QUESTION: Is there an applet (Win) or PS plug-in that OCR's to return JUST THE FONT(s) in a graphic

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Gil, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Gil

    Gil Guest

    I realize that regular OCR's like Textbridge and OmniPage have
    so-called "exact format" settings that are supposed to pick up the
    font (or pick one from those installed to "match"), but I'm talking
    about a quick applet that can be used when working with graphics to
    determine the font face EVEN IF IT'S NOT ACTIVELY INSTALLED.
    Preferably, such an app would give you the exact font and the font
    "family" with a list of more common fonts that would be similar.
    Also, preferably it would work as an applet that runs in the
    background and can be used to OCR a highlighted section of a bitmap or
    vector graphic from anywhere in Windows without opening the graphic in
    the program itself. This applet need not even actually carry out the
    full OCR function, just provide a font name/list.
    Thank you for any info!!

    Some good programmer could make a pretty penny on this idea!
    Even if it exists in some form or fashion, it's certainly not popular
    or readily available, and (as every graphic artist knows) it's a
    time-consuming pain in the ass searching through thousands of fonts
    trying to match one up. Hey, sell it to Adobe so we can all use it in
    the next version, or make a plug-in! There are so few good TEXT
    plugins.
     
    Gil, Oct 17, 2005
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  2. Gil

    KatWoman Guest

    it's a good idea and it has been done
    there is a website you can submit the font image as a graphic and it tell
    you what the name of the font is
    I did not save the name of it but Ive seen it mentioned in this NG
    http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/


    also found this
    http://www.stretchedout.com/products/fontmatch/fontmatch.php
     
    KatWoman, Oct 17, 2005
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