photo booth demo software
Here you can download a demo version of our photo booth software for pc – for video booth and photo booth use. It requires a computer running Windows 7, and a web cam, and/or a Canon S5 IS or S3 IS Powershot camera. Click the link below and save the file to you desktop. Right click the file demo.zip, and choose EXTRACT ALL to unzip it to your desktop. open the new demo folder and double click the installer inside. Follow the onscreen instructions for installing Fortune Photo Booth. We also have a Canon DSLR module for photo booth DSLR shooting which will be out soon.
Quick web cam instructions below…. See the software directions in the download package for more detail and Canon camera settings
1. There will be 2 icons on your desktop. Click the “Fortune Photo Booth App Settings” icon on your desktop. Make sure you have your web cam plugged in. Make sure the only boses checked for web cam use are the SCG Video Booth and SCG Webcam PhotoBooth boxes. Hit OK to exit.
2. Now click the Fortune PhotoBooth icon on your desktop. You should see a blue screen with two camera icons at the bottom. You can adjust graphics and the placement of the buttons and the live preview are via the App Settings program (see instructions in the download packet if you need to). Push f4 to get into the settings and connect to your camera.
2. Go to the Web Cam Properties tab. Choose the web can and the microphone from the drop down menus, then hit connect. Also hit default and adjust your focus. There is a live view from the camera behind the main settings window if you need it. (We suggest the Microsoft Life Cam Studio for best web cam recording results)
3. In the resolution for web can box choose a resolution, start with something like 649×480. Every web cam has many options, you’ll have to see which encoders are compatible with my program. If you use our recommended camera the Microsoft life can studio, make sure you use the yuy2videoinfo choices, not yuy2videoinfo2 settings.
4. Choose a location to save the photos in the save address box.
5. Choose WMV as the recording type.
6. Choose a record length time. The time is maxed out at 10 seconds until you purchase a license. We send a USB dongle in the mail to unlock it.
7. For video booth shooting you are ready, Hit Save and Exit. You should see a live preview. Hitting f6 will start the recording. If it doesn’t work you need to try a different encoder in the video resolution drop box.
8. For Photo booth shooting go back to f4 and make sure you are connected to the camera and microphone on the webcam settings page. Then open the Photo booth Settings tab.
PHOTOBOOTH SETTINGS TAB
9. Print Automatically: choose this to have the booth print out strips, leave it unchecked for testing without printing. The program will print to the default printer. To set your default printer go to the windows start button, choose printers and devices, then right click on the printer you wish to use and choose “set as default”. A green check mark will appear on the printer if this is the default printer. Also by right clickign on the printer icon you can choose printer preferences and make sure the printer is set to print “portrait” and choose 4×6 for the paper size.
10. Print BW: Your choice color or BW
11. Print Border: This is usually needed to apply a border around the images.
12. Border Color: 0,0,0 is black and 255,255,255 is white. Choose other R,G,B values for other colors.
13. Print Size: 4×6 is the only fully operational size at this point.
14. Orientation: Choose portrait for the double traditional strip, and Landscape for the 2×2 grid format.
15. Border Width: How big the border around the images appears. Start with 20. this changes between printer types, so what may work for you for the Sony, would be different for an Epson.
16. Border Space: this is how far a part the strips are from each other. Set to 40 for double strip. Leave this at 0 for the Grid format.
17. Print Margins (Pixels): This is how you get your printouts to fit evenly on the paper. If you want the print to be lower on the 4×6 sheet choose a higher number for the Top margin, If you want the image further to the right choose a higher number for the Left margin.
Try 25 30 50 0 for initial settings. Every printer rquires some modification to create the best looking margins.
18. Pict. Prefix: This is placed in the file name of your photobooth strips, you can use your company name or a client name here as well. this can be useful if you are doing events back to back without emptying your picture folder. That way you can change this prefix for each event and be able to identify them later. keep it short and no spaces. “pict” is fine for general use
19. PHOTO TAKE MESSAGE: this is what will be displayed on the screen right before the picture is taken. Say Cheese! is a favorite
20. PHOTO FINNISHING MESSAGE: this is what is displayed after the booth is done. “Pick up prints outside of booth” is a good generic response here.
21. DELAY AFTER PHOTO FINISH: is how long the Photo finishine Message stays on the screen, I like 5.
22. Num. Pict: In this version of the software this has to be either 8 or 4. If you want the traditional photo booth looking strip choose 8, and you will get two identical photo strips printed on a 4×6 sheet. Choose 4 if you want a 2×2 grid on a 4×6 sheet. Other options are available if you create a custom layout.
NOTE: In normal operation with the built in templates teh num. pict box behaves differently, when doign a custom layout the Num. Pict box is set to the number of shots that will be taken by the camera..
23. Image Save To Box: Use this to find a directory to save the images and strips too. You can manually make a folder before hand for each event or create it here by hitting the .. browse .. button next to the Images Save to box. Always double check to make sure the ath is correct. the booth will not operate unless this folder exists and I would keep it on the desktop to be safe.
24. Add Logo: The log files are chosen here. The check box turns the logos on or off, and the Logo directory/file can be chosen from the address box. The logos must be in the “Logos” folder in the Fortune Photobooth program folder. The pixel dimensions for the double Strips is 400 pixels high by 800 wide. The dimensions for the 2×2 grid logo must be 400 high x 2350 wide. Custom logos for the strips can be created, but also must be in this folder: The path shoudl be C://program files (x86)/fortunephotobooth setup/Logos. Never change the name of this folder.
WARNING: the logo files must be RGB color files. Do not make them in CMYK or Gray Scale color spaces. they can be BW but not Gray Scale! If you are havign trouble with a logo, try making the filename of the logo simpler, like “logo2.jpg”
25. Hit the Save and Exit button. You should still see a live review, and f7 with start the photo booth shooting, or on a touch screen, pushing the icon of the webcamera will also start the shooting. Remember you will want to replace the standard graphics with your own, later.
26. Hit ESC to exit the program.
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