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ScanFont


ScanFont

With ScanFont, you can turn graphics into fonts. Any bitmap image or outline illustration can be quickly converted into a fully-workable TrueType, Type 1 or OpenType font.

ScanFont 5 works as a plugin for one of the following font editors: FontLab Studio 5, TypeTool 3 or the upcoming AsiaFont Studio 5.

NEW! Version 5.0 (Nov 2007)

Support for grayscale and color ? from simple black-and-white to 32-bit color with smooth transparency

Direct import of EPS graphics ? assists you in turning your Adobe Illustrator drawings into a font

Export of .vfb format fonts ? for use in any font editor by Fontlab Ltd.

Transformations and filters ? from Pencil to Gaussian blur

Advanced image-split algorithms ? from Table to Book Smart

Direct import of most image formats, including EPS, GIF, JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG and (on Mac OS X) PDF

Read the ScanFont 5 announcement.

ScanFont

Turn graphics into fonts. Version 5.0 for Mac and Windows.

Put a signature, logo or symbol into a font

Turn someone's handwriting into a font

Convert old print lettering or letterhead into modern electronic format

Create symbol fonts

Six simple steps

Step 1. Open any bitmap image or a vector illustration ? EPS, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, directly from a scanner, on Mac OS X also PDF

Step 2. Improve and adjust the image using transformations, filters and effects ? remove background, adjust brightness/contrast and hue/saturation, rotate, sharpen, remove noise, blur

Step 3. Automatically separate the image into single character shapes ? using several presets and customizable precision

Step 4. Adjust character baselines and remove any unwanted shapes

Step 5. Export the character shapes into an outline font editor ? using a fine-tuneable autotracer, optimized for font creation

Step 6. Finalize and generate a Type 1, TrueType or OpenType font ? using TypeTool, FontLab Studio or AsiaFont Studio

 

 
ScanFont Specifications

Import formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, TIF, EPS, ScanFont 3 Document (.sfd), ScanFont 4 Document (.sf). On Windows also: BMP. On Mac OS X also: PDF. Also imports directly from scanner.

Export Formats: FontLab Document (.vfb), ScanFont 4 Document (.sf). Outline glyphs can be exported to one of the following supported Fontlab outline font editors: FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or higher, TypeTool 3.0.0 or higher, AsiaFont Studio 5.0.0. Older versions of those products will not work.

Tools: Edit bitmaps (select, marquee, freehand, magic wand, pencil, brush, eraser, fill, line, polygon, rectangle, ellipse, text). Manage glyph shapes (separate, cell, knife, scale). Trace.

Filters: Character separation, Fill, Noise reduction, Blur, Sharpen, Colorize, Resize, Rotate, Enhance, custom filters

Windows: Image, context sensitive popup menus and property windows

User manual

Hardware requirements: 64MB RAM, SVGA monitor, Mouse

Software requirements: For Windows version: Microsoft Windows (2000/XP/Vista/Win7). For Mac version: Mac OS X (10.3?10.6). IMPORTANT! See the note about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility!

60 day money-back guarantee

Only US$99.00

 
Download ScanFont

Download ScanFont 5 for Mac OS X demo version by clicking any of the links below (same file, different servers). Demo limitation: the ScanFont demo exports fonts with half the glyphs watermarked.

Free Mac demo: US1 | US2 | EU

Important: ScanFont 5 works as a plugin for our outline font editors. You must have TypeTool 3, FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or AsiaFont Studio 5 (or newer) installed in order to create fonts. 

Download the Mac user manual (PDF format, ~3MB) by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking one of these links and choosing "Save link as" or "Download linked file":

Free Mac manual: US

Printed versions of the Scanfont 5 User Manuals are available from Lulu.com  

Download ScanFont 5 for Windows demo version by clicking any one of these links (same file, different servers). Demo limitation: the ScanFont demo exports fonts with half the glyphs watermarked.

Free Win demo: US1 | US2 | EU

Important: ScanFont 5 works as a plugin for our outline font editors. You must have TypeTool 3, FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or AsiaFont Studio 5 (or newer) installed in order to create fonts. 

Download the Windows user manual (PDF format, ~3MB) by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking one of these links and choosing "Save link as" or "Download linked file":

Free Win manual: US

 

 
Purchase ScanFont

It takes up to a day to process an order. Usually we can get it done within a few hours and you will receive your serial number the same day. Occasionally it won't be until the next business day.

ScanFont for Macintosh

Note: Running ScanFont for Mac on OS X 10.7+ requires using the Windows version running under the WINE framework to run on Mac OS (all done as a single installer in the download from FontLab).

ScanFont 5 for Mac OS X (PowerPC, also works on Intel Macs, requires font editor) US $46.99 Convert the price into another currency

ScanFont 5+TypeTool 3 bundle for Mac US $67.00 Convert the price into another currency

ScanFont+FontLab Studio bundle for Mac US $679.00 Convert the price into another currency

Upgrade from ScanFont 3 or 4 to ScanFont 5 for Mac US$19.95

ScanFont for Windows

ScanFont 5 for Windows (requires font editor)
US $46.99 Convert the price into another currency

ScanFont 5+TypeTool 3 bundle for Windows US $67.00 Convert the price into another currency

ScanFont+FontLab Studio bundle for Windows US $679.00 Convert the price into another currency

Upgrade from ScanFont 3 to ScanFont 5 for Windows US$19.95

Upgrade from ScanFont 3 to ScanFont 5+TypeTool 3 US$33.00

Printed versions of the Scanfont 5 User Manuals are available from Lulu.com .