Sparkbooth 5 Release Notes

Recent changes to Sparkbooth 5 and Sparkbooth DSLR

5.0.186 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Switch to new services server

5.0.185 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix false warning for DSLR license

5.0.184 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Remove slower non-legacy GIF encoder
  • Update licensing component


  • Fix importing of telephone numbers into Send Photo Later queue


  • Fix importing of non-supported photo size layouts
  • Counters import will skip if type, action, name, and target are the same as existing
  • By default counters will not be exported


  • Add Send to Account Facebook notification


  • Use external browser to sign into Send to Account Facebook uploaders
  • Remove unused Facebook permissions
  • Remove Custom Facebook App which is no longer supported


  • Display save errors as notifications


  • Fix Facebook Post Share uploader
  • Display Facebook access expire date
  • Remove Google Photos (Picasa). Google has ended the Picasa service. Check out Sparkbooth 6, which uses the new Google Photos service


  • Extend Facebook login duration


  • Trim portrait, no rotation correctly for webcam
  • Update legacy GIF encoder


  • Fix Facebook login for mobile and hotspot domains


  • Fix for Windows 10 1903 update


  • Login in using external browser for SmugMug and Flickr
  • Fix Facebook link sharing
  • Fix more Facebook login warning


  • Fix login verification for some uploaders


  • Fix Facebook login and update service version
  • Fix SmugMug uploading


  • Add Guest upload prompt setting


  • Update for new Facebook login


  • Fix listing of Facebook pages


  • Update to new Twitter service
  • Removed MobypictureTwitter, TwitPic, TwitrPix, and YFrog uploaders


  • Fix photo layout rendering timeout
  • Fix default print copies in photo kiosk and album


  • Remove incomplete uploaders


  • Fix SmugMug login
  • Smaller install


  • Fix listing of Facebook pages


  • Smaller installer
  • Allow Facebook 2-factor login


  • Update Facebook uploader for changes coming on August 2018
  • Decrease time to open camera list
  • Update photo timeout message


  • Update GIF encoding
  • Fix updating start button text
  • Fix photo kiosk prompts showing email and telephone twice
  • Fix cached Twitter name from previous session


  • Update GIF encoding


  • Fix updating start button text


  • Optimize camera initialization


  • Optimize DSLR live view start up
  • Fix resetting of photo effects
  • Fix GIF encoding issues
  • Fix null cover screen settings
  • Add request support link in About screen


  • Add Sparkpost EU
  • Rename Picasa to Google Photos and enable albums
  • Start screen dialog should always be on top of the prompt message
  • Make layout editor background lighter for better contrast
  • Cloning layouts makes copies of images
  • Fix deleting of images when referenced by multiple layouts


  • Add start session key-press setting


  • Update Facebook service version
  • Adjust settings layout for long text labels


  • Add START event to status file and allow status to be shown in window title bar
  • Show all MailChimp lists sorted by name
  • Fix save settings for photo kiosk mode


  • Enable Facebook 2-factor login
  • Fix Facebook logout


  • Fix cycling of photo effect selection


  • Fix layout filename text rendering


  • Improved Canon component
  • Prevent Canon camera from timing out
  • Add cancel session shortcut action
  • Fix retake photo shortcut action
  • Send photo later queue imports photos from same folder as import file
  • Fix preview duration 'None' slider label
  • Update some missing translations


  • Album screen close button should be disabled after selecting a photo


  • Fix photo size setting for portrait photos
  • Revert max photo size setting


  • Fix handling of bad Facebook authorization token


  • Fix saving of new layout items in editor after changing item settings


  • Fix layout reset setting switching back to default


  • Fix resetting of photo effect for DSLR


  • Fix for json import
  • Fix for importing photo layout with same name as existing


  • Remove dash separators for default filename
  • Consistent single and camera filenames
  • Rename retaken photo filename
  • Fix brighten live view when 'using external flash' setting disabled


  • Fix ordering of photos for layout export
  • Allow brighten live view if use external flash settings is disabled [Canon]
  • Fix reading of modes for new Canon cameas [Canon]


  • Add support for Canon T7i, 77D, 6D Mark II, SL2 [Canon DSLR]
  • Fix photo kiosk handling of split and duplicate layouts
  • Fix print counter for guest copy selection
  • Fix Pinterest posting
  • New photo layout JSON export format
  • Update Facebook service version
  • Fix display of split photo layout for guest selection


  • Fix display split layouts in layout selection screen
  • Fix layout editor print preview for display split and duplicate print layouts


  • Fix settings export for bad images


  • Get all SmugMug albums
  • Add refresh and sort albums for Evernote, Facebook Post Share, Flickr, Imgur, ShootProof, SmugMug and Zenfolio settings
  • Fix Evernote login
  • Fix ShootProof event selection


  • Fix crash when camera disconnects and brighten live view is enabled


  • Resized uploaded images should save with jpg extension
  • Send to Guest upload status should use selected uploader rather than 'Your Service'
  • Fix skipping GIF generation if print is canceled from prompt screen
  • Fade out overlapping animated text prompts
  • Only upload errors are displayed as notifications


  • Change language to Spanish, German, French, or Brazilian Portuguese
  • DSLR supports Nikon cameras
  • Take photos by trigger without countdown
  • Retake photos in session
  • Animated text countdown
  • Custom countdown audio so you can add voice clips for 1, 2, 3...
  • Custom countdown images so you can use your own images
  • Portrait mode for tall screens including camera rotation
  • Display layout as split strip
  • Print layout as doubled strip
  • Use screensaver instead of cover screen
  • Video and animated text screensaver and cover screens
  • Post animated GIFs to Facebook using new "Facebook Post Share" uploader to posted GIF on photo sharing services and then share photo on Facebook
  • Use animated GIFs for screen overlays or green screen backgrounds
  • Add setting to display photo progress bar [DSLR]
  • Add settable photo layout background color
  • Add before photo messages
  • Optimizations for on-screen message display
  • Display text prompts with animation
  • Change trigger photo text and display as notification or prompt
  • Update Facebook photo urls
  • Add Vivial Connect as mobile sending option
  • Add 'None' theme
  • Add button option for photo trigger and photo retake
  • Removed screen click for photo trigger (use button option instead)
  • Separate email prompt from guest emailing screen
  • Add option to show more than one layout on selection screen
  • Add rewind / boomerang gif animation option
  • Add animated text prompt color setting
  • Add popup animation to selected layout on selection screen
  • Timed out uploads should be queued in send photo later
  • Add subfolder options for saving singles, originals, and GIFs
  • Add create subfolder options for startup only or hours after midnight
  • Enter key press on prompt screens will submit
  • Photo effect selection screen disables selection buttons for less than 2 selectable effects
  • Add in-application settings reset
  • Email and mobile senders will prompt for information if uninitialized and save into queue
  • Uploaders will be reinitialized when internet status changes
  • Allow upside down configuration of camera
  • Setting for camera flash color and transparency
  • ESC press exists photo kiosk screens
  • Add bevel, outline, drop shadow effects to photo layout editor
  • Add layout editor view zooming
  • Add photo layout pre-rendering to speed up layout generation
  • Update STMP emailer to ignore certificate warnings
  • Add layout checker to remove bad images
  • UI tweaks
  • Move gif generation after printing
  • Fix SmugMug uploads