Virtual photo booth software delivers a branded, mobile photo experience to your event guests wherever they are!
This article will guide you through designing your own virtual photo booth for your upcoming event. Learn more about the guest experience here.
Create a web preset
Web presets allow you to capture photos for Virtual Booth. To create one, visit your presets tab, and press the + button in the top right corner.
Choose Virtual for your capture type, and continue on to create your gallery.
Gallery privacy best practice: it is best to make your gallery private during the event since anyone with the link will be able to upload any photo. After you close the event, you can review what is in the gallery, and then make the page public from your gallery settings if you would like.
Customize your event
Participant Access Panel
This section includes a tool to start and stop your event. You will want to turn off uploading after an event ends to prevent any surprise photos and further use of your credits. Think of this as the virtual equivalent of tearing down the photo booth at the end of the night!
The Participant Access Panel also contains the link and QR code you will share to collect photos.
Use the clipboard to copy the link, or download the QR code (or both!) and share with your guests. There are plenty of ways to share your event, but here are a few ideas:
- Use the URL with a button on your website or in an email
- Share the link on social media
- Add the QR code in your digital or print signage
Branding Panel Basics
Make the booth your own with the Branding Panel. You can see a preview of your booth below this panel.
- Your Header Image will appear at the very top of the booth, above the heading.
PNG with transparency (recommended) or JPEG, 1200x180px.
- The Text Color changes the color of your booth's font and buttons. Choose from the color wheel or enter your hex code.
White or dark gray are typically both great options!
- The Heading and Subheading are displayed when guests first load the booth.
Use the heading to introduce your event and the subheading as a call to action, a prompt for the type of photos people should submit, your event hashtag, etc. These can also be left blank!
Branding Panel Backgrounds
Background Images will display on your booth's homepage. You can choose to upload a full-screen background, or a repeating background for a tiled effect.
Opaque backgrounds can be problematic, depending on your design and color theme. Our opacity slider allows you to introduce some transparency if you need.
Learn more about sizing and best practices for background images here.
This tool customizes the page's color theme. Choose from solid or gradient options, and select up to two colors from the color wheel or enter your hex code.
Photo Design Options
The remainder of the settings allow you to adjust the editing options that are available for guests to use after they take their photo.
Upload multiple overlays, which participants can place on top of their images.
PNG with transparency must be used, 1280x1280px recommended.
Background Replacement magically removes the background from your participants' images (no green screen required!). You can add multiple backgrounds.
JPEG or PNG, 1280x1280px recommended.
Guests can add custom stickers to their pictures when this feature is enabled. The stickers can be manually placed and re-sized.
PNG with transparency must be used, 800x800px recommended. With rectangular stickers, the longer side should not exceed 800px.
Deploy your Virtual Booth
Once the Virtual Booth settings are customized to your needs, you're ready to run your event!
- Confirm you have enough credits for your event.
- Be sure your gallery link and/or QR code is ready to be posted if it has not already been distributed.
- Revisit your participant access panel and click the button to start accepting uploads.
- Don't forget to close the event at the end of the event from the same participant access panel.