photo kiosk setup

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rwh2001

17 May, 2021 10:06 PM

I have 2 laptops with sparkbooth 6. Laptop 1 has a webcam. Laptop 2 has an external drive and a printer attached. Laptop 1 takes the photo and saves to L2's drive. I can see the files from L2. I have a 2x2 layout setup on L1 and L2. However, if I setup a photo kiosk on L2, I do not see the 2x2 layout.

How do I set up a photo kiosk that will print the 2x2 layout on L2?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Joe Connell on 17 May, 2021 10:19 PM

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    To make sure I understand your set up

    Laptop 1 is your booth computer that does the sessions and saves the layouts to an external drive on laptop 2 ... (?) how are these 2 computers connected for laptop one to send/save the layouts on the laptop 2 external drive?

    ALSO the Kiosk (L2) will be looking for the SAVE folder that you set up in the Settings > Saving on (L1)...

    Why would you not Save the layouts on L1 ? and choose to use another computer with an external drive? This seems to be a confusing set up you have created.

  2. 2 Posted by rwh2001 on 17 May, 2021 10:32 PM

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    I have the laptops connected/networked via a switch. I can see the drives on both laptops from either one. This includes the external drive.

    The booth laptop is running windows 7 and is not as robust as the other laptop. So, I connected the external drive to the 2nd laptop which also has the printer attached.

    The 2nd laptop (I hope) will be configured to just print the photos. I tried setting #2 as a photo kiosk, but the album only shows single photos... not the 2x2 layout.

    I have both versions of SB pointing to the external drive (E:) to save the photos.

    If this is not the best configuration, please let me know how to set up the 2 laptops.

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  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Joe Connell on 17 May, 2021 11:54 PM

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    RE: the album only shows single photos...
    The you must have the Layout Photos
    in your Saving setting set wrong
    (see attached)

    This is how you would set up 2 computers
    Photo booth (L1) takes the photos saved to a connected external drive
    and the other is the kiosk (L2) that prints layouts

    A) L1 (photo booth) - should have the external drive attached
    to save the photos/layouts on connected external drive - with no printing
    B) L2 (kiosk) - networked to L1 - no switch needed
    set up for printing with the printer connected to this computer

    You seem to be making it more complicated and
    having the Layout/photos saved on a different computer
    using a switch is more work for the L1 computer than
    saving to a connected external drive...

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Joe Connell on 18 May, 2021 12:07 AM

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    sorry... forgot to attach

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John on 18 May, 2021 12:07 AM

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    I do not know. Some people just use Dropbox or other folder syncing folder
    to sync 2 separate folders
    You would also need to make sure both computers are using different
    filename when saving the images

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by John on 18 May, 2021 12:26 AM

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    Ignore my comment about the filename. I thought you were doing something
    else

  7. John closed this discussion on 10 Jun, 2021 02:36 PM.

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