How can I automatically determine fonts used in an image or PDF?


How is it possible to determine the fonts used by text in PDF and TIFF files?

8/5/2014 1:50:00 PM

Accepted Answer

For TIFFs or any other raster (pixel) image, Jin's answer covers it.

For PDFs (assuming it's a 'proper' PDF and not a raster image embedded in a PDF, as produced by scanning/fax software), font information is embedded in the file.

In Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and Foxit Reader 3 -- probably slightly different in other applications -- File menu > Properties > Fonts tab gives you a list of all fonts used in the document.

There are also third-party plugins for Acrobat, such as Enfocus PitStop Pro, which add the ability to find/replace/report on instances of a particular font throughout a document.

6/6/2017 10:32:00 AM

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