And although you can easily get font packs from different sources on the web, you may have trouble installing them in GIMP. So, if you want to use third-party fonts in your images, you're in the right place. In this article, I will show you how to easily install fonts in GIMP for use in your projects.
How to install fonts in GIMP on Windows 10
The first thing to do is to download third-party fonts for GIMP. Web sites such as dafont and wfonts are excellent resources where you can find a wide variety of fonts for the platform. If you like some of them but do not know their names, you can use Chrome extensions to identify fonts.
To download a new font, simply go to one of the free font websites and click on the download link.
Note: There are some risks when downloading files from the web. Be sure to scan the downloaded files with a good antivirus program before unzipping them.
Once you have the file on your system, follow these simple steps to install the font in GIMP:
Step 1: Double-click on the zip file to open it.
2nd step: Then extract the files that it contains by clicking the Extract button in the file archiver of your choice. Or, if you simply use File Explorer, you can drag the files to the location of your choice.
Step 3: Right-click the OTF or TTF file, and then hover over Open with to see all available options.
Step 4: Select Windows Font Viewer from the following drop-down menu.
Step 5: Click Install in the upper right corner of the Windows Font Viewer to install the font.
This will install the font in Windows, which means that any program that uses OTP or TTF fonts (including GIMP) will be able to use it.
Step 6: Open GIMP and select the Fonts tab in the toolbar on the right. Then look for the font you just added.
Step 7: If the font does not appear, you can click the small tab configuration button in the upper right corner and select New Scan from the Font List on the Fonts menu.
The newly added font should now appear in the list. You can also right-click anywhere in the list to display the Rescan option, or simply click the green refresh arrow at the bottom of the list.
However, it is possible that the font still does not appear in the list. If this is the case, you will have to manually add it to the GIMP font folder. Here's how you can do this:
Step 1: Copy the TTF font file that you want to add to GIMP by using the Ctrl + C shortcut.
2nd step: Navigate to the fonts folder.
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Step 3: Paste the font file using the Ctrl + V shortcut and grant administrative permissions.
After copying the font file, reopen GIMP and refresh the font list. The newly added font should now appear in the list.
The best part of using this method to install fonts in GIMP is that it allows you to install multiple fonts at the same time. Simply copy all the TTF or OTF files and paste them into the folder mentioned above. Simple, is not it?
Try new fonts in GIMP
By following the methods mentioned above, you will be able to easily install and use any font in GIMP. But be sure to use the right font for your project because they have the power to create or break your design. Fonts often remind me of Gary Hustwit's documentary – Helvetica.
You can also check out font psychology publications to see how fonts inspire logos. After that, I'm sure you can find something that matches the aesthetics of your design. And if you do not find anything, please refrain from using Comic Sans, unless you use it with irony. Something else, but that.
Then: Do you want to add more depth to your text messages? See the next article for a quick tutorial on how to add shadows to text in GIMP.