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Latest Sparkbooth photo booth releases and updates

Sparkbooth 4.2 Released!

Sparkbooth and Sparkbooth DSLR 4.2 are now officially released. This is a free update to all Sparkbooth 4 and DSLR license holders. To update either run Sparkbooth check for updates, or go to the download page. Some of the many new features include:

  • [Premium, DSLR] Green screen to dynamically replace backgrounds with your own images. To access this feature, go to Camera settings (press ctrl-3 to display) and enable from the Green Screen drop down list. This feature is only available to Premium and DSLR licenses. Please note, the green screen feature for webcams remains as an experimental beta – it only recommended for DSLR cameras.
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add green screen background selection keyboard shortcut, button and screen
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add keyboard shortcut to toggle green screen feature
  • [DSLR] Add support for Canon T6s and T6i cameras
  • [DSLR] Shutter speed setting to handle dark live view
  • Add button maker layouts and screen overlay
  • Faster animated GIF generation
  • Add animated GIF delay setting
  • Improved support for using wireless presentation remotes to start sessions, and configurable actions for the next and previous buttons.
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add keyboard shortcut to temporally change print copies for session
  • [Premium, DSLR] Customize actions for up and down arrow keyboard shortcuts
  • Automatically create new Facebook photo album when photo limit setting is reached
  • Add Facebook “Post to Account Page then Share” upload option. Posts the photo to the configured Facebook account or page, then your guests can share the post from their Facebook account. Using this option does not require Facebook app review for custom Facebook apps
  • Update to SmugMug 2.0 upload service
  • [Premium, DSLR] Faster Photo Kiosk file cache reloading. If you restart Photo Kiosk, it will start up quicker without having to rebuild the cache.
  • New Twitter upload option to @reply guest’s Twitter account
  • Send Photo Later for Guest Twitter uploads
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add prompts to Photo Kiosk mode
  • [Premium, DSLR] Submit email addresses to MailChimp mailing lists in Photo Kiosk mode
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add counters to Photo Kiosk mode to track prints and uploads
  • Add data import and export Send Photo Later queue
  • Add Santa Claus voice
  • Add image folder setting to slideshow cover screen
  • [Premium, DSLR] Add new print prompt options for guest selectable copies. “Display Doubled Copies” is designed for duplicate layouts, so 1 printed copy is shown as 2 copies in print prompt. “Even Numbered Copies Only” is used for printers that prints an strips on 1 sheet and cuts into 2 copies, so this setting can be used to prevent a blank half sheet.
  • Other changes and improvements. See the release notes for details.

Sparkbooth & DSLR 4.1 Release


  • Start screens. Option to replace on-screen button with separate screens to select photo layouts, photo effects, and screen overlays
  • Cover screen options to display a start image or slideshow of photos. Use this for Sparkbooth DSLR to turn off LiveView in between session
  • Update Facebook log in screen and uploader to Facebook’s 2.0 service
  • Post to Facebook event page
  • Photo layout reset options to select next or random layout for next guest
  • Twilio SMS can now send photo links uploaded to you Facebook, SmugMug, or Flickr accounts
  • New Mogreet MMS and SMS uploader
  • New ZenFolio uploader
  • Send Photo Later can throttle uploads due for services with rate limits
  • Send all photos to an account email. Great for websites with “post by email” photo galleries like SquareSpace or WordPress
  • Reset Layout Editor customizations for a photo layout – removing any images and text objects
  • Doubled limit of image and text customizations for Personal license users
  • Added counters for Facebook, Twitter, emailing, SMS
  • Submit emails to MailChimp from Send Photo Later queue
  • Keyboard enabled prints count on print prompt screen using arrow keys
  • Hide photo layouts
  • Workaround for Twitter login service changes
  • Click to update from notification
  • Name and re-order counter by dragging and dropping in list
  • Fix Mac Developer ID for Mac installs
  • Other optimizations and fixes

Sparkbooth DSLR 4.1 includes all the above plus:

  • Support for Canon T5 / 1200D
  • Improved and optimized LiveView memory and CPU usage
  • New DSLR app icon
  • Fix white LiveView screen
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Update With Counters, Color Effects, and More!

The new Counters feature is allows you to tracks the number of prints, sessions, and uploads, and can be used to trigger some actions when those counters hit a set limit like to closing the photo booth or disabling printing. Here is a short view explaining this feature

There are also a couple new photo effects
Pop Art Photo Effect
Comic Book Photo Effect

A new stand in screen overlay

Complete list of changes in this update:

  • Print, session, upload counters with actions
  • Add pop art and comic book photo effect
  • Start session with presentation remote
  • Send It Later queue filters based on selected uploader
  • Sent It Later now separate tab in Photo Kiosk
  • Send It Later SMS more accessible in Photo Kiosk
  • Submit emails to mailing list (MailChimp) from Send It Later
  • Added new stand in screen overlays
  • Ding sound plays on reprint
  • Sort screen overlays by favorites
  • About status includes Send to Account, Send to Guest, and Send Photo Later
  • Hide buttons if no text is set
  • Fix on screen keyboard issues with Pinterest
  • Fix camera setting import
  • Fix session freezing due to camera error
  • Add enable mailing list setting so you can disable mailing list submission without logging out of MailChimp
  • Facebook uploader should check for Create Content permission for page
  • [DSLR] Detect DSLR settings for better warnings
  • [DSLR] Fix disabling sound effect when shooting with DSLR
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Sparkbooth 4 and DSLR Update

Sparkbooth 4 and DSLR has been updated. Changes since the initial release include:

  • Add “Beach Ocean Scenes” screen overlays (see video above)
  • Add on screen button labels
  • Improved printer settings for clarity
  • Improved prompt setting for clarity
  • Fix on screen keyboard display for portrait screens
  • Add Send to Twilio from Send It Later
  • Prevent queueing of same data into Send It Later
  • Fix telephone format mask prompt
  • Unified prompts to prevent multiple prompts for same information
  • Fix saving of telephone prompt to log
  • Fix Send It Later queueing
  • Fix max font size of Layout Creator text
  • Select file dialogs opens from last folder
  • Fix copy and paste ordering in Layout Creator
  • Fix numeric stepper control to show integer values
  • Fix widescreen photo layout rendering
  • Other improvements and minor bugs squashed
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Additional changes for Sparkbooth DSLR Beta

  • Improve handling of AF LiveView start-up and re-starts
  • Add LiveView shutdown and timeout options
  • Turn off LiveView when not being used
  • Add LiveView Stand By start screen overlay
  • Webcam photo or External flash camera settings options take without re-apply
  • Add option to help trigger external flash
  • Add support for Canon 70D
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Announcing Sparkbooth 4!

Sparkbooth is now even easier to use! Check out these new features:

  • Easy layout customization with graphics and text objects
  • Integrated Layout Editor to create your own layouts [requires Premium license]
  • Integrated Photo Kiosk mode
  • Start screen settings (ctrl-2)
  • Send photos to guest and your account or page in the same session
  • Twilio SMS and MMS uploader in photo booth and album view [requires Premium license]
  • Pinterest uploader in photo booth and album view
  • New screen overlays to display images over video and composite on photos
  • Custom theme to use your own images in screen background.
  • New themes like Fire, Pirate, Football
  • New themed layouts for Pirate and Football
  • Custom filenames
  • Change start and prompt text font
  • New countdown styles
  • Count downs are positionable top, center, or bottom
  • Make animated gifs [requires Premium license]
  • Unfavorite all layouts by ctrl + Favorite button (cmd on Mac)
  • In Photo Layout settings. Page Up and Down to select. Delete to delete selected
  • In Layout Creator. Page Up and Down to select.
  • Import and export handles layouts and screen overlays
  • Change screen overlay shortcut to ctrl-O or with on-screen button
  • All themes changed to use less memory
  • Larger on screen keyboard
Try Sparkbooth 4

Sparkbooth 4 is a paid upgrade. You can purchase an upgrade for $10 off for the month of November. If you purchased in the last 30-days, your license key will already work with Sparkbooth 4.

Sparkbooth Update For Facebook

Last week Facebook made a change to their sign in process that affected Sparkbooth’s ability to upload photos to Facebook. Sparkbooth, Sparkbooth Photo Kiosk, and Sparkbooth DSLR have been updated to handle this change. Please update if you use the Facebook uploaders in any of those applications.

Upload to Multiple Locations

Sparkbooth 3.8.9 update is now available. This update allows you always send photos into the Send It Later queue regardless of the selected uploader. So you can select the one of the “Guest” uploaders to allow guests to post photos to their own Facebook or Twitter accounts. Then later after the event, you can upload all the queued photos to your Facebook page or other location.

To use this feature:

  1. Go to Sparkbooth Settings
  2. Go to Uploading and select “Guest Upload Chooser”, “Guest Facebook”, or “Guest Twitter”
  3. Check the option at the bottom of to “Queue into Send It Later”

Now as photos are taken, guests will be given the option to upload to their Facebook or Twitter account, and the photo will be queued in “Send It Later”. After the event, you can go to the “Send It Later” upload settings and upload photo to a Facebook page or other upload location.

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