Mike at Photo Booth Solutions has been very busy releasing updates to his suite of amazing photo booth oriented products. Most notably are the release of Social Booth and the addition of Pinterest to Photo Booth Connected.
Yes that is correct, Photo Booth Connected is the first social application that I have heard of integrating with Pinterest. Your users can now pin their photos to their own Pinterest boards adding yet another great way to share photos at your events on top of the already supported Photo Booth Connected uploaders: Email, Facebook, Twitter, SMS, FTP & SumgMug.
Another popular requested feature has been added as well, and that is more Data Collection. PBC now stores all Survey answers, Email address, SMS phone numbers, Twitter usernames, Facebook usernames and any publicly available Facebook data like Name, Gender, Age Range, City, State. This data is all stored in one location and available in the Reporting tab along with the usage counters for each service, exportable as .csv or .txt. Great info to have for your corporate clients who want to measure the social outreach of their event.
A 2nd watch folder has also been added. This is a very useful feature if you want to be able to monitor multiple photo sources at once. For example, you could watch your Prints folder from your photo booth as well as BYO Booth‘s composites folder to have both your booth photos and guest’s Instagram photos all in one place. Use it to combine Eye-Fi photos with your photo booth, or watch both the composited strips folder and the individual shots folder of your booth to let the users upload either their strips or their single shots.
External Filters were also added so you can make your own versions of my take on the vintage Instagram Filters in the bottom row. Simply replace the pngs in the Assets/filters folder with your own semi transparent pngs.
A few other convenience features were added, like the ability to auto show the survey on photo selection, the ability to assign a survey field to auto fill the email address and auto start mode to bypass the settings screen for unattended startup.
Below is the full change log:
Photo Booth Connected v2.3.0
- Added Pinterest support.
- More Data Collection added. All Emails, FB Logins, Twitter Logins, Phone #s, Survey Answers plus FB Gender, FB age range, FB Location, FB Name are stored in Data Folder for each event and are accessible from the “Reports” tab.
- Added 2nd watch folder for adding photos from multiple sources.
- Added exit lock for keyboard mode to prevent users from hitting “esc”.
- Added “Auto Show Survey” to have Survey appear without having to click on an upload button.
- Added Auto Start mode to bypass Settings on program start up.
- Added ability to hide cursor
- Added “Email” check box next to survey questions to indicate if field is an email address so it will auto populate the 1st email field in Email upload.
- Made bottom 3 filters external for customization in c:\program files (x86)\photo booth solutions\photo booth connected\assets\filters
- Now preventing user from hitting Return key when entering email adding extra line
- Expanded Email Message field in Settings
- Fixed Exif rotation in stips
Other updates include:
Social Booth is now available. Social Booth provide an alternative to your existing Photo Booth Software by supporting DSLR, Webcam and now Powershot cameras all in one package, it goes beyond with unique features such as Social Media Uploads, Filters, Animated Gifs, Surveys & Data Collection. Create layouts easily by importing your Breeze, PhotoBoof or Photo Booth Owners Design Shop Templates in one click. Upload and share right at the booth or synch with a Photo Booth Connected upload station.
BYO Booth adds automatic like functionality.