GIMP Fonts: How to Add, Download, Install, and Delete

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How To Change Fonts In Gimp?

Changing fonts in GIMP is easy and can be done in a few simple steps. 

Follow these steps to Change Fonts in GIMP.

  1. Open GIMP.
  2. Click on the “Text Tool” option or press T.
  3. Click on the Fonts button “Aα.”
  4. Select your desired font.

Here is the step-by-step method with pictures.

Go to the GIMP. As you can see, the interface of the GIMP in the picture.

Press T or just click on the “Text Tool” (Text Tool is a toolbox where you see different valuable tools to edit your images, different fonts, colors, blur or eraser, etc.)

You can find the Fonts button “Aa” in the right sidebar to open the font selector and select your favorite font.

How To Download Fonts For Gimp? (Free)

List of websites to download free fonts for GIMP.

Font Squirrel

There’s a lot of different options in Font Squirrel. For example, you can scroll through and find a font for a particular project.

You can narrow down your search in the right sidebar based on different classification tags and other options.

If you know the name of the font you’re looking for, you can search for a specific font in the search bar.

And if you still can’t find the font that’s going to work for your particular project, you can try a second site.

Google Fonts

The second site is Google Fonts, and yes, google offers free fonts as well, and I love coming here to find new fonts.

Google Fonts has 1052 families of fonts. In addition, Google Fonts and Font Squirrel continue adding new fonts all the time.

When I first started using google fonts, there were only a few hundred to choose from.

 Now we have a lot more variety to pick and choose from to find that perfect font for a particular project.

Like Font Squirrel, you can search a specific name you can narrow down by category, language, and different font properties like styles.

You can also increase or decrease the sample text size for that particular font because, as you can see, the content inside the sentence bar shows what that font will look like.

So, again, you can increase or decrease the size of the font.

You can actually update that content by typing something in to see what your content will look like with that particular font which is really helpful.

Suppose you’re doing a logo or a trademark or some other type of content.

You would like to see what that particular font will look like with that text before you download and begin using it.

So once you go through all of these different fonts and you find that perfect font, all you have to do is:

Follow These Steps To Download Fonts For Gimp

  • Click on the font you want to download.
  • Click on download family to download that font.
  • Navigate to the location where you downloaded that file.
  • Unzip the file. All the fonts from google are going to be zipped into a single file.

Now, the font is downloaded on your device.

Keep reading to know how to add custom fonts in GIMP. 

How To Add Multiple Custom Fonts In Gimp?

There are plenty of free websites where you can download fonts.

So I don’t recommend paying for fonts unless you really need that license on a font for something like a client on a client project.

Still, there are plenty of free resources for fonts, including fontsquirrel.com, 1001fonts.com, or the one I recommend, which is Google fonts.

Google, of course, is going to be a reputable company and the fonts have a lot of information on the google fonts page, so it makes it easy to find the fonts you want to use.

Test them out, see how many styles are available, and then you can download those fonts to your computer.

Type Google fonts in the search bar and hit enter.

Then, just click on that first link there; it’s going to take you to the Google Fonts homepage.

You can see the various fonts.

You can also increase or decrease the size and change the font’s color, so there are multiple options inside the Google fonts.

Download your favorite font and save it on your computer.

After extracting the font, follow the below steps to add a font in GIMP.

Follow These Steps To Add Multiple Custom Fonts In Gimp

  1. Open GIMP.
  2. Go to “Edit” and then click on “Preferences.”
  3. Expand the Folders options by clicking on the “+” icon.
  4. Click on “C:\Users\Your-PC\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\fonts” and click on the” show file location” option.
  5. Paste the extracted font files in the fonts folder and restart GIMP.

You can bypass the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th step by just using this address: “C:\Users\Your-PC\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\fonts”.

How To Add Fonts To Gimp On Mac?

Follow these steps to add fonts to GIMP on Mac.

  1. Open GIMP.
  2. Go to “Edit” and then click on “Preferences.”
  3. Expand the Folders options by clicking on the “+” icon.
  4. Select your GIMP directory and click on the” show file location” option.
  5. Paste the extracted font files in the fonts folder and restart GIMP.

How To Delete Gimp Fonts?

Deleting a font in GIMP is really simple.

Follow these steps to delete fonts in GIMP.

  1. Go to Local disk (C) > users > username > App data > Roaming.
  2. Find and open the GIMP folder, then open the fonts folder.
  3. Delete the font and restart GIMP.

The above method is only applicable for custom-added fonts.

How To Delete Or Remove Pre-installed / Unwanted Fonts In Gimp?

Facing difficulties finding your favorite font and don’t want to mess with unnecessary fonts in GIMP repeatedly. 

GIMP’s font menu contains hundreds of fonts that we never use, so consider deleting them. Here is the solution.

Follow these steps to delete pre-installed fonts in GIMP

  1. Go to Control Panel > Fonts.
  2. Delete the font you want to.
  3. Restart GIMP.

               OR

  1. Go to Local disk (C) > Windows.
  2. Find and open the Fonts folder.
  3. Delete the font that you want to.
  4. Restart GIMP.

Fact: There are no pre-installed fonts in GIMP but on your operating system.

Are GIMP fonts free for commercial use?

No, you can’t use GIMP fonts for commercial use.

They are not free for commercial use.

However, GIMP does not come up with the pre-installed fonts, but it uses the fonts from your system. 

If you are using free fonts in GIMP, then you can use them only for personal use for for free. Contact the author for license.

Sources:

How to Add Fonts to GIMP (Download and Install)

How to add fonts to GIMP [Download & Install]

2.2. Adding Fonts

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