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Graduation Theme and Layouts

New graduation theme and layouts are now available in Sparkbooth 3.8.13. Other changes with this release:

  • Cancelable count down
  • Update callback url for Facebook, Twitter, and others
  • Optimize printing
  • Optimize previews

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Sparkbooth 3.8.9 update is now available. This update allows you always send photos into the Send It Later queue regardless of the selected uploader. So you can select the one of the "Guest" uploaders to allow guests to post photos to their own Facebook or Twitter accounts. Then later after the event, you can upload all the queued photos to your Facebook page or other location.

To use this feature:

  1. Go to Sparkbooth Settings
  2. Go to Uploading and select "Guest Upload Chooser", "Guest Facebook", or "Guest Twitter"
  3. Check the option at the bottom of to "Queue into Send It Later"

Now as photos are taken, guests will be given the option to upload to their Facebook or Twitter account, and the photo will be queued in "Send It Later". After the event, you can go to the "Send It Later" upload settings and upload photo to a Facebook page or other upload location.

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Basketball photo booth theme and layouts

Soccer photo booth theme and layouts

Just in time for March Madness, Sparkbooth now includes new themes and layouts for Basketball and Soccer! Also new to Sparkbooth 3.8:

  • Scaled up 4 x 6 layouts to 1200 x 1800px. Your existing backgrounds and overlays will continue to work. If you update them to the new size, they will look better when printed.
  • Switch Twitter uploaders to new Twitter service. The old service will be shutoff soon.
  • Improved Facebook login to only allow login

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Announcing Sparkbooth 3.6! This update works with the Sparkbooth Layout Creator. Sparkbooth Layout Creator is a visual drag and drop editor for creating your own photo layouts / templates. The Layout Creator is free to all Commercial license customers. There are also new features for Consumer license customers, check out the change list below!

![Facebook Like Dialog](/assets/2013/01/photo-booth-software-chinese-new-year/facebook-like.png "Facebook Like Dialog")
Facebook like dialog and Chinese New Year theme
![Follow Twitter](/assets/2013/01/photo-booth-software-chinese-new-year/twitter-follow1.png "Follow Twitter")
Automatically follow Twitter account
![Chinese New Year Layouts](/assets/2013/01/photo-booth-software-chinese-new-year/chinese-new-year-layouts.png "Chinese New Year Layouts")
Chinese New Year photo layouts

Changes in this release:

  • Chinese New Year theme and photo layouts
  • Hypnotic animated loading messages
  • Cycle through different Twitter tweet texts. Under Captions setting for Twitter uploaders, separate tweet text by using ";". This will help with Twitter preventing tweets of the same value
  • [Commercial] Guest Facebook upload can display Like dialog for your Facebook Page. After guests post the photo to their Facebook account, they can "Like" your Facebook Page. Increase fans for your Facebook page! This is a Commercial feature you can enable under Setting > Commercial. Do not forget there is already an automatic Twitter Follow option under Commercial settings!
  • [Commercial] Import Sparkbooth Layout files created using Layout Creator. Try out the Sparkbooth Layout Creator now.
  • Other minor fixes and optizations Upgrade to Sparkbooth 3.6 from 3.5 by pressing the update link on the About screen, or press the Download button below.

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![Sparkbooth 3.5 screenshot](/assets/2012/09/photo-booth-software-35/sparkbooth-screenshot-300x194.jpg "Sparkbooth 3.5 screenshot")
Sparkbooth 3.5 screenshot

Sparkbooth 3.5 is now available in both Consumer and Commercial editions. Both deliver an easy and affordable way to set up an instant photo booth at any location or special event. The new Commercial edition includes advanced capabilities for event planners, business professionals and service providers.

Change new to Sparkbooth 3.5:

  • New animations for countdown and previews
  • Added new Retro theme
  • Added Photobucket uploader
  • Added Google+ / Picasa uploader
  • Added more 4 x 8 layouts
  • No longer need to pre-install Adobe AIR runtime
  • Commercial only features:
    • Photo album kiosk mode
    • Take wide 4 x 6 photos, not just square photos
    • Customize Facebook uploader share link
    • Customize Twitter uploader share link

Sparkbooth 3.5 is available immediately. The Consumer edition is priced at $59, and the Commercial edition at a special introductory price of $100. Free trial versions are available for both.

If you have already own a Sparkbooth 3 license, this is a free upgrade. Sparkbooth 3.5 is a separate install, so you will need to activate it with your license key. If you want to upgrade your license key to a Commercial license key, please stay tune - upgrade pricing will be available soon.

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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


Sparkbooth 3.2.2 is now available. Changes include:

  • Guest Twitter uploader can now use non-Twitter photo hosting service. The Twitter photo hosting service is sometimes unavailable or over loaded - when this happens you can use a different photo hosting service like Twitrpix or others. To configure the photo hosting service, select the Guest Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab.
  • Twitter uploader now displays media upload limits. Twitter limits the number of photo uploaded to its site per Twitter account - you can see the current daily limit by selecting the Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab. If you need more uploads per account, please use another Twitter photo service like Twitrpix which has no daily limit.
  • Twitter uploader returns more specific error messages to let you know if the Twitter photo upload service is unavailable or overloaded.
  • Improved tumblr uploader - easier to use
  • Guest Facebook and Twitter sign in input fields have focus on display. You no longer need to click on the sign in fields before typing.
  • More consistent upload status messages.
  • Smaller file size
  • Other minor fixes

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![Guest Upload Chooser Screen](/assets/2012/02/let-your-guests-choose-where-to-upload-photos-3-2-0-now-available/guest_upload_chooser-300x211.png "Guest Upload Chooser Screen")
Guest Upload Chooser Screen

Sparkbooth 3.2.0 is now available. With this update, you can now let your guests choose where to send their photos. They will be presented with the option to upload the photo to their Facebook or Twitter account, or sent to their email address. To enable this feature, select "Guest Upload Chooser" in the settings Upload tab. If you want to email, you will need to select either SendGrid or Postmark for the email service, and provide your account credentials for the service.

Other changes include:

  • New look for touch controls.
  • Fixed display of virtual keyboard for email
  • New portrait images for layout selection preview. To re-generate the layout previews using the new portraits, go to Settings > select Options tab > select User Controls from drop down list > press the Reset button under Photo Layout Selection.
![New Touchscreen Controls](/assets/2012/02/let-your-guests-choose-where-to-upload-photos-3-2-0-now-available/new_touch_controls_look-300x187.png "New Touchscreen Controls")
New Touchscreen Controls

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Guest Facebook Uploader with virtual keyboard

Sparkbooth 3.1.1 update is now available. Changes in this update includes:

  • Virtual keyboard is now enabled for the Guest Facebook and Twitter uploaders.
  • Remaining time pauses when guest is typing.
  • Email input field is limited to only valid email characters. So you can no longer accidentally enter spaces.

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This update fixes:

  • Saving of video color reset setting
  • Twitter Guest uploader ready state
  • On Macs, button bar sometimes would not appear on start up

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Twitter guest login

New uploader to tweet photo booth photo to your guest's Twitter stream. Select "Twitter Guest" from Upload tab in Settings. This will prompt your guest to authorize uploading the photo to their Twitter account after the photo is taken. Other changes in Sparkbooth 3.0.12 include:

  • Fixed low space warning when save folders do not exist
  • Backup single photo to sparkbooth-photo folder if current save folder is unavailable

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Sparkbooth 2.6.7 update is now available for download. Changes include:

  • Added Twitter uploader. You can now post photos directly to your Twitter account using Twitter's offical photo service.
  • Disable fullscreen hotkey (ctrl-F or cmd-F) when Sparkbooth is locked (ctrl-L or cmd-L).

Sparkbooth 3.0.7 preview update is now also available on the download page. This update includes all changes above plus all Sparkbooth 3 preview features and...

  • Change the portrait photo used in the layout selection preview
  • Added a couple 4 x 8 (perforated) photo layouts

Your Sparkbooth license key will also unlock this version. If you have a Sparkbooth Party Edition license key, please contact me about upgrading pricing if you want to unlock Sparkbooth 3.

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MobyPicture post to multiple sites settings

You have an account on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and your own Wordpress blog, and you want Sparkbooth to upload photos to all of these sites? I suggest you check out MobyPicture.com. MobyPicture provides a service to upload photos to all your accounts, when you post a photo to MobyPicture. Sparkbooth has uploaders that uses your MobyPicture or Twitter account to upload to MobyPicture. To add all your accounts to uploading in MobyPicture:

  1. To go MobyPicture.com
  2. Sign into your account
  3. Click the "services" link at the top of the page to add your Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Wordpress, and other accounts
  4. Start Sparkbooth
  5. Press F1 to display Settings
  6. Select the Upload tab
  7. Select "MobyPicture" or "MobyPicture Twitter" from the upload list. Use MobyPicture to sign in using your MobyPicture account username. Use MobyPicture Twitter, if you want to sign in using your Twitter account.
  8. Press the OK button and now photos will be uploaded to MobyPicture and from MobyPicture to your other accounts.

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.

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!


Are you using yfrog to upload photos from Sparkbooth? Check out the yfrog photo widget. You can use it to display the uploaded photos on your web page or blog.

First you will need to setup Sparkbooth to automatically upload photos to yfrog:

  1. Start Sparkbooth and press F1 to display the Settings dialog
  2. Click the Upload tab and select “yfrog” in the drop down list
  3. Press the Login button and sign into your Twitter account
  4. Press the Close button and now each photo will be automatically uploaded to yfrog

Next go to yfrog and create your yfrog widget which will generate an embed script. Copy this code and place on your web page or blog, and now you got Sparkbooth photos on your web site!


Sparkbooth 2.3.2 has been released. Changes include:

  • Switch ScreenTweet uploader to new OAuth API
  • TweetPhoto is now Plixi. Updated service urls for new domain
  • Use control-K or command-K to switch video/image color on “Press space bar to begin” screen
  • Print prompt dialog now shows print preview

Sparkbooth 2.3 has been released. This is a major release and contains many new features:

  • Convert Twitter service uploaders to new OAuth authentication. On August 31th, Twitter turned off basic authentication which is used by all the Twitter upload services in Sparkbooth 2.2, so these upload services stopped working on that date. The conversion to OAuth will allow those upload services to continue to work.
  • Add yfrog uploader
  • Removed ScreenTweet, TwitDoc, and TwitSnaps uploaders since they do not support Twitter OAuth authentication requirement
  • New re-print feature. Press control-P or command-P to reprint the last photo during the “Press Spacebar to Begin” screen.
  • New application lock feature. When locked, users cannot quit the application, exit full screen, access settings or camera dialogs. Press control-L or command-L to toggle lock mode. Unlocking can be protected with a password.
  • Added 3-photo and 1-photo layouts. Sparkbooth can now handle less than 4 photo sessions.
  • Added video display-only theme. This is useful if you are using a 1-photo layout.
  • Added usage statistics to Settings > Options > Other
  • Fixed issue with clicking on “Press Spacebar to Begin” message to start photo session.
  • Add missing “2 x 2 Top, Portrait” layout
  • New 1 + 3 layouts
  • New 4 x 1 duplicate strip with logo layout
  • New 2” x 4” strip layout

To update, start Sparkbooth on your computer while connected to the internet and you will be prompted to install the update.


Starting today, August 31th, 2010, Twitter is switching off basic authentication for third-party services. This means all the Twitter upload services in Sparkbooth 2.2.1 or lower will no longer work. If you want to continue to use any of these Twitter upload services, please download and install Sparkbooth 2.3 Beta. TwitrPix, Img.ly, MobyPicture, Posterous, TweetPhoto, TwitGoo, TwitPic, and yFrog have all been updated to use the new OAuth authentication method now required by Twitter. Unfortunately, ScreenTweet, TwitDoc, and TwitSnaps have not updated their services to use the new authentication method, so they have been removed from Sparkbooth for now until they have been updated.


Sparkbooth 2.3 Beta 2 is now available to try. You can download the beta from here. If you have a previous version of Sparkbooth installed, click the replace option during installation (the version is displayed as 2.2.1 in the install dialog). Changes since 2.3 beta 1 include:

  • Added 3-photo and 1-photo layouts. Sparkbooth can now handle less than 4 photo sessions.
  • Added video display-only theme. This is useful if you are using a 1-photo layout.
  • Added usage statistics to Settings > Options > Other
  • Removed ScreenTweet, TwitDoc, and TwitSnaps uploaders since they do not support Twitter OAuth authentication requirement

Sparkbooth 2.3 Beta is now available to try. You can download the beta from here. If you have a previous version of Sparkbooth installed, click the replace option during installation (the version is displayed as 2.2 in the install dialog). Changes in this beta include:

  • Convert Twitter service uploaders to new OAuth authentication. On August 31th, Twitter will be turning off basic authentication which is used by all the Twitter upload services in Sparkbooth 2.2. So these upload services will stop working on that date. Please use Sparkbooth 2.3 if you wish to continue using Twitter for uploads.
  • Add yfrog uploader
  • New re-print feature. Press control-P or command-P to reprint the last photo during the “Press Spacebar to Begin” screen.
  • New application lock feature. When locked, users cannot quit the application, exit full screen, access settings or camera dialogs. Press control+L or command+L to toggle lock mode. Unlocking can be protected with a password.
  • Fixed issue with clicking on “Press Spacebar to Begin” message to start photo session.
  • Add missing “2 x 2 Top, Portrait” layout
  • New 1 + 3 layouts
  • New 4 x 1 duplicate strip with logo layout
  • New 2” x 4” strip layout