Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

Check out the new Sparkbooth 6 Beta including these new features:

  • Mirror booth mode. Tutorial
  • Add your own video clips for mirror booth. Tutorial
  • Allow guests to draw or sign on top of layouts
  • Allow guests to apply image stickers on top of layouts
  • New video countdowns
  • New settings user interface
  • Layout editor includes image library with frames and images to customize layouts
  • Layout background generators to create your own gradient, strips, tiled, images, or other background effects
  • Add dynamic dates to custom filenames
  • More features coming...

This is an early beta, so please test before using. Let me know if you find any issues or have suggestions.

Sparkbooth 6 can be activated using any license purchase after January 15, 2018. If you have a license from before, you can upgrade your license to work with the beta and release version (when it comes out) of Sparkbooth 6.

Sparkbooth 6 Beta Downloads


Sparkbooth DSLR

With latest update, Sparkbooth DSLR 5 now supports the Canon EOS T7i / 800D, 77D, 6D Mark II, and SL2.

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Sparkbooth DSLR for Canon requires Windows 7 or newer. The latest version of Sparkbooth DSLR no longer supports Windows XP and Vista. If you have Windows XP or Vista, you can use the special version of Sparkbooth DSLR 4 which works for XP and Vista. This special version only supports Canon cameras up to T6i. If you have a newer Canon camera model, you will need to upgrade your operting system to Windows 7 or newer to use the latest Sparkbooth DSLR.

Download Sparkbooth DSLR 4 for Windows XP and Vista


Be sure to update to the latest version of Sparkbooth 5 which includes the following changes and fixes:

  • Get all SmugMug albums
  • Add refresh and sort albums for Evernote, Facebook Post Share, Flickr, Imgur, ShootProof, SmugMug and Zenfolio settings
  • Resized uploaded images should save with jpg extension
  • Send to Guest upload status should use selected uploader rather than 'Your Service'
  • Fade out overlapping animated text prompts
  • Only upload errors are displayed as notifications
  • Fix display split layouts in layout selection screen
  • Fix layout editor print preview for display split and duplicate print layouts
  • Fix Evernote login
  • Fix ShootProof event selection
  • Fix crash when camera disconnects and brighten live view is enabled
  • Fix skipping GIF generation if print is canceled from prompt screen
  • Fix settings export for bad images

To update, start Sparkbooth 5 with an online connection, and you will be prompted to update. If you have Sparkbooth 4 or below, you can download and upgrade your license to Sparkbooth 5.


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The Sparkbooth website has been updated to multiple langauges like the new Sparkbooth 5 release. The new design now supports English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. If you are having issues with the new site, please clear your browser cache.

Let me know what you think!


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


Have you tried the Sparkbooth 5.0 Beta? Check out these new features:

  • Comes in English, Spanish, German, French, or Brazilian Portuguese languages
  • Animated text countdowns and prompts
  • Take photos by trigger without countdown
  • Retake photos in session
  • Custom countdown audio so you can add voice clips for 1, 2, 3...
  • Custom countdown images so you can use your own images
  • Portrait mode for tall screens including camera rotation
  • Display and upload layouts as split strip
  • Print single strip layout as doubled strip
  • Settable photo layout background color
  • Use screensaver instead of cover screen
  • Video and animated text screensaver and cover screens
  • Post animated GIFs to Facebook using new "Facebook Post Share" uploader to posted GIF on photo sharing services and then share photo on Facebook
  • Use animated GIFs for screen overlays or green screen backgrounds
  • Support Vivial Connect service for sending photos to mobile devices
  • DSLR supports Nikon cameras
  • New "None" theme to maximumize the display of the live view window

Download and try the Sparkbooth 5.0 Beta

You can use any license key purchased after July 1, 2016 to unlock the 5.0 beta. If your license was purchased before, you can upgrade it to 5.0 at https://sparkbooth.com/upgrade


After months of testing, 4.3 is now available to download. This is primarily a stability and memory optimization update with a few new features like:

  • Sparkbooth DSLR now supports Canon T6 / 1300D. Please update your camera's firmware.
  • Faster and improved settings import and export. Including smaller file size, less memory usage, and fix for encoding large and corrupt images.
  • Add limited GIF uploading
  • Display GIF animations in previews and prompts
  • Disable printing temporarily setting 0 prints via shortcut
  • Add password confirmation for lock mode
  • Add setting to toggle lock mode with close mode short cut
  • See 4.3 beta release notes for a full list of changes

This is a free update for all Sparkbooth 4 license holders. You can download 4.3 now, or update from Sparkbooth 4.x.


The Sparkbooth 4.3 beta is now available to download and try out. Here are some of the changes in this major update:

  • Sparkbooth DSLR now supports Canon T6 / 1300D
  • Faster and improved settings import and export. Including smaller file size, less memory usage, and fix for encoding large and corrupt images.
  • Add limited GIF uploading
  • Display GIF animations in previews and prompts
  • Disable printing temporarily setting 0 prints via shortcut
  • Add password confirmation for lock mode
  • Add setting to toggle lock mode with close mode short cut
  • Resolve some freezing issues when taking photos
  • Optimize memory usage
  • See release notes for a full list of changes

This is a free update for all Sparkbooth 4 users. Please try it out and let me know if you see any issues.

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