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Offline Tess (Tassie D)

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Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« on: July 01, 2008, 08:04:09 PM »
My latest restore has a lovely script font across the bottom identifying the occasion. Lots of it was fuzzy and damaged so I went hunting.
I found this site http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ where you can select 2-3 letters out of your photo, upload it and they identified it straight away, free.  :up2:

Here's what I uploaded and one click told me it was ribbon 131.

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Offline Mhayes

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Re: Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008, 08:23:12 PM »
Tess, that is really cool and the fact that it is free is even better!!

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Offline weewood

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Re: Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008, 09:28:37 PM »
I've used this web site myself for several years. As long as the lettering is clean with a dark or high contrasting background, it can detect what font you are looking for. Sometimes I've had to cleanup the lettering and provided a different background so the web site could make a clear identification.  :D

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Re: Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 03:42:57 AM »
Great site Tess, I bookmarked it!  David, thanks for the tips.

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Offline JShimshak

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Re: Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 12:19:14 PM »
 :up2: :up2:
Two thumbs up!
As a Graphic Designer for the last 18 years, this is an invaluable tool!
Wish I would've known about this site sooner.

Thanks a million!

Jeremiah
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Re: Identifying fonts if anyone needs to.
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 01:42:21 PM »
Very cool site!
Jan