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There are more and more creative fonts being designed here in Noosa, and across the world, on a daily basis. From serif to sans-serif fonts, there’s the perfect typeface for every occasion.

But do you know how to identify a font when it’s not labelled? Or how to find the name of a font used in a PDF or image?

Thankfully, the clever team at myfonts.com have created a really easy-to-use tool, that will help you identify a font, by simply uploading an image of it. It’s really quite simple. Here are the steps to follow to find the name of that font you love:

How to identify a font used in an image

1. Take a screengrab of the image and save it as a jpg.

2. Prepare the image by cropping out all of the noise and leaving just a word, written in the font you like. You should be left with something like this:

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Hint: For optimal results, use characters that have distinct shapes, ideally with a height of 100 pixels, with letters not touching and characters laid out horizontally if possible.

3. Go to MyFonts and select Choose file to upload your image and click the Continue button.

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4. On the next screen you may have to outline the text by dragging the border edges to cover your font, then click the blue button to proceed.

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5. On the final screen, you will be presented with a few options that myfonts.com has identified as suitable font matches.

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Now that you know the name of your favourite font, you can download or purchase it, to complete your ideal design.

If you need a hand with selecting the ideal font for your project, or understanding font licenses, please get in touch with our team so that we can help.

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