Feb 11 2009
I have a bit of a sickness when it comes to fonts: if I see one I like that I’ve never seen before, I have to identify it and, often times, buy it. I can’t control it. Sometimes the obsession prevents me from enjoying my favorite shows.
Well, thanks to MyFonts.com, I can now employ my iPhone to further my habit. Their new iPhone app, WhatTheFont for iPhone, allows me to take a picture of the font in question with the iPhone’s built-in camera. After cropping the image to just the part I want identified, the software uploads the sample to MyFonts.com where it is analyzed. It asks me to verify and identify the letters shown in the sample I photographed. Then it comes back several suggestions as to what font I was looking for. It’s like a magic trick for font maniacs: pick a font, any font…
WhatTheFont for iPhone is free to download from the iTunes App Store.