Selecting the right font is very important for the design of a website. Sometimes while browsing the web, you might land on a brilliantly designed website, and you may want to use the same font or some text written on an ad campaign that might entice you. But, what if you don’t know what font that is? How will you recognize or identify the font? Will you mail the webmaster to ask for the name of the font used? No, you don’t need to do that. There are certain free online tools which can help you identify the font with just a single click. You can identify the font using free online tools.
How to Identify Font?
There are numerous fonts, and it is not at all easy to recognize a font with just a look. Below are my favorite online tools which I use to identify the fonts. These are actually must-have tools for web designers. Check them out and decide which one is best for your usage.
Let’s see how to use these free font identifier tools to identify fonts.
WhatFontIs is the simplest online tool to identify the font on a particular webpage. It uses a catalog of 550K+ fonts (commercial or free) and font finder AI, for every image uploaded. Also available at Chrome extension and Firefox add-on, this tool gives you instant and accurate results. If you don’t want to install the extensions, you can use the online resource to identify your favorite fonts. Just upload your sample and check the matching fonts. Make sure that the image is clear and has good contrast. Edit the image if it has a lot of background noise or low contrast. Check WhatFontIs.com and find which font is best suitable for your website.
It is a free online source for finding the fonts using the images. You just have to upload the image from your desktop of submitting the image URL to identify the font out of the list of possible matches. The tool will match your font with the huge collection of fonts in its database and give you the correct answer within a few minutes. For good and fast results, make sure that the image you are using is clear and is having a maximum of 50 characters. The ideal size recommended one line of text is approximately 160 x 1250 pixels and the file should not be larger than 2MB. Visit myfonts.com/WhatTheFont and get your favorite font identified.
TIP: You can also identify Fonts using Browser Developer Tools.
Identifont is one of the most commonly used fonts identifying tools online. It asks a few questions about the font you want to identify and gives you not so accurate answer. The tool identifies the font based on its shape and characteristic, and the accuracy depends upon the answers you give. This tool IdentiFont.com is best applicable for those who don’t have any digital version of the font to be identified.
WhatFont is an extension available for both Chrome and Firefox. It is easy to use. First, you have to install it on Chrome or Firefox (the browser that you use to surf the internet), then click on the WhatFont extension to use it. The following steps summarize this:
- Install the WhatFont browser extension on Chrome and Firefox.
- Open any website on your web browser.
- Click on the WhatFont extension to activate it.
- Hover your mouse cursor over the font that you want to identify. It will show you the name of that font.
- Click Exit WhatFont to close this tool.
How do I identify a font for free?
You can use free font identifier online tools or web browser extensions to identify fonts for free. These font identifier tools and browser extensions are easy to use. You will also get some additional features in these free online tools. We have listed some best free font identifier tools and browser extensions in this article.
Is there a website that can identify a font?
Free font-identifying websites are available. These websites let you identify a font type for free. They also have paid plans for the users. If you want to use their paid services, you can go for paid plans. We have listed some best free font-identifying websites in this article.
How do I identify a font on Google?
You can visit free font identifier websites on Google to identify a font. Or you can install free browser extensions for the same. You can also refer to the list of free font identifier online tools and browser extensions listed in this article.
These are some free online tools we use to identify the fonts. If we’ve missed your favorite one do let us know via the comments section below.
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