Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

The recent release of Sparkbooth allows photo uploads to Facebook Fan Pages that you administer. You can create pages around your interests, businesses, or anything. To setup a Facebook page:

  1. Sign into your Facebook account
  2. Go to Facebook Fan Pages and create your page

For more information on how to create Facebook Pages, see this helpful article.

Sparkbooth Facebook Settings

Now you are ready to setup Sparkbooth to post photos to your Facebook page:

  1. Start Sparkbooth
  2. Press F1 to display Settings
  3. Select the Upload tab
  4. Select Facebook from the uploader list
  5. Click the "Login to Facebook" button and authorize Sparkbooth to upload to your account
  6. Select the Page in the "Upload To" list
  7. Click the OK button and you are ready to go. Photos will be uploaded and posted to your Page's Sparkbooth album (which you can rename) at the end of each photo session.

This is a beta feature so please let me know how it works for you and if you have any suggestions.


Changes in this release include

  • Fix Facebook blank permissions page
  • Add ability to upload to Facebook Pages (beta)
  • Remove old Facebook uploader
  • Add Posterous 2.0 API uploader
  • Add MobyPicture 1.0 API uploader
  • Rename MobyPicture Twitter authenticated uploader

Having trouble customizing a photo layout template for Sparkbooth? Send Harry an example of the layout you want customized and other images you want on your photo, and he will create your template for a small fee. You can check out samples of his work here. Please contact Harry at harry@hg-entertainment.com.


Facebook request for permissions

If you use the Facebook upload feature in Sparkbooth, you may have had problems signing into Facebook. Facebook recently made a change causing the permission page to display a blank white screen in Sparkbooth. There is a work around and fix available.


valentine photobooth props

Paper and Cake have a great set of printable Valentine's Day photo booth props including signs, heart-shaped candies, lips, and more.


This is a maintenance release to improve printer setup:

  • The Test button in the printer settings will now always display the print dialog. This should allow you to setup any printer specific settings that are not available on the regular printer setup dialog.
  • When Sparkbooth starts with printing enabled, you can now setup printing or disable printing. If you choose printer setup, you can also display the print dialog after setup.

Photo booth sign

The Wedding Chicks have an online custom photo booth sign generator for weddings. Just select some colors and fill-in the date and names, press the button and you get a stylish photo booth printable sign. Enjoy.


This is a maintenance release:

  • Photo layout settings control uses less memory.
  • Fix issue where the loading screen hangs on start up if the Flickr uploader is selected.
  • Tumblr uploader now works with accounts with multiple sites. Select the site to post photos by entering the correct tumblr.com url (i.e. yoursite.tumblr.com).
  • Posterous uploader renamed to "Posterous Twitter". Posterous has different upload APIs, the Posterous Twitter upload uses their Twitter authenticated API.
  • Allow negative print margins. This is useful in cases where the actually print area reported is different from actual. For example, if the top of your print is being cut off by 10 pixels. In this case, you will want to enter a top margin of 10px and bottom margin of -10px to push the entire photo down by 10px.
  • Change remaining comment character indicator.

Dropbox Photo Gallery Sharing

Dropbox is a free service that syncs your computer files to cloud server and among your other computers. It has some great photo sharing features that can be used wtih Sparkbooth:

  • Backup and upload photos taken by Sparkbooth into an online photo album.
  • If you are offline during an event, Dropbox will wait until you are online and automatically upload the photos.
  • Share the photo album online with guests with Dropbox's Gallery feature

Here is how you can setup Dropbox to work with Sparkbooth:

  1. Sign up for the Dropbox service, and install it on your computer with Sparkbooth. The free account comes with 2Gb of storage space!
  2. Create a new folder in the Dropbox Photo folder for your event. For example, C:UsersJohnDropboxPhotosHolidayParty2010
  3. Set Sparkbooth to save photos to the folder you created. Now as photos are added to the folder, Dropbox will automatically upload them into your online folder. If your computer is not connected to the internet, it will upload them later when it is connected.
  4. To share the photo album, go to Dropbox.com and sign into your account. Navigate to your Photos folder, and select the folder you want to share and press the Gallery button. This will generate a link you can email to your guests, so they can view the photos.

Select Photo Album Folder and Select More and Gallery

Copy Gallery Share Link


Changes in this release:

  • Fix SmugMug gallery selection
  • Checks if printing is enable on start, and displays printer setup.
  • Prompted dialog text is now customizable
  • Added prompt for comment option. Comments will replace photo captions for photo uploads.
  • Prompted name, email, and comment values will be sent in custom uploader request
  • Cancel prompts with ESC or ctrl-Z
  • Re-enable Twitter name prompt with Twitter uploaders
  • Prevent exiting fullscreen when displaying settings.
  • Sparkbooth 2.4.x is now known as Sparkbooth PE (Party Edition). Sparkbooth 2.5 and Sparkbooth PE 2.4 are the same product, just different product SKUs.
  • Fixed updating of Sparkbooth 2.5. If you purchased 2.5.x, please update by pressing Download button from here.