Webcam Photobooth - Release History

17 May 2017: v2.4

  • Added support for displaying an animated GIF in photo booth screens
  • Animated countdowns can now use an animated GIF which can be displayed over the live view display
  • Ready screen can now display an optional overlay (ready_overlay.png)
  • Added new Instagram style filters in photo booth mode
  • Photo booth setup wizard enhanced to support choosing the number of copies to print in the print confirmation screen and the creation of 'boomerang' animated GIFs
  • Optional tags added to the XML settings format to allow advanced users to create location independent settings files to make it easier to share settings on different photo booths
  • Fixed a problem with Facebook users not being logged out after uploading photos
  • Added support for drawing on or signing the print layout before printing or sharing
  • Added support for modifying photos before printing e.g. using Adobe Photoshop droplets
  • Live view cropping now supports vertical "letter box" style cropping in addition to horizontal cropping
  • New touchscreen actions added for increasing or decreasing the number of copies to print in the print confirmation screen. The print confirmation screen now uses different backgrounds according to the number of copies e.g. confirm_printing_1.jpg, confirm_printing_2.jpg etc.
  • The number of touchscreen actions has been increased from 18 to 45
  • Now uses unicode for improved support for different languages
  • Added a "DPI aware" display option when running on high DPI screens

23 August 2016: v2.3

  • Added fast stills capture option in video booth mode for creating fun animated GIFs
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF of the video clip when using the "Capture clip as a series of still frames" in video booth mode
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF slideshow of the stills photo booth shooting sequence
  • Added support for posting photos to Twitter
  • Added support for sending photos by MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com
  • Now supports MP4 or MOV files for animated screens and countdowns
  • Movie file display no longer requires Apple's QuickTime libraries
  • Fixed a problem in v2.2 where the default profile is not loaded at the end of the shooting sequence

15 December 2015: v2.2.2

  • Added a clicker mode option allowing users to choose when to take each photo instead of using the automated countdown
  • Fixed a problem with image attachments not displaying in emails sent to Outlook.com
  • Replaced %1, %2, %3, %4, %5, %6 tokens with {yearNow}, {monthNow}, {dayNow}, {yearLess8h}, {monthLess8h}, {dayLess8h} to avoid problems with unwanted substitutions in emails
  • Fixed a typo in the default text for HTML emails: correcting <image src="{image}"> to <img src="{image}">

9 November 2015: v2.2.1

  • Fixes a problem in Webcam Photobooth v2.2 with setting the print preview size and position in the print confirmation screen

19 October 2015: v2.2

  • Added new touchscreen action editor
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Added optional password to protect "exit photobooth mode" touchscreen action
  • Added touchscreen actions and keyboard shortcuts to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Added offline email mode and the ability to send the emails after the event
  • Added mandatory option to <prompt> tag in touchscreen keyboard XML definition to indicate that an input field must contain text
  • Added Inactivity timer which automatically switches the photo booth to standby mode after a user definable period of inactivity
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text
  • Fixed a problem loading a profile with "video booth mode at startup" set when video mode is already active

9 October 2014: v2.1

  • Added the option to crop the photo before uploading to Facebook or sending by email
  • Added "Single strip of 2" preset layout option
  • Fixed a possible problem where uninstalling a printer driver could cause the program to crash
  • The body text for emails now allows return characters
  • Improved error reporting when testing and sending emails and improved support for services such as free email services like yahoo.com

9 September 2014: v2.0

  • Added interactive editor for photobooth print layouts
  • Added the importing and exporting of photobooth print layouts
  • Added the ability to print QR codes on photobooth prints
  • Added optional thumbnail display in photobooth mode
  • Added new photobooth dashboard to provide quick access to the main photobooth settings
  • Increased the number of photobooth profiles from 8 to 18
  • Increased the number of photobooth captions from 2 to 8

20 February 2014: v1.7

  • Added the ability to upload photos to a user's Facebook page in photobooth mode
  • Added the ability to email photos in photobooth mode
  • Added "Confirm printing (no JPEG copy)" print option in photobooth mode

28 November 2013: v1.6.3

  • Added a single photo layout option in the photobooth setup wizard and preset layouts tool
  • Improved the performance of printing custom layouts in photobooth mode when images are printed multiple times e.g. the double strip of four layout
  • Now disables touchscreen edge gestures when running in full screen photobooth mode on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems
  • Fixed a problem saving the touchscreen keyboard layout to file

21 October 2013: v1.6.2

  • Added the option to rotate as well as crop and resize the additional JPEG copy of the printed output
  • Fixed a problem with the ready screen not being displayed after a fast reprint
  • Fixed a problem with the sizing of the optional video_ready.mov file when using profiles to switch to video booth mode

20 March 2013: v1.6.1

  • Fixed a problem with post processing options affecting the printed output
  • Fixed a problem with an "ActiveMovie" window being displayed when switching to video mode on some systems

27 November 2012: v1.6

  • Added the ability to use movies to animate photobooth screens
  • Fixed a problem with the date and time values saved in the XML summary file
  • Added next/previous profile keyboard shortcuts and touchscreen actions in photobooth mode
  • Added two new preset photobooth layouts: double strip of 3 photos and single strip of 3 photos

8 November 2012: v1.5

  • Fixed a problem where stills mode uses the video resolution when switching from video to stills mode
  • Fixed a problem with touchscreen actions when using the photobooth setup wizard with the touchscreen and video options
  • Added fast resize option in photobooth mode - provides faster print processing with minimal reduction in image quality
  • Added post processing options in photo booth mode for easier website and social networking site uploads

16 May 2012: v1.4

  • Added Photobooth Setup Wizard which automatically creates all the screens and the print layout for common photobooth configurations
  • Added an option to include the current printer settings when saving the photobooth settings to file
  • Added a quick reprint option (keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+R) when the output option is set to "Print and save JPEG copy"
  • Added {uid} token which generates a unique id for filenames and captions when shooting in photobooth mode

3 February 2012: v1.3.2

  • Added <caption1> and <caption2> tags to the XML photobooth summary file
  • Added an option to the touchscreen keyboard to hide text when entering a password
  • Greenscreen backgrounds can now be replaced by copying the new greenscreen_background.jpg image into the photo booth images folder while the booth is running
  • Fixed problems using 8 profiles in photobooth mode

11 January 2012: v1.3.1

  • Added timeouts in photobooth mode for print confirmation, touchscreen keyboard input and video confirmation
  • Displays optional reprinting,jpg screen image and skips the print confirmation screen when reprinting photobooth images
  • Added optional checkboxes to the touchscreen keyboard in photobooth mode
  • Fixed a problem with the software crashing on some systems when switching between video booth and stills photobooth modes

30 September 2011: v1.3

  • Increased the number of profiles from 6 to 8
  • Added the option to use {photoboothSubDir} or {photoboothDir} tokens when specifying the profile pathname to allow the use of more than 8 profiles
  • Now displays the video_playback_finished.jpg screen image, if defined, after video playback
  • Added the ability to specify the size and position of the playback window in video booth mode
  • Added the ability to specify a horizontal offset for the live view display
  • Added a separate delay for the first photo in the sequence
  • Added optional color management of printed images
  • Fixed a problem in Webcam Photobooth v1.2 that affected the loading of profiles
  • Fixed a problem with incomplete screen refreshes when switching profiles

26 July 2011: v1.2

  • Added preset layouts when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos
  • Added monochrome tint option to support printing in sepia and other tints
  • Fixed problems with touchscreen actions not being processed in video booth mode
  • Fixed a problem writing user entered data from the touchscreen keyboard to the XML summary file

8 June 2011: v1.1

  • Added video booth mode

4 May 2011: v1.0.1

  • Added blue screen shooting
  • Added default profile option to reset the photobooth to a known state after each shooting sequence
  • Enhanced touchscreen keyboard in photobooth mode to allow multiple input fields and the use of a normal keyboard

28 February 2011: v1.0

  • First full public release