Finally! A desktop font identification
solution that looks at the fonts on your computer, instead
of comparing against every font available on the Internet. Have you
ever had a customer or a colleague hand you a printed sample and ask
if you had that font? Have you ever purchased a font only to find that
you already owned a similar font that would have worked just fine?
FontMatch™ to the rescue! Instead of calling all the designers you know for advice on font ID, you can ask FontMatch™ to “look” at a sample and compare it to each font on your computer. FontMatch™ compares positive and negative space in a manner very similar to the way your eyes do, matching patterns to determine the best “fit”. After examining each font, it displays two images side by side: the one you supplied, and FontMatch’s best answer. Or you can scroll through each of the answers, and see a percentage for each one that represents the closeness of the fit. Unlike the online font identification utilities, this program matches only to the fonts that you already have in your computer.
All you have to do is supply FontMatch™ with an image file (.jpg, .bmp, .gif, etc.) and then specify what character this image represents (for example, capital C.) FontMatch™ can
search through the fonts loaded on your machine, or all of the fonts
in a particular directory.
Once the match list is complete, you have the option of viewing the characters side-by-side on screen, or printing text samples
The speed of obtaining results seems almost magical –
what used to take hours now takes only minutes.
This font identification application is
available for Mac OS X and Windows!