You can recognize or search for a font from an image with online tools, compare it yourself, or by drawing (have it drawn) the text over in a graphic drawing program. In this blog, you’ll read the pros and cons of each option.

1. Font search with online tool

WhatTheFont was created specifically to recognize fonts.


  • It’s free.
  • The tool works quickly.


  • The tool does not always recognize the correct font.
  • Even if you have found out the font through the tool, you still have to look up the corresponding font. This can take a lot of time and doesn’t always work.

2. Font search by comparison them yourself

You can insert your image into a word processing program (such as Microsoft Word) and then see which font resembles the one in your image.


  • It’s free.


  • It can take a long time to find the right font.

3. Redrawing fonts in graphic drawing program

If figuring out the font doesn’t work, you may choose to redraw the text in a graphic drawing program such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and Inkscape.


  • It is free (if you have the software).


  • It takes a lot of time to trace the text into a graphic drawing program.

We have a lot of experience in tracing fonts in Adobe Illustrator. In this blog you can see how we do this.

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