Post # 1
We are planning on doing a photobooth at our wedding, but were stuck on the logistics of how to make it work, until my mother (who I swear spends all day surfing the net for things for our wedding) found this site.
Its a software program that runs itself. You just need a laptop, a camera (That is compatible – this is the only downside) and a printer (with ink and 4×6 photo paper). You can set up the station and just leave it be all night because the guests operate it themselves.
When they walk up to it, they hit the spacebar key and there is a countdown and it takes three photos in a row with a short pause in between like a real photo booth. After the three pictures are taken, they are automatically printed out from the printer. Have a pair of scissors handy and you get one strip for the guest book and one for your guests!
The software normally goes for $150 but is on sale right now for $100. Way less expensive than renting a booth and we now don’t have to worry about sticking someone at the table all night to operate the printer. I have tried the demo without printing and it works really well! I will let you know how it goes when we hook up a printer to it and test it out.
Here is the link: http://www.seemonkey.net/
Post # 3
Very cool! Thanks for sharing
Post # 4
very cool…. but not mac or dslr compatible… hopefully they expand compatibility a bit!
Post # 5
> very cool…. but not mac or dslr compatible… hopefully they expand compatibility a bit!
Oh, we’re expanding 🙂 We’re currently working on both Mac and DSLR compatibility, as well as some other neat features. I don’t have a date yet for when we expect those things to be done, but it’s definitely at the top of our list.
We’re also open for other suggestions for new features.
Post # 6
Here’s a link for you Mac users:
this guy created a script for a photobooth for his sister’s wedding using a Mac. You donate and download.
Post # 7
@Lorilori – thx for this! I still want to do this…I have 2 weeks to possibly get this together.
Post # 8
You’re welcome, Krissycake! Good luck, I’m sure you can pull it off. If you do shoot me a PM and let me know how it works out.
Post # 9
Oh Wow!!! thanks so much for posting this!
Post # 10
Awesome…. I love this idea and thanks for posting for a mac.
At first, a few people told me I should make my own photobooth but I wasn’t really into that idea because I wasn’t sure how it would actually work. I thought it might look cheap and might be a lot of hassle. But if I can use this program so it’s easy to use for my guest. This will be perfect. Now I just need to get everything together.
Post # 11
Do we know if there will be a Windows 7 compatible version soon? (Like before Sept 2010?) I’m getting a new lapop for Christmas …
Post # 12
We’re working on a Windows 7 version right now, as well as the OS X version. Hopefully the Windows 7 will be an easy port from Vista. OS X will take longer, since there’s a lot that changes between the two platforms.
But yes, we’ll have Windows 7 support before Sep 2010 🙂
Meanwhile, I’d recommend Mac users check out David Cline’s software, linked above. So far it seems to have good reviews.
Post # 13
@ GingerRogers Did you try the See Monkey software yet? How did it work out? I love this idea, but I am a bit skeptical.
Post # 14
I’d love some feedback and reviews on these options mentioned above as well! I’m thinking of trying to use one for my wedding too. 🙂
Post # 15
I agree, violete! I bookmarked the Mac software but I’d LOVE to hear from people who have actually used it!
Post # 16
Spark Booth is Mac and Windows 7 compatible