Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

Send It Later Uploader Settings
Send It Later Uploader Settings

With the new "Send It Later" feature, you can now queue up photos to be uploaded at a later time. This is great if you don't have an internet connection available during your event. Photos and prompted information will be automatically saved. Post-event when you do have access to the internet, you can select an uploader and send all the queued photos. Note: "Send It Later" will work with all the uploaders except for the Guest uploaders.

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With Mac computers, the Adobe AIR 3.2 update changes the proportion of the video for Sparkbooth. For this reason, I do not recommend installing Adobe AIR 3.2. If you have already installed the update and are seeing the changed video proportions, here is what you need to do:

  1. Close Sparkbooth if it is open
  2. Uninstall Adobe AIR 3.2. Run the Adobe AIR Uninstall in Applications > Utilities folder.
  3. Install Adobe AIR 3.1.0 runtime from the Adobe AIR archive page
  4. After Adobe air 3.1.0 is installed, run Sparkbooth and the video will be fixed.
  5. Do not update Adobe air to 3.2 when prompted. If you want to disable these prompts, see "Disable automatic updates of the runtime"

I need help testing the "Send It Later" feature in Sparkbooth 3.4. This new feature will allows you to queue up photos, and send them later when you have an internet connection.

If you find any issues, please send me a message


Running Sparkbooth on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Running Sparkbooth on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

If you are running the developer preview of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Loin, you may have problems getting Sparkbooth to run on that operating system. It looks like there is an issue with Adobe AIR and the "Automatic Graphics Switching" feature in Lion. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Select Energy Saver
  3. Disable "Automatic Graphics Switching"
  4. Install Adobe AIR 3.1 or later from http://get.adobe.com/air
  5. Install Sparkbooth from download page
  6. And that is it!

Minor maintenance is now available. Changes include:

  • Fixed application updater
  • Start button will automatically shrink to fit label within video display
  • Offline sign in warning text is now customizable
  • Online indicator on About tab

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Windows 8 is currently due to be released on October 2012. If your computer runs Windows 7, it will be able to run Windows 8 since it looks like Microsoft made some operating system improvements in resource usage. I installed Windows 8 and Sparkbooth on a Dell laptop, so I can confirm Sparkbooth will run on Windows 8. Here is how you install Sparkbooth in Windows 8:

  1. From the Start screen, select the Desktop
    Starting desktop from Windows 8
  2. After the Desktop has launched, press the Internet Explorer icon in the taskbar, and go to downloads
    Windows 8 Desktop
  3. Click the Download button to get the Sparkbooth installer and run it.
  4. And that is it! You will see a Sparkbooth icon installed on the Start screen, which you can use to start Sparkbooth.
    Starting Sparkbooth from Windows 8

Sparkbooth Photo Album

Changes include:

  • New photo album feature to allow your guests to view, upload, or print previously taken photos. See demo video below.
  • Improved handling of offline messaging
  • Fixed license permission issue with Mac Snow Leopard and Lion OS
  • Fixed handling of corrupted overlay and/or background image files for photo layouts
  • Improved error logging
  • Other minor bug fixes

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I need help testing the new photo album feature in Sparkbooth 3.3. This new feature will allow your guests to browse through the previous photos taken, and they can print or send them to their Facebook, Twitter, or email accounts. Here is a quick demo.

Download and Try Out Sparkbooth 3.3 Preview

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Sparkbooth 3.2.4 is now available for download. Changes in this maintenance update include:

  • Fix low disk space message
  • Fix ability to cancel Guest upload chooser screen by pressing ESC key
  • Optimize image file sizes

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Kids wearing bunny ears.

Easter is such a special time of the year. Especially when it comes to all the children who look forward to decorating lots of Easter eggs so the Easter bunny can hide them in all the best places. Kids love being creative (and getting messy!) making the fun task of decorating Easter eggs one that kids really look forward to. Kids also love hide & seek games, so the thought of the Easter bunny coming to their home to hide their precious creations makes for quite the exciting holiday celebration.

Easter Decorations

The colors associated with Easter decorations are both beautiful and charming. Most people choose to decorate in either soft pastels or bold shades of color, which consist of pleasant pinks, yummy yellows, gorgeous greens, and beautiful blues. Some of the many choices of Easter-related décor include bunnies, baby chicks, lambs, colored eggs, baskets filled with chocolates, and more.

A Few Easter Decoration Ideas:

  • Proudly display an Easter flag, which can be placed outside or inside your home
  • An Easter door cover can really add to the overall Easter atmosphere
  • Wreaths are always a beautiful way to decorate for special occasions
  • An Easter egg tree is fun and can be used to hang a variety of Easter-related décor
  • Easter posters are a great way to add some color and fun to the day
  • You can't go wrong with things that light up! This Easter decoration will surely be a hit

Easter Party Photo Booth Ideas

Easter props

When it comes to taking photos, Easter is definitely one of the top holidays where people want to take lots of photographs that will remind them of the fun they had on this special day. And it's easy to understand why! This is a day when everyone tends to dress up in their finest attire. Even the kids like to get dressed up on Easter. Girls like to wear their frilly dresses that come in the prettiest colors, while boys usually tend to wear a nice pair of slacks with a dress shirt, which can even include wearing a tie. No one can resist taking lots of photos when all the family is dressed up so beautifully.

Photo Booth Prop Ideas

  • An Easter banner is a must! Choose from, casual, fancy, or fun
  • Felt Easter baskets add lots of color to any photo
  • Easter eggs are essential and can be used in lots of different ways. Choose from pastel, rainbow, or fancy
  • An Easter egg painting set makes for a fun prop that the kids will love
  • All the girls will surely want to take their photo with lots of giant flowers
  • Any new additions to the family? Who can resist newborn bunny sets?
  • Everyone gets to be the Easter bunny when you use this Easter photo prop