List fonts used in a PSD file

The commonmost problem I face whenever I buy new designs is that sometimes I need to know all the fonts that were used to make the PSD file. Sometimes Photoshop popups a ugly message saying some fonts are missing and it has no inbuilt method to tell you which font was used. So how to tell which fonts are needed?

There is a crude method to put type tool to every text in the PSD and check on which text it says missing font. That is a bit unprofessional method and does not work if you have large amount of text in design.

Second method is to use a Javascript. Oh No, don’t panic, this is not complex and you don’t even need to know Javascript because its a readymade script available.

Download the Script

Now in photoshop, go to File>>Scripts>>Browse and now locate the folder which contains the font.jsx file. And after selecting the script file, click Load.

Now it will ask for location of the folder which contains the PSD for which you want to know the fonts of. After then click Ok and then wait for some time. Don’t click anywhere in PS for the time being. After sometime, you will notice a file named fonts.txt in the same folder which contained the PSD file. The text file will contain the list of all fonts used in the PSD file.

Script Courtsey: Photoshop Scripting Community

Easier Method for Photoshop CS4 and above

Missing Fonts in a PSD File

Photoshop CS4 and later offers an easier method of finding the missing fonts. Open the PSD file and then go to the character panel and click on the font dropdown. The missing font names will be listed at the bottom of the list in grayed out fashion.