How to Easily Make Free Picture Quotes

In my last post I talked about the advantages of making your own Facebook Status Picture Quotes. Today I show you how to easily make free picture quotes, to add to your social networking sites.  The online tools I talk of here are purpose made for picture quotes. You do not need any knowledge of complicated image editing software.

For your background images you can use your own photos and images  or those downloaded from one of the free photo sites. There are plenty of online sites providing lists of quotes, sayings and jokes. Popular categories include motivational and inspirational quotes, love quotes,  funny quotes, sayings and comments,  I will write about these later in this series.

Do not download picture quotes from other sites to upload to Facebook as you will very likely be breaching copyright. Instead you can create your own.

Online Image Tools To Make Free Picture Quotes

If you want to create original picture quotes there are many free online software application tools to help you. You do not need expensive software such as Adobe Photoshop or complicated free programs such as Gimp. Here I review a range of options that I have tried out for you. You do not need to install any software for these and you do not need to sign up to use them.

Each one allows you to upload your own background images, or create an image from scratch, using background colors and various effects, and to add text. You can re-size your images to suit the program you are uploading them to. These applications do vary in the number and type of features, and ease of use, but for simply adding text to an image none are too complicated.

I have tried each of these photo editors myself as you can see by the example picture quotes I have included here.  I have only included the easiest, quicker tools here as you do not need anything complex for this purpose. They are ordered by ease of use and the best features for your needs.

Quozio

quozia online photo editor

Quozio interface showing a motivational quote with different background options and styles

Quozio is the quickest and easiest of all the online free picture quote creation tools I am reviewing here. You will be able to make use of this immediately, with no learning involved.

motivational free picture quotes made in Quozio

One inspiration quote, two different looks

You simply need to copy and paste your quote into the “Enter your quote..” box and the quote author in the “Who Said It?” box underneath. Then press the Go button to generate your image. You can choose a background image from scrollable row of images at the top of the window or accept the default.

background images and font styles

Quozio background images, styles and fonts

If you prefer you can save the image to your computer and upload to Facebook from there, or post directly to Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest using the share buttons at the bottom of the generated image window. (see image above).

If you wish to save your image on Quozio, for future use, register and press the Keep button.

The Quozio browser bookmarklet allows you to use text from any website. Drag the bookmarklet to your browser toolbar. When you are on a site and find text that you want to use text for an image quote, highlight the text, hit the Quozio bookmarklet button to copy your text into a Quozio pop up window.

QuotesCover.com Review

make picture quotes with quotescover.com

A selection of the options available

QuotesCover.com is a simple to use, comprehensive, online tool for creating free picture quotes, as well as other social networking and promotional images. A large range of categorized quotes are available to choose from, which are automatically inserted into whichever size image canvas you have chosen.

Editing features allow you to

  • Alter text and fonts
  • Add lines, borders and shapes
  • Choose a background color or upload your own background image

picture quote made with Quotes Cover

Instructions

  1. Choose a quote
  2. Choose what size image yourequire:
    • Status update
    • Facebook Cover
    • New G+ Cover
    • Wallpaper Maker
    • For Prints – poster, postcard, business card, photo size
  3. Choose a font by scrolling through the options
  4. Edit the text as needed or delete the chosen quote and add your own.
  5. Scroll through background color combinations or upload your own background image
  6. Add brush strokes, lines and borders

Their only training video to date is about creating a Facebook cover but the same principles apply to picture quotes: Video Tutorial: Creating Facebook Cover

You have a limited choice of font sizes and styles but this is a quick easy tool to use.

ShareAsImage

free picture quotes made with shareasimage

Shareasimage is a simple, basic, free picture quotes generating tool but, unless you pay for the upgrade, it just produces grey colored quotes on white backgrounds. The $6.99 upgrade allows you to change text and background colors and change font type. No background photos or images are available on either the free or pro versions.

free picture quotes

Examples of the simpler type of picture quote. Made with shareasimage.com

Unlike the other resources ShareAsImage is based purely on a bookmarklet tool. You can highlight text anywhere on the web, click on the bookmarklet to add the text to a background. You can then share on a variety of social networking sites.

Fototrix Review

Fototrix is a different kind of online image tool aimed more at special effects and image creation. It does not have the advanced editing capabilities of the more advanced editing tools but is fine just for adding special effects and text to images. A disadvantage is that a Fototrix embeds a watermark on each image you create.

Fototrix Image Creation Options

Image Creation Tools in Fototrix

Here are some images I created using this tool.

Fototrix baby  funny free picture quotes

My toothless, hariless youngest son.

fototrix magazine cover example

As you see I got carried away playing with Fototrix

In conclusion, although all the easy online photo editing tools above will allow you to add text to images, which one you use depends on whether:

  • you want to use your own images or backgrounds and images provided by the application
  • you need extra editing features
  • how easily you find them to use.
  • you want to download/upload directly from the web instead of from your computer.

All will allow you to create free picture quotes by adding text to photos, images or plain backgrounds. If you need to enhance your images in some way then all, apart from Fototrix, allow you to do so.

In my next post Free Image Editors for Picture Quotes , I talk of other, more general, image editors which are also excellent for creating picture quotes. These include Canva, Photoshop Express, Pixlr, Photoflexer, SplashUp and Sumo Paint.

Do you use one of these tools or others I haven’t mentioned. If so please let me know by leaving a comment below.

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I am Sue Bride, a Professional Blogger, Web Developer and Internet Marketer from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. Here I talk about tools and resources for Blogging, Social Media, Networking, Wordpress, SEO, Images and Marketing. I create Wordpress sites for charity and small business.

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11 Comments

  1. Posted May 23, 2013 at | Permalink

    I wish you best of best for having a nice contribution to our lives by giving us new in put all the time!
    Hats off to you!

  2. Posted May 31, 2013 at | Permalink

    Thank you for visiting me and commenting Shahadat. I still have a couple of posts to do in this series on picture quotes, which I will be publishing soon.
    Sue Bride (Sueblimely) recently posted…How to Easily Make Free Picture Quotes My Profile

  3. Posted May 31, 2013 at | Permalink

    Very good article Sue. I bookmarked if for future reference.
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    • Posted June 13, 2013 at | Permalink

      Hi Barb, good to see you here. I saw the title of your blog post – one of the best ways to get people to your site is commenting as you have done. It worked “-) It is a shame more people do not realize this and take advantage of it, especially on blogs that have Comment Luv.
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    • Posted June 18, 2013 at | Permalink

      Thanks Barb – there are more posts in this series too and a giveaway at the end of it – when I have finished creating the giveaway
      Sue recently posted…Free Image Editors for Picture QuotesMy Profile

  4. Posted June 23, 2013 at | Permalink

    Great! I have always wanted to know how to do this. I love to write but I wanted to add some spice to the quotes…thanks a bunch :-)

  5. Posted June 23, 2013 at | Permalink

    Hi Sue, do you know of a website where I can submit my short stories and get paid. I have a few blogs eg of a poem I did

    http://authspot.com/poetry/motherhood-15/

    but they don’t pay well. Please advise.
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    • Posted July 3, 2013 at | Permalink

      Hi Nelisa, I suggest that you connect with other bloggers or Facebook groups with an interest in writing poems and short stories. Not only could you find out where you can publish but by developing a network you can get your work better known.
      Sue Bride recently posted…How To Use the New Look FacebookMy Profile

  6. Posted August 5, 2013 at | Permalink

    Thanks for this post. I now have easy access to putting quotes on pictures rather than going to photoshop.
    Keeon Taylor recently posted…Blood Sugar Level, Insulin and Weight LossMy Profile

  7. Vicky
    Posted August 15, 2013 at | Permalink

    how do people put hundreds of picture quotes on their websites? and have the facebook like button? i use weebly and i have yet to figure out how to do this

    • Posted August 15, 2013 at | Permalink

      I know there are plugins that will do it for WordPress but I am not sure what is available to you on weebly.

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