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Jamie

28 Dec, 2018 11:38 PM

Hi John,

Can you open up the sharing station so it doesn't use a activation? Or is free if we already own the product? I find it kinda useless to use an activation on just the sharing station side of it.

If not, how about a reduced plan that gives a new code that only works for the sharing station?

  1. 1 Posted by Jamie on 28 Dec, 2018 11:39 PM

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    When i say Sharing Station i mean Kiosk..

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 29 Dec, 2018 01:01 AM

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    the kiosk is a separate install you will need to use an activation but I see that the license you bought on Apr 17, 2018, 1:44 PM you used up all activation

  3. 3 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 01:30 AM

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    Hi Jorge,

    Yeah I know how to use it etc. The question was more to John to see if there where any operation changes to the way it works In future.

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  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 29 Dec, 2018 01:46 AM

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    There are no plans to change the way the kiosk is operated right now you need to understands that the kiosk is a separate computer from the main photo booth computer there is really no way to activate the kiosk program without using an activation key. but we will take this into consideration

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John Wu on 29 Dec, 2018 02:25 AM

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    What changes are you expecting?

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John Wu on 29 Dec, 2018 02:47 AM

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    Did you mean the activations? Separate installs will always require an
    activation.

  7. 7 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 10:31 AM

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    Hi John,

    It just seems a waste to use a activation on the kiosk. So like a cheaper activation only for the kiosk or the kiosk doesn’t come out of the 3 activations

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  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Joe Connell on 29 Dec, 2018 02:45 PM

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    Jamie,

    The Kiosk is not a feature, it is a additional mode
    that you can use in a separate computer to use
    for Printing and Uploading. The same as the Mirror Booth mode
    and having the ability to have more than one photo booth
    using one of your 3 Activations.

    It is not wasting an activation - it is using the software
    to have it working as a Kiosk instead of a photo booth.
    Do you need the kiosk for your events? Is that a waste?
    NO... it is an option you provide the same as the photo booth.

    No other software has a free / low cost kiosk.
    If you have used all 3 of your activations, you can Deactivate
    one of your computers to use the Kiosk ... if you need to use
    all 3 activations for the photo booth mode, then you will need
    to purchase another license and get 3 more activations.

  9. 9 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 07:55 PM

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    Hi Joe,

    Is the kiosk updated or does it Stay the same? If I purchased another license would I need to update it on the new versions?

    Can I purchase a license for an older version?

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  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Joe Connell on 29 Dec, 2018 08:05 PM

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    The kiosk is updated for the current version 6.0
    but when using the Kiosk mode, it would not matter
    what version of the software or even what photo booth
    software you are using. The Kiosk will only monitor
    the save folder/directory for printing and uploading.

    No you can not purchase an older version,
    when a newer version becomes available,
    all older versions become obsolete and
    are no longer available for purchase.

  11. 11 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 08:13 PM

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    Cheers Joe. And I assume when I upgraded I lost the old activations? So I can’t use an old one?

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  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Joe Connell on 29 Dec, 2018 08:25 PM

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    RE: when I upgraded I lost the old activations? So I can’t use an old one?

    You do not lose Activations... when you Upgrade a license
    you are sent a new license key to Activate any 3 computers.
    Your old license is traded in for the new Upgraded version...
    like trading in an older model car for a newer model...

    The current 6.0 version IS backward compatible for 5.0
    so you could download (if you didn't already have it/but you do)
    and use your new license key to unlock the 5.0 version
    no lose of any activations.

  13. 13 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 08:51 PM

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    Ok cool. So many questions but just to confirm;

    My v6 I have now I can keep upgrading etc as thins go along

    I can buy another v6 and just not upgrade and use it forever on kiosk (assuming I don’t want to upgrade it)

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  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by Joe Connell on 29 Dec, 2018 09:19 PM

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    RE: My v6 I have now I can keep upgrading etc as things go along
    YES

    I can buy another v6 and just not upgrade and use it forever on kiosk (assuming I don’t want to upgrade it)
    Understand if you purchase a new license, it will have (3) more
    Activations that you can use... for a Kiosk, 2 kiosk, 1 kiosk/2photo booths...
    so only buying for use as a kiosk (IMO) would be foolish...
    You can get another license and if you need to Upgrade that license
    all you will need to do is use the license key on the kiosk computer

  15. 15 Posted by Jamie on 29 Dec, 2018 09:48 PM

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    Can I buy a premium version rather then dslr if I’m only using it for the kiosk?

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  16. Support Staff 16 Posted by John Wu on 29 Dec, 2018 09:49 PM

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    Yes, Premium includes Photo Kiosk. See https://sparkbooth.com/en/#buy

  17. John Wu closed this discussion on 16 Jan, 2019 03:04 AM.

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