Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

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.

Here is another photo booth card idea. This one is for New Years.

You can do this with Sparkbooth. Have year number cutouts or use a whiteboard, and set the photo layout to the 4-photo strip. Hold up each year number for each photo - it might help to increase the duration between shots.

New years photo booth card


Excellent article on setting up a photo booth for a school carnival by the folks at Paper and Cake. Lots of useful information on photo booth for kids, and a great set of printable photo booth props that can be used for any photo booth.

Printable photo booth props


Adobe has just released an Adobe AIR update for Mac only that fixes the camera detection issue. Here is what Adobe said:

Today we posted a very minor update for the Adobe AIR 2.5.1 runtime that addresses a known issue related to interacting with a system's camera on Mac systems. This is a desktop only release for the Mac; Windows and Linux users will not be impacted by this issue and will therefore not be prompted to update.

The build number for the Mac update is AIR 2.5.1.17750. We recommend that users update to the latest version of Adobe AIR.


Got a photo booth at your holiday party? Check out these great printable holiday photo booth props at Paper and Cake. Props include Santa hat, Santa beard, Mrs. Claus' spectacles, reindeer antlers, and Rudolf's red nose.

Printable holiday props


Great photo booth holiday card idea. You can use the 4-photo strip to generate a photo for this.

Photo Booth Holiday Card

Holiday Card Idea


More changes related to name change. Update the test image and fixed Posterous upload.


This release updates the application to its new name. Also includes several uploader changes related to the new name. Please update your installs. Thank you!


If you are running Sparkbooth on a Mac, do not update your Adobe AIR runtime to 2.5.1 which was released this week. Adobe AIR 2.5.1 for Mac seems to have broken the camera access.

If you do have 2.5.1 installed, you can go back to 2.5.0:

  1. Go to Applications/Utilities and run the Adobe AIR Uninstaller
  2. Go to http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/853/cpsid_85304.html
  3. Download the Adobe AIR 2.5.0 and install it
  4. Do not update to Adobe AIR 2.5.1 when prompted

The application is in the process of being renamed. Please pardon the transition as the website and application are updated.