What is Find My Font?
Find My Font is a software created by Softonium Development. As its name suggests it, its purpose is to help the user identify fonts.
Has this ever happened to you? You are given some printed text or logo and want to reproduce it. The font seems familiar but you can’t recall its name. You start going through the fonts on your computer but after several minutes you realize this is hopeless.
Introducing ‘Find my Font’. A software application that runs on your computer and finds the fonts of a given bitmap image. No more wasted time looking for the matching font. ‘Find my Font’ will identify fonts within a few seconds and give you a list of fonts that resemble your input. Not only will you find the font that matches the image but you will also find fonts that are similar or close to what you’re looking for.
From the Find My Font homepage
The Softonium crew asked us to try their software and let you guys know how it went.
To see a product at work is the best demonstration one can make of it.
Some thoughts about the software
Let’s face it, we’ve all been in the situation of having to identify a typeface, and struggling to do so.
After using Find My Font a little bit, I can tell you it’s indeed pretty fast at going through my font library, and it definitely can help.
I spotted one downside to the program so far: its identification method works on the fonts of your own typeface library. So if you don’t have the font, the best the software will be able to do is to suggest types that are close to the ones you own (installed or not). And there are still some weird suggestions that pop up sometimes.
The good surprise: pro version giveaway!
The Find My Font creators have decided to give away 3 licenses of the Pro version of their software, like that you’ll be able to make yourself an idea of how well it works! To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post. We’ll pick the winners at random on February 8th, 2012, and contact them via email.