How to Create Pinnable Image Quotes

Love those images of quotes that are so popular on Facebook and Pinterest?  Here’s how to create your own!

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  1. Short, sweet and comprehensive at the same time. Thanks for putting this post in a step by step format, Michelle. Easy to follow.

    1. You’re welcome, Yvonne. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
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  2. Loved the video Michelle!

    I loved the way you explained everything so very well. :)

    I have however wondered whether we could use for images and add our own blog’s name at the end, just as you added. (I understand this is possible for public domain images, but is it so even for images from MorgueFile and other such sites like FreedigitaI,, etc.)

    I do know that we need to give credit to the photographer when we use images from such sites, if we use an image on our blog. If that is the case, don’t we have to credit the image like the one you used here also? I ask as I’m not very clear about this.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful video and explaining things so well. :)
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    1. Hi Harleena, the terms vary from site to site. MorgueFile specifically does not require credit to the photographer. Many others do. Here’s their specifics:
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  3. Michelle,

    You are right on time again. Posting quotes with images is hot right now.

    Thanks for showing and telling us how to create our own.

    I’m excited about one I have in mind.

    1. Yes, it is! Both Pinterest and Facebook seem to be exploding with these images. :)

  4. Thank you so much Michelle. I have being struggling with numerous tools trying to figure out a simple way to do just this. I should have know to reach out to you.

    1. This is the quickest, easiest way I’ve found, Nora. :)

  5. Great post and LOVE the tips and visuals from the video!

    1. Thanks Glenda, appreciate you commenting to let me know this was helpful.
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  6. Hey there, talented lady! Oh, my stars! This rocks so much! I highly appreciate it! I was talking with my hubby the other day about how to do this. This saves us so much time (and, well, for me, a headache using GIMP, ha ha ha!). This seems simple to do and I’m feeling so confident and inspired now! Thank you! I’ve really found that people share my stuff more when there’s an image, which builds my Facebook following on my fan page so much quicker. Oh, Michelle, you rock, you’re a tech goddess! Thanks for sharing your knowledge so freely with us. xoxo
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    1. Awesome. And yeah, I mean I’ve got GIMP and Photoshop but it’s so much easier to just open and make something quick!
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      1. Yes, it’s so much easier! xoxox
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  7. Thanks, Michelle! SO MUCH timely and very useful information. Your directions and examples are easy-to-follow, as always. Pretty soon all the “good” quotations will be taken, so we’ll have to create something ourselves. THAT’s when it’ll get exciting around here! Agree?
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    1. Yes! That IS when it will get all sorts of fun. :)
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  8. Thanks Michelle! You turned this into a really simple effort. The graphic makes it about as easy as can be, so I’m pinning it right now!

    1. Yep, simple steps are good. I’m a fan of anything that’s 5 steps or less. :) Thanks for pinning it!
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    1. Hey Jackie, thanks for commenting — appreciate it.
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  9. You can add mind reader to your resume. :-)

    I have 216 followers on Pinterest and have yet to start a board. I’ve been having this nagging thought to create my own motivational quotes for my first board. I was prepared to someday research Google to find the “how.” And voilà my need has been fulfilled.

    Hmmm, I hope this is the beginning of all my other needs and wants materializing.

    I’m taking action and ready to receive.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    1. Ha ha – I wish! Well, maybe not… I’m not sure I’d really want that power… :)

      That’s awesome, you’ve got followers just waiting for your pins!
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  10. Wow Michelle. I continue to be impressed with everything you know. I’ll put pinterest at the top of my list of things to do once this challenge is over and I can concentrate on it. I can pull out quotes and start promotion of my ebook.

    Thank you for always pointing us in the direction of such fabulous tools.
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    1. Oooh great idea! Using quotes from your book is a great way to promote the book. :)
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  11. Thank you so much! Been trying to figure this out for a while! xoxoxo Cindy
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    1. You’re welcome, Cindy, happy to help!

  12. Thanks, Michelle,

    I knew how to add quotes to images – in fact, here’s my post on some different apps that you can use to do this: , but what I didn’t know was how to redirect back to my website using the “edit comments” feature on Pinterest.

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    1. Yep, that’s a great option for when we upload images so we can get the credit and traffic. ;)

      Thanks for sharing your link!

  13. Thanks my friend. I’ve been creating images with quotes just using background colors (not photos). Tried a few with photos as well, but got a little baffled when using Pixlr. Now, with your video I’m anxious to go back & try again. Much appreciated. ~Debra
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    1. I hope it makes Pixlr less baffling for you, Debra. :) It’s really just a few of the features to figure out for this particular application.
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  14. Thanks for this awesome tutorial Michelle! I’ve been wanting to know how to do this and you made it so simple.
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    1. You’re welcome, Monika, thanks for reading and commenting. :)
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  15. Cool! Passing this on to my other CHS half, Tammie. She handles the Pinterest stuff!

    1. Awesome, thanks for sharing.
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  16. Awesome I have been wanting to know how to make my own quotes, tired of sharing others so this is so timely. Especially since we now have our full website up (rather than our tumblr blog that i had in the last challenge) Thanks lovely, you are always so clear

    1. Hey Shivie, glad this was good timing for you and congrats on the full website!
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  17. Thank you so much! I followed your advice and pinned my first creation to pinterest.
    It was sent to facebook and is tiny.
    How do I put the full size image on facebook?
    I really appreciate your help.
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    1. Awesome!!

      Instead of sharing to Facebook, upload it directly on Facebook and then it will be full size. :)
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  18. Hi Michelle:

    This is very helpful information. I have been using Microsoft Publisher to make my image quotes but I am going to have to give a try.

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    1. Hey Kevin, thanks for stopping by! I like because I don’t have to load a separate program to do it. But Publisher probably gives you more options. :)

  19. Michelle,

    All these great tips on pinning to Pinterest are distracting me! I keep thinking of more and more ways to use Pinterest, thanks to you.
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    1. Pinterest is a blast. Just gotta be careful not to get lost over there. ;)
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  20. Another great video Michelle. Why, because you’re videos are simple to follow, you offer affordable tools (free), and step by step directions! Thanks for another great one!
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    1. You’re welcome, Rhonda. Thanks for commenting!
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  21. Thanks, Michelle! I’ll definitely be trying out these steps.
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  22. Michelle, I just went through your process step by step and I’m reporting back: SUCCESS! Thank you for this. I made a great infographic for a blog post I’m doing this week. Suzanne
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  23. Super cool, Michelle! Thanks for breaking it down into manageable steps, as always…
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  24. Thanks for the quote tip. I didn’t know about Quote Garden. Thanks. I love Pinterest. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. It is really great news that even those without an invite can just sign-up for Pinterest now. I didn’t get an invite, but I just applied to register and Pinterest sent me an invitation a couple of days later. So, it wasn’t hard to get an account. Do you like pets? If so try my site: for some animal images to pin.
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  25. Michelle:

    I love this! Your directions took something that overwhelmed me and made it so easy. I just created one and it could not have been easier!

    You are to my go to girl!

  26. Michelle,

    Thank you so much for this awesome post! I’ve been trying to figure out an easy way to add some style to my inspirational quotes. You rock!

    Kim Becking
    Author of Nordie’s at Noon
    Motivational Speaker – Looking Forward Living Life
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  27. Hi Michelle, I love your website and you have lots of good information. Whenever I start to go round in circles on the Internet wondering what to do next I look at your list of 51 things or come here. I like this article, but I was really looking for an easier way to put quotes into my personal photos. There should be some little app around that does it. The quest continues. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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    1. Hey Rich, for something simpler you might like or one of the similar apps for your phone or tablet.

      1. Thanks Michelle! I’ll give a try. I’ve tried one on my iPhone, but the search continues for that one. Thanks again and best wishes.
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  28. This was great. Thank you so much for the instruction!

  29. Thanks Michelle. This is excellent! I was just thinking the other day as I scanned through my Facebook page is that I always look at the picture posts over just the written!

    Brilliant explanation

    Thank you
    Shelley :-)
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  30. Great article. I use to make my quote pictures. It’s really quick and easy.

  31. Dear Michelle,
    Thank you!
    Thank you!
    Thank you!

    I’ve been wondering how to make these. You’re the Best! Debbie Seiling
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  32. Great video. Some great resources you’ve shared there. That’s one thing I like about your videos & blogs, they’re full of great resources for bloggers.
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  33. I have a question for you, Michelle. It’s a great idea creating pinnable quote pictures. But how do you get people to share them?

    I’ve been trying this technique on Facebook for some months now. I’m getting Likes but no shares. I’m just wondering if you know of/use any specific techniques that will encourage or motivate your audience to share your pinnables?
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  34. thank you for sharing! Just what I was looking for!

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