Have you ever encountered a situation where you stumbled upon an appealing font in various media like websites, magazines, business cards, flyers, or posters, and thought about using it in your own projects? The challenge arises when you don’t know the name of that font. Fortunately, today, I’m going to introduce you to an incredibly useful app that can be installed on your smartphone to effortlessly identify fonts.
The app I want to showcase is called WhatTheFont. To get started, you’ll need a smartphone, whether it’s running iOS or Android – this app caters to both platforms. After installing the app, open it, and you’ll find a user-friendly interface. The main screen offers a live camera mode, which is accompanied by three icons at the bottom of the screen. The left-hand icon grants access to your image library, the middle one allows you to take a photograph, and the right-hand icon is for toggling the flash on or off.
Let’s explore how this app works with a couple of practical examples. Imagine you come across a captivating font on an AI business card, and you wish to use it in another project, but you’re clueless about its name. The process is quite straightforward: align the text you want to identify in the camera frame, press the center photograph button, and the app will promptly recognize any typography in the image, marking them with dashed boxes. If the app doesn’t capture it perfectly, you can use the icon that appears on the right to create your own selection boxes. Once the text is highlighted, tap on the desired text, and a blue circle with an arrow will appear. By tapping this, the app will attempt to identify the font. In the results, you’ll see a list of fonts that closely match, and often, the top result will be the correct one. In this case, it identifies the font as “Open Sans.” To acquire this font, simply tap on it, and you’ll be directed to the MyFonts website, where you can obtain it.
Now, let’s consider another scenario. You have a magazine cover with an intriguing font, and you’d like to identify it. Once again, align the text within the camera frame, take a photo, and let the app do its magic. It will identify the text and display a list of results. For instance, if you select a piece of text and tap on it, the app might identify it as “Edo Pro.” However, the beauty of this app is that it doesn’t limit you to just one option. You can explore the other font suggestions it provides, which might be more suitable for your specific project. By tapping on the image, you can either share the font with someone via email or proceed to the MyFonts website for purchasing. Additionally, you can search for the font on other websites using its name.
In conclusion, the WhatTheFont app is a remarkable tool for font enthusiasts and designers alike. Its simplicity and accuracy make it an invaluable resource for identifying fonts you come across in your daily life. I hope you find this app as useful as I do. If you’ve found this article helpful, please consider giving it a like and subscribing to my channel for more informative content. Don’t forget to click the notification bell icon to stay updated with my latest videos. Until next time, stay creative!