tools to create visual quotesWe love quoting: Some phrases are so cool that you just can’t help sharing… Or sometime you just need to confirm what you are saying (referring to a source). In any way, if you are creating content, you are probably quoting a lot.

And here’s a fresh idea for you: Use images to quote!

There are some absolutely obvious benefits of using this method:

  • You are not running into the risk of duplicate content
  • You have a great chance to go viral: People love sharing images and don’t forget about Pinterest!
  • You have a great chance to earn some links (people will never grow tired of making posts like this)
  • You make your photos original even if you grab it from a stock photo site.
  • You can even use them in display advertising and many other forms of marketing
  • If you become good at photo editing, you can even turn that into on of your monetization methods and sell your creations like Colorlib suggests

Here are some cool tools for that:

Beautifully Annotate a Photo

Text on a photo is evergreen: Think about lolcats – they are like AGES long! Or demotivators: You laugh even if you have seen it thousands of times! … and share as well!


Canva will save your previous creations, so you can go back and edit any timeCanva is a go-to tool when it comes to any form of visual marketing, including creating visual quotes. Creating a quote with Canva will probably take some time with Canva, only because there’s a ton of templates, fonts and forms to choose from, so you’ll be busy picking and moving things around. It’s actually addicting.

I’ve been using the free account of Canva for ages, never needed to upgraded but they do have a PRO version but here’s your Canva coupon if you decide to upgrade.

This is one of the best options if you want to drop a quick beautiful quote without spending too much time on that. It works via browser bookmarklet: Just highlight the text and click the bookmarklet. The system will then give you a large choice of themes (background and fonts).

It’s really a fun experience!
A quick online visual quote generator that requires no login

(There’s also a similar tool but a paid one here; I haven’t played with it but looks cool!)

Quotes Creator

Over HD is a fun app I like a lot. You can take a picture, add text to it and share within one minute of time. For text, you can:

  • Pick a font (a bit limited but quite enough)
  • Adjust the fond size
  • Adjust the photo brightness (e.g. to
Create beautiful visual quotes and post them to your social media accounts from your smart phone

(Tags Maker is a free online alternative of it but I couldn’t make my images look that sleek with it)

LOLCat Generator

The moment you start thinking the world if tired of lolcats, you see another presentation with lolcats-styled style and hear the room absolutely hooked.

Yes, once invented, lolcats are not growing old, and LOLCat Generator be a cool refresher to use for your quote (especially when a funny-looking cat doesn’t really match the serious tone of the quote):

A demotivator is another old trick for short quotes.

Annotated Screenshots

Clarify it

I don’t remember myself blogging WITHOUT taking screenshots. A screenshot is worth thousands of words and since English has never been the most powerful part of my writing, I use a lot of them 🙂

So here’s a quick round-up of screenshot makers that can also annotate (add text and arrows) to beautify your quote:

Runs on Tested? Text on image looks good? Price Best part
SnapDraw Windows XP No Not too modern Free Oldest and comes very recommended
Snagit Windows, Mac Yes Looks very sleek and also has a spell checker $49.95 Comes very recommended
Awesome Screenshots Plus Google Chrome Yes (on FF) No enlarge the font (?) Free Doesn’t require you to download

anything (use within your browser)

Clarify it Windows, Mac Yes (on Mac) Looks awesome Free Very sleek and easy to use

Are there any cool tools I have missed?

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  1. I usually prefer the normal way to say any quotes but with images it will be look more cool and attractive.

  2. I think Quozio is the best.. It’s very simple, easy, and free.

  3. Alexander says:

    Hi Anne, thanks for sharing but you I think you may add to your list. I think is the best tool to create image quotes.

  4. Wow, That’s a superb technique.

    I didn’t even imagined of this thing earlier.

    I am going straight away to try this out..!!

    Hope it works well for me..!!


  5. Brittney Stephenson says:

    Hi Anne, thanks for sharing this great selection of tools! By combining a quote and an image you can instantly create a new piece of content, and I often use these types of pictures in blog posts to break up large chunks of text. I’ve always used PowerPoint (I made the image the background and typed the text over top) in the past, but now I’m excited to try out Quzio. A free tool I use to take and edit screenshots is called Jing, and it allows you to add in arrows, boxes, and text over the image. I’ll be trying out the screenshot makers you listed and see how they compare.

  6. Thanks, I am not getting right platform to get image edited for facebook page

  7. There are apps available for creating images with quotes. You can select from different background pictures, templates and different fonts, colors, alignment, font-size as you like.

  8. Pinwords is a really basic tool, but it’s great if you want to quickly make an image from a quote and add it to your Pinterest account. Pinstamatic actually lets you

    create a whole bunch of items to add to your Pinterest boards including website snapshots, pins of Twitter profiles and Spotify tracks that you can pin.

  9. Very useful tips, it helped me a lot. Already following seosmarty, thank you!

    Alex Carros

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