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BitFonter
BitFonter


BitFonter  Create Bitmap Fonts


BitFonter is a professional bitmap font editor for Mac OS X and Windows. It allows creative professionals, web designers and manufacturers of electronic devices to create and modify bitmap fonts for print publications, web pages, animations, computer games and electronic devices, convert between bitmap font formats as well as from and to outline font formats, and apply special effects to your outline fonts when used together with TypeTool, FontLab Studio or AsiaFont Studio.

NEW! BitFonter 3.0

  • BitFonter now available for Windows!
  • Powerful conversion of bitmaps and bitmap fonts from and to Type 1, TrueType and OpenType fonts thorugh integration with FontLab Studio and TypeTool.
  • Improved support for glyph outlines.
  • Streamlined user interface.
  • Simplified conversion of scanned lettering or digital photos into fonts.
  • Faster and more precise image manipulation filters for blurring, softening, sharpening, embossing, adding noise etc.
  • Improved import of various image formats (EPS, TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF etc.)
  • More creative power with new and improved tools.
  • Easier, faster, more consistent spacing and kerning.
  • Faster and more reliable file saving.
  • Improved support for the innovative Photofont technology, opens photofonts almost 10x faster than earlier versions.
  • Easier navigation through the glyph repertoire.

BitFonter 3.0

Professional bitmap font editor for Mac & Windows.

Turn anything into fonts. Automatically convert scanned images or digital photos into bitmap fonts.

Extend your personal font library. With BitFonter, you can remix, ?scratch? and customize your fonts.

Be creative with Photofont?. Photofonts bring the beauty of full-color bitmap fonts with texture and transparency to both print and web pages.

Bitmap font conversion. Convert between any of the supported bitmap font formats.

Bitmap fonts for electronic devices. Create fonts in a variety of formats usable in printers and imaging devices, mobile electronic devices, phones and electronic displays.

Superb screen legibility. Create razor-sharp fonts that improve screen text legibility in small font sizes.

Multilingual Unicode fonts. Create Unicode-compatible bitmap fonts for any script, alphabet or language.

Easy-to-use user interface. BitFonter?s intuitive user interface is easy to understand for Photoshop, FontLab Studio and TypeTool users.

US$499, scroll down for upgrades and more purchase options

* To create outline fonts, BitFonter must be used together with one of supported outline font editors.

** To use photofonts, the user needs a Photofont-capable application such as our free Photofont Start plugin for Photoshop.

Visit our photofont.com website to learn more about the Photofont? technology, view photofonts in use and download some free photofonts!

Visit photofont.com!

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BitFonter Specifications

Opens: BitFonter 3 Document (.bfb), Photofont (.phf), OpenType SBIT (.ttf), BDF, Windows (.fon, .fnt), X11 (.pcf), PalmOS (.pdb), IBM AFP, HP PCL (.sfp), EPS, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, GIF, etc. Mac version also opens: Mac font suitcase, Mac TrueType, PDF, Photoshop (.psd).

Imports: AFM metrics, rasterized bitmaps in a outline font installed on the system or from a supported outline font editor***.

Saves: BitFonter 3 Document (.bfb), Photofont (.phf), OpenType SBIT (.ttf), BDF, Windows (.fon, .fnt), PalmOS (.pdb), IBM AFP, HP PCL (.sfp), etc. Mac version also saves: Mac font suitcase, Mac TrueType.

Exports: PNG, TIFF, AFM metrics, FontLab VFB, outline font or pixelfont to a supported outline font editor***.

*** Supported outline font editors include: FontLab Studio 5.0.3 or higher, TypeTool 3.0.0 or higher.

Drawing tools: Pencil, Eraser, Brush, Text tool, Line, Rectangle and Ellipse tool, Fill, Rotate, Marquee selection, freeform selection, magic wand selection. All tools can work in various color modes, from black/white through grayscale and 8-bit palette to 24-bit RGB color with alpha transparency.

Special tools: metrics editor, tools to extract characters from image.

Encoding: support for the Unicode basic multilingual plane, various codepages and encodings.

Windows: Project window, Font window (with the glyph preview and string preview panels), Glyph window, Preview window, Image window, Metrics window.

Panels: Info, Tool, Palette (includes optional transparency selector), Brushes, Tool options.

Transformation: Scale, Slant, Rotate, Bold (for black-white fonts only).

Filters and effects: Change color depth, Resize, Merge fonts, Sharpen, Soften, Gaussian blur, Smart blur, Brightness/Contrast, Hue/Saturation, Colorize/Texturize, Remove background, Median noise, Custom filter and more.

Undo levels: up to 100 levels (customizable)

360+ page user manual

Hardware requirements: Any Macintosh computer that will run Max OS X 10.3 or any Windows computer that will run Windows 2000. Needs about 10MB Hd space for installation.

Software requirements: Mac OS X 10.3?10.6 (IMPORTANT! See the note about Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility!) or Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.

60 day money-back guarantee

US$499.00

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Download BitFonter

Download BitFonter 3 for Mac OS X trial version by clicking (or ctrl+clicking) any of the links below (same file, different servers). Trial limitation: half of saved/exported glyphs will be distorted. Mac OS 8.6?9.2 users: please look for "Carbon" in our FAQ section.

Free Macintosh trial: US1 | US2 | Asia EU

Download the BitFonter 3 for Mac user manual (PDF format, ~5MB) by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking one of these links and choosing "Save link as" or "Download linked file":

Free Macintosh manual: US | Asia

Download BitFonter 3 for Windows trial version by clicking (or ctrl+clicking) any of the links below (same file, different servers). Trial limitation: half of saved/exported glyphs will be distorted. 

Free Windows trial: US1 | US2 | Asia EU

 

Download the BitFonter 3 for Windows user manual (PDF format, ~5MB) by right-clicking or Ctrl+clicking one of these links and choosing "Save link as" or "Download linked file":

Free Windows manual: US | Asia


Printed versions of the BitFonter 3 User Manuals are available from Lulu.com

 
Purchase BitFonter

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.

BitFonter for Macintosh

BitFonter 3 for Mac OS X (PowerPC-native but will work Intel MacsUS $499.00 Convert the price into another currency

BitFonter 3 upgrade from BitFonter 1 or 2 US $99.00 Convert the price into another currency

BitFonter 3+FontLab Studio for Mac US $999.00 Convert the price into another currency

BitFonter for Windows

BitFonter 3 for Windows  US $499.00 Convert the price into another currency

BitFonter 3+FontLab Studio for Windows US $999.00 Convert the price into another currency

Printed versions of the BitFonter 3 User Manuals are available from Lulu.com

 
BitFonter Reviews

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Kleper Report on Digital Publishing , Issue 12.5 p15, Sep/Oct 2007 

Reviews at Versiontracker.com (rated 4 out of 5)

Product featured at Graphics.com, June 4, 2007

 
BitFonter Tutorials

Videos ? Click the links below to run Flash viewlets that demonstrate features and applications of BitFonter.

BitFonter Introduction | Photofonts | Photofont WebReady