USB stick

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21 Dec, 2021 02:56 PM

I was thinking about saving the 'originals' image-folder...on a plugged in USB-stick.
Which can be handed over to the client as a gift, immediately when the boothparty is over.
I already tried some short boothsessions out here at home, it seems to work fine.
But i do not know if i do can except possible computerproblems with extended hours of use.
What do you think about this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by John on 21 Dec, 2021 03:00 PM

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    Bad idea. USB sticks are not very reliable.

  2. 2 Posted by rikv on 21 Dec, 2021 03:02 PM

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    Thanks for replying John. What could happen actually?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by John on 21 Dec, 2021 03:06 PM

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  4. 4 Posted by rikv on 21 Dec, 2021 03:10 PM

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    Let's suppose, while a boothsession is in progress, the connected usb-stick won't save the images anymore...Does this hinder or block the program?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John on 21 Dec, 2021 03:13 PM

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    It could mean you would lose all your photos

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Joe Connell on 21 Dec, 2021 06:05 PM

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    Here is what I suggest to All Users on how to Save everything...

    1) Create a FOLDER on the Desktop of your booth computer
    and name it PB-pics (stands for Photo Booth pictures)
    2) Every time you have an event, go INTO the PB-pics folder
    and create a NEW Folder the DATE of the event 2021-12-18
    ... that is full Year first, Month second and Day third
    ... this will make it easy to find each event by date
    3) If you are going to be saving Singles, and GIF's, etc and
    are only going to be Uploading the Layouts/Strips
    ... inside the Dated folder Create a New Folder called singles
    - and one for GIFs
    3B) If you are going to be saving Singles, and GIF's, etc and
    want to Upload the Layouts/Strips and the singles and GIFs
    then do not create any folders inside the dated folder (you will be
    saving all in the main dated folder so they can all be seen in the Album
    and Kiosk available for uploading.

    Next, in Settings > Saving only check the Folder icon for the Layouts
    and select that dated folder to save in... ( DO NOT check the box below
    that says
    [ ] Create new sub folder per day (yyyy-mm-dd)

    ...This screen shot should help... (see attached)

    I will need to create a How To Save video showing how this is done
    that will help everyone when saving their Layouts/Singles/GIFs
    ... this will need to wait until after the Holidays... Hope I don't forget LOL

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Joe Connell on 21 Dec, 2021 06:07 PM

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    OH... I forgot - to give all these images (Layouts/singles/GIFs
    to your client at the end of the event, insert your Flash drive
    and Drag the Dated folder to it and in seconds, it will all be copied
    and you can pull it out and hand to your client.

  8. 8 Posted by rikv on 22 Dec, 2021 03:46 PM

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    Thank you Joe.
    The reason for my question with the usb-stick is...
    All boothowners in my country rent out the booths without attendants.
    So copying the files on the spot is not possible
    Booths are collected back the next day.
    So sending the original images is also afterwards.
    My question was, to get rid of this extra work for me, and the client has only to pull out his usb-stick at the end of his party.
    I could offer this usb-stick then as a promo-gift or as a payed option.

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Joe Connell on 22 Dec, 2021 03:55 PM

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    OK... when leaving a booth unattended at any event
    you no longer have any control - yes, people do this all the time
    but then they want to be able to do things that requires someone there...

    No software has that ability... as we said, it is NOT a good idea to
    insert a USB Flash Drive to save the photos - USB sticks are not very reliable

  10. 10 Posted by rikv on 22 Dec, 2021 04:02 PM

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    OK thanks for helping out ;-)

  11. John closed this discussion on 10 Jan, 2022 03:28 PM.

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