Now Serving: All the Fonts in the Galaxy

We here at PicMonkey aim to please and we’ve heard loud and clear that you are jonesing to use your extra special, custom fonts in PicMonkey. Well, we have some manna from heaven that we are psyched to unveil. It is now possible to easily access all of your favorite fonts from your computer within PicMonkey! This is great news for social media mavens, bloggers, and small business owners whose brands need specific fonts on all images and communications, and it’s great for designers and photo enthusiasts whose creativity demands the font faucet on full blast.

Here is a quick lay of the land:

PicMonkey fonts and your own fonts live in separate tabs

When you open the Text tool you will see “Ours” and “Yours” tabs under the “Add Text” button. By deafult, the “Ours” tab shows the PicMonkey font list you’re familiar with.

Here’s the magic: click the “Yours” tab and a list of all the fonts (all. the. fonts!) housed on your computer magically appears for use within PicMonkey. You will never suffer from font withdrawal again.

screen shot showing Yours button and Recent group

The new “Recent” group shows the fonts you used last

The “Recent” group shows up at the top of the PicMonkey font list (“Ours”) and your own font list (“Yours”). It’s a handy place to find the last 10 fonts you used in each list. If you’d rather see all the fonts all the time, just click the tiny caret on the right side of the button, and the Recent group will collapse.

Language fonts are hidden to keep things neat

 

screen shot showing hide language button

PicMonkey automatically filters out over 100 fonts for languages that use non-Roman alphabets so they don’t clutter up your fonts list. But if your computer is set up to use those languages and alphabets, and you want them, go ahead and uncheck the “Hide language fonts” button at the bottom of your fonts list.

To see all this in action, check out our video on PicMonkey’s YouTube channel. And if you’re gunning to get going on personalizing your next photo project with custom fonts, but could use some basic tips on using PicMonkey’s text tool? Feast your eyes on this video tutorial: Flex the Text!

Feast your eyes on our other font features:

 

  • Gia Liosi

    OH. MY. GOD!! This is the BEST thing you’ve done – EVER! My Picmonkey wish has come true. Can’t wait to plug in my own fonts. Yay!

  • http://xoxophotographybysarahhudson.weebly.com/ Sarah Desiree Hudson

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so so so so so …………SO excited about this……there has been so many times i have been editing a picture and had the perfect font in mind and then remember it was my own fonts and not yours…….: ( but now i will never ever have to worry about that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love it love it love it……Picmonkey…..you whole team is genius’ I <3 you guys and your wonderful creative brains!!!!

  • http://www.sandinmytoes.tk/ Tarana

    Thank you!!!

  • Black Panther Serina

    Yessssssssssssss finally haha Thank you soooooooooooo much :D :D

    Ok how about one more feature request ?? Can you please add the option to ” Arc ” or ” curve ” the font as well ?? Thanks again SO much it’s appreciated !! ♥

    • http://www.OptimisticMommy.com Courtney Pies

      I was just thinking about how curving the font would be a great feature yesterday!

    • Libby

      Shaped text in general would be Great like Microsoft Picture it offers

      • Linda

        I’m on board with this too!!

    • http://stefgonzaga.com/ Stef Gonzaga

      I hope they do release this feature! :D

    • Jamie Collaro

      YESSS Curving the Font Please Please Please!

    • April

      Yes, curve the font!- I would love to be able to manipulate the size and curvature of the fonts!!!

  • DesignedByBH

    I absolutely LOVE this feature, but here is my only issue…my fonts are stored in a fonts management program so they aren’t pulling into PicMonkey since they aren’t in the system folder. (Only the ones that came with the computer are pulling.) Is there a way to change the folder it pulls from? I’m guessing no, but thought I’d ask! Super cool feature either way!

    • PicMonkey2

      Hey there, BH. What font manager are you using? Here’s something you can try; before you launch PicMonkey, use your font manager to activate the fonts that you’ll want to use. If you still have trouble, contact us via our help center, here: http://www.picmonkey.com/help/support/new

  • http://www.KrishnaDe.com/ Krishna De

    What a terrific new option! Thank you

  • Lizzie

    THIS IS SPECTACULAR! Thank you!

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  • http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/ Deonna

    my new fonts are showing up in microsoft word but not in PicMonkey? I keep trying to sign out and back in but no luck :( Does it take a day or two for PicMonkey to recognize them?

    • Nikki – Virtually Angels

      I had the same problem but uncheck the box at the bottom that says hide language fonts and mine came up then :)

    • Shantel Collins

      Also if you install new fonts make sure you restart your computer so they will appear in PicMonkey.

      • http://www.icouldsomakethat.webs.com Pam Joseph

        Actually, I just found out you don’t have to restart your computer…you just have to refresh Pic Monkey.

  • Bonnie

    PicMonkey…you just get better and better. Thank you.

  • Laurie J.

    Wow, thank you! I’m very excited (I still like your fonts better, but it’s nice to have options!). Will there ever be a day that the monkey fairy will grant us the ability to save our work and still be able to edit it? Starting my whole project over to make a small change, gah! Even without that ability though, love you guys, love your creativity and how cheerful you make me when I’m editing a photo or design! :)

    • Doggiemama5

      I agree…especially when creating a very detailed project. its a real pain.

      • sara

        PLEASE, PLEASE ,PLEASE let us save and edit our projects!!!!!!!!!

        • Jamie Collaro

          Agreeeeeed! That would make life so much easier!

          • http://www.GeminiRedCreations.com Heather

            Yes…I would love this feature!! Also, since I have a paid account I’d like to be able to save my logo/overlay to use for photos that will go on my website. Thanks!

          • Carly

            To save your logo/overlay, just open up a Blank Canvas and make it Transparent. Then, design your logo or overlay (last time you’ll do it!). Hit Save, and you’ve got your overlay that you can paste infinitely many times!

    • April

      Yes, saving your work would be awesome!! I totally agree!! Such a pain to work on something and then realize you made a mistake after its saved and then have to start all over again.

  • Nikki – Virtually Angels

    Sooooooooo happy! I can now use my brand fonts and no having to fiddle around with Pixlr (which was an absolute nightmare!).

  • Shantel Collins

    Yeahhhhhh! Whew hew hewww!!! This is like Christmas in June!!

  • Keri Pike

    I love this, but mine aren’t showing up? I have many downloaded from dafont.com however when i open the “yours” tab, they aren’t there. it’s only default fonts you provide. is there something I can do to fix this? thanks so much!!! looking forward to using this feature :]

    • Libby

      Mine as well hope PM will advise! I would like to use all my fonts!!

      • PicMonkey2

        Libby, see response to Keri above. (Try unchecking “Hide language fonts.”) Or contact us: http://www.picmonkey.com/help/support/new

        • http://picmonkey sharon

          where else can u get fonts to d/l besides da.fonts please

    • PicMonkey2

      Hi Keri. Try unchecking the “Hide language fonts” button at the bottom of the fonts list. It’s a filter that hides non-Roman alphabet fonts like Cyrillic, etc., and sometimes it’s a bit overzealous. IF that doesn’t work, contact us here with specifics: http://www.picmonkey.com/help/support/new

    • micheleleleeberg

      I use dafont.com and I can’t get mine to show up either. Can you help me? Please.

  • Kimberly Grabinski

    This is awesome!

  • http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/ Karren Haller

    I will loooooooove this, thank you PicMonkey!!!

  • http://melaniekissell.com/blog Melanie Kissell

    Kudos and cupcakes to PicMonkey!! :-)

  • PrettyPeacock

    WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I second the request by Black Panther Serina to have the font follow a path, as well! :)

  • http://www.yourgo2gals.com Karen Newland

    This is awesome!!! LOL now please take it a step further and add font effects like curved, outlined and drop shadows etc…. :-)

    • Doggiemama5

      yes that raised letter look…with the drop shadows…

      • X-Man Eternal

        I actually make my own drop shadow effect by using the same font twice and making the one in the background darker or black. You have to play with it a bit to make it look perfect, but it works great.

        • Doggiemama5

          thats a good idea. thanks for the tip…

          • X-Man Eternal

            Yeah, I edit books, proof, format for CreateSpace and eBooks, as well as design covers for books, so I’ve learned a lot over the past few years and having PicMonkey really helps…

          • Doggiemama5

            I love picmonkey. they have helped me tremendously with photos. i do pet portraits so i use the overlays alot and stickers for other things. i am about to start learning graphic design…but i have created logos from picmonkey..

        • http://www.icouldsomakethat.webs.com Pam Joseph

          Me too! Then I like to play with the opacity so I can adjust how dark or light I want the shadows to be.

  • satsumadesignsbaby

    Could I love you monkeys any more?! Thank you!!!

  • Doggiemama5

    yes curved lettering and one more
    thing….raised letters..to make letters or initials raised up and stand out
    more..like in logos.. This would make it perfect.

  • Isis BayAreamommy

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited to use this new feature!!!

  • http://www.candybourne.com Candy

    I think I love you for this one!!!

  • Reid Rosefelt

    Now that you have so generously given us access to all our fonts, I would like to ask you for the ability to adjust the space between the letters (kerning) and the space between the lines (leading).

    These two things are essential to good typography, and they are the main reason I am sometimes forced to leave the Monkey to do my designs on my iPad (on TitleFX, Phonto, Over, and other apps) or even (Boo!) Photoshop Elements.

    (BTW, these phone apps are very big on drop shadows and other tricks to make type pop out. That would be nice too.)

    But thank you, thank you, thank you! For the fonts, and for a great program that I use every day.

  • Barbara Bruder

    Whoo Hoo, love this new added feature!!! I too would like to be able to arc the font. One other request, not font related, how about a mirror image. I would love to have that. Thanks for a great tool. You guys are the best!!!

  • kelli anthony

    this is awesome but how do i get the fonts i downloaded to my computer to appear

    • PicMonkey2

      Hi Kelli. Click the “Yours” tab at the very top of the fonts list.

  • Dottie Hicks

    sure wish we could curve the text. Thanks for the new option, very pleased. :)

  • X-Man Eternal

    I agree. Not only curving the fonts, but being able to make them look as though they are moving away or getting closer would be helpful as well/ You guys are great.

    • Patricia Gettys

      I have a couple of problems with lack of options for texts. ANY graphics program has plenty of highlighting, curving, even putting fire on them. I like some of your features here but could do better. Such as your ratios being correct in pixels. Would be wonderful if there was a grid/guide feature anywhere, and it would be great if the fonts were ALPHABETICAL. New here but so far a bit lacking. Oh, and not being able to move the text color box is irritating trying to change fonts, always in the way of selections

  • http://www.icouldsomakethat.webs.com Pam Joseph

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

    I found this feature out by total accident yesterday and was sooo relieved! I have been editing photos for my blog by doing all the necessary editing work with overlays and etc on Pic Monkey and then finishing them off with fonts on (dare I say it…) Picasa! I don’t like doing this b/c it keeps crashing b/c I’m such a FONT HOG!!

    You’ve truly made my life soooo much easier! THANK YOU!

    And as the cliche goes: not to look a gift horse in the mouth, but like others are suggesting, I’m going to jump on the band wagon and request curved text option as well.

    Thanks.

  • Michelle E. Black

    Sooooooo happy!!!!!!!

  • Michelle E. Black

    I agree with the Black Panther Serina….curved would be AWESOME!

  • http://www.rantsandravesofacrazedmom.com/ Vicky

    When i clicked on the yours i didn’t see all my fonts, I have a specific one I want to use but it isn’t showing.

  • Laura Chavez

    That is so *AWESOME*!!! now I can use my own fonts for my projects!!

  • Jilleysue

    This is flipping AMAZING!!!!!!!

  • http://www.monamourcollection.com MzMona

    Does anyone know what size to make your image so it looks good on Instagram? Mine are so pixelated!

  • Linda

    love it!!! Thank-you!

  • ms shellee

    I am glad that we can do this now! I love PicMonkey!

  • BB

    Oh, I’m SOOOOOOO excited! Not only did you add the “recent” feature (which has been one of my biggest pet peeves with PM), but you also added the ANY font on my computer option!! I LOVE IT! If I could kiss all those cute PicMonkey Engineer and Programmer faces, I would. Really, I would. ;)

  • Marianne Rom

    Fabulous news, thanks PicMonkey!

  • Patty Roby Ⓥ

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And being able to change the shape? I’d be able to complete a whole design in one place. Please we need that.

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    OMG this is amazing! And I agree, please add the option to curve text.

  • bumblebreeblog

    Omg!!! This totally just made my night! How did I not know about this for the past 2 days! I need to write a blog post about this now! Can’t wait!!

  • gwynethannejones

    This is just brilliant! Thank you so much for doing this for your ardent fans & customers! You are truly, MADE OF WIN!

    Cheers!
    @GwynethJones
    The Daring Librarian.com

  • Andrea Kelley

    I clicked this because the font on the front page was like the Star Wars font. How do I get that?

    • PicMonkey2

      Hi Andrea. Just type “Star Wars font” into a search engine and you’ll get a bunch of options for both free and premium/paid fonts you can install. Then when you’ve done that, click “Yours” here in the Text tool and it’ll show up.

      • Black Panther Serina

        I have downloaded more fonts to my pc and they do not appear in pic monkey, I have tried everything.. I can use them on my pc and other sites that allow me to dl fonts.. but pic monkey will not update and add my new fonts :( help please :P

  • TwilightNewsSite

    I have over 1,000 fonts. Totally locks up everything. Can no longer use PicMonkey at all, full stop, no way, no how. Sad that this new feature isn’t able to be blocked(?!?!)

    • PicMonkey2

      Please please contact our help people at http://www.picmonkey.com/help/support/new !!!! We have advice for folks who have tons of fonts.

      • TwilightNewsSite

        I did contact them, and they told me how to bypass that.

        Woo Hoo 88mph!!

        Thank you so much!

  • Carie O

    you guys & gals and primates… keep getting better and better – yay! I would love the option of transparent text !

  • jocf

    SO glad I finally caved and signed up for Royale! This is what was stopping me, but now I’m happier than a monkey’s uncle!

  • Kay

    Why doesn’t this work for me? :c

  • http://dedivahdeals.com/ Antionette Blake

    nice!

  • Zoe

    It doesn’t work. Everytime I use it, nothing appears and I’m 100% sure my computer has more fonts than that.

  • Dance

    PM, your fonts do not have an option to have a border. Makes for a less than broad use for pic and web image captions.

  • Zoe

    It doesn’t work. everytime i click on it nothing comes up. And im pretty sure I have more fonts than that

  • Joyce Roop

    What a great idea. Can’t wait to use fonts to finish sopme of my wedding pictures./

  • http://gatheringgraces.com/ Janice

    Oooh! Awesome! Now how about an App please? ;)

  • http://www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com Trace A. DeMeyer

    you rock

  • fede

    Come siiii usa picmonkey

  • tanya

    Release that for android please

  • http://picmonkey sharon

    am looking for a good place to D/L fonts not dafonts though please ??? can u suggest ???

  • Natalie

    I would love to use this feature, but whenever I try to access my own fonts, nothing shows up – not even the default fonts from my system. I downloaded a font manager, but that didn’t help either. I also emailed, but got no useful response. How do I do this?

    • http://www.picmonkey.com PicMonkey

      Heyo Natalie, one of our support peeps is following up with you, so expect more helpful emails!

  • http://Pikmoncey Andrea

    J’aimerai avoir une photo ou le fond soit uliminatie

  • Musu

    No fonts are showing up in the “YOURS” tab for me any ideas why this may be happening? I’ve unchecked hide language fonts and it still doesn’t show up

  • http://barbarastorey-digitalart.com Barbara Storey

    THIS. IS. AWESOME.

  • tony broe

    circular cropping would be a great feature to have

  • J D Booher

    THANKS!!!

  • http://facebook raine castro

    I love picmonkey an i enjoy it <3

  • Karen Coleman

    Is there a way that I can blur black text and lay another color over it, to make it look like there is a shadow behind it? I don’t mean fade, I mean blur. Thank you.

    • http://www.picmonkey.com PicMonkey

      Hey Karen,

      If you add your text and then merge your layers, you can use some of our focal effects (Effects > Area) to blur the text. Then add the same text in whatever color you want.

  • http://ashwebb.com Ashley

    My fonts still aren’t showing up. I’ve made sure they are in the system folder, unchecked “hide language fonts”, and refreshed picmonkey with no luck. Is there something else I’m missing?

    • http://www.picmonkey.com PicMonkey

      Hey Ashley,

      It depends on what you’re using. Email us and we’ll help you out.

  • Zaida L.

    Mandarme actualizaciones

  • AJ

    Do I need to upgrade to Royale to access my Fonts? As mine arent coming up.

  • Vivian

    Is there a way to turn off this functionality? I’m a font hog, so the page keeps crashing trying to get to my fonts. I use PM on my laptop which doesn’t have Illustrator on it and on the computer that does, but it’s much faster to do everything in PM. Please help!!!!!!

  • Dean

    Can anyone tell me why every time I finish putting text in a photo on PicMonkey the font is always pixelated?