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.
Exhibiting at WPPI was amazing. We met so many photographers that were utterly excited about our software. We also debuted joyBooth, our portable photobooth enclosure and it was the talk of the convention. Thanks to Elvis for stopping by. Enjoy the pics!
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.
Come see us at the Wedding and Portrait Photography Expo March 11-13th with a FREE Expo Only pass! WPPI is a week-long event in Las Vegas combining educational seminars with a major industry expo and networking events, all designed around learning the latest techniques, building new relationships and growing a businesses in a friendly, fun environment – all at one time, in one place.
Register by March 6th and your Expo Only Pass is FREE
We’ll be at booth 1568.
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.
It’s easy to run a slideshow of your photo booth photos or prints. All you need to do is run one of the following software on a secondary display or run on another computer.
Next, setup the software to read from dslrBooth’s image directory. You can find the location of your directory by clicking the “Images Directory” link in the main menu. Once you know where your images are, they final step is deciding if you wish to play a slideshow of your prints or original photos. There is a separate folder for each under dslrBooth’s images directory.
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’ve had several people ask about how to setup their photo booths so guests can start the sequence of taking pictures with a button. The best option we’ve found is to use the Griffin Powermate. It’s a usb button that works with PCs and Macs. In our testing, it looks great, is easy to setup and works great with dslrBooth. Once you get your powermate, download the drivers from griffin’s website. Then setup the button push action to send the SPACE keyboard key.
Interested in a foot switch instead, we recommend the StealthSwitch USB Foot Switch. Again, just configure the switch’s software to send the SPACE keyboard key.
Make sure you have setup dslrBooth to trigger camera automatically or else pressing the button will only start the countdown and nothing else.