
In this article, we will look at some of them, and try to quickly find an unknown font, having only its type at hand.
It is very easy to use and gives very good results. On top of that, its database contains a huge number of both free and paid fonts. Therefore, if you could not find the one you need, try to pick up something similar to the site's font base.
- Load the image with the outline of our font:
The picture should be of good quality and not too small. Background noise and lack of contrast can drastically affect search quality. Take the trouble to tweak the picture in Photoshop to get a good result.
It is best to keep the letters dark and the background light. As the practice of using What The Font has shown, the size of the image significantly affects the search result. If the picture is too small, there will be more results. But as the image grows, their number is reduced to a minimum.
- After uploading the picture, make sure that the service has correctly identified the number of glyphs.
A glyph is a graphic image of a sign. One character does not always correspond to one glyph. For example, the letter "a" in any spelling remains one letter and one sign. But the capital "a" and the lowercase "a" are two different glyphs.
At the same time, one glyph can correspond to several characters. For example, "ffi" is one glyph but three characters. That is, in words where there is a combination of "ffi" there will be fewer glyphs than characters.
- After all the manipulations, you will receive a search result.
In my simple example, the font was chosen correctly. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
If The Font did not work, and you are too lazy to look at the font collections, you can try to run the picture on other similar services. Let's take a look at some of them.
Each of the above services is effective in its own way. By combining them, finding the right font is quite quick. I use What The Font + Demiart a lot. In 90% of cases, I manage to find the desired font within 20 minutes.