With wedding season upon us, we’ve received several requests to support black/white images. We have listened and in dslrBooth for Windows, you now have two options for handling black/white both of which can be set under Preferences.
The first option is to convert all images Black/White.
The second option allow users to choose if they’d like their print in color vs black/white. The user gets to see a preview of the final image in both so they can make an informed decision. We never quite understood why other photo booth software forces users to choose color vs black/white before they’ve even started.
If you’re handy and want to wire up some buttons to select color vs black/white. Set the color button to send the C key and set the black/white button to send the B key.
Also based on popular demand, we’ve changed our live view to show a mirror image of guests so they can easily tell which direction they need to move to.
As always, keep those suggestions coming and help keep dslrBooth the most loved photo booth software out there.
As promised, we’ve updated dslrBooth Professional to allow custom layouts. This is done by using an intuitive graphical layout creator. By using the layout creator, you can create any arrangement of photos you can imagine with no boundaries. This also opens the door for 3rd party designers to create overlays and layouts for dslrBooth.
In addition to layouts for 4×6 paper, we’ve also added support for 4×8, 5×7, 6×8, 6×9, and 8×10 in both horizontal and vertical orientations.
You can find more details here
. We hope you enjoy this feature and would love to hear your feedback.
Professional Edition for Windows
We’ve released our two top requested features in a professional edition for Windows 7 and Windows 8 of our software. These features are:
- Live View which allows people to see a video of themselves before the camera takes a picture. This is supported by most recent dslr cameras.
- Green Screen (Chroma Key) allowing the replacement of a green or blue background with a custom background. We’re using state of the art Green Screen technology and in our usual style have taken out all the complexity of doing green screen. The process is completely automated and effortless.
We’d love for you to try out these new features before you buy our professional edition. Both features can be tested in our Demo or Standard Windows editions with the only limitation of having a watermark on the video/images.
We have one more feature in the works for our professional edition such as adding customizable layouts and allowing custom paper sizes. This feature should be out within a couple of weeks.
We think you’ll love this new edition and we’re eager to hear your feedback.
Standard Edition for Windows
Our software that’s always been available and has the core features is now called the Standard Edition. We managed to throw in a few features in this release including:
- Layout/Overlay Wizard to streamline the way to choose your layout and brand with your overlay. This is now available with a realtime preview of how your prints will come out.
- Faster connection to Nikon cameras.
- Retry triggering camera up to four times when camera is unable to autofocus.
- Minor Redesign of Start Button and lower bar.
As always, this is a free update if you already purchased dslrBooth within the last year.
Also as of this release, if you’re on Windows XP, you’ll need to also have Windows Media Player 11 installed. This is a free update
from Microsoft and is needed to support our new features.
Updating From Older Versions
You’ll need to uninstall dslrBooth, download the latest version from our website and install it.
Professional Edition for Mac
At this time, we do not have a Professional Edition for the Mac but let us know you’re interested by filling this form and you’ll encourage us to build it.
As promised a few weeks ago, we’ve added 4 more layouts to our Mac software. Now both Windows and Mac versions have the same layouts for you to enjoy. In addition, based on popular request, we’ve added a brand new layout to both our Windows and Mac editions. Hope you enjoy them.
Overhauled our layout engine, we’ll now be able to add new layouts much faster and are contemplating allowing our users to make up their own. As part of this work, we’re releasing a minor update to add two new layouts for Windows users. And yes, we’ll be adding these to our Mac version very soon.
Have another layout in mind? Contact us and send us a link or e-mail us what it looks like and we’ll do our best to add it.
We have had several people ask whether dslrBooth works on Windows 8 or not and we actually weren’t sure of the answer. We’ve been doing some testing and have made a few tweaks and the latest version is now fully compatible with Windows 8 with one minor caveat.
Windows 8 has a new feature called SmartScreen which is meant to help in preventing installation of malware. Microsoft was quite zealous though and decided to categorize all new windows 8 software as risky software and shows users an information message that it prevented an unrecognized app from starting. We have done everything we can to avoid this warning but until Microsoft has some mercy on us independent software developers, users will have to go through this warning. To bypass the warning, all you have to do is click on More info and click Run anyway. You’ll see the publisher as Hope Pictures which is our parent company which is perfectly fine. Our software is digitally signed to prevent against being altered by anyone so rest assured the software you download from us is 100% safe. It’s a bit annoying that users have to go through this but pretty easy to get around.
We’ve improved setting printer settings by adding a new menu item for Print Settings. You can now easily and quickly pick printer, paper size, orientation instead of having to go to the control panel to do this. Also, dslrBooth no longer overwrites your chosen paper size. This is useful for those that are using commercial photo booth printers that would like to use the 2×6 cutting feature by changing the paper size. Printer settings are stored across restarts so set them up once and forget about them if you’re not changing your layout. We’re all about streamlining things in case you haven’t noticed
- Major improvements to image processing engine. You get even higher quality prints and much faster processing of images. Great for those running dslrBooth on a Netbook or very low end hardware.
To update, simply restart dslrBooth.
- Hide camera dropdown on full screen to clean up full screen display.
- Show warning when shooting in RAW as only JPG shooting is supported.
- Add sharing to facebook, twitter, flickr, email and others for those running on OS X 10.8.
To update, go to dslrBooth > Check for Updates.