Matcherator Provides Great Tool For Matching Fonts

March 29, 2016

If you are like many designers, you often get artwork and you need to determine what font was used for the type in the lousy graphic you were provided. CorelDRAW users have had the built-in ability to use WhatTheFont! for several versions now, but it doesn’t always get you a good answer.

There is a new tool available that I’ve found does a better job at truly identifying the font used as well as making it easy to upload the artwork and isolate the text in question. The name of the service is Matcherator and I’ll describe the process below.

First, you upload a graphic (or provide a link to the file) and drag the cropping box around the text you wish to identify. You’ll see it has already drawn boxes around each glyph within the cropped area.

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On the next screen you’ll see suggested matches.

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With this particular block of text, WhatTheFont! didn’t have any “matches” that truly matched the text while Matcherator nailed it with less steps involved. I know some of you will be frustrated that the answer is a commercial font that would need to be purchased. The goal of any tool is to match the font as accurate as possible. In this case it was a commercial font. I’ll often see that after a commercial font is matched that designers will then want a “free” answer. If you truly need the font, you need to purchase it or font designers will no longer have an incentive to design new fonts. Do you want others to steal your artwork?

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