Sparkbooth

Licence: Shareware ()
Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2013-11-04 | Download
  • Easy layout customization with graphics and text objects
  • Integrated Layout Editor to create your own layouts [requires Premium license]
  • Integrated Photo Kiosk mode
  • Start screen settings (ctrl-2)
  • Send photos to guest and your account or page in the same session
  • Twilio SMS and MMS uploader in photo booth and album view [requires Premium license]
  • Pinterest uploader in photo booth and album view
  • New screen overlays to display images over video and composite on photos
  • Custom theme to use your own images in screen background.
  • New themes like Fire, Pirate, Football
  • New themed layouts for Pirate and Football
  • Custom filenames
  • Change start and prompt text font
  • New countdown styles
  • Count downs are positionable top, center, or bottom
  • Make animated gifs [requires Premium license]
  • Unfavorite all layouts by ctrl + Favorite button (cmd on Mac)
  • In Photo Layout settings. Page Up and Down to select. Delete to delete selected
  • In Layout Creator. Page Up and Down to select.
  • Import and export handles layouts and screen overlays
  • Change screen overlay shortcut to ctrl-O or with on-screen button
  • All themes changed to use less memory
  • Larger on screen keyboard
    dd “Beach Ocean Scenes” screen overlays (see video above)
  • Add on screen button labels
  • Improved printer settings for clarity
  • Improved prompt setting for clarity
Version 3.8.3 | Release Date: 2013-04-04 | Download

- New Basketball theme and layouts
- New Baseball theme and layouts
- New Soccer theme and layouts
- Other fixes and optimizations

Version 3.7.6 | Release Date: 2013-02-22 | Download

- New Hollywood Awards theme and layouts, perfect for your Oscars party
- New Valentine's Day theme and layouts
- New wedding themes and layouts
- New birthday theme and layouts
- Other fixes and improvements

Version 3.5.50 | Release Date: 2012-11-28 | Download
  • New Holiday Winter theme
  • Send It Later is now an email option for Guest Upload Chooser and Photo Album. Great for sending emails later if you do not have an internet connection during the event.
  • Import/export settings. Go to Settings > Commercial > scroll download to Import/Export Configurations. Use this to copy your Sparkbooth settings between computers. Note: Does not export save locations, layout backgrounds, layout overlays, camera selection, printer selection, custom voice mp3s.
  • Auto create save subfolders. Go to Settings > Saving > check ‘Create new subfolder per day’. Useful for automatically clearing photo album of previous day’s photos.
  • Enable printer setup on start up. Go to Settings > Printing > check ‘Printer setup dialog on start’. Use this if you need to configure your printer using Sparkbooth’s printer Setup and Test
  • Add configuration links in Photo Album settings
  • Do not disable email in Guest Upload Chooser if emailer is not ready
Version 3.5.49 | Release Date: 2012-11-08 | Download
  • New Fall/Thanksgivng theme
  • Photo album sharing buttons separated into individual buttons
  • Photo album sharing settings moved into Settings > Photo Album
  • Photo album button shows last photo
  • Mailchimp logged to sparkbooth-mailchimp.txt
  • Photo uploads logged to sparkbooth-uploads.txt
  • Fixes for Facebook upload login
  • Other fixes and improvements
Version 3.5.40 | Release Date: 2012-10-09 | Download
  • New Halloween theme and Witch voice
  • Improved photo album mode
  • Extend Facebook authentication expiration
  • Option to prompt for multiple Facebook/Twitter uploads, or emails
Version 3.5 | Release Date: 2012-09-18 | Download
  • New animations for countdown and previews
  • Added new Retro theme
  • Added Photobucket uploader
  • Added Google+ / Picasa uploader
  • Added more 4 × 8 layouts
  • No longer need to pre-install Adobe AIR runtime
  • Commercial only features:
  • Photo album kiosk mode
  • Take 4 × 6 photos
  • Customize Facebook uploader share link
  • Customize Twitter uploader share link
Version 3.4.20 | Release Date: 2012-06-30 | Download
  • Updates to handle Facebook API changes.
  • Facebook no longer allows non-expiring access.
  • Wider sign in window for Facebook, Twitter, and Evernote authentication
  • Add Evernote uploader!
  • Fix disappearing mouse cursor after testing uploader
  • Workaround for video distortion issue on Macs with Adobe AIR 3.2 or later
  • Fix Tumblr uploader for Macs.
  • Fix for Facebook uploader prompting on start.
  • F7 to toggle fullscreen.
  • Update Facebook uploader to no longer show App Albums. Facebook no longer allows uploads to apps, use app pages instead.
  • Fix hidden mouse cursor in Guest Chooser Uploader
  • Default Camera setting is no longer turned on by default for Macs. Please update to Adobe AIR 3.1 to enable multi-webcam selection.
  • Fix exiting of locked fullscreen when pressing ESC on prompt
  • Fix canceling when prompt is displayed
  • Added "Always hide buttons/toolbar" warning
Version 3.4.9 | Release Date: 2012-05-18 | Download
  • Notification displayed with instructions to access settings dialog when buttons/toolbar is hidden
  • Fix exiting of locked fullscreen when ESC is pressed during prompt
  • Fix canceling during prompt display
Version 3.4.6 | Release Date: 2012-04-25 | Download
  • Fix Flickr uploads
  • Prevent resizing of fullscreen window
Version 3.4.4 | Release Date: 2012-04-10 | Download
  • Fix for print prompt dialog not printing for some printers
Version 3.4 | Release Date: 2012-04-05 | Download
  • New "Send It Later" uploader. If you do not have internet during your event, you can queue photos to upload later.
Version 3.3.4 | Release Date: 2012-03-22 | Download
  • Fixed application updater
  • Start button will automatically shrink to fit label within video display
  • Offline sign in warning text is now customizable
  • Online indicator on About tab
Version 3.3 | Release Date: 2012-03-20 | Download
  • New photo album feature to allow your guests to view, upload, or print previously taken photos.
  • Improved handling of offline messaging
  • Fixed license permission issue with Mac Snow Leopard and Lion OS
  • Fixed handling of corrupted overlay and/or background image files for photo layouts
  • Improved error logging
  • Other minor bug fixes
Version 3.2.4 | Release Date: 2012-03-12 | Download
  • Fix low disk space message
  • Fix ability to cancel Guest upload chooser screen by pressing ESC key
  • Optimize image file sizes
Version 3.2.3 | Release Date: 2012-03-08 | Download
  • Guest Twitter uploader can now use non-Twitter photo hosting service. The Twitter photo hosting service is sometimes unavailable or over loaded – when this happens you can use a different photo hosting service like Twitrpix or others. To configure the photo hosting service, select the Guest Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab.
  • Twitter uploader now displays media upload limits. Twitter limits the number of photo uploaded to its site per Twitter account – you can see the current daily limit by selecting the Twitter uploader in the Upload settings tab. If you need more uploads per account, please use another Twitter photo service like Twitrpix which has no daily limit.
  • Twitter uploader returns more specific error messages to let you know if the Twitter photo upload service is unavailable or overloaded.
  • Improved tumblr uploader – easier to use
  • Guest Facebook and Twitter sign in input fields have focus on display. You no longer need to click on the sign in fields before typing.
  • More consistent upload status messages.
  • Smaller file size
  • Other minor fixes
Version 3.2.1 | Release Date: 2012-03-01 | Download
  • Guests can now choose to send photos to their Facebook, Twitter, or email accounts
  • New shiny-glassy look for touch controls.
  • Fixed display of virtual keyboard for email
  • New portrait images for layout selection preview. To re-generate the layout previews using the new portraits, go to Settings > select Options tab > select User Controls from drop down list > press the Reset button under Photo Layout Selection.
Version 3.1.2 | Release Date: 2012-02-25 | Download
  • Fixed issues with lock password dialogs
  • Favorited photo layouts are now marked with heart instead of *
  • Change 4 × 8 layout names
Version 3.1.1 | Release Date: 2012-02-14 | Download
  • Virtual keyboard is now enabled for the Guest Facebook and Twitter uploaders.
  • Remaining time pauses when guest is typing.
  • Email input field is limited to only valid email characters. So you can no longer accidentally enter spaces.
Version 3.1 | Release Date: 2012-02-10 | Download

Release version of Sparkbooth 3

  • Updated to Adobe AIR 2.7 runtime. Please install the latest Adobe AIR runtime 2.7 or later.
  • Submit emails to MailChimp mailing lists. To turn on this option, go to Settings, select Option tab, select Saving from list and check the “Submit email to MailChimp mailing list” option. You will need to also select the Prompt for email option.
  • SendGrid uploader to email photos to guests. Select this option in Uploaders settings.
  • Postmarkapp.com uploader to email photos to guests. Select this option in Uploaders settings.
  • Touch screen controls. To enable, go to Settings > Options tab > User Controls. Great when used with touch screen computers such as the HP TouchSmart
  • On-screen keyboard used for user prompts.
  • On-screen photo layout selection and layout preview, so your users can now select the layout to use. Only layouts marked as “Favorite” will be displayed.
  • On-screen color button so guests can change video filters.
  • On-screen start button as an alternative to the “Click to start” option.
  • Guest photo layout selection with touch screen or keyboard (ctrl-J or cmd-J). Limit available photo layouts by tagging as “favorite” (heart button) under Photo Layouts tab.
  • Change the portrait photo used in the layout selection preview
  • On-screen control for guest to select number of print copies. Also works with keyboard (ctrl-P or cmd-P, or minus/plus keys).
  • On-screen cancel button
  • Switch off click/touch to start, if start button is displayed
  • Limit available guest selectable video colors by color button or keyboard (ctrl-K or cmd-K) and option to reset to default color.
  • Hide distracting photos and video during user name/email prompts
  • Improved user prompts – bigger and cleaner
    Option to always hide mouse cursor. Useful for touch screen users.
  • Enable Facebook fan page albums selection.
    Upload photos to your guest’s Facebook account or Twitter stream.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements
Version 3.0 | Release Date: 2012-01-09 | Download

- SendGrid uploader to email photos to guests. Select this option in Uploaders settings.
- Postmarkapp.com uploader to email photos to guests. Select this option in Uploaders settings.
- Option to submit emails to MailChimp mailing lists. To turn on this option, go to Settings, select Option tab, select Saving from list and check the “Submit email to MailChimp mailing list” option. You will need to also select the Prompt for email option.
- Touch screen controls. To enable, go to Settings > Options tab > User Controls. Great when used with touch screen computers such as the HP TouchSmart
- On-screen keyboard used for user prompts.
- On-screen photo layout selection and layout preview, so your users can now select the layout to use. Only layouts marked as “Favorite” will be displayed.
- On-screen color button so guests can change video filters.
- On-screen start button as an alternative to the “Click to start” option.
- Guest photo layout selection with touch screen or keyboard (ctrl-J or cmd-J). Limit available photo layouts by tagging as “favorite” under Photo Layouts tab.
- Change the portrait photo used in the layout selection preview
- On-screen control for guest to select number of print copies. Also works with keyboard (ctrl-P or cmd-P, or minus/plus keys).
- On-screen cancel button
- Switch off click/touch to start, if start button is displayed
- Limit available guest selectable video colors by color button or keyboard (ctrl-K or cmd-K)
- Hide distracting photos and video during user name/email prompts
- Improved user prompts – bigger and cleaner
- Option to always hide mouse cursor. Useful for touch screen users.
- Enable Facebook page albums selection.
- Upload photos to your guest’s Facebook account or Twitter stream.
- Added couple 4 × 8 (perforated) photo layouts
- Other minor fixes

Version 2.6.7 | Release Date: 2011-10-19 | Download

- Added direct Twitter uploads
- Disable fullscreen hotkey when locked

Version 2.6.6 | Release Date: 2011-09-30 | Download

New Facebook authentication requirement. Please update if you use the Facebook uploader.

Version 2.6.4 | Release Date: 2011-09-01 | Download

New license key system for activation. Adobe InMarket has closed, so previous versions will no longer activate. Please update to this version.

Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2011-07-02 | Download

-Fix saving of “Hide Buttons” settings
-Photo layout backgrounds and overlay images are now cached. So you no longer need to keep the image file in the same location from where they were selected.
-When selecting a save folder, Sparkbooth now verifies that it can save photos
-New control skins
-Add setting to use default camera only. Some Dell computers with an internal Quanta webcam have a bad driver that is not compatible with Sparkbooth and will cause the error “Sparkbooth.exe has stopped working”. You can use an external USB webcam instead, but need to disable the Quanta webcam from the computer’s Device Manager and enable “Use Default Camera Only” in Sparkbooth Settings > Options tab > Other from list.
-Fixed ctrl+L lock so password dialog does not add character on display.
-Lock is not enabled on start up anymore if lock feature is turned on. You will need to press ctrl+L to enable.
-Other optimizations and fixes.

Version 2.6 | Release Date: 2011-06-15 | Download

- Better memory usage
- Bug fixes

Version 2.5.12 | Release Date: 2011-04-30 | Download

Allow Facebook secure login

Version 2.5.11 | Release Date: 2011-04-13 | Download

- Option to reset video color filter.
- Option to change font size of on-screen messages.
- Ability to cancel a photo session using ctrl-Z or cmd-Z.
- Fix About screen on start up
- Move photo booth statistics to About screen for easy viewing
- Option to not display printer setup

Version 2.5.9 | Release Date: 2011-02-22 | Download

- Fixed Facebook uploader sign out
- Revert back to new Facebook sign in screens
- Customize video color names
- Check photo save path, if non-existent use default save path in Documents folder.

Version 2.5.8 | Release Date: 2011-02-02 | Download

Smoother snapshot transitions and animations
Added Fomomatic video filter for plastic toy camera-like photos
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.
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

Version 2.5.7 | Release Date: 2011-01-26 | Download

- Uploads to Facebook Fan Pages
- Non-Twitter authentication uploaders for Posterous and MobyPicture

Version 2.5.6 | Release Date: 2011-01-11 | Download

Improved printer setup

Version 2.5.3 | Release Date: 2010-12-21 | Download

- Fix SmugMug gallery selection
- Prompted dialog text is now customizable
- Added prompt for comment option. Comments will replace photo captions for photo uploads.
- Prompted name, email, and comment values will be sent in custom uploader request
- Cancel prompts with ESC or ctrl-Z
- Re-enable Twitter name prompt with Twitter uploaders
- Prevent exiting fullscreen when displaying settings.
- Fixed updating of Sparkbooth 2.5. If you purchased 2.5.x, please update by pressing "Download Now" from http://sparkbooth.com/download.

Version 2.5.0 | Release Date: 2010-12-02 | Download

Name change
Fixes to Posterous uploader

Version 2.4 | Release Date: 2010-11-09 | Download

- New preview animations. Select from 7 additional previews or set to random. Adjustable preview proof duration.
- On screen messages will now display non-Latin unicode characters like Chinese, Japanese, and others.
- Added option to disable update checks

Version 2.3.3 | Release Date: 2010-10-18 | Download

Maintenance update. Fix hot key issues.

Version 2.3.2 | Release Date: 2010-10-06 | Download

-Switch ScreenTweet uploader to new OAuth API
-TweetPhoto is now Plixi. Updated service urls for new domain
-Use control-K or command-K to switch video/image color on “Press space bar to begin” screen
-Print prompt dialog now shows print preview

Version 2.3.1 | Release Date: 2010-09-28 | Download

- Convert Twitter service uploaders to new OAuth authentication. On August 31th, Twitter turned off basic authentication which is used by all the Twitter upload services in Party Booth 2.2, so these upload services stopped working on that date. The conversion to OAuth will allow those upload services to continue to work.
- Add yfrog uploader
- Removed ScreenTweet, TwitDoc, and TwitSnaps uploaders since they do not support Twitter OAuth authentication requirement
- New re-print feature. Press control-P or command-P to reprint the last photo during the “Press Spacebar to Begin” screen.
- New application lock feature. When locked, users cannot quit the application, exit full screen, access settings or camera dialogs. Press control-L or command-L to toggle lock mode. Unlocking can be protected with a password.
- Added 3-photo and 1-photo layouts. Party Booth can now handle less than 4 photo sessions.
- Added video display-only theme. This is useful if you are using a 1-photo layout.
- Added usage statistics to Settings > Options > Other
- Fixed issue with clicking on “Press Spacebar to Begin” message to start photo session.
- Add missing “2 × 2 Top, Portrait” layout
- New 1 + 3 layouts
- New 4 × 1 duplicate strip with logo layout
- New 2” x 4” strip layout

Version 2.2.1 | Release Date: 2010-09-03 | Download

Maintenance update

Version 2.2.0 | Release Date: 2010-07-23 | Download

New landscape layouts
Fix layout preview in layout settings
Add option to enable click to start
Fix centering of message display
Add option to automatically set print orientation
New photo layout rendering engine

Version 2.1.0 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download

- Add custom voice prompts. Use your own mp3 audio files
- Add customizable upload messages
- Fixed Flickr, TwitrPix and TweetPhoto uploads
- Add print margin controls
- Other minor fixes

Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2010-06-18 | Download

- New interface and skinned themes
- Automatic printing
- Voice prompts
- SmugMug and Flickr uploads
- Add background and overlays to photo layouts
- Save individual photos
- More customization options

Version 1.10 | Release Date: 2010-02-22 | Download
  • Add test button for output and uploaders
  • Count down timer goes 3, 2, 1 now
  • Set wait time for user prompts
  • Other bug fixes
Version 1.9 | Release Date: 2010-02-08 | Download
  • New photo preview
  • Black & white, sepia photo option
  • Fix photo layout rendering issues
Version 1.8 | Release Date: 2010-02-03 | Download
  • Adjustable delay and count down between shots
  • New 2 x 4 layout with duplicate photos
Version 1.7 | Release Date: 2010-01-24 | Download
  • Customize start, processing, and thank you messages for your event or langauge
  • Prompt for name and email which will be saved to a tab-delimited file with photo filename. Great for sending photos after the event.
  • Improved Facebook sign-in and upload
  • More user interface improvements
Version 1.6 | Release Date: 2010-01-05 | Download
  • Improved fonts and UI
  • Better memory usage
  • Update to Adobe AIR 1.5.3
Version 1.5 | Release Date: 2009-12-11 | Download
  • New photo layouts
  • Customizable logo or background images
  • Automatically upload photos to Facebook or tumblr
Version 1.3 | Release Date: 2009-12-01 | Download

Minor fixes

Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2009-11-18 | Download
  • Photo uploading to img.ly, Mobypicture, Posterous, ScreenTweet, TweetPhoto, TwitDoc, Twitgoo, TwitPic, twitrpix, and TwitSnaps
  • Adjustable camera settings
  • Longer trial period
  • Photos taken in trial mode contain watermark