While there’s a lot more you can customize for your booth, most people are excited to dive into customizing what the pictures will look like.

Update these settings in the "design" panel in your app or from your preset settings online.

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The photo design panel selections customize the booth's default settings.

When participants approach the booth, they will initially take their picture(s) with these settings.

If you choose, you can allow guests to edit the photos by enabling tools within your photo editing panel.


Choose from a list of picture layouts, including classic photo strips and motion-based layouts.

Still layouts

Choose from a single-frame layout or a variety of other combinations.

Motion layouts

We offer three motion-based layouts.

  • The GIF allows you to select between 2-6 frames and adjust how quickly the frames will play. The countdown seconds that you select in your start screen panel will reset before each new frame is taken.

  • The Live GIF has 6 frames and always plays at the fastest setting (this cannot be adjusted). The countdown seconds will only appear before the very first frame--the result is that it looks a bit more like a short video than the standard GIF.

  • Rebound is a short video snippet that plays forwards and then in reverse, similar to Instagram's Boomerang.

  • Video (available on Standard & Pro) allows participants to record anywhere between 5-90 seconds (you choose the maximum recording length) of video that includes audio. Trim tools are included and certain editing options will be limited.


Choose from a wide range of filter effects to apply to the photos.


Choose between a square or circle crop, or leave your photos in portrait or landscape mode. Simply rotate the iPad to switch between screen orientations!

Margins & Corners

Use the margins and corner sliders to select margin thickness and how rounded the corners are.


Add a logo, which can be placed above, to the side, or below your layout.


Overlays are "laid over" your entire layout (think of these acting like a watermark). A lot of people use overlays to create a decorative border, or to place their logo in one of the corners.

Note: If you're using an overlay, it will appear by default when event participants are taking their photo. This helps everyone avoid being "covered" by your overlay graphics in case they do stick into the frame a bit.

This option can always be disabled from the photo design panel if you prefer.

Backgrounds & Colors

These settings customize the background in the margins of the pictures. Learn more about replacing backgrounds with green screen here.

  • Custom graphic: use the Background Image button to add a decorativeThe background setting in this panel adds a graphic

  • Background Color: Use a color picker or your hex code to add a pop of color.

Frame Rotation

HALO Pro plan only.

Change the orientation of the frames of your pictures, which can create an anti-gravity effect.

Chroma Key

More commonly referred to as green screen, our chroma key settings are in their own dedicated panel within your settings. Higher tier HALO plans support more backgrounds per event, learn more here!

Pro Tips:

  • Change your preview image: Use the "Change Image" button above your picture preview in order to swap out the image displayed on your layout preview.

  • Make sure your logo is the right size for your layout: Pick your layout type and crop before you design your logo.

    The recommended size, found below the logo upload button, will automatically adjust after you update the layout & crop.

  • Make sure your graphics won't cover your pictures: Some overlays include a logo that takes up a lot of space on a certain side (often the bottom).

    Uploading a logo (which should be a similar size to the logo that is incorporated into the overlay) will move the photos and create extra space on your layout. If your logo is on the bottom then add a bottom logo, etc.

Next Steps: Customize the booth's appearance

Customize the booth's color scheme, photo editing tools, sharing options and more.

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