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Happy Halloween from Photo Booth Solutions. 

Social Booth has lots of great filters already built in to the software, but sometimes it needs some extra help. That's where Photoshop droplets come in. Droplets allow you to harness the power of Photoshop to create all kinds of stunning effects for your photo booth photos. The best part is that the user never sees Photoshop running in the background. Social Booth communicates with Photoshop behind the scenes, and never skips a beat. Anything you can do in Photoshop, you can do in your photo booth. 

To celebrate Halloween, we're giving away a free Photoshop droplet designed to work with Social Booth that creates a spooky ghost effect.  You can download the droplet here.

To use, simply save the droplet to your PC and set the custom filter settings in Social Booth like the image below.  Note, you will have to change the path to ghost.exe to reflect where you save the droplet.

Looking for more great Halloween ideas for your photo booth? Check out these pumpkin heads.


Categories: Social Booth Tutorial

BYO Booth now has Hashtag Mosaics as a display option.  Simply select an image and BYO Booth will create a mosaic from the incoming photos.  It's a great way to encourage guests to upload photos at your event.  Use autoprint for hashtag printing, combined with the hashtag mosaic display for a truly unique experience! Check out BYO Booth here.


Categories: BYO Booth News

Social Booth 2.4.71:
- Age Gate added to Surveys
- Surveys/Disclaimer/Age Gate can now be shown before or after session
- External Survey option for integration with web based surveys like Survey Monkey
- Twitter character limit raised to 280
- Fixed pointer error during live view zooming
- Fixed wrong photo sent via SMS on slow internet connections


Categories: Social Booth News

Dubsmash, Lip Sync, Marryoke and Karaoke are all great ways to use video in Social Booth.  Anthony Hunt from Easy Booth Derby offers this service as part of his photo booth business.  We've asked him to share a little bit about his business and how he uses Social Booth.

Where are you located?
Derby, UK. 

How long have you been in the photo booth business?
3 Years

How long have you been using Social Booth?
3 Years

What made you choose Social Booth over other software?
Looked and tried others but liked the GUI and the options it gave for guests and the ease of use to configure as I wanted it not tied down by what they wanted you to have.  And you gave great support with yourself and the rest of the team also to answer any questions.

What features do you use to stand out from your competition?
Photos and Videos, 1-4 photos, Message Video or LipSync Videos, Greenscreen for all.  Sometimes include Animated Gif backgrounds.  Only share to either mobile phones or email address - people in UK don't like entering FB or Twitter details at an unknown kiosk sorry to say. And no printing either (keeps it really simple and guests just love getting it on the own mobile phones in seconds.  Also displayed outside the booth with SlideShow2 so get an instant display of themselves where everyone laughs too.  Also use the FTP option and have self php script to automatically have an live instant online gallery for anyone to view photos or videos via a ticket username and password given when guests leave the booth.

You use SB for a lot of dubsmash events. Tell us about those.
Guest tables have a printout of the lipsync songs available at the booth so can practice a little bit if they want.  All songs are exactly 60 seconds long with the best and known words and chorus included.  Mostly use the Lipsync Videos at parties and the Message Videos at weddings.

Want more info on how to set up dubsmash/lip sync/marryoke/karaoke in Social Booth?  Check out this video:


Categories: Social Booth

- SMS fix
- HD dubsmash fix
- Portrait GS fix
- Undo button added for Sign Photo
- Made social and print buttons inactive while sign photo is active
- Added ability to play random video hosts
- Faster Custom filter processing
- Faster Boomerang Gif Processing
- T6i video fix
- Webcam portrait and square fixes
- T6i support for DSLR video
- DSLR video support for non “i” series cameras. ie. t3, t5, t6, etc..
- DSLR video no longer needs to have camera set to video mode.  Camera should be in photo mode for DSLR video now.


Categories: Social Booth News