Changelog

Currently in development

  • Looking at the viability of having a ‘pause’ and ‘resume’ button in the Upload Queue
  • Keyboard may need to be resized on certain screen/resolution combinations

Confirmed changes for next update

  • ADDED: New FaceSwap™ content will be made available and automatically downloaded by the software if requested
  • ADDED: Ability to alter ‘theme’ of Booth Junkie for keyboard and keypad screens to match photobooth equipment
  • ADDED: Ability to enable/disable greenscreen on a ‘per workflow’ basis
  • ADDED: Photos processed externally, will have a copy of them saved in the RAW folder, before being processed.
  • ADDED: Greenscreen and Bluescreen preview on the Live View screen can now have quality reduced in favour of performance, or performance reduced in favour of quality (does not affect actual photo)
  • ADDED: If camera is about to go to sleep, Booth Junkie sends a ‘wake up’ command to prevent it from powering off
  • ADDED: At the end of each session, the software will wait 1 extra second to try and allow slower computers to clean up the session correctly
  • ADDED: Booth Junkie will attempt to remove any temporary files inside the Events folder at the start of each session. This should save a lot of disk space for users, and result in cleaner folders.
  • ADDED: New option to select Quality vs Speed for Live View preview for Selection screen, when greenscreen is enabled.
  • CHANGE: Booth Junkie will now report more information to Booth Junkie servers to assist in online features such as Online Galleries being customized on a per event basis
  • CHANGE: When preview is shown after taking a photo, the image will now be enlarged to fill the screen, but still maintain correct proportions
  • CHANGE: When camera fails to take a photo, it will now automatically retry once twice more. The software will only alert you of the error if the camera is unable to take a photo after the third attempt
  • CHANGE: Maximum steps in workflow has been increased
  • CHANGE: Buttons on the Selection screen are inactive for the first 1.5 seconds they are displayed, to prevent users from cycling through the software too fast
  • CHANGE: Software will now automatically save photos using the best codec available for that type of shot (PNG if image contains transparency)
  • CHANGE: When using the “Auto fit to screen” button, if the screen being used is too small, the Live View preview box will be reduced until it fits correctly
  • BUG FIX: Fixed bug where DSLR was not detected if “Use webcam” slide switch was turned on
  • BUG FIX: Fixed bug which prevented some animations from playing after printing had begun – you can now play an animation after printing, to indicate that printing is taking place
  • BUG FIX: Fixed bug where Live View was sometimes turned off on the camera when using “Live View” in the workflow
  • BUG FIX: Fixed bug where the ‘loading’/’please wait’/’rendering’ animation did not always disappear correctly, depending on the file being used

Whilst some users have access to some of these features already, we are looking to make the following available to all users:

  • NEW FEATURE: New AI Background Removal service – No need for a greenscreen anymore
  • NEW FEATURE: FaceSwap™ features – select from a range of faces and allow your guests to swap faces with their selection
  • NEW FEATURE: AI Filters – Simply enter text to describe the filter that you want, and have our AI Engine apply the style to your photo

v7.0.0.664 – 24th July 2023

  • Option to change SMS/WhatsApp/Keyboard buttons
  • ‘Zero’ button now shows larger text, making it easier to identify when entering a phone number
  • New option in the “Camera” tab which will keep the cameras “Live View” session alive in order to show Live View faster
  • Changed the way the Booth Junkie scans for printers, so the software starts faster
  • Changed the way the Image Filters are initialised so the software starts faster
  • Dropbox uploads will now stay in upload queue if no internet connection is available
  • Processor type is now sent to the Booth Junkie servers to make way for new planned feature which will report processor compatibility
  • Booth Junkie now checks for new ‘buttons’ in downloadable content
  • Booth Junkie now uses the latest framework included with Windows
  • Increased the size of some buttons on the SMS/WhatsApp keypad
  • Add a timestamp column to the Upload Queue tab to show when an upload was originally queued/create
  • Upload Queue now uses less resources and avoids application hangs when the list gets too large
  • Items will no longer be removed from the Upload Queue if the images don’t exist, and instead, a warning will be shown in the queue
  • Software will warn if trying to close with uploads still active in the Upload Queue
  • ‘Coin Op’ tab has been removed
  • ‘AI Background Removal’ is due to be removed after this version
  • A new ‘Advanced’ tab has been added to allow greater control of different features
  • New Advanced Controls to give more power and customisation over the Glam filter

v7.0.0.663 – 18th April 2023

  • NEW FEATURE: A new Wizard has been added to the software to assist in setting up events and the software for the first time
  • NEW FEATURE: Putting your mouse over the preview on the Print Layout tab will now show you the exact X and Y coordinates that you have the mouse on
  • NEW FEATURE: Added ‘Timed’ option to ‘Live View’ function in workflow, to allow countdown animation to be displayed whilst also showing Live View – still in development
  • NEW FEATURE: ‘Add PNG’ button located inside the ‘Print Layout’ tabs to make adding new templates quicker
  • NEW FEATURE: ‘Renew Premium’ button added to ‘Options’ tab
  • NEW FEATURE: Dropbox will now have the option to upload the RAW photos, as well as the final output photos
  • NEW FEATURE: Google Drive will now have the option to upload the RAW photos, as well as the final output photos
  • NEW FEATURE: Option in ‘Print Settings’ to allow photos to rotate just before sending to the printer, to fix a new issue with Primera IP60 printers
  • NEW FEATURE: Moving your cursor over dropdown boxes, will now show a tooltip so that you can see the full text of the item you are selecting
  • NEW FEATURE: Software will now check for new content and allow you to automatically download it to the software
  • NEW FEATURE: Added support for EOS M series and EOS R series Canon cameras (tested with EOS M50 and EOS R5)
  • NEW FEATURE: A limit has been introduced to how many emojis you can add to a photo, in order to prevent overuse and slow the software
  • Print Layout tabs fit to the screen better
  • New v7 Splash screen graphic
  • Fixed issue which make mouse hide or reappear at the incorrect times on some machines
  • ‘No camera found’ message only appears a single time when starting software and no camera is detected
  • ‘Enter’ button on SMS keypad disappears after click it, to prevent accidental multiple submission and to indicate it has been selected
  • Fixed issue where the Upload Queue would not show the scroll bar correctly
  • Dropbox will now automatically renew access as and when required
  • Added ‘Restart Session’ to keyboard shortcuts (CTRL+R by default)
  • Fixed an issue where incorrect monitor information was shown when using multiple screens
  • Print panel now remains invisible when starting up
  • Some elements on the “Selection Screen” preview window would be invisible – this is now fixed
  • Software will check that there is a valid printer and paper size selected each time you start a session

v6.0.1.659 – 22nd October 2022

  • Exporting templates from the software will also export a JPG preview of the template in the same folder
  • Addressed an issue which would cause the software to close without warning if it tried to display a Message Pop Up window before software had fully finished loading
  • Log file will make a list of all running processes to aid in diagnosing any conflicting software
  • Software will now install any missing media packs after checking the validity of the licence
  • Photo Filter dropdowns fixed
  • If any premium features are enabled whilst premium has expired, the Message Pop Up will now tell you what these are
  • Removed Message Pop Up window informing new installations that the last preset used is blank or missing
  • Allowed both JPG and JPEG files to be used in place of an animation, as well as selection buttons
  • Software will now list animations regardless of whether the extension is uppercase or lowercase
  • Workflow steps should stop disappearing when setting a step to ‘None’
  • Workflow dropdowns will select the first item in the list when changing workflow types

v6.0.1.657 – 20th October 2022

  • Added 40 new greenscreen images – Christmas, Halloween, Neon, Beaches
  • Added 54 new templates added to the online catalogue – single, multi, strip – both vertical and landscape photos
  • New support for both standard and Hub Phidget devices – software will automatically detect which is connected and communicate accordingly
  • 5 new Photo FiltersGlam, Beautify, Line Art, Fireworks, and Ghost
  • Software will now check if the last preset file to be used is missing, and load the default preset instead.
  • Software will also check if the configuration files are corrupted and attempt to reset/repair them if possible
  • Google authentication procedure updated
  • Dropbox authentication procedure updated
  • Facebook authentication procedure updated, but still awaiting approval for new authentications
  • The keyboard and key fob shortcut for “Trigger Default Action”, will now continue to the next step of the workflow when the workflow step is set to “Event” – this can be used for payment systems to trigger acceptance of payment when used on the “Touch To Start” screen
  • Software will now check for licence validity each time software is run and automatically verify within each 90 day period via internet connection
  • Upload Queue now uses less memory and will not run through the procedure if the list is empty
  • Privacy Policy link has been added to “Facebook” tab
  • The “Quit” button will now ask you to confirm if you want to quit the software, or just minimise the software
  • Message boxes and popups will now try to center themselves on the screen that the main software is running on, regardless of how many screens are connected to the system
  • Green Screen Tolerance preview will now center itself on the screen and adjust to the correct size for both the screen and the camera
  • Removed unnecessary information from some of the error messages
  • New logging system makes log files easier to read with added timestamps

v6.0.0.653 – 28th December 2021

  • The Template Editor (print layout) will now prevent accidental repositioning of the image when clicking the preview
  • The Template Editor (print layout) will now allow you to enter a width and height value which starts with the digit ‘1’, without having re-enter or modify it.
  • Fixed issue where the sound effect played on the first line of Workflow 1 would be ignored if certain settings were incorrect
  • Time to render photo output (when displaying the ‘neon loading’ animation has been reduced.
  • Software will now be able to detect the Image Quality setting on the camera, and change to the correct setting if required
  • Software will now detect the Windows Scaling Factor and warn if it is incorrect
  • Fixed issue which could cause the software to freeze when Saving a workflow.
  • Fixed issue with Social Upload Queue which would cause the queue to remain blank, despite uploads needing to be uploaded still.
  • Message boxes have all been replaced with new ones, which offer more information, including links to the Knowledgebase and scannable QR code if an errors occurs, so that users can self diagnose any issues that they encounter.
  • Web pages built in software will now attempt to reload, if a lack of camera input has caused them to stop.

Send your photo booth images via WhatsApp for free

Booth Junkie has once again been the first to release a revolutionary new feature for photobooths.

You are now able to allow users to enter their phone number on your photobooth and send their images directly to their device via WhatsApp – completely free.

This new feature has been in the works for for over 13 months, and after a lot of hard work and testing, we are now able to offer this highly sought after feature to all of our premium subscribers.

To enable the WhatsApp feature, simply enable the messaging feature in the Sharing tab.

Booth Junkie V5 – Feature showcase

We have been working hard these last few months to bring you some amazing new updates and features to the Booth Junkie software for your mirror and photobooths.

Below is a sneak preview of what is to come in the all new Booth Junkie V5!

 

Disclaimer Option
When sending a photo via SMS or Email, you now have the option to display a disclaimer (or any other message), asking the user to consent to their photo being uploaded to a secure server in order to be sent via SMS and/or Email.

You can customise the message, as well as enable or disable the message, by opening the Admin Panel and selecting the “Sharing” tab, followed by the “Disclaimer” tab.

 

Copy event to USB
You can now copy all of your event photos directly to a USB memory stick from within the software.

This will clean up any unneeded files from the software and copy everything to the memory stick in it’s own folder ready for the customer, or even for your own backup.

You can find this new feature in the “Options” tab inside the Admin Panel.

 

Licencing Status
You can now view all of your licensing information, including the type of licence that you have, the expiry of your licence (if applicable), and the expiry of your support pack and/or premium features.

This will be shown at the bottom of the “Options” tab in the Admin Panel.

 

Print Settings
The print settings have now been moved to their own tab under the “Options” tab of the Admin Panel.This allows new print options to be made available, details of which, will be listed below.

 

Enable Printing
This allows you to control whether or not you want to offer printing to your guests.

This may seem obvious to some, but for those who want to offer a digital only option with BoothJunkie, this feature is going to be used a lot by you.

 

Allow User To Select How Many Prints
A lot of users have asked for this feature, so we are very excited to release this one.Enabling this option will allow your guests to select how many copies of the photo they would like to print.

This is very handy if you offer a print per person, as the guests can enter how many of them would like a print and get the exact right amount.

You can control the maximum amount of prints allowed in any one session by changing the “Maximum prints per session” option on this page.

 

Print Double Strips
Enabling this option will take the 2×6 strip from the software, and duplicate it side by side into a 4×6 sheet, allowing most printers to be able to cut a single sheet of 4×6 media in half, resulting in the same image on both halves.

This option should be used for anybody using the Mitsubishi range of printers, including the CPD70DW and CPD80DW printers, amongst others.

 

Always Print 1 Extra Copy
Using this option, the software will always send 1 additional copy to the printer, which is useful for when offering a guestbook with your services.

No matter how many prints are requested by the users, the software will always print you just one additional copy using this feature.

 

Primera IP60 Support
With these new settings now being introduced, we are happy to announce that any of our users who are also using the Primer Impressa IP60 printer, can now print just one single 2×6 strip print, without the printer trying to, or having to, print an additional copy.

Depending on your print layout settings and paper orientation, you may find that you need to also enable to “Reverse Orientation” setting on this page in order for the prints to be printed correctly by the printer.

 

Use Legacy LV
We have removed the option of switching between Legacy Live View mode and Modern Live View modes on the Selection Screen.

This will hopefully eliminate any issues with the Live View screen not rendering correctly on some computers and will make the entire experience much more user friendly.

 

Better Live View quality and Webcam support
In addition to the new Live View changes, we have rebuilt the webcam libraries too which results in a much cleaner, smoother live view capture for those of you using webcams, especially in pods or on Windows tablets.

 

New Print Layout changes
We have made a few very subtle changes to the Print Layout editor, most of which you will not notice, but the biggest change which may catch your eye, are the new numbers which appear on the image placeholders, indicating which image is which – very handy when designing multi shot printouts.

We have also changed the image placeholder from grey to blue, which makes it easier to see exactly where the image is against the canvas.

 

Random animations
Another feature which we kept on promising, was to support random animations.

In the workflow editor, you will notice that when selecting an animation, you will now see a tick box next to each one.

With this, you can tick as many (or as few) animation files as you wish, and each time the software runs that line, it will pick a random animation from the selection that you have made.

This way, no two sessions have to be the same and you can offer a range of different animations at any point during the user experience for your guests.

 

Brand new DSLR Camera controls
Our last update see the introduction of the new “External Flash Mode” feature, which allowed users to offer a Live View when shooting with a manual exposure and using a flash/strobe light.

This time around, we have beefed the entire thing up. You can now see from within the “Camera” tab exactly what settings are dialled into the camera, as well as the shooting/exposure mode on the dial.

Even better, you can now also change those settings from within the software itself (with the exception of the physical dial), and even set the software to automatically override the camera settings just before each shot – this is something which would be very handy if your staff team members accidentally adjust the camera settings whilst setting up their event and are not sure what they have changed.

 

Extra animation and template downloads
We will be adding a new collection of animations, sound effects, and templates to our download library.

You can access this by navigating to the “Add Files” tab, and then the “Catalogue” tab in the Admin Panel.

We have also added some minor tweaks and bug fixes to the software, which as usual, will pave the way for some more exciting features which we are still developing for the software.

 

Stay tuned and keep your eyes out for more news shortly!

Upload photo booth images directly to Facebook

We have some fantastic news to share with you all 

Booth Junkie have now been fully authorised as Facebook Developers and has been granted to required permissions to upload images directly to Facebook from within the Booth Junkie software again.

It has been a long, drawn out process which we have been enduring since August 2018.
There have been many hoops to jump through, lots of agreements and document signing, and lots of back and forth, but everything is now in motion.

Being able to upload directly to Facebook is a big feature that a majority of corporate clients often request when booking a photo booth, and can also be used to help self promote your business as an avenue of free advertising and showcasing your services.

Head over to the “Sharing > Facebook Upload” tab on Booth Junkie to begin automatically sharing your images directly to Facebook.

New template Import and Export feature

NEW Animations
NEW Sound effects
NEW Print Templates
NEW Template Import & Export

You can now download the latest update for Booth Junkie which includes all of the above.

A new experimental feature allows you to quickly design a template, and then export it out of the software, ready to share with other users, or simply import onto another machine.

This allows you to design your templates on your main work computer or laptop running a trial copy of the software, and then have the power to import it onto your main licenced machine, without the need to have to set up your booth every time. A real time saver!

This is still an experimental feature, and as such, it has only been enabled on the Single Shot Print Layout screen.

If you have any issues with these new features, please post in the Booth Junkie Support Group or simply raise a support ticket.

Happy Boothing

New product launched! Our unique Remote Key Fobs

We have some exciting news today.

We are pleased to announce that Booth Junkie has once again designed a product not yet seen in the photo booth industry.

Please take a look at our brand new Wireless Remote Key Fobs.

This little device fits perfectly on your keys, or in your pocket, and will allow you to control your photo booth remotely, without needing any user interaction.

And something which makes this device truly special, is it will work with practically most other photobooth software, such as FotoMaster, Breeze, Social Booth, Sparkbooth, and DSLR Booth.
Unfortunately, the remote fob does not currently work with the Photobooth UK magic mirror software

Better still, if you are using the Booth Junkie software, you have even more control options available to you!

Head on over to our online store to place your order today.

We only have one batch available at the moment for the release, which are being sold at cost price, so please do be quick.

Once stock has been depleted, we will be accepting back orders, although there will be a slight backlog on these orders and the price is subject to change.

Remote Control Fob Kit

 

Brand new features – Text overlay, SMS, and Key fobs

New features have just been added to Booth Junkie 🙂

*BONUS*
You are now able to overlay custom text on the Print Layout screen – perfect for those who do not want to use Photoshop to design their templates.

*PLUS*
You can now send photos via SMS for FREE, and you can ALSO have the messages sent from your company name instead of a phone number 🙂

*ALSO*
There is a new section in the Options to configure keyboard shortcuts as well as program a Remote Key Fob to control your booth or mirror remotely. Keyfobs will be available from our website shortly.

Download your free copy today or buy your lifetime licence on our store.

Booth Junkie Licence

Booth Junkie WordPress Galleries

We are pleased to announce a brand new feature available on Booth Junkie – a breakthrough for the photobooth industry!

Booth Junkie is the very first photobooth software ever, to allow your photos to be shown directly on your WordPress website in real time.

Simply download and install our plugin from the WordPress Plugins directory and have your event photos show on your website with their own thumbnail and gallery.

More information and download links can be found at https://wordpress.org/plugins/booth-junkie-gallery/