P: Tell me which fonts are missing when I open a PSD

20 Votes
Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

When I open a PSD and there are some missing fonts, why not tell me what those fonts are, sort of like Flash does: http://cl.ly/1w1x2V350V341a0Z2p2g

Idea Released
TOPICS
macOS , Windows

Views

211

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines

correct answers 1 Correct answer

Adobe Employee , Oct 11, 2013 Oct 11, 2013
We slipped this feature into the latest version of Photoshop CC. Now, when fonts are missing, the application will tell you which particular fonts are absent. Enjoy! David

Votes

Translate

Translate
22 Comments
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Could you please share some more information on what you're encountering. Exact steps would be awesome. Normally, Photoshop does identify which font is missing when you open a PSD. Thanks!

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

How does Photoshop tell me what fonts are missing?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If you look in your layers panel, any type layer that needs updating will have a yellow triangle with an exclamation point symbol in the lower right corner. If the Type tool is active and this layer is selected, then in the Options Bar and in the Character panel, any missing fonts will display as "[name of missing font]".

Now, that said, it might be possible to pop a dialog when you initially open the file with a list of all missing fonts in the document, although this might have other repercussions.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Beginner ,
Oct 04, 2011 Oct 04, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The latter is much better. Having to go through a large PSD is a huge pain in the arse. I never usually have anything nice to say about Flash but one good thing it does is tell me what fonts are missing from the FLA as I launch it.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community Beginner ,
Oct 06, 2011 Oct 06, 2011

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

So can this be added in as a feature please?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Jun 26, 2012 Jun 26, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Apparently, not. Lol.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Adobe Employee ,
Jun 26, 2012 Jun 26, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

"Under Consideration" means we are looking into this issue. We cannot comment on any features under development.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Nov 30, 2012 Nov 30, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

In the past, whenever I opened a .PSD file which had missing fonts (usually when working on different computers) it would warn me about this and the option to substitute such font.



Ever since I upgraded to CS6, I haven't been able to tell the name of such missing fonts. It won't display the name anymore. Am I missing something?



I am using Windows 8

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Dec 01, 2012 Dec 01, 2012

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You are not missing anything. Adobe development team is missing brains.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2013 Apr 02, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

You know full & well that PS will not identify the proper font you need to replace it with. You also know full & well that we did not create said file, having received it from a 3rd party.

Just tell us what font we're missing and we'll go on our merry way finding & buying said font.

It is not too much to ask. Google would do it. Why are you being a lazy, comfortable-in-your-job-Adobe lazy worker?

There are hundreds of developers at Adobe. Surely one of those MF'ers must actually do a real job and develop websites for real clients. No? If not, fire the CEO. We are real clients, that receive real PS files, that receive real PS warnings of a lack of a font.

If you tell us what font we are missing (by name, not just "Bold") we will go out and find it, and buy it, and not send you pissed off messages.

Or you can continue to suck and wait until Adobe matters not. Google cares. Samsung cares. Does Adobe still care? It appears not so.

Your choice DipSh!t. Choose wisely. (and yes singular. You are the person reading this, and you are singular. Make a difference).

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Apr 02, 2013 Apr 02, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

P.S. Go F yourself. I work my butt off everyday and make minimum wage, and you sit int your comfy Silicon Valley job making more for less effort.

Fix the font issue.

Then wait in pristine silence as you read the complaint message I don't send.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Oct 11, 2013 Oct 11, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

plzzz help me

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Oct 11, 2013 Oct 11, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Adobe Employee ,
Oct 11, 2013 Oct 11, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

We slipped this feature into the latest version of Photoshop CC. Now, when fonts are missing, the application will tell you which particular fonts are absent.

Enjoy!
David

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Dec 23, 2013 Dec 23, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi,

I am new to using photoshop. When I open a .psd file, I get the following error.

"Some text layers contains fonts that are missing.These layers will need to have the missing fonts replaced before they can be used for vector based outputs"

When I click ok, the layer is highlighted in yellow with brackets.

Pls. let me know if there is a way to identify the missing fonts.

Thanks.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Dec 24, 2013 Dec 24, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Please see the previous responses on this topic.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Dec 30, 2013 Dec 30, 2013

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

If this is true.... THANK YOU!!!!!

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
New Here ,
Aug 27, 2015 Aug 27, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

HOW DO I REPLACE THAT FONT THAT IS MISSING

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
New Here ,
Aug 27, 2015 Aug 27, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

sorry about the caps

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Adobe Employee ,
Aug 27, 2015 Aug 27, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi Julian,

When you open a file, Photoshop will automatically tell you what fonts are missing.  Further, if the fonts are Typekit, you are given the change to download them and if no replacements can be found, you are given the option to do a global substitution.  If you do not see this feature, then your version is pretty far out of date and you should upgrade.  I want to say that we put this in about a year ago or more.  

Thanks,
David

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
LEGEND ,
Oct 17, 2015 Oct 17, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Did you install MacOS 10.11, by chance?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
New Here ,
Oct 18, 2015 Oct 18, 2015

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST
yes !!
in fact the zooming needs 1 or 2 seconds to follow the movement of the mouse...
as if the system was temporarily freezing

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report