get in frame location

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peter

11 Aug, 2019 04:54 AM

using a 42" display in portrait mode and camera in landscape so when the "get in frame" screen comes up it is in the middle with a lot of room top & bottom.
is it possible to move the location in the display?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Joe Connell on 11 Aug, 2019 05:22 AM

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    I suggest if you are going to use a display in Portrait
    to also set the Computer to be Portrait...
    this will arrange the computer screen to fill top to bottom
    instead of the normal Left to right.

  2. 2 Posted by peter on 11 Aug, 2019 06:10 AM

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    computer is in portrait and mirrorbooth is correctly running
    just that the get in frame and picture location when signing is quite low. pics show this. so isit possible to relocate this area higher up the display

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 11 Aug, 2019 12:51 PM

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    I think I know why it looks like you created a wide box in your template to use the mirror booth in portrait and your monitor in portrait you need to create your template in portrait see picture

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Joe Connell on 11 Aug, 2019 01:21 PM

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    Peter,

    You have a few things working against you...
    1) You have a Mirror that is much larger than your Monitor
    and the monitor is set (placed) behind the mirror at the bottom
    leaving all that empty mirror with no screen behind it.

    2) You are using Wide photo boxes and a Mirror booth
    is vertical which displays a Portrait style image which requires
    the use of Portrait photo boxes.

    3) To get True proper portrait photos, the camera must be
    rotated 90 degrees ... like holding a real camera to take a Portrait photo.

    See your revised photo attached

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John Wu on 11 Aug, 2019 05:01 PM

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    I am working on an update that instead of centering the content, it will
    either align to the top or bottom based on whether you have the controls
    set to the top or bottom.

  6. 6 Posted by Peter on 12 Aug, 2019 12:07 AM

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    John

    Let me work on this but please tell me, in your humble opinion

    For weddings are things still on as narrow strips. I was thinking of printing just a single 6x4 photos (no cut)

    And do 2 nice photos to sit on the print in portrait mode with wedding details (persons and date etc) below.

    This would then allow the full size

    And yes I take notice of the booth dimensions. This is a foldable Mini booth with a 42” screen

    My issues here are many function places have impossible to get o situations such as stairs only (no lifts) and that makes it hard to actually get a full size booth there.

    This one seems to fit the bill enough as it is a little smaller and a lot lighter at approx. 58kg

    Printer is external which is fine

    We have been losing a lot of potential business as they all want the mirror booth style.

    I will now put your suggestion into effect and see where it takes me

    Many thanks

    regards

    Peter

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Joe Connell on 12 Aug, 2019 08:42 PM

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    Hi Peter,

    RE: **For weddings are things still on as narrow strips.
    I was thinking of printing just a single 6x4 photos (no cut)
    *

    It all depends on your clients. I do 90%+ double strips and
    my friend 30 miles from me does 90% full 4X6 ...
    so it is all in what your clients are looking for.

    Personally I do like a full 4X6 because you have more real-estate
    for larger photo boxes and Text/Graphics... they DO look better.
    Main reason we do double strips is has the original look of a photo booth
    print and we do give a print to everyone in the booth...

    Doesn't matter for Weddings or other events...
    if you can show them some awesome 4X6 layouts,
    I am sure they will want that over 2X6 strips.

    If you NEED some examples to show, visit my web site Gallery
    www.A1PhotoBooth.com/gallery.html and look for the descriptions
    above the photo sample - that reads in RED
    Full 4X6 Horizontal
    4 Photo Landscape Style

    Select as many as you find and want and send me
    the full Name and Date of the event and I can send you it
    and you can make changes/adjustments... yes, FREE


    Joe Connell - SB Support

  8. 8 Posted by Peter on 12 Aug, 2019 10:54 PM

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    Joe

    Now that I have worked out the mirrorbooth setup has no preview screen. Finally figured that one out

    And the camera is set to portrait.

    Yet all the layouts in the gallery have photos in landscape

    So I assume you are setting the photos as landscape in the layouts basically taking the top section of the portrait photo and cropping the rest out. Am I close?

    regards

    Peter

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Joe Connell on 13 Aug, 2019 12:26 AM

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    When doing a Mirror Booth style layout and have the Camera set to 90 degrees for true portrait photos... you would not be able to do Wide or Square photo boxes because in order to have Rotated the camera to 90 Degrees physically and set the software camera setting for the rotation, the layout would need to be in Portrait photo mode... or the Camera settings would not show the +90 - 0 - -90 settings for the camera.

    NOW if you DO NOT Rotate the camera (physically) and select Portrait style photo boxes... the software will take a normal wide photo and crop as Portrait, and save the singles with the cropped portrait style photo(s).

    It is a tricky thing because the software will know that the camera has been rotated physically and if you are not doing Portrait photos, just like holding any camera for portrait photos... a wide photo will be sideways...

    Best way to esplain it is in a video... attached LINK
    (it is over the 10MB limit to attach here)

    https://youtu.be/DhivXSepHiU

  10. 10 Posted by Peter on 13 Aug, 2019 05:05 AM

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    Joe

    That is perfect, understood and where I was already heading. Downside of portrait shots here is that to get a wide enough pic to allow a few people (4 max) to get into the view the photo then the picture goes to the floor meaning any backdrops do not work as well as they should as the backdrop bottom is visible and detracts. For one on one photography in a studio you have the backdrop run along the floor away from the hanging section to eliminate this but this is bunch of guests, often rowdy and drunk.

    And really put, for most scenarious we really need only from the hips upwards or maybe a little lower

    I am working on a way of taking portrait shots then cropping the photos to something squarer, basically using only the top 2/3rds of the photo as just 2 full portrait photos would fill a strip and on a full 6x4 leave more room for serval photos and room for other bits of info and also for signing.

    Leave me with it. It is in my list of jobs to do.

    regards

    Peter

  11. Support Staff 11 Posted by Joe Connell on 13 Aug, 2019 05:12 AM

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    ummm ... Why not be totally different with your Mirror Booth
    and Rotate the complete Mirror and then you can still have
    the Mirror Booth with wide angle photos...
    Tell them this this like the Mirror above the fireplace...

    That idea does make a Mirror Booth with New style and
    be able to get more groups of people in the photos...

  12. 12 Posted by Peter on 13 Aug, 2019 05:43 AM

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    now now Joe

    You had me in stitches then. good reply

    But the serious part is that we are playing with the layout and to get a wide enough shot for 4 persons all close together the pic needs a backdrop over 2 ½ metres in height and the

    I have it figured out. Will send you a layout when done

    About to pay for the upgrade. And get this moving

    regards

    Peter

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