"What the Font!" is a great tool that can help identify fonts. Just upload an image or enter an image URL and let "What the Font!" do the rest, telling you what font is being used.
Identifying fonts with What the Font starts with a file upload. The system accepts standard image formats such as GIF, JPEG and TIFF. If the graphic is online, you can enter the URL directly. After uploading or linking to a graphic of a font, What the Font identifies each letter and asks for confirmation of the findings. You can even click and drag mis-identified characters to create the intended letters. After this step, What the Font will recommend any number of typefaces it finds as a match, with examples to show subtle differences. If you find the right font, or an acceptable close match, you can view a character map and samples and in some cases, purchase the font directly.
What the Font Forum
If the system cannot locate the font, enter the What the Font forums and let the community chip in. Upload a font graphic, and users can choose to identify the font, mark the case as solved, or claim the graphic is not a font. Just browsing? Check out almost 50,000 solved and over 70,000 unsolved font cases.
Tests showed that the cleaner the font in the image, the more accurate the system. Follow the recommended guidelines whenever possible, which include using up to 25 characters and a 100 pixel letter height. Try to track down the best copy of a font image, or you may be left with a large number of fonts to choose from or an altogether miss. Tiny fonts gave the system trouble as well. Overall, because of the ease-of-use of the fast system, What the Font is definitely worth a try when trying to identify a font.
More on Fonts
What the Font! is owned by MyFonts. MyFonts is a store where you can buy fonts. Prices range from $5 to over $900 (as of this article's publication date). Fonts can add personality to a page or document and can increase readability so that readers don't tire while reading your page (or book).