Tumblr is a microblogging platform. It falls somewhere between a full-blown blog (like WordPress) and a microcommenting site (like Twitter). Imagine, if you will, a Twitter site where you could totally customize the layout and embed videos and pictures in your feed.
Anyway, many of my favorite Tumblr blogs are almost nothing but pictures. Suicide Blonde, for example, is almost exclusively pictures of pretty celebrities, fine art and kitschy home decor.
The problem with these picture-heavy Tumblr blogs is that the people who own them often post 20-30 pictures a day… or more. If you subscribe to their RSS feeds, your inbox can get clogged with posts, and getting the pictures you want to download is a core: click on post #1, click on “View Article” to open the page in a web browser, click on the picture to enlarge it, then right-click and save the image. Repeat 100+ times to clear out the RSS feed.
Thankfully, someone has com up with a better way. Gettumblrpic is a free tool for Windows that allows you to download as many pictures from a Tumblr blog as you want: just download and unzip the program and run it. Enter the Tublr hostname into the “Tumblr Blog:” box, choose how many pages of pictures you want to download, then click the download button.
It’s much easier to use Gettumblrpic to download the pictures from the first ten pages of a Tumblr site and sort out which ones you want after their downloaded than go through the whole RSS song and dance. Give it a try… I think you’ll like it!