If you want to find out what font or font style is being used in an image, you have several options…
Use an Online Font Recognition Tool
Lots of websites offer font recognition services. You can upload your image to these platforms, and they will analyse it to identify the font being used. Some popular options include WhatTheFont by MyFonts, WhatFontIs and the Font Macherator (by FontSpring)
Use Image Editing Software
If you have access to image editing software (for example, Adobe Photoshop or GIMP), you can use the Text or Type tool to select the text within the image (only if you have access to the file with the text still as a text layer). Once the text is selected, you can view the font name in the software’s font selection dropdown menu. If the text is part of the image, and you have access to Photoshop you can use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the area of the image that contains the text you want to match. Then, from the toolbar, choose Type, then Match Font.
Use a Font Identification App
Instead of using image editing software, you can use an app! There are many mobile apps available that can help identify fonts. For example, Adobe Capture (available for iOS and Android) has a feature called “Find My Font“. With it you can take a picture or import an image then identify the font style.
Online Font Identification Communities
Yes, these do exist! There are actually many online communities where you can ask for help from font enthusiasts and designers. Websites such as Reddit and TypographyGuru have dedicated sections where you can post your image and request assistance in identifying the font.
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