Matching Font Types

August 19, 2017

Have you ever fallen in love with a particular font but didn’t know what it was named?  Perhaps the text was in a magazine advertisement, on another digital scrapbooker’s layout, or even on a pack of Journal Cards you received in a designer’s Collection. Did you know there is an easy way to find out?

There is! And it is available at the Font Squirrel:  The Matcherator on Font Squirrel.

Upload an image with text to The Matcherator, and it will check 4 sites to see if the text can be matched. If the text is available at any of those 4 sites, the Matcherator will tell you where. If not, it will provide similar text alternatives. Here are some screen shots for you:

  • Upload your text, or an image with text on it that you would like to match.
  • I uploaded text only:

  • Highlight your text, then click on the Matcherate It! button.

  • Be sure all 4 Distributors are check-marked, and Matcherator will start searching.

  • Matcherator will then start searching, and in just a few seconds give you the search results:  (red outline added by me)

And they are right. The font I used was Lunchbox.  The Matcherator tells me where I can purchase this font and what the price of it is.

If the font image that I uploaded was not available at any of the 4 distributors, the Matcherator will still show me the results of similar fonts available at the 4 distributors.

So bookmark the Matcherator, to make your future font searches a breeze!



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  1. Pssequimages

    GREAT GREAT GREAT—you KNOW how badly I needed this~ Thank you for your help!

  2. Mary Treusch

    What a great site with a wonderful feature! I would never think of this as something that could be done, yet it is so easy on Font Squirrel. Thank you very much.

  3. Lou Ann McKinney

    Does it only do fonts that must be purchased?

    • Karen

      No, it will try to match any font. 🙂

  4. Diane Gass

    Thanks so much! This should come in handy!

  5. Muriel Butler

    Thank you Karen that will be a handy tool to have.

  6. Pssequimages

    THANK you had totally forgotten about Font Squirrel—forgot to put it on new rebuild of my computer. DONE!!!! THANKS for the heads up on this great utility.

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