dslrBooth and Windows 11

Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 which we have been testing with dslrBooth. Currently Windows 11 is planned to be released on October 5th.

Our initial tests show that dslrBooth is working well with the beta however we have noticed several bugs that are caused by Windows 11 itself. We do not recommend updating to Windows 11 at this time but rather to wait for the public release of Windows 11. dslrBooth will fully support the public release of Windows 11.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.38

Synchronize Events Across Booths

Access your events from multiple devices with dslrBooth’s sync feature. When creating an event, the event along with settings and any assets such as templates, backgrounds, and overlays will upload to the cloud when connected to the internet. Events can be synched across multiple machines while using the same fotoShare account, including accounts with multiple serial numbers.

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Including event settings, the following will be synched:

  • Templates
  • Green screen backgrounds and overlays
  • GIF overlays
  • Virtual attendant mp3s/mp4s
  • Start screen images
  • Say cheese images
  • Effects
  • Video Overlays
  • Digital Props
  • Watermarks

When upgrading to version 38 of dslrBooth it can take a few minutes for the syncing to occur. This will only happen when first updating to version 38.

Note: It is very important that you do not change files in AppData\Roaming\dslrBooth folders. Doing so will have severe consequences to the way the application works.

migrating event

Asset Manager

The asset manager will show you any assets that you have uploaded, allowing you to choose from previous uploaded assets or upload new assets. Assets are the different files you upload from your device, including:

  • JPG/PNG files for green screen backgrounds and overlays, GIF/Boomerang overlays, start screen and say cheese images, digital props and watermarks
  • MP3/MP4 files for virtual attendant animations and audio files, video pre and post roll and video soundtrack
  • LUTs/cube files for filters

Assets will stay in the asset manager unless deleted and are global across events across all devices, allowing the user to access assets from other devices that were previously uploaded.

Assets in settings
Asset manager

Sort by Date and Name

Sort your events by either date or name. Use the find your event feature to find a specific event.

Event Sort

Rename and Delete Events

Updated UI to easily delete and rename events.

Rename delete event

Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for Green Screen, Beauty filter error message appearing for some users.
  • Fix for Browse button missing when Select a Template is turned on.
  • Fix for start screen virtual attendant video not playing after first session.
  • Fix for incorrect print count when using Guest QR Code.
  • Fix for Next button shown as covered when using smaller screen resolution sizes.

v6.38.0423

  • Fix issue with French translation showing English words.
  • Fix template import issue where old templates would not import into the software.

v6.38.0428

  • Fix for Save As New in template editor not creating a copy of the template.
  • Fix for Template Name not being able to be changed in template editor.
  • Fix for missing image error when exiting template editor.

v6.38.0511

  • Update to saved events UI including computer name and date event was last updated.
  • Fix for browse screen showing wrong event name.

v6.38.0609

  • Settings which are related to local hardware will no longer synchronize with other computers (printer, camera, virtual keyboard, real-time export directory, camera).
  • Updated UI to show local settings that will not be synched with other computers.
  • Fix for boomerang issue causing other sessions to not start with some older Canon cameras.

v6.38.0618

  • Fix for green screen live view showing small when using in vertical orientation.
  • Fix for crashing when pressing CTRL + 1 for printing.

v6.38.0622

  • Fix for some green screen backgrounds showing very small on selection screen.

6.38.0628.1

  • Speed up template selection on start screen.
  • Fix countdown trigger sending wrong percentage value.
  • Fix wrong template thumbnails width and height that was causing portrait templates to take the entire view height.

6.38.0630

  • Fix synchronization icon always showing syncing even when syncing was finished
  • Fix for cloud sync issue when computer is not using English as Windows language
  • Fix for settings taking a long time to open when a comma (,) is used as a decimal separator

6.38.0702

  • Fix for digital props screen switching between one and two columns when in vertical orientation

6.38.0712

  • Fix for GIF overlay not appearing when using webcams
  • Fix for Booth Mode buttons not centered on start screen
  • Added option to change Next button for green screen background selection screen

6.38.0720

  • Fix for software freezing at processing stage
  • Fix for boomerangs appearing as squares and having dotted line when using green screen and Surface Pro camera
  • Fix for app freezing when using LUTs filters

6.38.0802

  • Fix for boomerang, GIF and video being cut off when recording vertically

dslrBooth for Windows v6.37

Template Editor Color Picker

Change the color of an item by using the color picker. Select a color from another object or background to change the color of the current object.

Updated Camera Wizard and Export Event UI

New and improved Camera Wizard and Export Event UIs.

Camera Wizard

 

Export Shares by Event

Export shares by a single event instead of shares from all events.

Export Event

 

Updated Background and Template Selection UI

The background and template selection screen UI have been updated to work for both horizontal and vertical screens (mirror booths). When using a vertical screen such as a mirror booth, the selection will be placed at the top for easy access.

template selection

 

 

template selection vertical

Newly Supported Cameras

  • Nikon J5
  • Nikon Z5
  • Nikon Z50
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z7

Updated Hardware Requirements

We have updated our hardware requirements.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fix for existing templates causing long wait times while creating new template.
  • Updated message for OneDrive directory selection.
  • Fix for RealTime Export not saving videos with pre/post roll.
  • Fix for drag and drop when using a filter.
  • Fix for after capture animation not playing after last photo.
  • Fix for software crashing while loading in some rare cases.
  • Effect selection for boomerang sessions now shows live view during preview.
  • Fix for green screen not being removed in some rare cases.
  • Fix for photo taking too early with custom countdown animation.
  • Fix for cycling through filters with multiple photo templates.

v6.37.2

  • Fix for app crashing when sending support log for a brand new install.
  • Fix for crashing on effect choice on very slow hardware when customer pushes next button right away before thumbnails are generated.
  • Fix for rare crash when cancelling a session.
  • Fix for photo session cancellation failing when effect selection is required after photo capture.
  • Fix for crash when there are no templates selected as favorites and template selection by guest is enabled.

v6.37.3

  • Fix for unlock button not appearing on template selection screen
  • Fix for booth control not ending session when user exits or leaves sharing and disclaimer screens

v6.37.1402

  • Fix for twitter sharing not working.

v6.37.1410

  • Fix for Guest QR Codes on start screen not working for a very small number of users.

This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.36

Touchless Support

dslrBooth now allows your guests to remotely control the entire photo booth experience through their phones without touching the booth screen. This is useful for guests who would prefer not to touch the booth screen. It also opens the door to new possibilities of running dslrBooth on a monitor that does not support touch such as larger TVs, projectors as well as running dslrBooth without a guest-facing display.

 

When a guest arrives, dslrBooth displays a QR Code. The guest can scan the QR code using their camera’s phone app. The camera will read the QR Code and display the start screen on the phone. The guest can choose their session type such as photo, GIF, boomerang or video. They can also choose their green screen backgrounds, templates and effects from the phone. The guest will also be able to accept the disclaimer and fill out the survey on the phone. At the end of the session, the sharing options will appear on the phone. The guest can choose from email, sms, or print options. Once complete, dslrBooth will display a new QR code for the next guest to begin their session.

You turn turn on/off this feature under Settings, Display, Start Screen, Guest QR Code. This features requires internet access.

Effects Selection UI Change

Due to popular demand, the Effects selection will now appear after the photos in Photo/GIF sessions have been captured. Effects thumbnails have also been  moved to the top of the screen for ease-of-use when using mirror booths.

Bug fixes & tweaks:

  • Fix for saved events screen only showing last 7 events.
  • Fix for CountdownStart trigger starting during animation.
  • Fix for left side thumbnails covering cancel button.
  • Fix for Greenscreen background selection not showing with live view disabled.
  • Load pre-selected facebook album name when settings open.
  • Update to .NET Framework 4.8
  • Add warning when Canon Webcam Utility Beta is running as it crashes dslrBooth.
  • Display retake photo button when photo thumbnails are set to the left side in the settings.
  • Fix for green screen background selection not working when live view is off.
  • Multiple fixes for crashes on slower hardware.

v6.36.1013

  • Fix for some computer instances generating guest QR codes that were not working.

v6.36.1009

  • Fix for debug logs not sending.
  • Fix for photo/GIF session not continuing after user selects the original effect.

v6.36.1008

  • Fix for QR code not appearing when booth is set to a single mode.

 


This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

dslrBooth for Window v.6.35

Custom Filters with LUTs

In addition to the built-in effects, dslrBooth for Windows now allows you to create your own effects and apply them to photos, GIFs, boomerangs and videos. This allows you to give a custom look for your events where you can change colors, brightness, and contrast.

Custom effects use a common format called LUTs that can be created in Adobe Photoshop and many other apps or downloaded from the internet then they can be imported into dslrBooth under Settings, Filters.

Guests will be able to choose from the filters selected or set filters to automatically be applied. Filters are applied to all sessions types and filter selection will be available before sessions start. More information on our support site.

We have also replaced the built-in black/white filter with a much improved version.
Custom Filters
Guest view effects

Manage Events

Create multiple events ahead of time each with their own custom settings. You can start a brand new event or duplicate an existing event to copy its settings. This allows you to prepare for multiple events ahead of time and to create a new event based on the settings of a previous one.

Manage Events SCreen

Custom Countdown Animation

Add your own animation for countdown in Virtual Attendant.

Countdown Video option

Complete the move to 64 bit

We have migrated dslrBooth to be 100% 64bit and fully optimized for today’s hardware. What this means to you is better performance, faster processing, better memory usage, and the ability to process much higher resolution photos.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for vertical green screen background showing stretched
  • Fix for after capture animation not playing with single photo templates
  • Fix for say cheese image showing mirrored when using green screen
  • Added scroll bar for multiple choice survey
  • Drag and drop images into green screen and beauty filter screens to test out effect

 

v6.35.0818

  • Fix crash when app was set to start in fullscreen.
  • Fix for filters not properly loading.
  • Use dslrBooth test image to preview filters for new installs.

v6.35.0819

  • Fix for effects set to apply automatically with previous versions causing app not to start. After installing this update, go to Settings, Effects, Filters to choose the filters you would like to apply.

v6.35.0819.2

  • Fix for maximize window bugs.

v6.35.0820.1

  • Fix for dslrBooth crashing if Canon EOS Utility is running. We still recommend closing EOS Utility when dslrBooth is running.
  • Fix for LUT effects when using a DSLR camera in video mode.

v6.35.0821.2

  • Facebook no longer allow apps to create albums. If you need to share to Facebook Page album, you will need to first manually create the album in Facebook’s site then come back to dslrBooth, go to Settings, Sharing, Facebook Page, and select the album.
  • Fix for start screen animation showing twice when effects and choose a template are both enabled.
  • Fix for after capture mp3 not playing after capture for all but last session.

 

This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.34

Beauty Filter

Have you ever wanted to apply a little bit of retouching to your photo booth photos to get faces looking flawless? You can now chose to automatically apply a beauty filter to smooth skin and remove blemishes. Adjust the amount of skin softening under Settings > Effects > Beauty Filter.

PhotoBooth Beauty Filter - Before & After

Improved Green Screen & Green Screen Video

The green screen replacement is now much faster and uses less computer resources for better performance and quality. Additionally, you can now also replace green screen for video sessions.

Print Sharpening

Improve the sharpness of your final prints by having dslrBooth automatically sharpen final print files. You can adjust this under: Settings > Printing.
Print Sharpening

Pre-filled SMS and Email

Email addresses and SMS numbers entered into survey questions will be pre-filled when Email or SMS is chosen on the sharing screen.

In Settings > Survey, choose Email or SMS type to set the fields to be reused under Settings, Sharing when sending Email or SMS.

Drag & Drop Improvements

You can now drag and drop photos into the start screen when select a template is turned on and multiple templates are enabled. You can also now process videos by dragging and dragging videos right into the start screen.

Longer Boomerangs

Boomerangs can now be up-to 3 seconds long. Settings > GIF and change the length slider.

Windows 7, 8, and 10 Support

As you probably have heard, Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7 as of January 14, 2020. Starting with this release, dslrBooth will now only support Windows 10. This will allow us to take advantage of the latest technologies and to take advantage of performance improvements only available on Windows 10.

For more information, see this Microsoft help article.

New Templates

Our online store has 22 new templates in both vertical and horizontal orientations.Templates new for blog post 6.34
Bug Fixes and Tweaks

This updates also:

  • Adds support for the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 webcam.
  • Lowers CPU and memory usage to make dslrBooth more stable and responsive.
  • Improves green screen quality on final print when the photo placeholder is a different aspect ratio than the photo.
  • Improves formatting for Hebrew language and other non-English languages in survey results.
  • Allows customizing of text for Facebook yes and no buttons.
  • Allows customizing of  Choose a Background text color when selecting a background for green screen on the start screen.
  • Fixes virtual attendant replaying same clip for after capture instead of other files.
  • Fixes email textbox being covered on sharing screen on lower resolution screens.
  • Fixes QR code causing 2×6 strips not to print.
  • Fixes GIFs uploading to incorrect event if a new event is started before the GIFs have uploaded.
  • Fixes GIF not using all of the overlays.
  • Fixes template layers showing as hidden.
  • Fixes crop live view causing black screen after photo is taken.
  • Fixes cancelled photos sometimes not getting deleted from originals folder.
  • Fixes manually checking for update not working when app is set to start in fullscreen.

v6.34.022

  • Fixes for green screen issues.

dslrBooth for Windows v5.32

Redesigned number of prints

Based on user feedback, guests can now choose the number of prints using + and – buttons instead of the previous dropdown.

print count

Redesign Digital Props (Stickers) for mirror booths

The digital prop screen has been redesigned to be easier to access on mirror booths.

digital props screen 2

Memory Usage Improvements

Decreases memory usage after 1800+ sessions. Improve loading speed of browse screen. Improve green screen performance.

Turn off GIF generation in photo sessions

You can now turn off GIF generation for photo sessions. Settings, Display, Booth Mode, Photo, Create GIF with photos.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

This update also:

  • Fixes cropping during countdown with green screen on.
  • Improves final print quality when template has a cropped photo with different aspect ratio than the captured photo.
  • Fixes crashes when some special characters were entered in event name.
  • Adds shadow behind sharing button text so it’s easier to see.
  • Fixes very large GIFs not sending over e-mail.
  • Fixes Facebook page login issues with some Facebook accounts on Windows 10.
  • Fixes effects not staying deselected under settings.
  • Adds the option to use built-in keyboard on Windows 10. Settings, General, Options, Virtual Keyboard. Only select this option if Windows 10 keyboard does not display using the first two options.

v5.32.1106.1

  • Fixes photo button appearing when only photo session is select with GIF option checked. Now photo button will not appear and will only appear if multiple booth modes are checked.

5.32.1113.2

  • Fixes digital props scrollbar sometimes not appearing when in vertical orientation.
  • Fixes browse button not appearing on start screen when only 1 booth mode is enabled.

v5.32.1115.1

  • Fixes digital props issue with multiple photos where placeholder size in template was the same size.

dslrBooth for Windows v5.31

dslrBooth in New Languages

dslrBooth has been fully translated into five new languages. The new languages are Spanish, German, French, Italian and Portuguese (Brazil). To change the language settings go to Settings > Language. Languages

Updated Sharing Screen

Based on user feedback, the sharing screen has been updated with a new Done button located in the top right of the screen allowing easy access. We have added a progress bar at the top of the screen to show the amount of time left before the sharing screen advances.

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Newly Supported Cameras

  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • PowerShot G7X Mark III
  • PowerShot G5X Mark II

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fix for fotoShare iPad app not connecting if PC connects to Wifi after dslrBooth has started.
  • Fix for event name missing from browse gallery.
  • Fix for software not using all Before Capture animations.
  • Fix for videos over 6MB not sending as attachments.
  • Fix for QR code not showing on 2×6 prints.
  • Fix for Booth Copilot stats not updating if printer was uninstalled.
  • Fix boomerangs/GIFs sometimes not uploading to Twitter.
  • Fix for crop live with Say Cheese image resulting in dark preview.
  • Memory optimizations when running dslrBooth for several days/weeks.

v5.31.1003.1

  • Fixes keyboard appearing when sending SMS with Windows 1903.
  • Fixes German translation on registration window.
  • Fixes invalid phone number Twilio error message.
  • Fixes rare crash on sharing screen when touching photos thumbnail.
  • Improves connectivity to LumaShare iPad app (old fotoShare iPad app) when changing to an older event while connected.

v5.31.1004.1

  • Fixes the size of the print button if text labels are turned of on the sharing screen.
  • Fixes browsing to choose an image for the lock screen background.
  • Adds support for the latest LumaShare iPad app (formerly fotoShare for iPad).

dslrBooth for Windows v5.30

Sleek New User Interface

The guest facing screens have been redesigned with circular sharing icons and new buttons throughout the app. You can also now set a different color for the start screen buttons to start the session (Settings, Display, Options, Secondary Color). You can now also customize the color of thes the Disclaimer, Survey, Send Email, and Send SMS buttons (Settings, Display, Options, Primary Color).

sharing screen 2

Email

Integrated SMS Keypad

Make it easier for guests to share to their mobile devices with the integrated SMS keypad.

SMS

Adjust Camera Settings with Booth Copilot

Adjust your DSLR camera’s settings using our new FREE Booth Copilot mobile app for iOS and Android. You can adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. Additionally you can take a test photo with Booth Copilot and see a live preview in the app. Camera settings will appear both on the app and in dslrBooth. Booth Copilot v.1.1 required.

Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 6s Plus - 2019-08-09 at 16.28.53Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 6s Plus - 2019-08-09 at 16.28.46

Number of Photos for GIF

Raised number of photos for GIF from limit of 10 to 20.

Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Remove Google+ from email sharing icons.
  • Fix for crashing while viewing browse gallery for very high volume events with slower hardware.
  • Fix for cropping while viewing on 4k screens.
  • Fix for incorrect A4 paper size in Template Editor.
  • Speed up application on Windows 10 build 1903.
  • Fix for creating GIFs/Boomerangs where username included an apostrophe.
  • Fix for upload stats not updating when online.
  • Fix for sending SMS when phone number had invalid characters.

5.30.0814.2

  • Hide windows soft keyboard when sharing using SMS.
  • Move up e-mail pop-up so it’s not covered by soft keyboard.

5.30.0820.1

  • Show more number of copies in the guest print pop-up dropdown as well as touch-enable scrolling in the dropdown.
  • Move up e-mail, print, and QR Code pop-ups for better access in mirror booths.

dslrBooth for Windows v5.29

Capture Multiple Video Clips

Record up to six video clips in a session. The multiple video clips will be combined together at the end of the session to create one complete video. (Settings > Video)

Background Music For Videos

Add an mp3 audio file to your video to add it as background music for the generated videos.

Choose Video Size

Choose between two different video sizes, 1280×720 for faster processing and sharing or 1920×1080 for higher quality.

Drag & Drop Videos

Drag and drop videos up to 60 seconds into the dslrBooth start screen to have them process with the uploaded pre/post roll videos, overlay, and background music.

Cropped Live View for Square GIF & Boomerang

Live view now is now cropped for both square GIFs and Boomerangs so guests know where to position themselves. square snippet

Add Session Number to Template

You can add the session number to the final template (Session Data > Session Number). The session number is a numeric sequence that restarts at zero for every event. Session Number

Add Final Filename in Processing Trigger

Add original photo filenames and final photo filename in processing_start Trigger. For video/gif/boomerang session, add final video filename.

Other

  • Limit web version of generated video to 9MB so it can be emailed.
  • Improve photo quality when using template editor photo borders.

New Templates

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Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for boomerangs crashing when green screen is enabled but no green screen backgrounds are uploaded.
  • Fix for text glitch when added to the template editor.
  • Raw images are no longer saved in originals folder if guest dismisses the disclaimer.
  • Fix for Booth Copilot not showing any stats when prints have been captured.
  • Fix for Print + GIF session printing 2 copies automatically even if only set to 1.
  • Repair .NET Framework bug with corrupt fonts.

5.29.0712

  • Fix for encoding issues with boomerang/gif/video when region is not United States.