HALO App Picture Customizations

Customize the HALO app photo layouts

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Written by Emily Devlin
Updated over a week ago

Customize your pictures with graphics, pre-made themes, filters, and more. These customization options can be found in your Preset settings.

If you choose to allow it, participants can edit some of these options after capturing their picture(s).

⚠️ Not all customizations are available on all plans, see below for more information on availability ⚠️



Layout Options

Pick between layouts ranging from traditional photo strips to motion based layouts like GIFs.


Layout Types

Still Layouts

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

Motion Layouts

  • GIF: 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.

  • Live GIF: uses 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: a short video snippet that plays forwards and then in reverse, similar to Instagram's Boomerang.

  • Video: record anywhere between 5-120 seconds (you choose the maximum recording length) of video that includes audio. Trim tools are included for participants to use and certain editing options will be limited.


Choose Layout Feature

Enabling the choose layout feature will prompt participants to pick between four layouts after they “tap to start.”

These layouts currently include a Single 1x1, GIF, Live GIF, and Rebound. We hope to introduce more options in the future!

Disabling this choose layout feature will result in all participants using your default layout.


Layout Customizations

Choose default settings for other aspects of your pictures to make things your own!

Basic Customizations

  • Crop: enable a square or circle crop, or leave your photos in portrait or landscape mode.

  • Filters: choose from a wide range of filter effects to apply to the photos.

  • Margins & Corners: use slider tools to select margin thickness and how rounded the corners are.

  • Margin Colors: add a solid color to your layout's background using our color picker or your hex code.


Advanced Customizations

  • Frame Rotation: Rotate the frames 90º, 180º, or 270º to create a special effect.


Graphic Customizations

Custom Graphics

Use your preferred graphics editing program or an existing logo to add completely custom graphics to your picture layout.

  • Logos: logos can be placed above, to the side of, or below your layout. Additional space is created on your layout when a logo is added, meaning the logo will not cover any part of your picture.

  • Overlays: 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.

  • Margin Background: Customize the margins of the pictures with something other than a solid color.


Themes

We have a collection of free photo booth themes that are available in your app; themes cannot be enabled from your online dashboard at this time.

Themes add a custom start screen and overlay to the picture layout, and most are related to popular holidays and events such as birthday parties and weddings.

Themes are compatible to pair with custom logos, overlays, and margin graphics.


Chroma Key

More commonly referred to as green screen, our chroma key settings are in their own dedicated panel further down the page. Higher tier plans support more backgrounds per event.


Edit Tools

After capturing their frame(s), the app directs participants to an editing page. This page supports changing things like the picture's crop or filter as well as incorporating some additional graphic elements.

  • Digital Prop Packs: props rely on face detection to automatically size and place digital props on the pictures. We have a library of free props to pick from, available on all plans.

  • Custom Props: Upload completely custom props through our prop builder.

  • Stickers: drag and drop stickers that participants can place and re-size.


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Video Layout

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