There are situations when you want to know the name of an unknown font. You can find it in different ways, but some of the more effective. I am talking about tools created specifically for font identification.

In this article, we review three solutions for fonts identification.

To find out which are the best font, I did the things below:

  • Tried solutions that I found on the web
  • Asked in places like Reddit, Quora, and forums
  • Receive recommendations from designers

By combining the above results, I found out the best three font identifiers: WhatFontIs, MyFonts, FontsNinja.


WhatFontIs was created from scratch to be the very best font identifier, being highly easy to use and efficient. With it, you will identify fonts from any image and any website.

How to identify fonts in images


  • The software has by far the most extensive database in the industry, with over 790k fonts, both free and paid
  • Works with all font foundries, including Google Fonts
  • Find with both free and paid fonts
  • For each identified font, you get 60+ free and paid font alternatives
  • The tool is 100% free to use no matter how many fonts you want to identify
  • No registration is required


  • To identify fonts from websites, you have to install the Google Chrome Extension


MyFonts is a fonts distributor with a large font library. It has a simple-to-use font identifier tool named WhatTheFont.

How to identify fonts in images


  • Works fast
  • Service offers many similar fonts
  • Free to use
  • Without registration
  • You can consult with the online community to find the font


  • This service defines mostly paid fonts
  • The online community does not answer all the questions
  • Quite a small font database – 130k fonts
  • No font identification from websites

Fonts Ninja

FontsNinja is a powerful app and browser extension that will help you identify fonts from websites.

How to identify fonts in images


  • Free to use with the browser extension and with the app’s trial version
  • You can find a font, their size, letter spacing, line height, and color
  • Try fonts on your computer in one click
  • Nice interface


  • No font identification from images
  • Only 20 fonts in the free trial
  • Small database

Real-life test

Now let’s see how to identify fonts using one of these tools. I selected WhatFontIs for this test.

1. Firstly, I was to take a picture of a font. I uploaded it on
2. Then I had to optimize the picture a bit: add contrast and turn down the brightness. Also, you can draw lines between letters if they are too close for better results.

How to identify fonts in images

Probably with high-quality pictures you can easily skip this step.

3. After that, I cropped the picture and selected the text that I wanted to identify.
4. I insert the characters that the software identified.

How to identify fonts in images

Family, I’ve got the following information:

  • The name of the font that I wanted to identify
  • Price
  • Download link
  • 60+ free and paid font alternatives for each identified font
How to identify fonts in images

The process took me just a few minutes, and I found many other cool fonts.


Selecting a font manually can be very difficult and time-consuming. With the services we reviewed earlier, you can speed up this process and find the font you want in just a few clicks.

Try tools for creators by the Icons8 team:


Icons8, a library of about 130K+ icons and clip art images

Offline app icons8

Offline app and plugins to drag’n’drop icons and clip art to any design tools


Moose, the big collection of high-quality stock photos


Ouch! , a library of vector illustrations and collages

Background Remover

Background Remover, AI-based online tool for removing background from any photo

Mega Creator

Mega Creator, online tool for creating visual content from pre-made elements


Fugue, royalty free music for videos of any kind


Lunacy, free graphic design software with built-in design resources

Smart Upscaler

Smart Upscaler, image upscaler to enlarge and enhance images using AI

Generated Photos

Generated Photos, unique, worry-free model photos generated by AI

Also, get the lists of free vector software and free photo editing software.
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