Get a Free Font Preview Without Installation

They are everywhere: Fonts!

 

Font Preview
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You find them on posters, flyers, invitations and the web. They are crucial for web design, advertisement, book covers, …

Using the correct font can immediately leave the first impression you want: do you want it to look professional or fun, vintage or modern, futuristic or romantic? There is a font for that!

 

Especially designers have +1 Million fonts saved on their hard drive, usually. Looking for the right one in a huge folder filled with TTF and OTF files can be quite a task.

Luckily, there is a simple way to get a font file preview without opening it or installing some special program to do so!

 

Preview Fonts Without Software Installation

OC_FontPreview_ImageConvertersWhat do you need? Just the font file and an online image converter!

On image.online-convert.com you can choose any image converter fit for your purpose. We suggest converting your font file to either JPG or PNG

 

Supported font files: TTF and OTF

The True Type Font as well as the Open Type Font can be converted to image using this service. This covers the most popular and common font files you can install on your computer.

Click on the format names for more information.

 

How To Get An Image Preview Of A Font

Once you decided for an image converter, simply upload the font file from your hard drive. Of course you can also specify a link to the file if you uploaded it somewhere online or have it stored on a cloud service. Once you are done: click on “Convert file”.

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After a short time of waiting, you can save the image containing your preview. For the font we used called “hazel grace”, we got the following image:

hazel_grace

 

Usually, the following information is contained in the preview:

  • lowercase letters
  • uppercase letters
  • numbers and special characters
  • preview in various font size

 

What else could you possibly need? A free and quick preview without any additional programs cluttering your hard drive space.

How to copy a video file and MP3 to your mobile phone

Example QRcodeI still have one of these old bricks, a mobile phone without a shiny display, just a mouse cinema, not one of these new smart phones. But I still use it quite a lot, I love to play Mahjongg (the real traditional chinese one), listen to music or my spanish lessons and sometimes I even watch some short clips.

The problem I often face is how to get the files I want to my mobile phone. Ok, you are right, I can use one of these proprietary USB to phone cables (mmh, left this one at home), bluetooth or infra red. Even the internet could be an option, but it’s no fun to scroll through endless pages with a tiny display.

Transfer a direct download link to your mobile phone

I would like to introduce a solution I really like, besides from this one being kind of geeky. It’s called QRcodes. These are small two dimensional barcodes (like the one dimensional ones you know from the supermarket on the product that trigger some beep when getting scanned). You just shoot an image with your mobile phone of the QRcode and a software is decoding the information that has been coded into that barcode. In our case a download link to a video file.

First step: Convert a video for your mobile phone

This online file converter has now introduced QRcodes. So let’s do a test. Go to http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-3g2 with your desktop computer and convert some video you later want to watch on your mobile phone. After you have hit “Convert file” and a successful conversion, you should see a valid QRcode on the right side of the page. If you don’t want to convert a video, you can also try to rip the audio track of a video or convert some music to the MP3 format for your mobile phone. To achieve this you can use this online MP3 converter or some other audio converter you find on this page.

Second step: Obtain QRcode reader software for your mobile phone

If your mobile phone does not support QRcodes yet, you have a good chance that there is some free QRcode reader software out there you can install on your phone. For example you could try: http://reader.kaywa.com/ . You only have to install this software once, for further conversions you can skip this step.

Third step: Shoot a picture from the QRcode

If you have installed the QRcode reader on your mobile phone, launch the software now. Then make take a picture with your mobile phone from the QRcode on the screen of your desktop computer with the successful converted file. Your QRcode reader should now convert the data inside the QRcode and display a valid download link. With this link you are able to directly download your converted video from our servers to your mobile phone. Et voilá, enjoy your next ride to town.

Extract a still image from a video without installing software

Have you ever wanted to extract an image from a video file? Have you seen your idol on TV or caught an incredible beauty shot of your kids on cam and want to pin an image from that video clip to your wall? Read on, here’s an a mini how-to extract an image from video clips.

In this tutorial we will use the online file converter at http://www.online-convert.com/ that is absolutely free to use and allows us to convert files without the need of installing any software. All the conversion is done on some fast servers in the net.

Step 1: Shorten the video

Online MP4 file converterFirst we need to convert the video file to a format that the image converter we later want to use will understand. Also we need to cut the video. If we don’t do this, the online converter will convert the whole video to still images, offering huge files to download or just deny converting. And you will need to look to all these thousands of images, because one second of video are up to 30 images.

Go to http://video.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp4 and provide your video. Either by a file you have on your hard disk or by supplying a link to a video file in the Internet. You also need to know where in the video timeline the super image is you want to extract. In our example, it is around 10 minutes and 17 seconds after the start.

Then take a look at the “cut video” fields in the online converter. You need to enter a value in the following format: 00:10:15 to throw away the first 10 minutes and 15 seconds of your video. The value for the end time should be no more than 5 seconds more than the time you have entered in the start field. So in our case it would be 00:10:20 . If you don’t want to change further optional settings, you can now click on “Convert file” to get a short video sequence from your video. Save the result on your hard disk.

Step 2: Converting the short video to an image sequence

Now go to http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-jpg and choose your file you have created in step 1. Then click on “Convert file” and save the result on your computer.

Step 3: Select the best image

The image converter has converted all images that are in that short video clip you have converted in step 2. It further has compressed the image sequence to a ZIP file so for your convenience you are able to download them all in one go.

Now you need to extract this ZIP file. If you have no extracting tool, you can download one here: 7Zip . After extracting the ZIP file, you sould have the sequence of all images on your computer. Now select the best one and you are done. Enjoy 😉

Rip audio from a video clip, the easy way

It happened again. You have seen this incredible video clip and you can’t stand living without that song. You want to hear it all day long, in the train, at work, everywhere. And you want to make all your friends listen to it too. What can you do?

The answer is simple. You need to rip the audio from the video and copy that track on your stick, your mobile or at a place where you can access it any time.

Here is a how-to rip audio from video. The goal is to get the raw audio track from a video without installing any software, converting for free and to have a platform independent tool. So you will be able to rip audio on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

Start ripping

We assume that you have found your clip on Youtube. You go to this online audio ripper to extract the audio from your video to the MP3 format. On this page, you can enter either a video file you have saved on your local computer or you can provide a link to a video website and make that online converter tool download the video from there. You can even select some additional options to further enhance the audio quality like the audio bitrate, the audio frequency or the amount of channels. If you still have one of those old mobile bricks, don’t even think about using stereo at 128K at 44.100 KHz 😉

After you have hit “Convert file” button you will be able to download the audio track within seconds. Now you can copy the file directly on your mobile phone or download it later at work.