dslrBooth for Windows v.5.28

Booth Copilot

Introducing Booth Copilot, a mobile app that allows you to control your booth from anywhere while connected to internet. View session info, shares, event status as well as start sessions and print.

Booth Copilot is available both on Android and Apple devices through Google Play Store and Apple App store. To get started, download the latest dslrBooth Update then go to Tools, Booth Copilot.

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Square GIFs and Boomerangs

Create square GIFs or boomerangs, perfect for Instagram posts. Go to Settings > GIF and choose the Square 720×720 option.

Square gif option

Boomerang Speed

Allow boomerang speed to be faster (down to 25ms).

Video Session Start Trigger

When you start video sessions, the session_start video trigger will be called. This is useful for integration with 3rd party automation applications.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for dark screen when using digital props.
  • Fix for GIFs not uploading to Facebook page when using print + GIF sessions.

v5.28.0514

  • Fix for app not starting when Windows had corrupt performance counters.

v5.28.0516

  • Fix for app not closing properly.
  • Fix for wrong event opening when dslrBooth is opened rather than the last opened event.

v5.28.0517

  • Fix for print + gif session showing GIF first instead of print on sharing screen.

v5.28.0521

  • Fix for print + gif session printing two copies instead of one for automatic printing.

dslrBooth for Windows v.5.27

Lock Screen

Set a temporary lock screen with a timer to let guests know the booth is closed. Customize the lock screen with a title, body and background image. Tools > Show Lock Screen.Lock screen
Lock Screen settings

Improve Moving Elements in Template Editor

Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move elements in the Template Editor one pixel at a time. Hold Shift + arrow key to move an element 10 pixels at a time.

Rotate/Resize using touch in Template Editor and Digital Props

Use two fingers to rotate and resize elements in the Template Editor and Digital Props screen.

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Open keyboard on Settings

When using a touch screen tablet, manually open the virtual keyboard by clicking the keyboard button in Settings (Windows 10 only).

keyboard icon

Survey Buttons

Customize the wording for the NEXT and BACK Survey buttons (Settings, Display, Text).

Mask Serial Number

The already entered full serial number is now masked to avoid users from copying it.

Browse Screen Alignment

Improved browse screen alignment now showing thumbnails of different sessions.
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Video Email Attachment

Videos are emailed as attachments instead of just a link to Fotoshare Cloud. In some rare circumstances where videos are over 6MB, to avoid the email not sending, we will send a link to Fotoshare Cloud instead.

Newly Supported Cameras

  • Canon Powershot SX70 HS
  • Canon EOS R
  • Nikon 3500
  • Nikon Z6 & Z7

 

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for older Logitech cameras not working with software.
  • Fix link for videos shared to Facebook Page.
  • Fix for stretched GIFs.

 


 

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: v5.26

Webcam Video Recording

Record up to 60 second videos using your computer’s built in webcam or an external webcam. You can also now select an audio source such as the webcam microphone or an external high quality microphone.

Add Pre-Roll, Post-Roll, and Overlays to Videos

Select a Pre-roll and Post-roll video as well as overlay which automatically gets added to your guests’ video. Settings > Video.

Vertical Scrolling for Templates

Scroll up and down when selecting a template from the start screen when using a vertical screen. Ideal for mirror booth photo booths.

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Trigger Improvements – Printer & File Upload Events

If you use triggers to process events from dslrBooth, you will now receive additional data when printing or when any uploads occur from dslrBooth.

  • Added file name, # of prints, printer name to printing event_type. printing: {filename} {num_prints} {printer_name}
  • Added a new file_upload event type that’s triggered when any file is uploaded by dslrBooth. file_upload: {filename} {upload_url} {file_type} {album_name}.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved quality for Logitech Brio webcam. Max resolution is now 1920×1080.
  • Fix for wrong session type start icon showing when new session is started.
  • Fix for selecting green screen background when virtual attendant is on.
  • Fix for green screen using next background when guest retakes image.
  • Fix for boomerang not reversing automatically.
  • Other minor bug fixes.

5.26.0129

  • Fix for Logi Capture virtual webcam causing other webcams to fail loading.

5.26.0206

  • Fix for webcam rotation not correctly applying to captured photos. Fix for captured webcam photos that were mistakenly mirrored.

5.26.0207

  • Fix for having to click start screen twice to start a session when running Virtual Attendant with a start screen animation and only 1 booth mode set.

dslrBooth for Windows: v5.25 Update

Secondary Printer Support

With dslrBooth for Windows you can set dslrBooth with two different printers or two different sets of printer settings. This can be useful for the following cases:
2nd printer option

1. Two Different Paper Sizes:

  • Allow guests to choose from 2×6 or 4×6 prints and have printer only cut 2×6 prints.
  • Allow guests to choose from 4×6 or 6×8 prints (or any other sizes) and have dslrBooth print each specific paper size to a different printer.

Get more information about this feature on our support site.

2.Alternatively, you can setup two printers for use in large events where dslrBooth will alternate printing across the the main and secondary printers for faster prints.

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Watermark Captured Photos

You can now place your own watermark, logo or overlay on the photos captured during a session. The overlay gets added above the entire captured photo.

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Vertical Select An Effect Options

Select an effect options and buttons are now raised higher on the screen for vertical booths.

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Upload Videos Fotoshare Cloud

Recorded videos are now uploaded to fotoshare.co instead of Youtube allowing for easier sharing.

Remove Facebook Page Description

Due to changes in Facebook’s privacy policies, the description for Facebook page uploads has been removed.

Bug Fixes

  • Store max number of prints made per event so print count does not reset if software restarts.
  • Hide print button after max number of event prints are made.
  • Improve performance on lower-end computers.
  • Fix for SMS sending with current SMS message in settings rather than the message that was set at the time of sharing.
  • Decrease processing time for boomerang sessions that use green screen.

dslrBooth for Windows: v5.24 Update – Digital Props

Digital Props

Let your guests add digital props to their individual photos. Use the built-in props in dslrBooth or upload your own props. Settings > Effects > Digital Props.

Save Settings Per Event

You can now pre-configure each of your events in dslrBooth with different settings. This will make it easy to run multiple events on a busy weekend or to have different presets for your booths that you can switch to quickly. You can do this from the Event dropdown in the main menu. When creating a new event, you can copy its settings from an existing event as well.

Settings saved option

Re-sort Template Dropdown

Sort template dropdown by date modified or alphabetically.

Hide Retake/Cancel Button

You have the option to hide the retake/cancel button. This is useful if you accept payment for your booths using a coin or credit card acceptor or if you simply don’t want guests to have the option to retake photos. Settings > Display > Capture Screen.

Sending SMS to Other Countries

You can now send SMS messages to countries different than your Twilio From number. This is useful if you want to send from a different country than where your guests are located and is useful for countries that don’t have SMS sending numbers yet. Add the country code for your country in Settings > Sharing > SMS. The Country Code will get prepended to your guests number in the background so they don’t have to enter it in.

Mirror Booth Display Improvements

The Start Screen icons and Done button will automatically be raised to the upper third of the screen when using vertical screens such as those used for mirror booths. Also, when using multiple templates with a vertical screen, the capture button is moved to the right side.

vertical screen

Remove Facebook Upload to Profile Page

The ability to automatically upload to a Facebook Profile Page has been removed due to changes in Facebook’s privacy policies. However, you can continue to share to a Facebook Page as before.

FotoShare Cloud Updates

  • Allow guests to download an entire album at once
  • Upload other photos to your fotoShare albums. Useful for uploading individual photos. Requires a paid plan.
  • New option to delete shares.
  • Option to delete an entire album.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for start screen animation not playing when only one booth mode option is selected.
  • Fix for generating GIFs 32 bit systems.
  • Delete RAW images when user rejects disclaimer.

v5.24.0802 

  • Fix for Crop Live View not showing in display settings.

v5.24.0803

  • Fix for single photos not appearing on sharing screen if filename already existed.

v5.24.0806

  • Fix browse button does not appearing on start screen for GIF only sessions.
  • Hide signature feature for GIF only sessions.
  • Fix rare template processing issue.
  • Remove sharing to Facebook by Guests on the Sharing Screen as Facebook no longer allows apps such as dslrBooth from posting photos.
  • Remove sharing to VK.com.

v5.24.0807

  • Guard against corrupt settings file causing application not to start.

v5.24.0808

  • Fix for some compression settings not working for Nikon D7100, D7500.
  • Fix for template editor failing to delete templates.

v5.24.0816

  • Fix for last opened event sometimes not opening after app is restarted.

v5.24.0821

  • Fix for settings getting corrupted on some machines when computer is shut-down unexpectedly.

v5.24.0822

  • Fix for settings not getting saved for new installs and updates from much older versions.

v5.24.0905

  • Fix for registration issues with some new installs.

 


 

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.

Windows 10 Creator’s Update 1803

The newest Windows 10 Creator’s Update 1803 is currently causing issues with if you use dslrBooth software with two monitors. Windows will open the main window on one monitor and the settings/template editor/green screen settings on another monitor.

If you use multiple monitors, please do not update to Windows 10 Creator’s Update 1803 as of yet. We are working on a workaround to this Windows bug as well as waiting on Windows’ additional updates that are likely to address this.

GDPR and Our Apps

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), comes into effect in the EU on May 25. This new legislation is all about giving you greater security, transparency, and control of your personal data online—a principle we are fully on board with.

The upcoming changes only impact those in the European Union, but we believe data security is important everywhere. In support of the new regulation, we have updated our Privacy Policy to address the new legislation.

Additionally, we’ve made the following changes to assist our European customers (also available to all other customers) to comply with GDPR standards:

  • Effective today, all our sites and services are only accessible over HTTPS to ensure that any information you transmit to and from our services or while on our website is encrypted and secure.
  • You can now download an entire album as well as reports of sharing activity from fotoShare Cloud (right to access). To enable download of an entire album, login to fotoshare Cloud, then go to Event > Settings > Enable Download Album. Album must be public. You’ll see a download icon on the album’s public page. Download album is disabled for private albums.
  • You can delete an entire album and all its shares from fotoShare Cloud (aka your right to be forgotten). Event > Select All > Trash Can. For shares: Event > Shares > Delete All.
  • For every new product and enhancement, we’re proactively applying the Privacy by Design principles.
  • We’re applying GDPR standards to all data not just EU personal data. That way, you will be well positioned with data protection regulatory frameworks around the world.

Depending on the specifics of your business, there are various other GDPR obligations that may apply. The above information is dslrBooth’s interpretation of GDPR and its requirements as of the date of publication.  Please note that not all interpretations or requirements of the GDPR are well-settled and its application is fact and context specific.  This information should not be relied upon as legal advice or to determine how GDPR applies to your business or organization. We encourage you to seek guidance of a qualified professional with regard to how the GDPR applies specifically to your business or organization and how to ensure compliance. This information is provided “as-is” and may be updated or changed without notice.

Other Newly Added Features to fotoShare Cloud

  • In addition to automatic uploads from photo booth apps, upload other images to your event albums such as original or custom edited photos. (Available for Plus and Business plans)
  • Exporting shares no longer requires the use of Flash.

dslrBooth for Windows: 5.23 Update

Cropped Live View to Match Template Photos

Live view will now show in the shape of the photo placeholder from the template, allowing guests to position themselves within the placeholder limits. Turn on/off under Settings, Display, Capture Screen, Crop Liveview.

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Detailed Sharing Information

When viewing stats in Settings > General, you can now get detailed information per share.

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New Supported Cameras

  • Canon EOS M50 / EOS Kiss M
  • Canon EOS T7 / 2000D
  • Canon EOS T100 / 4000D
  • Canon EOS SL2 / 200D

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for browse button not appearing when using Survey and Video function
  • Fix for large GIF file being stretched
  • Templates are center aligned on start screen

v5.23.0504

  • Added new setting to turn live view cropping on and off (Settings, Display, Capture Screen).
  • Fix for upload issue when doing print + gif sessions.
  • Speed up live view startup during countdown for photos 2, 3, 4.
  • Improve resolution of photo on print file when photo placeholder is not same exact aspect ratio as photo image file.
  • Improved Twilio SMS configuration.

v5.23.0511

  • Fix for last image staying on screen during next countdown if live view is off.

v5.23.0606.1

  • Speed up final print processing time.
  • Fix of issues with GIF and Boomerang overlays tearing on specific graphics cards.

v5.23.0619.1

  • Fix keyboard issues on Windows 10 version 1803.

fotoShare for iPad Update v2.6

Email Templates

Customize html body of emails under Settings > Sharing > Email.

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Auto Reconnect

When there is only one dslrBooth software running on the network, fotoshare app will automatically connect with dslrBooth after 30 seconds. Great for permanent location set ups!

Processing Queue Shares

Better handling of failures and retries when processing queued shares while offline.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for sharing large boomerangs and GIFs by email
  • Fix for scrolling issues on main screen when running boomerang or GIF only sessions (requires latest versions of dslrBooth (win 5.23/mac 3.02))

dslrBooth for Windows: 5.22 Update

Booth Mode

Choose between Photo & Gif, Photo Only, Boomerang, Gif and Video. Settings > General > Booth Mode. Options chosen will appear on screen for guests to choose from.

Start Screen options

New and Improved Signature

Choose a color for your signature or add flare by choosing the glow effect.

Event Triggers

Useful for integrating lights, sounds and other applications to be used with dslrBooth. Call application or URL when certain events happen in dslrBooth. Settings > General > Triggers. More Information

Triggers

Rotate Main Photo When Using Webcam

Webcam photos and live view will rotate when set to 90, 180 or 270 degrees for vertical photos. Settings > Camera > Rotation.

Choose Number of Photos in Gifs

When using GIF Only, set the number of photos in the GIF. Settings > GIF. Note that if booth mode is set to Print + Gif, the number of photos is set by the number of booth photos in the template.

GIf Photos

Supported Nikon Cameras

The following Nikon cameras are now supported: D7500, D810a, D850.

Bug Fixes:

  • Single Template photo, photo only was appearing blurred.
  • Fix for overlay cutting out during gif.
  • Re-open virtual keyboard if it doesn’t open on Windows 10.
  • Change survey color to use setting foreground color.

v.5.22.1401.1

  • Remove start screen transparent band if start screen text is empty. 
  • Fix triggering of start screen by touch when multiple booth modes are enabled.

v.5.22.1402.2

  • Stop start screen animation when it’s clicked and multiple booth modes are checked.
  • Set liveview on start screen to so it doesn’t crop.

v5.22.1405.1

When Booth Mode is set to only one option and start screen animation is turned on, clicking the screen will now automatically start the session instead of having to click Touch to Start.

v5.22.1408.1

  • Use foreground and background colors settings in disclaimer.
  • Fix for recording video on some Canon cameras such as 600D.
  • In template editor, add date only to template. Add > Session Data > Date. There’s also Date and Time (old setting).

v5.22.1414.1

  • Add new setting to set stretching of start screen image and live view on the start screen. Settings > Display > Start Screen > Stretch
  • Update SMS sending to show delivery steps in the Twilio’s logs. Longer outbound messages will no longer split up across multiple messages if the guest’s carrier supports it.

5.22.1506.1

  • Fix for GIF issue on iPads during events with a large number of animations of boomerangs.
  • Fix for processing issue with sessions that only had one photo.
  • Fix for generating single photos for sharing on older 32bit systems.

5.22.15.22.1

  • Fix for live view showing on start screen even if settings to display it on start screen is off.
  • Fix for live view updating on start screen in background even if video animation is playing on top of it.
  • Fix for start screen video animation cutting off before finishing when the fotoShare app is running.
  • Fix for email deliverability issues with German e-mail addresses.
  • Fix for gif overlay issues with some systems.

5.22.1604.1

  •  Fix for uploading issue for non-latin event names.