Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

This is a maintenance release for:

  • Fix About screen on start up even though printer and uploader does not need configuring
  • Move photo booth statistics to About screen for easy viewing
  • Option to not display printer setup or About screen configuration on start up. Go to Settings > Options > Other, and uncheck "Enable start up configuration warnings"

Here is a great article on creating a guestbook / scrapbook using Sparkbooth by Jackki Hirahara at The DIY Guide for the Student Bride blog. She has assembled a list of materials to create her own guestbook / scrapbook with photos from her DIY photo booth for under $100.


Sparkbooth 2.5.10 and Sparkbooth PE 2.4.10 update is now available for download. This update includes:

  • Option to reset video color filter. Go to Settings > Options > Other and check the reset video color setting.
  • Option to change font size of on-screen messages. Go to Settings > On Screen Messages and use the Message Font Size slider.
  • Ability to cancel a photo session using ctrl-Z or cmd-Z. Go to Settings > Options > Other to enable this new feature.
  • Done message display time is adjustable. Go to Settings > Options > Count Down and Timing
  • Add status indicators to About screen to show if printing and uploader is ready and configured.
  • Add notification if background or overlay image is different size than photo layout.
  • Fix upload complete message for custom uploader.
  • Fix saving of Flicker caption message.

Photo booth photos from business event

The way you choose to promote your business or event is critical, and can be the deciding factor for how successful your business and/or event will be. Your goal is to reach your target audience and in today's quickly changing world using social media for promotional reasons is easily one of the best choices you can make. For example, you can use Facebook or Twitter to build your very own social network in order to promote your business or a special event. Although these avenues provide a fantastic way in which you can promote your particular event, you should realize that there is a way to add some additional value to this social media platform, which brings your promoting abilities to another, whole new level: Sparkbooth.

Sparkbooth's Customization and Social Media Features

  • Customize your event
    • by using the layout library. Or you can even use your own background photo.
    • by adding your own personal mp3 voice prompt.
    • by adding specific text or by placing your personal logo on the screen.
    • by choosing the size of the photos.
  • Social Media features include
    • immediately being able to share your photos with your customers and/or guests.
    • a built-in upload option for immediate posting to social networks.

Ideas for Utilizing Sparkbooth to Promote Your Next Event

There are many ways in which you can use Sparkbooth to promote your business or your next event and the following are some of the more popular options.

  • Customize the photo layout with your logo or hire a graphic designer to create an attention getting photo layout background.
  • Use the photo sharing feature to upload and share photos on Flickr, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Twitter uploader can help increase the number of followers to your Twitter account.
  • Facebook uploader can post to your business or event's Facebook page, helping to increase the number of "Likes" for your page.
  • Use the name and email prompt to collect emails for mailing lists.
  • Print cards with the url to your Twitter or Facebook page so guest can visit to pick up or view photos after the event. Hand out these cards as guest leave the photo booth.

Examples of Sparkbooth Being Utilized at Events

The word of using Sparkbooth to promote your business or next event is spreading fast and we are happy to share how some people are currently using Sparkbooth in order to promote their particular business or special event.

Tron guy in Nerderizer 5000 photo booth

The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge

The Nerdery organized a 24-hour event with web professionals volunteers who donated their development services to 39 nonprofit organizations. To provide some fun for volunteers and to include people online, they created the Nerderizer 5000 Photo Booth and set Sparkbooth to upload photos to their Facebook page for the event.

Big Ben Tavern Grand Opening

This business provided a Sparbooth photo booth at their grand opening. They customized the layout with their logo, a QR link to view the photos, and the creative message "Look! Proof I was at Big Ben Tavern's Grand Opening". Sparkbooth was configured to upload photos to Mobypicture where customer can find and repost/retweet their photos. http://www.mobypicture.com/user/Scenemag/

Kaldi Coffee and Tea

Setup Sparkbooth in shop for their customers. This is a great way to get customers to retweet photos, which links back to your business's Twitter account. http://twitpic.com/photos/4coffee2Kaldi

Kanuhawaii.org

A non-profit for Hawaii environmental and cultural causes. They were the first non-profit to use Sparkbooth for collecting names and emails at their events. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQmLwdm_sEA

Médiathèque François Mitterrand's Festival des arts mêlés

A French arts festival near Paris that provides a Sparkbooth photo booth uploading to Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/58958253@N08/

The Arizona Museum for Youth

Uses Sparkbooth to promote museum events. They also use Sparkbooth's Flickr upload feature in order to customize the photo layout with their event logo along with the museum address and url. http://www.flickr.com/photos/azmuseum4youth/

Vindicat Lustrum

A celebration in the Netherlands that uses Sparkbooth's Twitrpix uploader to post photos to their Twitter feed. http://blog.twitrpix.com/2010/07/vindicat-lustrum-netherlands-12000-poses-in-12-days/

Dutch Festival

Uses Sparkbooth with Twitrpix. https://twitter.com/CityofTalent

uShip

An online shipping marketplace that used Sparkbooth and Twitpic uploader to get noticed at SXSW. http://twitpic.com/photos/uShip

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

Features some of the best acts in theatre, music, dance and art and used Sparkbooth with Posterous. The festival logo was used as a background for the photo layout and in their photo booth background.

The photo booth is used by guests at the festival and then after the festival they can find and share their photos at http://goloopy.posterous.com/. This is the second year they have used Sparkbooth at the festival

By utilizing the unique twist of Sparkbooth and its fun features, you are choosing to use one of the newest ways to promote your business or special event. Stand out from the rest and let Sparkbooth take your business or event to a new level and remember... a picture is worth a thousand words.


Easter photobooth props

Easter themed photo booth props:

Photo backgrounds:

  • Use Easter flowers like Daffodils, Hyacinth, and Easter Lilies
  • Images of baby lamb, chicks, and rabbits
  • Images of Marshmallow Peeps, Chocolate Bunnies, and other Easter candies
  • DIY Easter Photo Backdrop article

GraphicRiver is also a great source for professionally created graphics which you can use for your Easter themed photo layouts.


St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Day is coming up! Here are some St. Patrick themed props and ideas for your photo booth:


  • Facebook uploader logout button now clears browser session, so login form will be display the next time you need to log into Facebook. Deleting Facebook permissions is no longer needed to change login.
  • Revert back to new Facebook login form now that Facebook has fix their permission page.
  • Photo saving check if file path exists before saving. If path does not exist, photo will be saved to default "sparkbooth" folder in Documents folder.
  • Photo color names (Color, Black & White, Sepia, Fotomatic) can now be changed. Select F1 for Settings > select Options tab > select On Screen Messages in list.


Washington mask on a stick prop

If your celebrating President's Day with a BBQ or party, here are a few photo booth prop ideas:


  • Added "Fomomatic" video filter for plastic toy camera-like photos for your own Lomography photo booth.
  • Hide toolbar button option now hides all the time, not just on fullscreen
  • Add favorite photo layout setting. Favorite photo layouts are sorted to top of list.
  • Smoother snapshot transitions and animations
  • Faster application initialization on start up
  • Snapshot delay setting is now time between end of snapshot animation and start of voice prompt
  • Video filter name is now displayed when switch by hotkey ctrl+K or cmd+K at start screen