Images tell stories and awake deep emotions, just like quotes. So, what about combining both formats?
Here is a list of five tools to help you with that.
Quozio is one of the easiest options out there. Just visit http://quozio.com/, type your quote, include the author's name, and click "Go"! You can also use the bookmarklet to instantly create an image out of any digital text you highlight.
The next step is to choose your background from the available list, et voilà! Share your masterpiece on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, and more.
Do not forget to create a (free) account to save your favorite quotes.
Recite works in a similar fashion. Visit www.recitethis.com, enter some text, select the background that fits best, and click the "Create" button. Then let your networks know about your quote by sharing it everywhere, including Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest. You can also save the image to your computer.
While Pinwords offers four basic backgrounds, you can upload your own images or those from the web. Once that step is completed, click the "Continue" button to enter some text, and "Pin it." You are now ready to share with your friends.
Note that you can move the text to suit your fancy.
With QuotesCover.com, you can create visuals based on your own quotes. You can also use the ones provided by the site.
You can also build a quick Facebook banner, Twitter header, Google+ cover, wallpaper, poster, or business card if you want.
Share As Image is a Chrome extension that allows you to turn any digital text into a great visual quote. The free version comes with unlimited image creation, 30+ fonts and a set of built-in graphics. To add your own branding, you will have to pay $8 monthly. Other features include HD image download and unlimited storage for your pictures.
Once the extension is installed, visit any website and highlight some text. Use the "Share As Image" icon in your toolbar or right click with your mouse and select "Share As Image" in your drop-down menu. A popup screen will appear, with all available options. You can edit your text and select a picture or pattern. And should you want to use your own pictures, the service also provides you with filters.
What are your favorite tools to turn quotes into beautiful images? Share links in the comment section below.
Cendrine Marrouat is a French-born social media coach, curator, and journalist living in Canada. She is also the founder of Social Media Slant, a blog focusing on social media tips, tools, stats, and news for small business owners and entrepreneurs, and has authored two books: "The Little Big eBook on Social Media Audiences: Build Yours, Keep It, and Win" (2014) and "The Little Big eBook on Blogging: 40 Traffic Generation Tips" (2012).