Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

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!


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


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

Sparkbooth 2.4 has been released. Changes in this release:

  • New preview animations. Select from 7 additional previews or set to random. Adjustable preview proof duration.
  • On screen messages will now display non-Latin unicode characters like Chinese, Japanese, and others.
  • Added option to disable update checks

Sparkbooth 2.3.4 has been released. The release added a Facebook uploader using the new Facebook Graph API. The old Facebook uploader in Sparkbooth still exists, but will eventually be deprecated and replaced by the Facebook Graph version. Fixes were also made to the Flickr uploader.


One year ago, Sparkbooth debuted at the Adobe MAX conference as part a promotion for Adobe’s purchasing system. The product was a much simpler piece of software - little graphics, no voice prompts, no animation, no printing, no uploading. Very different from what it is today. Thanks to all the great feedback and encouragement from Sparkbooth customers, the software was improved to what you see today. But there is more to come. Keep an eye out for some very exciting changes and additions in next few months. Look for announcements here, on Facebook, or Twitter

Thank you! And Happy Halloween!