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PRECIOUS! I used to hear this all the time in college and think “Oh, it’s not THAT precious, if I run out of it, I’ll just stay up all night.”   Well, I quickly realized that this wasn’t a healthy perspective on life. My mother warned me about what would happen if I kept living that lifestyle! She was right. I think I had circles under my eyes in every picture of myself from junior and senior year of college!  It wasn’t healthy.  Time just seemed to slip away from me in then and I knew that had to change once I graduated and got married.  I needed structure and I also needed HELP with running my business.

Everything takes time and everything I was doing was necessary. I couldn’t cut back! So my only option was to figure out a way to do what I was doing FASTER. The biggest time-sucker was blogging. It took FOREVER. Especially on “Wedding” blog days! I used to take EVERY single image and pull it into photoshop and drag it over to a white frame and resize it and then add a logo. Then, I would click “save as” and save it in a “to be blogged” folder.  Ummmm, have you seen the amount of images I blog?!! This process was KILLING ME! It was miserable. So then I found out about something that CHANGED MY LIFE…. and that thing was BLOGSTOMP! Photographers and bloggers out there… if you’re not using this amazing tool… I’m about to rock your world! This program saves me HOURS of work and my blogging time has been cut in HALF!  This APP is $49…. that’s IT! And it will transform the way you think of blogging!

 

I’m sure you’re probably wondering “Ok Katelyn, explain what it DOES!”. Ok, I will!  Basically, no matter what your blog images look like, you can format your images to be “web ready” in a matter of seconds. Instead of resizing each individual image, you just simply drag your folder of images that you’re going to blog and then “Blogstomp” them! You select an image, or two, or FOUR and this app automatically resizes it to web dimensions and resolution AND frames it with your logo! If you don’t have a white frame around your images like I do, that’s ok. EVERYTHING about this program is customizable! You just have to add in your logo!  Once you click “Stomp”… that resized, framed, watermarked image is saved to a folder on your desktop and all you have to do is upload it! This is also GREAT for facebook resizing! So many people ask “How are your images so crisp on FB?” and the answer is BLOGSTOMP! Give it a try! Seriously, it’s only $49 and it’s going to CHANGE your life! Our time is SO very precious so why spend more time in Photoshop than you need to?!  and Ps. If you’re the type that has a system and doesn’t like to change the way you do things… I get you. I understand that….. but try this ANYWAY. You have to go out on a limb and try new things in order to grow and improve!!

Here’s another example of how you can be so creative with the way you’re blogging! So many times we are so rushed for time that we become unmotivated and we lose our creativity! Blogstomp is FUN! I look forward to this part of blogging and so it keeps me going and EXCITED to share images!

Not only can you adjust the amount of images that are paired together, you can also “Mix it up” and change the location of each image! It’s amazing!!! GAH!! How did I ever live without this?!!

Want to learn MORE about how I save time and run this crazy business? I’m an open book! I’d love to share and help you out! I’m hosting a workshop in March and I would LOVE to see you there!! Seats are still available for The Workshop Experience as of today!!

xoxo, Katelyn
30 Comments Ask Anything, Education, Resources
  1. Kristina W. reply

    First commenter of the day! Woohoo! I always wondered how you managed to do so much blogging… now I know! :)

  2. Gabby / En Route Photography reply

    Oh I have been thinking about blogstomp for a while now, but you may have just convinced me! ;)

  3. Abby Grace reply

    Hahah I used to do the same thing!! New canvas > resize image > drag > flatten > save. It literally took me HOURS to get an entire post formatted- now it takes me 10-15 minutes. I think you were teh one who convinced me to get BlogStomp- I saw J* using it and then you said you use it as well so I took the plunge and haven’t regretted it once. The best $49 time saver EVER.

  4. Hanne Photography reply

    OMG! I use BlogStomp for my blog and LOVE it – but I literally just spent hours in Photoshop last night optimizing pics for FB! Thanks for this lightbulb moment – although I feel SO embarrassed to admit to that!

  5. Julie Villarreal reply

    I have been hearing alot of Blogstomp and couldn’t seem to find any info on it, so thank you Katelyn! I started following you after seeing Jasmine Star’s post. I love your work. I wish I could go to your workshop but I live on SoCal! Any chance you will be to California? God bless!

  6. Rebekah Hoyt reply

    Okay… I think you’ve convinced me! Blogging takes me WAY too long and I do that same process in photoshop. I’m going to download it today and try it! Thanks for explaining this time-saving tool!

  7. Alice reply

    Sold! Thanks for this post. I just got serious about my blogging, so the timing for this was perfect!

  8. Justin Ferry reply

    How did I not know that there was a desktop app for Blogstomp! I know what I’m doing when I get home from work.

  9. Amanda Young reply

    Hi! Question for you…. I’ve tried Blogstomp a few times and I never like the way the sharpness looks on my images after using. How do you handle it, if you don’t mind me asking? Do you sharpen beforehand and tell it not to do anything? Or do you not sharpen and use the sharpening through blogstomp? If the latter, do you mind me asking what the settings are that you use? I’ve always thought your images looked well sharpened, but never like what it does to MY images, so I’d love your input…. :)

  10. Jamie Blow reply

    Thanks to you Katelyn…I got this after your attending your workshop and LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  11. Stephanie reply

    I just got BlogStomp last week and WISH I had invested in it sooner… $49 is a steal considering the time, energy, and headache it savesyou!

  12. Sarah D’attoma reply

    Katelyn, I’ve had Blogstomp for over a year now and have STRUGGLED with it. First of all, my screen looks absolutely NOTHING like yours and it’s really complicated. I can only work it through photoshop and I don’t have the capabilities of selecting more than one image. I have tried to go back and reteach myself at least a dozen times and cannot get it. What version are you using? Is this what your screen looks like when it opens in Photoshop?? I’m so confused!!

  13. Meredith Sledge reply

    My BlogStomp is connected to Photoshop? Is yours not? And also, it doesn’t look like that at all…. Do I have an old version or something? Or am I just doing it wrong? Hahaha.

  14. Laura Barnes reply

    Whoa! That is pretty awesome! Thanks so so much for sharing this!

  15. Emily Sacra reply

    Wow! This is absolutely fabulous! I downloaded the trial, and will most definitely buy the full version ASAP!

  16. Katie reply

    This app is so amazing and it has truly changed my life!:) So happy to see others using it – You always wonder if your methods are the most practical. So happy to see you use it too! Always love your posts and continue to look forward to your input!

  17. Lydia reply

    I have actions in PS that make it easy to add my border/logo, but seeing that Blogstomp can do collages as well, I think I’m a convert!

  18. Anna Grace reply

    KATELYN!!! That is what I have been doing, resizing in photoshop and it takes FOREVER!!! I am DEFINITELY going to get this tool… THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for blogging the way you do things!!! You are great.

  19. Ali W reply

    good call, girl. good call.

  20. Jessica Cortes reply

    I just started using this about 3 weeks ago. Oh my goodness! It changed my life when it came to blogging!!!

  21. Kim reply

    I have been eyeing this app for awhile and I just purchased it after I read your blog post. Love it.

  22. Dede Edwards reply

    Always looking for time savers. Will be checking these out!

  23. Mary Jane Mooney reply

    Ahhh! I’m so glad you shared this! I knew you were doing something different than “the rest” and I couldn’t figure out what it was! Non-photogs have no idea how painful it is to resize in Photoshop. I even take it a step further… I import them to iPhoto to resize because iPhoto is just a little easier. BUT, something that will allow you to resize a batch! NOW THAT is what I need! Thanks so much for sharing! :) I could use a little more sleep!

  24. Liz Hergert reply

    Thank you a MILLION BILLION times for sharing this! Seriously. I downloaded the app and started playing with it this afternoon and haven’t been able to get the smile off my face. I’ve been trying to tell anyone and everyone about it’s awesomeness but alas, my husband, cat and toddlers just can’t’ grasp the enormity of how cool this is. Thanks for giving advice and help to your fellow photographers, it’s so appreciated.

  25. Tony reply

    just thought I’d give you a little heads up in case you didn’t know…we use blogstomp as well and love the time it saves us. however, we recently discovered it doesn’t carry your keywords thru. we use lightroom to keyword and export to jpeg for blogstomp, and just discovered the keywords in the images were not there. we had to re-keyword using bridge, then upload the file. hope that helps!

  26. Michelle Stoker reply

    Thank you so much for writing this review! You have convinced me to buy Blog Stomp! Such a timesaver. :)

  27. Jenny + Mark » Emily Sacra {the blog} reply

    […] photos, when it would have taken me 20! Yay BlogStomp! :) Thanks to Katelyn James Photography for recommending it […]

  28. Lauren reply

    How do you make a boarder? :)

  29. Julia reply

    Omg Thanks for this post Katelyn! I can’t believe I missed this one!

    I owe you! :)

    – Julia

  30. Amber reply

    We’re just getting our blog started. Thanks for the info! We’ve been hearing great things about blog stomp. :)

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