Wednesday, 10 June 2009

What the font for iPhone

Ever wanted to know the name of a particular font? Stuck identifying unusual bits of typography. Well fret no more. If you own an iPhone your problems are over. By simple downloading the free "what the font" app you can take a photo of the type, and upload it to the website for a quick and easy identification process.
  • Snap a photo right within the app
  • Choose saved photos from the Photo Library
  • In-phone image processing optimizes upload for speed and accuracy
  • View font details in Safari or e-mail a link to yourself
Download it free from itunes or the app store on your phone.


I was browsing flickr and came across images, which led to a link to the Poladroid site.

It is a fantastic new application that coverts your JPEG images to polaroids at 400dpi actual size. It uses a filter to create a colour cast, vignette and blur. Since poplaroid film is no longer being made it is a greta way to fake the effects of a polaroid. It even gives you the texture of the paper!

Just like a real polaroid you can only take 10 photos, before you have to relaunch the software. It is a simple drag and drop process and it even develops as you watch.

I have found it very addictive. You can download it free of charge for both the Mac and the PC here.

Have fun. Here are some of my photos.