Learn to detect the font of any image with your mobile

What font is this?

Surely you have ever recognized a font on a marquee, advertisement or even on social networks that has caught your attention due to its design or the fonts used in its typography. Well WhatTheFont It is the perfect tool for you. I'll tell you what it's for and what you can do with this tool that some call the “Shazam of fonts”.

What is WhatTheFont, the “Shazam of fonts”

WhatTheFont app

This application, which is ideal for creatives, designers and lovers of typography, allows identify sources on the spot simply taking a photo of the design. You no longer need to spend hours looking for fonts similar to the ones you like since with WhatTheFont you will have the font you want instantly.

In addition to being useful for its main functionality, it is useful because it serves as inspiration to make better designs. It does this by offering a catalog of typefaces and fonts similar to those you scan with your own texts. And it is so simple and effective that without realizing it you expand your knowledge in design.

And I have to mention the similarity and precision of the searches, which, like Google Lens, is based on artificial intelligence and takes data from Google. The only difference is that WhatTheFont database is that of the popular MyFonts website. Therefore, in a matter of seconds, you can take the desired text and convert it in a thousand different ways.

So if you are dedicated to design or want to investigate this tool, I recommend that you download it from the link I leave below. And while you download it, I explain how it works.

WhatTheFont
WhatTheFont
Developer: MONOTYPE
Price: Free

How to use WhatTheFont

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WhatTheFont is a very simple app to use but that doesn't mean you have to know how it works. Therefore, keep reading as I explain how to use the app to search for sources. Of course, before using the app you must accept the camera permissions to be able to use it correctly. Now let's see how it is used.

  1. Find a font or source that catches your attention and open the app.
  2. Point and take the photo of the typography with your camera (you can also upload a photo from your gallery).
  3. If there is more than one font or if the image is not clear you can cut where you want the app to focus.
  4. Wait for WhatTheFont to identify the letter that appears in the photo.
  5. La app will show you a list of fonts that match the one you scanned.

Ready, you now know what font was in the photograph you scanned. Now, this is not all you can do with this tool. Now you can write your own text with that letter to see how it looks and understand if it would fit your next design.

Moreover you can find similar fonts the one you scanned to see if a better style would fit. And if you like the new design, you can save it to favorites to use in the next project you have. And of course try to capture images with sufficient quality since the higher quality your image has, the better it will identify the letter you want.

Now I suggest you try to see what type of font some titles of famous films or video games have. Specifically, try to see what type of font is in the design of Avatar, the highest-grossing movie in history that you can see on Disney+. Isn't it surprising that a movie with a million-dollar budget uses that source? I challenge you to discover sources, leave me in the comments the one that surprised you the most.


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