I haven't posted a blog tip for awhile, and I've been wanting to tell you about BlogStomp. Whether you're a food blogger, wedding blogger, or lifestyle blogger, this app will save you time, and make your blogging life easier! BlogStomp allows you to organize, group, size, and post images faster than ever before. In fact, it allows you to sort your blog photos, fast! Most bloggers agree it takes a time to prepare posts, and not so much because of the writing, but because of the pictures. Sizing images so that they'll load fairly quickly and fit within your main column can be a pain. Not to mention photo placement - ever tried to put two pictures side-by-side in Blogger or Wordpress? If not, don't try it! You'll pull your hair out.
Blogstomp allows you to import several pictures into one spot (the image above) and organize them together. You can place photos side-by-side or on top of each-other. Or, you can stomp a single photo and if you've got your settings fixed up, the image will save to your specified size and with whatever border you want (such as a half-inch white border)!
You "stomp" a photo when it's ready (see the orange button "Stomp It"), and the program automatically saves it to a Stomped Folder on your Destop. BlogStomp settings allow you to set specific parameters for how you want picutres stomped - you can make them a specific width (mine are 750 pixels), add a border, change the color of the border, and do a lot more. See some of the options below:
Also, as you can see from the various tabs (Facebook, Blog, Twitter), you can post your stomped images right from here!
My friend Monica told me about Blogstomp months ago and to this day, I'm so thankful! Blogstomp is how I organize photos for Real Wedding, Engagement and Anniversary shoot features, and a lot of my recipe posts, too. (Also that picture-heavy post recapping my trip to Florida? Stomped all those!)
The program does cost money - it's $50, which I'll admit, I didn't want to spend. But, I have to say, it's been well worth the cost! It's a one-time fee and now, I have the program to use as often as I like! I highly recommend this program!
Note: There's a free verison but it photos are stomped with the Blogstomp watermark.
How do you batch photos for your blog?
Do you have any programs that you use?