Do you have a hard time finding the perfect gif and want to start creating your own?
Well, a key ingredient for an awesome gif is a good font.
You need a font that is easy to read, even when the gif is small.
And, since you can’t really make money off a gif, the ideal font choice is one that is free to use.
So, we looked at all of the popular free fonts out there and watched a lot of gifs to give you our picks for the best free fonts for gifs.
1. Impact font
Hands down my favorite font for creating gifs is the Impact font.
As you can see, the letters in this font are thick and easy to read.
So, even when the gif is small, the readability is still good with the Impact Font.
Here’s a gif that seems to be using the Impact font (or something really similar), to give you an idea of what it will look like.
2. Myriad Pro font
This is another great choice for a gif font because the letters are very easy to read.
A lot of people on Tumblr who make their own gifs use the Myriad Pro font.
Here’s an example of a gif using the Myriad Pro font –
3. Calibri font
I really like this font, not just for gifs, but for every day usage.
Apparently, this is also the font that many Tumblr gif creators use, so that’s pretty interesting.
And a lot of gif creators prefer to use Calibri for gif subtitles.
Here’s an example of a gif using the Calibri font to give you an idea of what it will look like –
4. Trashhand font
If you prefer a font that looks more like someone actually scribbled it instead of a computer output, then this is a great option.
What is really nice about this font for gif that it is still very readable, despite being a handwriting font.
This is actually one of my favorites for gifs.
5. Montserrat Bold font
This is another of my favorite every day fonts, but for gifs you really need to use it in bold.
As you may already know, this is a Google Font.
What I really like about this one is that it is a modern font with a classic look.
FAQs About Gif Fonts
Here’s the answers to some common questions about using fonts in gifs.
What font is best for subtitles?
Most people who create gifs agree that the nest font for gif subtitles in Calibri.
You can use the link above to download this font, if you don’t already have it on your computer.
What font is used in yellow subtitles on gifs?
Most of the time, the font that you see in those yellow subtitles on gifs is Helvetica Medium Italic. This is also a free font.
However, some gif creators prefer to create yellow subtitles with Cailibri or Myriad Pro.
Sometimes you may even see someone using Arial for a yellow gif subtitle.
What is the standard GIF font?
Most gifs use the Impact font as the standard.
Or, a font that is very similar to Impact.
This is because the Impact font is very easy to read.
As you can see, there are some great font that you can use for free when you create gifs.
And if you want to stick to the standards and use a popular font, then use one of the fonts on our list above.