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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