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Find a Font from an Image File!


While not directly SharePoint, or even Microsoft related, I had to share this tip. I was updating a graphic in a SharePoint site today, which someone else had done, and could not get in contact with them, I had an interesting problem, in which anyone who has done any sort of design has probably come across at some point – how do you find a font based solely on an image?

I found the answer via a quick Google Bing search > http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

MyFonts.com has a neat online utility now, that, allows you to upload an image…

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it then attempts to isolate the letters, with verification from you, the end user…

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and then attempts to return some possible results!

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While I did not find any direct matches with Bing, it is a very cool program, and did work in my case. It may not be the EXACT same font, but, it was 99.5% there, and did the job I needed it to. I think probably the best design feature MyFonts.com put on the results page, is the scrolling image you had uploaded, so that you could accurately match it up with the example results shown.

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About Geoff Varosky
Geoff Varosky is a Senior Architect for BlueMetal Architects, based out of Watertown, MA. He has been architecting and developing web based applications his entire career, and has been working with SharePoint for the past 13 years. Geoff is an active member of the SharePoint community, Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Boston Area SharePoint Users Group, co-founder for the Boston Office 365 Users Group, co-organizer for SharePoint Saturday Boston and speaks regularly at SharePoint events and user groups.

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