You can put any image into a font: clip art, logos, handwriting, names, dingbats, symbols,fingerprints, old type, etc - and have it available at a keystroke. ScanFont converts images to vector characters in fonts. It includes bitmap editor, tool to automatically detect character images, powerful autotracer and can communicate with FontLab for Mac or TypeTool for Mac to export both TrueType and Type 1 fonts.
What's new in version 5.0
The new version 5 of the software can now process color images, includes new filters, operations and effects. The shape detection and autotracing algorithms have been greatly improved, and ScanFont can now save .VFB files that can be later opened in a font editor.
Support for grayscale and color Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? from simple black-and-white to 32-bit color with smooth transparency
Direct import of EPS graphics Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? assists you in turning your Adobe Illustrator drawings into a font
Export of .vfb format fonts Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? for use in any font editor by Fontlab Ltd.
Transformations and filters Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? from Pencil to Gaussian blur
Advanced image-split algorithms Ã?Â¢Ã¢?Â¬Ã¢?? from Table to Book Smart
Direct import of most image formats, including EPS, GIF, JPG, TIF, BMP, PNG and (on Mac OS X) PDF
ReleaseAugust 25, 2008
Date AddedNovember 13, 2007
Operating SystemsMacintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional RequirementsScanFont 5 works as a plugin for FontLab's 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.