Posts Tagged "upload"

Send Photo Later Import Export screenshot

With the latest 4.2 update, you can now import/export data into/from the "Send Photo Later" queue. This is great for backing up the queue, or if you need to re-upload photos.

To access this new feature, go to Settings and select "Send Photo Later", and note the new import and export buttons.

The import feature will import any of the tab-delimited files generated by Sparkbooth. If you have the prompts enabled, you can import the sparkbooth-prompts.txt. If you have uploads enabled, you can import the sparkbooth-uploads.txt file.

If you want to import the prompts or upload log from another computer, copy the photos folder over and set it as the layout folder under Settings > Saving before importing the log file.


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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![Evernote devcup logo](/assets/2012/06/evernote-photo-booth/evernote_logo_center_4c-lrg.gif "Evernote devcup logo")
Evernote Logo

The Sparkbooth 3.4.17 update adds Evernote as an upload option. Connect your Evernote account to Sparkbooth, and photos will be added to your Evernote notebook as notes. The best thing is you can share your notebook online, so your guests and friends can view the photos.

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![Send It Later Uploader Settings](/assets/2012/04/new-send-it-later-released-with-sparkbooth-3-4/send-it-later-300x242.png "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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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 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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Sparkbooth 2.5.10 and Sparkbooth PE 2.4.10 update is now available for download. This update includes:

  • Option to reset video color filter. Go to Settings > Options > Other and check the reset video color setting.
  • Option to change font size of on-screen messages. Go to Settings > On Screen Messages and use the Message Font Size slider.
  • Ability to cancel a photo session using ctrl-Z or cmd-Z. Go to Settings > Options > Other to enable this new feature.
  • Done message display time is adjustable. Go to Settings > Options > Count Down and Timing
  • Add status indicators to About screen to show if printing and uploader is ready and configured.
  • Add notification if background or overlay image is different size than photo layout.
  • Fix upload complete message for custom uploader.
  • Fix saving of Flicker caption message.

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.


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 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

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.


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.

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.


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

  • Add test button for output and uploaders
  • Count down timer goes 3, 2, 1
  • Set wait time for user prompts
  • Fixed photo filenaming issue
  • New EULA

-John