Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Day is coming up! Here are some St. Patrick themed props and ideas for your photo booth:


  • Facebook uploader logout button now clears browser session, so login form will be display the next time you need to log into Facebook. Deleting Facebook permissions is no longer needed to change login.
  • Revert back to new Facebook login form now that Facebook has fix their permission page.
  • Photo saving check if file path exists before saving. If path does not exist, photo will be saved to default "sparkbooth" folder in Documents folder.
  • Photo color names (Color, Black & White, Sepia, Fotomatic) can now be changed. Select F1 for Settings > select Options tab > select On Screen Messages in list.


Washington mask on a stick prop

If your celebrating President's Day with a BBQ or party, here are a few photo booth prop ideas:


  • Added "Fomomatic" video filter for plastic toy camera-like photos for your own Lomography photo booth.
  • Hide toolbar button option now hides all the time, not just on fullscreen
  • Add favorite photo layout setting. Favorite photo layouts are sorted to top of list.
  • Smoother snapshot transitions and animations
  • Faster application initialization on start up
  • Snapshot delay setting is now time between end of snapshot animation and start of voice prompt
  • Video filter name is now displayed when switch by hotkey ctrl+K or cmd+K at start screen

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

Having trouble customizing a photo layout template for Sparkbooth? Send Harry an example of the layout you want customized and other images you want on your photo, and he will create your template for a small fee. You can check out samples of his work here. Please contact Harry at harry@hg-entertainment.com.


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.