Updated 14 January 2017
Posting image quotes to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc is all the rage these days. Sure, some people seem to have all the time in the world to perfect the design of their images, but sometimes you just need to get that quote made quickly, and just get that content up on social media. I’ve curated a short list of places online where you can pop in that quote or piece of wisdom, and save it in a jiffy. Of course, you can use one of the million different apps on your phone to do the same job, however, sometimes it’s just nice to be able to type it out on a keyboard instead of cramping up your thumbs on the phone!
1. Tags Maker
Tags Maker offers several images to use in your design, or you could upload one of your own. Very simple to use, and you can have something created in a couple of minutes.
Not only a site for making image quotes. You can also choose other options to create your own GIF images, photo collages and add effects and filters to your images.
3. Recite This
This simple site allows you to plug in your quote, select the image style and then create the image for download in seconds. Very limited in its capabilities, but great if you don’t want to muck around.
Very simple setup with this one. Select the style for the quote, paste or type your quote in, and then select your option (Pinterest, download or Twitter). You can use your own words or select “Random Quote”.
5. Quotes Cover
On this site you enter your quote first, or choose from the options they have available. You are then given several options for the image design, depending on where you want to post it. For a standard image quote you would want to select the “For VIRAL STATUS Updates or E-Cards” option. Then choose “Square” to optimise for Twitter and Facebook timelines. Arrange how you want the image, and then if you don’t want to set up an account to post to Facebook, you can simply choose the “Save as JPG” option underneath the image.
This site can be a bit glitchy and not show the text on the design page.
This site provides several options for background colours and 16 font choices for you to design a simple quote. The quote image updates on the fly so you can see how it will look when you download it.
Quozio has a very similar setup to Recite This. You put your quote in the text box, and then choose the style you want from the designs they have available. They periodically add extra designs to the set. Once you have finished your design, you can simply right click and save the image to your computer.
When it comes to simple image quote design, you can’t go past Canva. Choose the “Facebook post” option or create your own custom dimensions. On the next screen you get a number of pre-designed options to customise, (which look great, so you can’t go wrong) or you can choose any number of their backgrounds they have available, and purchase their premium images if you want to take it to a new level.
Although I use Photoshop for a lot of work, if I want something that looks great and takes seconds to put together without me having to source a nice image background, I just pop onto Canva. Canva also allows you to upload your own images.