Have you ever seen a great looking font on a website or piece of printed material that you’d love to use in your next project? You’d love to use it, but you don’t know what it is. Don’t worry. There are free tools on the Internet to help you find that font.
1. My Fonts – WhatTheFont http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/
On WhatTheFont, you can upload an image or type in the url of an online image. Make sure the image is simple. Images that are too complex cannot be interpreted by WhatTheFont.
2. Identifont – http://www.identifont.com/
Identifont asks questions to help you identify the font you’re interested in. If you have an idea of the font’s name, but don’t quite know how to spell it, you can type what you think it is and let Identifont figure out what you mean. You can find a font that is similar to one who’s name you know, or find one that contains a specific symbol or picture. If you know the name of a font designer, you can find that person’s fonts.
3. Linotype Font Finder – http://www.linotype.com/fontidentifier.html
Enter a few letters and then answer a series of questions to help you recognize the font. This is a good one for people who are interested in the characteristics that make up a font.
4. Fount – http://fount.artequalswork.com/
Fount provides a browser button so you can identify fonts on any website.
There are more of these tools out there. Just do a search using the terms “font identifier” to find one (or more) that works for you.