One of the most powerful features in Simple Booth apps is the ability to get photos on your phone almost immediately, but at many events guests still love to be able to take a print home. If you do a lot of printing, you have probably discovered that it can be difficult to fill the entire paper since our layouts are designed primarily for digital sharing. In this article, we'll share some tips with you on how to get your prints just right.
Settings for your layout, margins, and crop, as well as the iPad orientation will all affect how the images are printed from Simple Booth apps.
The first step to a great looking print is to choose a layout that is similar to your paper size. It is possible to more closely match the layout by changing between portrait or landscape orientation, or turning on square crop. Adding a logo to the layout can help fill in remaining space.
When it is appropriate, the app will automatically rotate the layout to better fit the paper. If there is room on the paper, Simple Booth will also automatically duplicate the photo strip layouts on your prints to get side-by-side strips.
At this point, you should have a layout that is close to the print size, but may still have some extra margins. To get it to fit perfectly, just turn on Force Fit!
Printing perfection with Force Fit
We wanted to find a better way to get prints to match your paper size, so our team invented Force Fit - a simple and mighty tool to get great digital layouts and fit your prints perfectly, too.
Force Fit crops each picture in the layout and alters the dimensions so that the photos fill the space with even margins on all sides. Simple Booth automatically detects faces in the photos and uses their positions to try to keep everyone in the frame! Force Fit will work best when your layout is already close in size to the paper size you have selected. The less cropping that is necessary, the better - but we will always make it fit!
If you are using a Background or an Overlay on our HALO app, the app will automatically disable those graphics on your prints. If you share these same pictures digitally, the overlay and background graphics will still appear on your layout. This is because those graphics have to be designed to fit the dimensions of your layout or GIF, and the dimensions change when Force Fit is applied. The Overlay and Background are removed from the print layout to prevent distortion. The best way to use Force Fit with branding on the layout or GIF is to add a logo as part of the design.