Win v.2.6.1.7 – Powerful Built-In Template Editor

dslrBooth for Windows now includes a powerful Template Editor to allow you to customize your prints without having to resort to 3rd party imaging software such as Photoshop. This makes the process of customizing your prints a painless one. You can add photos, images, text, shapes, borders, and shadows.  We’ve also released a video tutorial on how to use the new Template Editor.

This is a free update for all our existing users. Just restart dslrBooth to get the update.

For users who have created overlays to use in our older editions, click on Branding, choose the matching template, then Add Image, select your overlay and you’re done.

For users who created custom layouts in older editions, you can import them by opening up Branding then clicking on the Import icon in the toolbar, browse for your photos which is usually under My Pictures\dslrBooth\Layouts\ and import it.

As always, we’re aiming to make dslrBooth as intuitive and easy to use as possible for everyone. We hope you enjoy this new feature.

Windows Template Editor - Photo Booth

 

Win v.2.5.1.22 – QR Codes and E-mail Sharing Icons

QR Codes

We’ve made it even easier to get your photo booth photos to your guests on their mobile phones. Once a print is created, a QR code is generated that is displayed in dslrBooth. Once a guests scans that barcode using their phone, they are directed to the photo on our site.

E-mail Sharing Icons

E-mails now include sharing buttons for facebook, twitter, google+. This allows guests to quickly share images they receive to social networks. E-mails are customizable using a template. You can put the sharing buttons anywhere by adding {share_icons} where you wish.

Additional Display Options

  • Added option to start dslrBooth directly in Full Screen when the application is launched. Useful when dslrBooth is used in enclosures or for anyone who wants to save a step when starting up.
  • Added option to hide the Start Button. Useful when triggering dslrBooth using a USB button.

Other Improvements:

  • Virtual Keyboard sports a new look that both looks better and is easier to use.
  • Complete Hiding of windows taskbar on Windows 7 and Windows 8 in full screen mode.

As always, to get this update, simply restart dslrBooth while connected to the internet.

Win v.2.5.1.13 – Added Support for Canon EOS 700D, 100D, 1D C, 6D, EOS M

New Features

  • Added support for Canon EOS 700D, 100D, 1D C, 6D, EOS M (No remote triggering).

Updates

  • Make virtual keyboard larger on smaller displays.
  • Changed default layout background back to white.
  • Allow embedding of photo in outbound e-mail template using {image} tag. You can now create your own HTML templates for what you want your e-mails to look like and where you want the e-mail to go, just add the following text:
    {image}

SMS Sharing and Photo Rotation – dslrBooth for Windows 2.5.1.12

New Features

  • Share your photos using an SMS message. You’ll first need to configure your settings for this feature to work under Settings > Sharing > SMS.
  • Ability to rotate individual photos in layouts in Layout Creator.
  • Ability to use HTML for e-mail body.
  • All sharing whether it be by e-mail or SMS is now logged including the guest’s e-mail or phone # and the photo that was shared.
  • Tweaks to virtual keyboard placement.
  • Performance enhancements when working with large JPG images.

Tweaks

  • If a layout includes a photo placement that is not the same aspect ratio as the photos getting captured, dslrBooth used to squeeze the captured photo to fit in the photo box. Now however, photos are centered and cropped inside the photo box so your photos are not distorted.
  • When converting prints to black and white, the overlay is no longer converted to black and white.

Windows Update v2.5.1.9 – You’ve got mail!

You guys asked us for an easy way to let guests share their photos by e-mail and we listened. With this update, there’s now an e-mail button in the bottom right, clicking it will allow your guests to enter their e-mail address and receive an e-mail with the image as an attachment. To get this feature working, go to Settings, Sharing, E-mail, and setup an e-mail provider. We even have a few e-mail providers pre-loaded in there such as gmail. Enter your username and password and click Test Connection. If it succeeds, you’re ready to use this feature.

This update includes a bug fix to an issue where users had to re-enter their settings and serial # every time following an update. We apologize for this annoying bug and you won’t have to deal with this for all future updates.

You can also set a different time before your first shot than your following shots to give your guests enough time to get ready.

Finally, we added a keyboard shortcut to the Green Settings Window using CTRL+g.

dslrBooth for Windows 2.5.1.7 Released – New UI and Customized Screens

We have spent the last few weeks rewriting a good portion of the foundation of dslrBooth. The changes you can visibly see are:

  • Improved User Interface.
  • Easier to use settings.
  • Ability to set what is displayed before a new session starts. You now have one of three options:
    • Previous Print
    • Overlay Image
    • Custom Image. Here you can add your company logo, instructions for users, etc…
  • Ability to set a custom smile screen. This is the smiley face image that is displayed at the end of the count-down when the camera is auto-focusing.

We are now better prepared to add a slew of features that you have requested and are confident that you’ll love the updates we’ll be releasing this summer.

As always, we want to hear your voice. What do you think of this update? What features do you want us to add? Let us know in the comments or contact us directly.

Check out review of dslrBooth Pro from SLR Lounge

Check out this review of dslrBooth by SLR Lounge.

The software is simple and straightforward yet robust and versatile. This software is particularly great if you’re looking for an automated software that, out of the box, allows you to get started without a lot of technical knowledge or equipment. For example, if you’re a wedding photographer trying to add photobooth services to your business and you already have all of your lighting, cameras, etc, then all you need in addition is a laptop, this software, and a printer.

DSLR Booth is an affordable, versatile, easy-to-use software for those looking to set up a photo booth. We recommend this software and we have used it ourselves for several photobooth gigs in Los Angeles with great success. What are your thoughts on this software? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

dslrBooth Professional for Windows v2.1.1.10 – Live View Options

dslrBooth now supports displaying live view with the camera in portrait (vertical) orientation with live view. Previously live view only worked in landscape (horizontal) orientation. Additionally, when using live view, you have the option to flip the image to mirror your guest’s movement. This is useful if you’re displaying the live view image to your guests as it’s much easier and natural for them to move to the right and see their image move to the right. The final image is still in its natural orientation as that’s how photos are always taken. Both options are under Preferences > Shooting.

We hope you enjoy these tiny improvements and as always, we’re open to hear your suggestions for future improvements.

dslrBooth for Windows v2.1.1.8 – Black/White options

Black/White Images

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.

Live View

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.

Custom Layouts in Professional Edition – v2.1.1.0

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.