LiveBooth was an app I created for live event photographers and photo booths. I developed and maintained it for several years, but this year I committed full-time to Simple Booth and realized I can no longer continue working on it. Thank you to you everyone who downloaded and used the app. If you still need it, is is available on the App Store, but it is no longer actively being maintained. If you’re looking for world-class photo booth apps and hardware, I encourage you to check out www.simplebooth.com!
When you first open LiveBooth, the Photo Source is set by default to Camera Roll. You can leave it on Camera Roll to easily test the other features that come with the app with sample images or change it to an Album, Photo Stream or Dropbox.
Depending on what Photo Source is selected, other options will become available. For Photo Stream and Album, there is an additional button to cycle through the available albums and photo streams on your device. One of the most important photo streams is My Photo Stream which can be used to sync photos to the LiveBooth kiosk from your other devices.
My Photo Stream and Dropbox are the most common ways to deliver images to LiveBooth.
As you change the Photo Source, LiveBooth will preview the images in the source for you with your overlay applied. You can scroll through them by swiping left or right and see them appear as they are cached. If you run into a problem such as the images do not appear to be caching, you can go to the Overlay settings section and turn the overlay on/off to reset the caching process.
When set to Dropbox, you can log into your Dropbox account. If you have the Dropbox app installed it will do a fast-app-switch to the Dropbox app and ask for your permission. If you do not have the Dropbox app installed, a window will appear in LiveBooth that lets you log into any Dropbox account and will ask for your permission. After logging into Dropbox, LiveBooth will be showing images from the root folder and any immediate subdirectories. You can tap Choose Path to select a specific folder you would like to sync that can be anywhere in your Dropbox account. Navigate to the folder of your choose and tap “Choose.” LiveBooth will always look to immediate subdirectories for images to display as well, which is convenient when photo booth software organizes your images into subdirectories and you want to display all the different images it creates.
We recommend creating a new Dropbox folder for each event so that no strange deleted images from previous sessions interfere with your current session. It’s not that we think it will happen, it’s just that it seems like a good idea.
Note that LiveBooth does not create any photo layouts with your images, it only displays the image files that you provide to it which may or may not already be layouts or photo strips.