Sparkbooth Beta Release Notes

Please note the software listed below are beta versions, which means there might be bugs and issues. Be sure to test out before using for an event.

5.0 Beta

You can use any license key purchased after July 1, 2016 to unlock the 5.0 beta. If your license was purchased before, you can upgrade it to 5.0 at http://sparkbooth.com/upgrade

5.0.110 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix animated text display for some messages
  • Move gif generation after printing
  • Fix SmugMug uploads

5.0.108 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Add layout checker to remove bad images
  • UI tweaks

5.0.106 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Update Canon component in main DSLR version. B version no longer needed - use regular DSLR Canon. [DSLR Canon]
  • 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

5.0.96 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows DSLR Canon.b  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Allow upside down configuration of camera
  • Setting for camera flash color and transparency
  • ESC press exits photo kiosk screens
  • Fix request support for photo kiosk
  • Fix erroneous Mailchimp check in photo kiosk
  • Other minor fixes

5.0.94 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows DSLR Canon.b  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Update Canon component to improve performance and fix take photo delay [Canon b]
  • Email and mobile senders will prompt for information if uninitialized and save into queue
  • Uploaders will be reinitialized when internet status changes
  • Corrections for German translations

5.0.93 Download: Windows  Mac  Windows Canon DSLR  Windows DSLR Canon.b  Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Photo effect selection screen disables selection buttons for less than 2 selectable effects
  • Add in-application settings reset

5.0.92 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Enter key press on prompt screens will submit
  • Fix camera select dialog
  • Fix closing application when camera uninitialized
  • Fix fullscreen exiting in lock mode

5.0.90 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Add subfolder options for saving singles, originals, and GIFs
  • Add create subfolder options for startup only or hours after midnight
  • Fix freezing when switching themes

5.0.89 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • 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

5.0.88 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Add option to show more than one layout on selection screen
  • Fixes to separate prompts from guest emailing and mobile texting

5.0.86 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • 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
  • Update Portuguese translations
  • Canceled or timeout uploads are no longer queued

5.0.84 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows DSLR Canon.b Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Update German, French and Spanish translations
  • Add 'None' theme
  • Opening links with web browser, exits fullscreen
  • Fix live view error message [DSLR]

5.0.83 Windows DSLR Canon Windows DSLR Canon.b

  • Canon component reverted to older version from 4.2. [Windows DSLR Canon] If you need support for EOS Rebel T6, EOS 1300D, EOS Kiss X80, EOS-1D X Mark II, or EOS 80D, download Canon DSLR.b
  • Add ability to restart camera on lock up [Windows DSLR Canon.b]

5.0.82 Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Rename Sparkbooth DSLR Canon and Nikon, so they install in separate folders and fix shortcut installer error

5.0.81 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix keyboard issue with retake photo enabled
  • Update VIvial Connect setting text for non-English languages

5.0.80 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

5.0.79 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix hiding of trigger photo display text
  • Fix Send To Guest status on About screen

5.0.78 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Display text prompts with animation
  • Change trigger photo text and display as notification or prompt
  • Update Facebook photo urls
  • Fix display of OK button for Facebook like dialog
  • Fix delay is loading status display when importing settings
  • Fix centering of 'Developing Photos' message
  • Fix scale width control for Mac webcam
  • Other minor optimizations

5.0.76 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Enable click or touch photo trigger for no countdown setting
  • Fix animated text screen saver and cover
  • Add Canon firmware version checker [Canon DSLR]

5.0.75 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix split prints only printing 1 copy
  • Optimization to message prompts

5.0.74 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Fix adding image to green screen set

5.0.72 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • Add setting to display photo progress bar [DSLR]
  • Add settable photo layout background color
  • Add before photo messages
  • Optimizations for on-screen message display
  • Fix error when dragging file with no extension into photo layout settings
  • Fix layout editor undo
  • Minor UI fixes and tweaks

5.0.70 Download: Windows Mac Windows Canon DSLR Windows Nikon DSLR

  • 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

4.3 Beta

4.3.61 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add password to lock setting
  • Other minor UI tweaks

4.3.60 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix to not display blank messages

4.3.59 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Other optimizations

4.3.57 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Disable live view when viewing settings and photo album
  • Other optimizations

4.3.54 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Clean up settings import
  • More memory optimizations

4.3.53 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix for large settings export

4.3.52 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix saving of cover and theme settings
  • More memory usage optimizations

4.3.51 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update Santa voice
  • Fix Postmark zero size error
  • Fix guest Twitter upload
  • More memory usage optimizations

4.3.49 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Convert to current Documents folder when importing save paths
  • Fix Windows Viewer print setup
  • Fix start-up screen initialization
  • More memory usage optimizations

4.3.47 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix for animated GIF color palette

4.3.44 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Improved import export file format
  • Fix animated GIF delay setting
  • Save as dialog checks for existing files
  • More memory usage optimizations

4.3.43 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix camera shut down when changing themes or toggling preview only setting

4.3.42 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix Send to Account Facebook login
  • Remove Facebook non-native browser option
  • Fix about screen status

4.3.40 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • [DSLR] Add support for Canon T6 / 1300D
  • Optimize memory usage of locks, counters, printing, layout editor, trials, layouts, layout editor and voices

4.3.38 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Revert fix for MailChimp displaying email prompt
  • Optimize themes memory usage

4.3.37 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Adjust DSLR photo time out
  • Change Mobile settings layout
  • Add password confirmation for lock mode
  • Add setting to toggle lock mode with close mode short cut
  • Fix disabled Set Password button for Lock mode

4.3.35 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update request support short system information
  • Use MailChimp v3.0 service
  • Mailchimp settings should prompt for email
  • Start screen memory optimizations

4.3.34 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add request support short cut to send log and system information
  • Auto reboot after importing settings
  • Add setting to sound effect time out
  • Fix SMTP verify button for unauthenticated server
  • Other minor fixes and optimizations

4.3.33 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Enable Facebook event page uploading
  • Facebook uploader no longer limited to 25 albums and events
  • Do not play shutter sound effect for DSLR

4.3.30 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add sound player timeout to handle delayed sound effects on some systems
  • Add limited GIF uploading
  • Display GIF animations in previews and prompts
  • Disable printing temporarily setting 0 prints via shortcut
  • Add print max quality setting
  • Remove DSLR take photo progress bar
  • Fix for DSLR crash while taking photo
  • Fix corrupted DSLR photo
  • Fix cut, copy, and paste shortcuts in layout editor for Mac
  • Numeric keypad - and + will change print copies in print prompt screen
  • Fix layout editor cut shortcut
  • Stability and other minor fixes

4.2 Beta

4.2.77 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Support Canon EOS T6s and T6i [DSLR]
  • Toggle green screen mode with ctlr-G shortcut
  • Fix crash when changing brighten live view setting with disconnected camera
  • Warn if live view Tv is faster than photo Tv

4.2.76 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Increase photo kiosk cache expire to 1 week
  • Remove beta warning
  • Fix SendGrid uploader
  • Fix webcam video display issue
  • Fit camera settings dialog to small screens

4.2.74 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Do not monitor DSLR connection if only using webcam
  • Prompts for photo booth are logged to prompts.txt in layout save folder
  • Prompts for photo kiosk are logged to sparkbooth-prompts.txt in Documents folder

4.2.73 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix printer counters when temp copies changed
  • Fix auto print copies step setting

4.2.72 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix disabled green screen backgrounds

4.2.71 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Display print copies at bottom when changed by shorcut
  • Photo indexs are changable for non-user created screen overlays and green screen sets
  • TwitrPix is back!
  • Add Sparkbooth link to trial upload captions

4.2.69 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add new green screen backgrounds
  • Add button maker layouts and screen overlay
  • Fix screen overlay and green screen background dialog sorting
  • Fix listing of Facebook page albums
  • Fix changing green screen background crash

4.2.67 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update to Facebook 2.5 service
  • Disable native browser login for unsupported operating systems
  • Add print copies options in Photo Album settings
  • Move webcam screenshot setting into camera settings
  • Fix MailChimp initialization on start up

4.2.66 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Customizable on-screen keyboard text
  • Disable on-screen keyboard next button for single field forms
  • Fix start up photo layout preview generation

4.2.65 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add Santa Claus voice
  • DSLR license key can activate Sparkbooth Premium
  • Add print prompt 'Even Numbered Copies Only' option
  • Fix export of Green Screen backgrounds

4.2.62 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add Send Photo Later import and export
  • Add Send Photo Later delete undo

4.2.61 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update Send Photo Later UI
  • Update Mandrill login validation
  • Only run Photo Kiosk upload checker online
  • Disable settings UI when validating emailers
  • Fix saving of photo size setting
  • Fix editor layout selection

4.2.59 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Prompt guest again screen should display for prompts too
  • Fix Photo Kiosk messages setting
  • Fix pixelated photo preview [DSLR]

4.2.56 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update to SmugMug 2.0 service
  • Customize account and guest upload status messages
  • Update test print
  • Fix on-screen change photo layout button
  • Fix custom Facebook app validation
  • Fix Mac updater

4.2.55 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add print engine drop down
  • Print direct to Windows option renamed to Windows Photo Viewer engine
  • Fix freezing layout generating from corrupt image files
  • Update to Facebook 2.4 service
  • Enable Facebook Group uploads for custom app
  • Add Facebook photo album limit setting
  • Fix MailChimp list control

4.2.53 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix background and overlay size warning
  • Update brighten live view for cameras without bulb tv
  • Integrate camera lock fix
  • Fix browser warning for Windows 10
  • Change print copies shortcut to left and right arrow keys
  • Handle up and down arrow shortcut keys for presentation remotes
  • Default Twitter photo host is 'Twitter'
  • Remove TwitrPix service

4.2.51 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Update green screen for blues and yellows
  • Add tolerance setting for green screen
  • Fix for Picasa uploader

4.2.48 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add up arrow keyboard shortcut to temp change auto print copies
  • Add configure page up and down shortcut actions
  • Add photo kiosk keyboard settings
  • Add option to display toolbar in photo kiosk
  • Add option to display doubled copies in print prompt
  • Prevent photo layout import from overwriting layouts with same name
  • Increase Twitter caption to 140 characters

4.2.45 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix exiting prompt screens

4.2.44 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Always show mouse for setting dialogs
  • Fix flashing controls on cover screen
  • Improved layout editor keyboard move to increment by 1 (default) or 10 (hold down ctrl or shift) pixels
  • Optimize photo layout editor
  • Add new status file states
  • [DSLR] No longer access webcam by default

4.2.42 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Enable 'Print directly to Windows' for regular Sparkbooth
  • Faster animated GIF encoding
  • [DSLR] Update DSLR component runtime

4.2.40 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • New Facebook "Post to Account Page then Share" guest uploader
  • Fix Facebook logout
  • Use new Facebook like dialog
  • Update to Facebook 2.3 service
  • Auto create new Facebook photo albums if full
  • Show deactivate window icon when application loses keyboard focus
  • [DSLR] Add Canon EOS 7D Mark II support
  • [DSLR] Add Live View bulb mode setting for dark preview using external flash
  • Fix uploader test from Send Photo Later for emailing and mobile
  • Fix animated GIF end of file error when opening with Photoshop
  • Fix chroma key issue with blue and yellow colors
  • Fix some printing issues and notifications

4.2.27 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add chroma key background selection shortcut, button, and screen
  • Add slideshow cover settings to select image folder
  • Add animated GIF delay setting
  • Improved webcam hue correction for green screen
  • Optimize photo layout rendering
  • Fix green screen crash with no background
  • Other minor optimizations

4.2.20 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Improved test print with better scale
  • Faster photo kiosk cache reloading
  • Fix photo kiosk page updating when changing folders
  • Fix resizing of photo kiosk page
  • Fix settings dialog resizing for small screens

4.2.17 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add webcam hue control under camera settings to correct red skin tone with green screen
  • Locally cached photo kiosk files contain original filename so you can map uploads back to original files in sparkbooth-uploads.txt
  • Fix no voice error
  • Optimize mobile uploads

4.2.15 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix stuck developing photos
  • DSLR optimizations
  • Fix upload counters
  • Fix date save folder
  • Add beta warning
  • Increment photo filename if it already exists

4.2.13 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix missing filename
  • Optimize photo album
  • Fix click or touch to start on cover screen
  • Fix some freezing issues
  • Fix SmugMug unauthorized error

4.2.10

  • Add prompts to photo kiosk
  • Fix photo kiosk photo selection animation
  • Fix Twitter @reply uploader initialization
  • Fix mailing list setting control in photo kiosk
  • Allow photo kiosk folder to be read-only
  • Shrink large preview portrait images
  • Fix pop up errors

4.2.8

  • Enable MailChimp subscriptions in Photo Kiosk
  • Add old IE warning for native login
  • Add better messaging for MMS upload error

4.2.7 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • QWERTY, AWERTY, or QWERTZ on screen keyboard options
  • Enable on screen keyboard layout in photo kiosk settings

4.2.6 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add counters to photo kiosk
  • Optimize counter settings

4.2.5 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Add chroma key background sets
  • Add change chroma key backgrounds ctrl-B shortcut

4.2.4 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Fix tumblr login
  • Optimize chroma key
  • Add chroma key alpha setting
  • Add chroma key status to About
  • Add option for AWERTY on screen keyboard

4.2 Download: Windows Mac Windows DSLR

  • Green screen beta update

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