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Topic: Shazam for Fonts (Read 1408 times) previous topic - next topic

Shazam for Fonts

According to this article, Photoshop CC is going to have a new font ID feature. Highlight the font in Photoshop and it will tell you what it is.
:banana:
They are calling it DeepFont.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #1
That's a great idea. I might even finally fold and get CC.

But don't put it in Photoshop, the last place you should be playing with fonts.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #2
I think the idea was you snap a pic or scan a page. If you have a PDF already, it might have fonts in it already.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #3
Yeah from the article I think you open an image of the font you want to identify and it analyzes the image. Photoshop really is the best place for a tool like this.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #4
You guys are right, it's like idenifont but resident on the computer.

I retract my previous statement.

and I get PDF's that are just big images or don't have fonts all day.  ;D
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #5
My guess is that it will be pretty good identifying Adobe fonts and even Adobe fonts that are similar and not so much from other font sources. And of course a direct link to buy the Adobe font!

<===== forever suspicious of anything Adobe.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #6
Photoshop CC (2015.5) came out yesterday, and has implemented this feature.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #7
But does it work?
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #8
But does it work?

What difference does that make? Just keep making your monthly payment and don't worry about if it works. :sarcasm:
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #9
Gordon got a hold of Joe's login info it seems.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #10
But does it work?

Judge for yourself. I grabbed three images from the font thread here at the forum and tried it. Results are below.
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Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #11
At least there are more choices than comic sans and papyrus.

I wouldn't say it's perfect but it can at least get you in the ballpark. Maybe.
Speed doesn't kill, rapidly becoming stationary is the problem

I'd rather have stories told than be telling stories of what I could have done.

It's more like grip, grip, grip, noise, then spin and 2 feet in and feel shame.
I once knew a plus-sized girl and this pretty much describes teh secks. :rotf:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
         —Benjamin Franklin

My other job

Re: Shazam for Fonts

Reply #12
I have to say I rarely get flattened files anymore, and when I do its still someone trying to "help me out"

SHAZAM!
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