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Social Booth has been updated with some new features to make the photo booth experience a bit more convenient.  The biggest addition is the ability to have the live view image automatically shown during the “Start” screen.  Sometimes people like to see themselves as soon as they walk up to the booth and get them selves set before hitting start.  If you are using a small screen resolution, you will want to adjust the default size of the live view image and/or use your own custom buttons in the background along with hotspots, as the live view will overlap the default buttons.  Or you can use another new feature and just have the user touch the live view image to start.  Both features are found in the “Display” tab of the settings.

Some more convenient features are the ability to hit “p” at the “Start” screen to reprint the last session and a “Stop” button in video mode to allow the user to cut the video short when they are done rather than waiting for the time to run out.

Other bug fixes and changes are listed below.

1.1.11
-  Added Stop button during video recording
-  Fixed video still image flip bug
-  Added hot key “p” to reprint last session when at “Touch to Start” screen
-  Fixed multiple uploads (original & filter) to client FB, FTP, Smugmug etc..
-  Fixed missing photos when all social options are disabled
-  Added Auto Start for Live View in Touch to Start Screen
-  Aded ability to touch Live View to start Photo or Video session
-  Fixed email validation issues with addesses like x.xxx@xxx.com
-  Fixed Twitter counter in Reports

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Categories: Social Booth News

With the addition of a 2nd watch folder in 2.3, many users are now monitoring for both the strips and the individual shots to display in the upload station gallery.  In Breeze, this means watching both the output directory as well as the prints sub directory. In Social Booth this means watching both the originals directory as well as the customized directory.  Either way, this is resulting in much larger files having to be transferred over the network and more of them, too.  PBC 2.3.3 has been optimized to help handle larger file transfers in quicker succession as well as improving the speed that photos appear in the gallery over slower networks and hotspots.

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Photo Booth Connected‘s social media kiosk just got a bit more social with the addition of Pinterest.  You probably already know that brides love Pinterest.  Now they will love being able to pin their photo booth photos to their favorite board right at their event.  Pinterest is now another option to share photos on the upload station along with Email, Facebook, Twitter and SMS.

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If you’ve ever seen PhotoMingle™ or TapSnap™, they are very cool products.  But did you know that you can create your own version of PhotoMingle and TapSnap using Sketch Booth?  Sketch Booth is a software only alternative that lets you draw on the screen and drag & drop virtual props and stickers, but without the expensive franchise fees associated with those other guys.  It also is a full featured photo booth software with Photos, Videos,  Filters, Printing and Social Media uploads, right at the booth.  You can use your own equipment, but there’s also several hardware manufactures bundling Sketch Booth for people who want a more turn-key solution.  It’s priced “aspirationally”, but compared to buying into one of the franchises, it’s still a bargain. Check out this video and contact us for more information and a walk through demo.

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Categories: Sketch Booth News