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
- Add large start button for automatic shutter (timer) setups.
- Add large countdown before taking pictures so your guests can easily know when picture will be taken.
- Rename “archive” directory to “originals” so it’s more obvious where original pictures go.
- Fix memory leak issue when shooting JPG images of larger sizes.
- Add Big button to start session
- Large countdown before each image is taken
- Don’t auto-select a paper size if printer is already set to print on a 4×6 paper size. Useful for those selecting custom print sizes to get 4×6 prints cut in half on printers such as: mistubishi, dnp, and hiti.
- Yes/No for preferences instead of True/False
- Better handling of auto focus failing/camera not triggering
- Change folder names to: Processing, Originals, Prints
- Fix camera button losing focus
- Fix issues w/ some Canon cameras overwriting existing files when reusing same file numbers.
- Remove “Exit Full Screen” link, to exit full screen, hit ESC, F11 or F button to exit full screen.
- 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.
- 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.
Based on popular feedback, we’ve added a much requested feature of allowing dslrBooth to trigger the camera so you don’t have to click the shutter to take every picture. This should help folks who want to run a truly unattended photo booth. All you have to do is click the space bar once or click the camera icon and the software will take a picture, wait several seconds, take the next one and so on. To enable this feature, simply go to Preferences and set Trigger Camera Shutter Automatically to True.
You also now have the option of triggering the camera manually from the PC. Simply click the camera icon or press the Space Bar. This opens the door to using our software with USB remote controls, clickers, bluetooth controllers, and so on.
We hope you enjoy these new feature and are eager to hear your feedback.
- Fix print orientation on several DNP printers
Minor update to address the following issues:
- Full support for capturing images from Nikon and Canon cameras on Windows XP without the need for any 3rd party software. Yes, Windows XP, many people have old laptops running XP, if you’re one of them, you’re in luck. Put that pc to good use in your booth.
- Defaulting to 4×6 paper size if your printer supports it. One less thing for you to do when printing on printers that don’t have that setup as the default.
dslrBooth – Photo Booth Software is proud to be exhibiting at PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo in New York City, October 24-27, 2012, and we hope to see you there!
If you haven’t registered yet, register today to receive free entry to the show floor and visit us in booth number 678
PhotoPlus Expo is the largest photography event in the U.S. and offers the best opportunity to explore an inspiring array of photography and imaging products and services. From the newest digital cameras hitting the market to imaging software, PhotoPlus Expo is the #1 source for the latest technologies and hottest products.
To receive free Expo admission to PhotoPlus Expo, please register before October 24, 2012. This offer is not valid on-site.
You can share your final prints online in realtime on facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest and a few dozen other sharing sites directly from dslrBooth. It’s pretty simple, take a few pictures, wait till the final print appears on screen, then click the e-mail, SMS, or scan the QR Code. Enter your e-mail or SMS #. Your mobile phone will open up a secure url where you can share your picture in real-time. Cool, right? Let us know either way in the comments below. We’re always open to suggestions.
How long do my images stay online?
Images are guaranteed to be online for 30 days after they are uploaded.
What happens when I click the share button? Can anyone else see them?
The share button, takes you to the url for the page. Your images can only be accessed if you know their url.
Can I download a full resolution copy?
Of course. Click on the image and it’ll open the original image in high resolution which you can download.
If you have an eye-fi card, you can now have the final prints from dslrBooth show up on your ipad right away.
- Install the Eye-Fi ipad app on your ipad.
- Plug in Eye-Fi Card (Can be any model) to your laptop.
- Configure Eye-Fi Card to upload to ipad. Open Eye-Fi Center, Photos > Select ipad.
- Connect camera to laptop as usual using the usb cable.
- Open dslrBooth
- Preferences > Make a Second Copy of Prints to: Set to drive name of eye-fi card. For example J:
- Make sure Eye-Fi app is open on the ipad.
- Start using dslrBooth as usual.
- Your final prints will get sent to your ipad and be shown in fullscreen.
You don’t even need an eye-fi card. You can easily do this using folder actions as in this tutorial to import the images from the prints folder to iphoto’s photo stream.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, feel free to let us know if you have any improvements to this tutorial or have any issues.
We have had a number of customers ask us how they can an unattended photo booth with no one standing there to trigger the camera. Thankfully, the solution is very easy as dslrBooth requires no manual intervention once it’s started.
dslrBooth can be triggered in one of several ways:
- From Computer
- Click the camera button using your mouse.
- Press the keyboard space bar.
- Computer Clicker
- From Camera
- Press the camera shutter button.
- Use a camera remote or wireless shutter release.
Normal mode of operation is that you have to trigger ever shot, however if you want, you can setup the camera to trigger several times with a set number of seconds in between. This can be set in the preferences by setting the “Trigger Camera Shutter Automatically” option and settings the “Seconds between Shots” parameter.
In any case, if you don’t want someone standing on the camera taking pictures, you’ll want to trigger the camera remotely and here are your options.
Trigger From Camera Remotely
The first option is to use a Camera Remote ($10 – $25). This is the simplest and probably the cheapest of the two for the diy crowd. The one minor drawback to this option is that the remotes require direct line of sight. For photo booths, this should be ok unless you want your guests to hide the remote behind their backs or somewhere not directly within the camera’s view. The specific model depends on your camera type so do your research before purchasing. Here are the most common ones:
- Nikon ML-L3 Wireless Remote Control For use with Nikon D40, D40x, D60, D80 & D90 Digital SLR Cameras
- AmazonBasics Wireless Remote Control for Nikon P7000, D3000, D40, D40x, D50, D5000, D5100, D60, D70, D7000, D70s, D80 and D90 Digital SLR Cameras
- Canon RC-6 Wireless Remote Controller for Canon XT/XTi, XSi, T1i and T2i Digital SLR Cameras any other canon models which support remote control mode.
- NEEWER® IR Wireless Remote Control RC-6 shutter release for Canon EOS T1i/500D / T2i/550D / 5D Mark II / 7D / 60D / T3i / 600D / XSi / 450D/ XSi / 450D / XT / 350D / 300D .
The second option is to use a Wireless Camera Shutter Release ($50+). This is the more professional option and offers added flexibility of increased range and removes the requirement for direct line of sight. Here are some options:
- Neewer Wireless REMOTE Shutter ReleaseX For Nikon D300s, D3X, D3, D700, D300, D200, D2Xs, D2Hs,D2X, D2H, D1H, D1X, D1, N90s, F5, F6, F100, F90, F90
- Opteka RFT-40 Remote Shutter Release & Wireless Flash/Light Trigger Combo for Nikon D1X, D2X, D4, D3, D3X, D3S, D200, D300, D300S, D800 & D700 Digital SLR Cameras (Range up to 650′)
- Other Nikon Options
- Pixel Pro Digital & Film Camera 100M Wireless Shutter Remote Control Release for Canon EOS 60D 1000D 550d 500D 450D 400D 350D 300D Powershot Pentax Samsung Contax
- Other Canon Options