Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

Sparkbooth 7.0 is now available. To learn more about Sparkbooth 7, please read the new features, or release notes. You can also watch the video walk-through created by Joe of A1 Photo Booth.

This latest update also fixes webcam access for MacOS 11 (Big Sur). If you need to run Sparkbooth on MacOS 11, please install to this update.

Sparkbooth 7 has a free 30-day trial. If you purchased a Premium or DSLR license after February 1, 2020, your license will already unlock and activate Sparkbooth 7. If you purchased a license before, you can upgrade your license to the current version to use with Sparkbooth 7.

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Today we are releasing the early beta for Sparkbooth DSLR Beta for Nikon on MacOS.

Sparkbooth DSLR for MacOS

The beta also includes all the new 7.0 features. Canon cameras are not currently supported for MacOS, but we are looking into it. Supported Nikon DSLR models:

Nikon 1 V3, Nikon D3, D3X, D4S, D5, D6 * D90, D300, D300S, D500, D600, D610, D700, D750, D780 * D800, D810, D850, D5000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7000, D7100, D7200, D7500, z6, z7 z50 *

* Supported by camera component but unverified. If you have this camera model and it works for you, please let us know.

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Sparkbooth 7.0 beta is now available. This release focuses on the new GIF Booth mode and virtual props.

Photo or GIF Booth Selection Start Screen

You can now configure Sparkbooth to lets guests select the photo or GIF booth using the new selection start screen

GIF Booth example rewind GIF

With GIF Booth mode, you can configure Sparkbooth to create GIFs with multiple frames like the rewind example above.

Decorate photos with virtual props

New virtual props have been added to Sparkbooth 7 as a replacement for actual props. Guest can decorate their photo using the virtual props or customize with your own images.

New upload selection screen

If you have configured Sparkbooth to generate GIFs from the photo booth photos, guests can select which image to upload with the new upload selection screen.

New background removal without green screen

Sparkbooth 7 integrates with background removal services like Gadbooth and Remove.bg to automatically remove backgrounds without using a green screen.

Change Snap Camera lens

Use Snap Camera with Sparkbooth as another option for virtual props. Sparkbooth can send key presses to Snap Camera to automatically change lens for each photo.

Multi-printer support

Multi-printer support. Sparkbooth will automatically cycle through multiple printers for printing. Or send duplicate strip layouts to specific printers configured for cutting.

New features and changes to 7.0 include:

  • GIF Booth mode to record multi-frame GIFs including rewind or boomerang GIFs
  • Display Photo Booth and GIF Booth selection screen to allow guests to select mode
  • New virtual props and stickers. Or use your own images to create your own sets of props
  • Separate upload settings for GIF verses JPEG/PNG. Some uploaders do not work with GIFs
  • Separate photo album/kiosk settings for GIF verses JPEG/PNG. For example, no print option for GIFs
  • Decorate screen to allow guests to draw or apply virtual props on individual photos
  • Email or texting input screen displays image to be sent
  • Customizable button and screen title font and color
  • Snap Camera hotkey sets to automatically change Snap Camera lens per photo
  • Multi-printer support including sending duplicate photo layouts to printers setup for cutting
  • Redesigned, reorganize, and streamlined settings dialogs

Sparkbooth 7 has a free 30-day trial. If you purchased a Premium or DSLR license after February 1, 2020, your license will already unlock and activate Sparkbooth 7. If you purchased a license before, you can upgrade your license to the current version to use with Sparkbooth 7.

Please note: All new features are only available for Premium and DSLR licenses. This is a beta so test before using for your events. If you find any issues or have questions, please send us an email.

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Sparkbooth 6.1 released

Today Sparkbooth 6.1 is officially released from beta.

New features and changes to 6.1 include:

  • Updated embedded web browser used to a modern version. Sparkbooth is no longer dependent on the version of Internet Explorer installed. Several services like SmugMug, Flickr, and Tumblr, no longer support Internet Explorer, so this fixes sign in for these services.
  • Updated for MacOS 10.15 (11.0 Big Sur compatibility coming) Catalina. Previous versions of Sparkbooth will not run on MacOS 10.15 (11.0 Big Sur compatibility coming) or later.
  • Improved webcam quality on MacOS.
  • Guests can select photo layouts of different photo size. For example, on the selection screen - guests can select either a portrait or square photo layout.
  • Added Telnyx and Vonage (formerly Nexmo) texting services to send photos to your guest's mobile devices.
  • Improved sticker drag, scale and rotate controls for the drawing screen
  • For Sparkbooth DSLR Canon, added support for new camera models including EOS RP, EOS Kiss X10 / EOS Rebel SL3 / EOS 250D / EOS 200D II, PowerShot G7X Mark III / PowerShot G5X Mark II, EOS M6 Mark II / EOS 90D, EOS M200.

To update or install 6.1, please download from the download page.


Sparkbooth Photo Layout Selection Screen with Different Photo Sizes

The recent Sparkbooth 6.1 update allows guests to select photo layouts of different photo sizes. Previously, guests could only select photo layouts of the same photo size (square, widescreen, portrait, etc.). Some changes that were made to allow this to happen:

  • The list of photo layouts is no longer separated by photo size. It is now one long list of layouts.
  • Under settings, you can filter photo layouts by photo size to help find a layout, but the list of favorite layouts still includes all photo sizes. If you want guests to only be able to select layouts of a single photo size type, you will have to un-favorite all the layouts of the other photo sizes.
  • In the photo layout lists, the name of the layout is followed by the photo size, paper size, and then orientation.
  • Under camera settings, the rotate camera settings is visible and applied regardless of the current photo size of the photo layout. Previously, rotating the camera only worked for portrait photo sized photo layouts. You can also select the photo size from camera settings to help position and adjust the camera for the various photo sizes.
  • It is recommended that you use the photo layout selection screen instead of the on-screen button since the user interface will change proportion to the photo size of the layout you have selected. If you use the button, the button will move as the proportion of the screen changes.

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Sparkbooth 6.1 Beta WebView Update

This is the first release of the 6.1 beta.

The web browser view has been updated to a modern web browser standard. Previously for the Windows version, Sparkbooth used Internet Explorer web browser component for this. Many web sites, like SmugMug, Flickr, and Tumblr, are no longer supporting Internet Explorer. With this update, you will be able to sign into those web services without opening an external web browser. The new web view browser also has the benefit of signing out of Facebook and other services much faster.

The Mac version of Sparkbooth for this update is now 64-bit. With the upcoming MacOS Catalina release, 32-bit applications will no longer work on Mac.

Please download and give this beta a try and let me know if you find any issues.

Stay tuned for more updates and features.

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With the latest Sparkbooth 6 update for Premium and DSLR licenses, stickers can be moved, resized, and rotated by guests. When a sticker is placed on the photo, the sticker will have touch controls for moving, resizing and rotating the sticker. Works great for applying virtual props to photos.

New Sparkbooth movable, resizable, and rotatable stickers and props

To allow guests to move, resize and rotate stickers, go to the Layout Editor and select the drawing area on the layout, and in the properties dialog enable "Make draggable". If the "Make draggable" settings is disabled, the stickers will be applied to the photo immediately instead of being movable.

New Sparkbooth drawing properties dialog

Sparkbooth 6 also comes with a set of image set of virtual props. In the stickers list, select "Props" to enable these new stickers.

New Sparkbooth props set

Enjoy!

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Sparkbooth DSLR

Sparkbooth DSLR 6 has been updated to support additional Canon and Nikon cameras.

Sparkbooth DSLR for Canon now supports EOS 5DS, EOS 5DS R, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 80D, EOS Kiss M / EOS M50, EOS R, 1D C, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, 1D X, EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS-1Ds Mark III, and PowerShot SX70 HS.

Sparkbooth DSLR for Nikon added support for D850, D5600, D7500, z6, and z7

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The Sparkbooth store and licensing server has been updated to support multiple languages including English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. The new server will also send out license and activation emails in those languages. By default, everyone who already has a license is defaulted to English. Any newly purchased licenses will be set to one of the supported languages base on their web browsers locale. If you want to have the email notification language changed, please contact us.

Also please update soon to the latest versions of Sparkbooth 4, 5, and 6 which support the new licensing server. You will soon be unable to activate or validate your license unless you have updated.


Sparkbooth 6 now includes a mirror booth mode that plays video animations for your mirror photo booths. There is also a new drawing screen to allow your guests to sign, drawing, and apply stickers to their photos. Other new features include:

  • New modern flat button styles
  • New mirror booth mode. Customize with your own videos.
  • Drawing screen to allow guests to sign or draw on their photos. Can be used for photo booth or mirror booth mode.
  • New stickers to allow guests to apply sticker images. Customize with your own images.
  • New video countdowns. Additional video countdowns.
  • New gateway screen that can be used take payments or display survey before starting photo booth
  • New disclosure screen to display html or image files for privacy policies or other disclosures
  • Configure buttons to be display at top or bottom of screen
  • Display multiple screen overlays and green screens on selection screen
  • Use new Facebook service for uploading photos to business pages
  • Add additional prints to guests selected print copies from print prompt screen. Useful for ensuring you have a print for a photo book in addition to prints for guests.
  • New photo layout background generators
  • New media library for images in photo layout editor
  • New Gmail emailer
  • New Dropbox uploader
  • New Buffer.com uploader
  • New Google Photo uploader
  • New Google Drive uploader
  • Add EU server option for MailGun emailer
  • Improved Nikon component
  • New notifiers to send emails or texts when counters search configured limits
  • Add COUNTDOWN and TRIGGER to status file output when countdown or photo trigger is displayed
  • Export individual screen overlays, green screen backgrounds, and countdowns

Available in English, Español, Português, Français, Deutsch, 简体中文 and 繁體中文

Licenses purchased after January 15, 2018 already work with Sparkbooth 6 - just use your existing license key to unlock. If you purchase before, you can upgrade your license key at a discount.

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