Want to make quote images online, but not sure where to begin?
Picture quotes are wildly popular on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter – everywhere! People love to engage with quote images that speak to them.
I’ve researched the best sites to make your own quote graphics online.
Most are FREE, or at least offer a free version or trial. Try a couple out!
Let’s dive in so you can find your fave.
Since I first published this list 10 years ago, a lot has changed. Some sites have gone offline, so I’ve eliminated them. Some hot sites have emerged, so I share details below. And more options have been added by readers.
Check out the expanded list, and choose what YOU need!
Note: I’m an affiliate for some tools I’ve tried and loved. This means I may make a referral fee if you upgrade to a paid version, at no cost to you.
Snappa Free Online Quote Maker
One of my favorite online design tools is Snappa! So I’ll share some shortcuts to creating great quote images with Snappa.
Head over to Snappa and log in.
On the home page, I recommend selecting Instagram post size.
Then scroll down until you see a design that resonates with you, that works for quote text.
Once you click on the template, use the Bkgrnd tab to do one of these:
- Search for a photo background.
- Choose a graphic pattern background.
- Upload your own pictures to write on.
- Choose a solid color background.
To the right of the main Bkgrnd tab, you can also choose to add effects, text boxes, graphics, and shapes.
Tip: Upload your logo, or find previously uploaded graphics, under the Graphics tab 🙂
To change the quote or the font, simply click in that text box and make your adjustments.
Above I show the quote image with the original photo, quote, and font selected by Snappa. I merely changed the words in the oval to my website URL.
Once you’ve made one you like, just click the Duplicate button to create another variation – then keep going!
It’s that easy to write quotes on pictures online, free.
Below is my finished result with my own uploaded logo.
Make Quote Pictures FREE with Canva
Canva does so much that it can be overwhelming.
But it doesn’t have to be!
To write a quote on picture fo’ free, just head over to Canva, and create or open your free account.
Now, don’t be overwhelmed by the million-and-one templates. Just type quote right into that search bar.
Voila! Your choices await.
Even a few sample templates, but I clicked the Motivational Quotes option to see more variety.
And for sure, there are lots of options. But if you’re going for free, avoid the dollar signs and crowns. Those will cost you, or require a Pro plan.
I chose the simple pink one. I switched to one of Canva’s gradient backgrounds and added my logo.
To make your own quotes with your own pictures, click that handy Uploads button on the left side, then click the purple Upload files button. This way you can make something really unique.
But here’s my quickie 2-minute version.
Quote Yourself with Missinglettr (for bloggers only!)
This is my favorite for sharing quotes from my blog.
If you’re a blogger, check this out! It’s unbelievably easy, because it’s automated.
Missinglettr automatically pulls in quotes from new blog posts and creates quote pictures and accompanying text, then schedules them to be posted over an entire year.
If you’re on a paid plan, you can edit the quote templates to match your branding! Here are two templates I’m using.
You can post to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Over a year’s use, my automated posts from Missinglettr brought 20,000+ visits to my blog!
Of course, your results will vary, depending on the number of posts you add, and your followers. But I find it indispensable! I love to save time on social 🙂
20 More EASY Ways to Make your own Picture Quotes Online
There’s still a huge assortment of sites that allow more or less customization. Less can mean faster and easier!
Most sites on my list are best for making quote pictures, plus a few are meme generators. Both have the potential for posts that go viral, so give ’em a try, if they suit your business brand.
The three I’ve recommended above are created for small business owners. Some on the list below may provide a less professional-looking result.
It may be OK to mix in memes once in awhile, but they may not be appropriate to your business. Proceed with caution.
I’ve included my own synopsis under each site’s name, which is a clickable link. As you try the sites, give them a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” so others know which are best liked.
You can read an in-depth comparison of my favorite design tools in this post about design tools for non-designers. The six you’ll find there are all suited to business use.
Know any other online tools to make picture quotes and memes? Add them to the list! To make sure my readers get the best information, the list is moderated. I’ll check out and approve quality site suggestions!
If you like the list, you can embed it on your own website! Just click the “Embed List” button and get the code (it’s up near the top of the list, to the left of the tiny social buttons).
Want to pin a quote graphic from the list? Switch to Magazine format, hover any image in the list, and pin, tweet, or Facebook share the image.
DIY Picture Quotes Conclusion
Too many choices? Let’s simplify.
Best free online graphic tool: Find the best quotes to share on social media
Then make them into images in a snap with Snappa.
Best tool to make your own quotes with your own pictures: Canva lets you combine your photos with their templates for free!
Best quotes tool to promote blog posts: Missinglettr. It makes quote graphics from your own words!
Pin this post to refer to later. These choices will help you make picture quotes FAST!