Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

This is a maintenance release. Changes include:

  • Generates upload log. Some photo sharing services may not be reliable, so each photo’s upload status will be logged in the file “partybooth-upload.log” in your Documents folder. You can use this file to manually upload failed photos later.
  • Other minor bug fixes

If you have Sparkbooth installed, start the application to get this update.

Have a great July 4th weekend!


Changes include:

  • Add custom voice settings. Use your own mp3 audio files
  • Add customizable upload messages
  • Fixed TwitrPix and TweetPhoto uploads. Sorry about that!
  • Other minor bug fixes

If you have Sparkbooth installed, start the application to get this update.

Customize Onscreen Messages Dialog

Custom Voice Dialog


This is a maintenance release. Changes include:

  • Add print margin controls. If your system’s print dialog does not have configurable margins, use these settings instead.
  • Fixed Flickr authorization
  • Re-enable click to start on Sparkbooth 1.0 theme
  • Other minor bug fixes

If you have Sparkbooth installed, start the application to get this update.


What's new with Sparkbooth 2:

  • Print automatically without the print setup dialog displayed
  • New user interface and animated timer
  • New skin themes
  • New voice prompts
  • Customize all photo layouts with overlay and background
  • SmugMug uploads
  • Flickr uploads
  • Fix Facebook extended permissions
  • Minimum screen size is now 600px by 400px
  • More count down and timing options
  • Save individual photos
  • Customizable logo
  • Option to upload and print

If you have a license for Sparkbooth 1, you can update to Sparkbooth 2 for free. Just start-up the application and it will prompt you to update.

If you have Sparkbooth 2 beta installed, you will need to uninstall the beta before installing the release version of Sparkbooth 2. You may have to reactivate the install, here are a couple FAQ articles that may help you with activating or resetting your activations:

http://help.sparkbooth.com/faqs/purchasing-and-activating/activating-different-computer

http://help.sparkbooth.com/faqs/purchasing-and-activating/restting-activations


Sparkbooth 2 beta update available here. Changes include:

  • New camera settings controls
  • Fixed count down background transparency

The Sparkbooth 2 beta is available here if you want to try it out. Please follow the install instructions carefully.



Coming soon...


Sparkbooth Help Center is now online. You can access it from the Support/FAQs menu item or going to http://help.sparkbooth.com.

I am still answering all support questions, but now everything will go through the help center system which will help me organize questions a little better. The help center has a FAQ and knowledge base which will answer a lot of your questions.

There is also a new discussion board where you can post your questions to other Sparkbooth users and exchange ideas.

Please take a look and let me know what you think. If you run into any problems, please email me by clicking the Contact Me link at the bottom of the page.

-John


Some Mac users have been asking what Sparkbooth has to offer over the Mac’s own Photo Booth app. To start, I am a Mac user, Sparkbooth is developed on a Mac, and I created Sparkbooth because the Mac Photo Booth app didn’t offer everything I was looking for in a photo booth software, including:

  • Full screen kiosk experience. You do not want users to be distracted by rest of the operating system, which would encourage them to start clicking around and doing non-photo booth things on your computer.
  • Simple and easy-to-use interface. This is another important feature for unattended operation. Users just walk up, press the space bar, and photo booth starts. The on-screen instructions walk guests through every step. They see how many shots are going to be taken and what the shots will look like.
  • Sparkbooth has 4-strip photo layouts plus several other layouts.
  • Customizable backgrounds, overlays, or logos can be added to photos to commemorate your event.
  • Sparkbooth can automatically upload photos to photo sharing services so users can see all the photos.

It is also interesting to note, about half of Sparkbooth users are on the Mac.

-John

P.S. I haven’t forgotten about all you Windows users, Sparkbooth also runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.