Sparkbooth Photo Booth Software News

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.


Facebook post to account share settings screenshot

The 4.2.40 update includes some major features:

  • New Facebook "Post to Account Page then Share" guest upload option. Posts the photo to the configured Facebook account or page, then your guests can share the post from their Facebook account. Using this option does not require Facebook app review for custom Facebook apps.
  • Automatically create new Facebook photo albums if the 100 photo limit has been reached
  • Use new Facebook like dialog for pages. Facebook has retired the previous like dialog.
  • Fix chroma keying issue for green-ish blue and yellow colors
  • [DSLR] Add Canon EOS 7D Mark II support
  • [DSLR] Add Live View bulb mode setting for dark preview using external flash. This option requires enabling "Use external flash or AF", and camera set to M or Tv mode.
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  • Other fixes and improvements. See release notes for all changes

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Sparkbooth green screen background selector screenshot

New beta update 4.2.27 enables guest green screen selection. You can change backgrounds by enabling the keyboard shortcut, on-screen button, or selection screen. See release notes.

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Photo kiosk prompt screen

New beta update 4.2.10 enables user surveys in photo kiosk mode so you can collect names, emails, telephone, or comments before printing or uploading photos. You can enable this new feature under Photo Kiosk Settings, then select Prompts. See release notes.

You can download the beta below. Note: this beta also include the new green screen feature, photo kiosk counters, and photo kiosk mailing lists.

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Mailchimp Logo

New beta update 4.2.6 enables email subscriptions with MailChimp in photo kiosk mode. You can enable MailChimp subscriptions under the Email settings, or from the Send Photo Later queue. See release notes.

You can download the beta below. Note: this beta also include the new green screen feature and photo kiosk counters.

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Photo kiosk counters dialog

New beta update 4.2.6 enables counters in photo kiosk mode. You can use counters to track uploads and prints, and actions like notifications, disabling printing, or closing the kiosk when counter limits are reached. Counters can be viewed under Settings > Counters, or by pressing ctrl-4 from the main screen. To learn more about counters watch our short tutorial. See release notes.

You can download the beta below. Note: this beta also include the new green screen feature.

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We are releasing the beta for green screen (chroma key) for Sparkbooth users to try out. The green screen feature is for Premium license users only. Please review the Sparkbooth Green Screen instructions and setup tips. See release notes. You can download the beta below:

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Sparkbooth image cover screen

  • Start screens. Option to replace on-screen button with separate screens to select photo layouts, photo effects, and screen overlays
  • Cover screen options to display a start image or slideshow of photos. Use this for Sparkbooth DSLR to turn off LiveView in between session
  • Update Facebook log in screen and uploader to Facebook's 2.0 service
  • Post to Facebook event page
  • Photo layout reset options to select next or random layout for next guest
  • Twilio SMS can now send photo links uploaded to you Facebook, SmugMug, or Flickr accounts
  • New Mogreet MMS and SMS uploader
  • New ZenFolio uploader
  • Send Photo Later can throttle uploads due for services with rate limits
  • Send all photos to an account email. Great for websites with "post by email" photo galleries like SquareSpace or Wordpress
  • Reset Layout Editor customizations for a photo layout - removing any images and text objects
  • Doubled limit of image and text customizations for Personal license users
  • Added counters for Facebook, Twitter, emailing, SMS
  • Submit emails to MailChimp from Send Photo Later queue
  • Keyboard enabled prints count on print prompt screen using arrow keys
  • Hide photo layouts
  • Workaround for Twitter login service changes
  • Click to update from notification
  • Name and re-order counter by dragging and dropping in list
  • Fix Mac Developer ID for Mac installs
  • Other optimizations and fixes

Sparkbooth DSLR 4.1 includes all the above plus:

  • Support for Canon T5 / 1200D
  • Improved and optimized LiveView memory and CPU usage
  • New DSLR app icon
  • Fix white LiveView screen

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Please help test the Sparkbooth & DSLR 4.1 beta. It includes many fixes, optimizations, and some new features including:

  • Start screens. Option to replace on-screen button with separate screens to select photo layouts, photo effects, and screen overlays
  • Cover screen options to display a start image or slideshow of photos. Use this for Sparkbooth DSLR to turn off LiveView in between session
  • Update Facebook log in screen and uploader to Facebook's 2.0 service
  • Post to Facebook event page
  • Photo layout search in photo layout settings to quickly find the layout you want to use
  • Photo layout reset options to select next or random layout for next guest
  • Twilio SMS can now send photo links uploaded to you Facebook, SmugMug, or Flickr accounts
  • Send Photo Later can throttle uploads due for services with rate limits
  • Send all photos to an account email. Great for websites with "post by email" photo galleries like SquareSpace or Wordpress
  • Reset Layout Editor customizations for a photo layout - removing any images and text objects
  • Doubled limit of image and text customizations for Personal license users
  • Added counters for Facebook, Twitter, emailing, SMS
  • Submit emails to MailChimp from Send Photo Later queue
  • Keyboard enabled prints count on print prompt screen using arrow keys
  • Hide photo layouts
  • Workaround for Twitter login service changes
  • Click to update from notification
  • Name and re-order counter by dragging and dropping in list
  • Other optimizations and fixes

Sparkbooth DSLR 4.1 includes all the above plus:

  • Support for Canon T5 / 1200D
  • Improved and optimized LiveView memory and CPU usage
  • New DSLR app icon

This is a beta release, so please test before using at a real event! The beta will replace your existing install of Sparkbooth 4, and use your existing activation.

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The new Counters feature is allows you to tracks the number of prints, sessions, and uploads, and can be used to trigger some actions when those counters hit a set limit like to closing the photo booth or disabling printing. Here is a short view explaining this feature

There are also a couple new photo effects

Pop Art Photo Effect

Comic Book Photo Effect

A new stand in screen overlay

Stand in screen overlays

Complete list of changes in this update:

  • Print, session, upload counters with actions
  • Add pop art and comic book photo effect
  • Start session with presentation remote
  • Send It Later queue filters based on selected uploader
  • Sent It Later now separate tab in Photo Kiosk
  • Send It Later SMS more accessible in Photo Kiosk
  • Submit emails to mailing list (MailChimp) from Send It Later
  • Added new stand in screen overlays
  • Ding sound plays on reprint
  • Sort screen overlays by favorites
  • About status includes Send to Account, Send to Guest, and Send Photo Later
  • Hide buttons if no text is set
  • Fix on screen keyboard issues with Pinterest
  • Fix camera setting import
  • Fix session freezing due to camera error
  • Add enable mailing list setting so you can disable mailing list submission without logging out of MailChimp
  • Facebook uploader should check for Create Content permission for page
  • [DSLR] Detect DSLR settings for better warnings
  • [DSLR] Fix disabling sound effect when shooting with DSLR

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