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New exciting features and updates for Sparkbooth photo booth software

What’s New in Sparkbooth 5.0

Sparkbooth 5.0 is a major update. Changes include:

  • Add Spanish, German, French, or Brazilian Portuguese language support
  • DSLR supports Nikon cameras
  • Portrait mode for tall/vertical screens including camera rotation
  • Animationed text prompts
  • Animated text countdown
  • Photo trigger with no countdown option
  • Retake photos in session
  • Add bevel, glow, drop shadow effects to photo layout editor
  • Add layout editor view zooming
  • Settable photo layout background color
  • Photo layout pre-rendering to speed up layout generation
  • Display duplicate layout as single strip
  • Print layout as doubled strip
  • Allow upside down configuration of camera
  • Setting for camera flash color and transparency
  • Custom countdown audio so you can add voice clips for 1, 2, 3…
  • Custom countdown images so you can use your own images
  • Use screensaver instead of cover screen
  • Video and animated text screensaver and cover screens
  • Post animated GIFs to Facebook
  • Use animated GIFs for screen overlays or green screen backgrounds
  • Add rewind / boomerang gif animation option
  • Add subfolder options for saving singles, originals, and GIFs
  • Add create subfolder options for startup only or hours after midnight
  • Add popup animation to selected layout on selection screen
  • Add option to show multiple layouts on selection screen
  • Add ‘None’ theme for no background or frames around video and thumbnail previews
  • And more…

All licenses purchased after July 1, 2016, will activate and unlock Sparkbooth 5. If you purchased before, you can upgrade your license key.

Download Sparkbooth 5

Thanks to Joe of A1 Photo Booth for the what’s new video

New Send Photo Later Import Export

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With the latest 4.2 update, you can now import/export data into/from the “Send Photo Later” queue. This is great for backing up the queue, or if you need to re-upload photos.

To access this new feature, go to Settings and select “Send Photo Later”, and note the new import and export buttons.

The import feature will import any of the tab-delimited files generated by Sparkbooth. If you have the prompts enabled, you can import the sparkbooth-prompts.txt. If you have uploads enabled, you can import the sparkbooth-uploads.txt file.

If you want to import the prompts or upload log from another computer, copy the photos folder over and set it as the layout folder under Settings > Saving before importing the log file.