Classic Start Guide
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Written by Emily Devlin
Updated over a week ago

This article will guide you through each settings panel in your Classic app.

Classic settings can be found in-app. You can also access your galleries from an online dashboard but cannot customize the settings online.

Step 1: Touchless Mode

Simple Booth supports a touchless mode for a more hygienic experience.

Touchless mode allows participants to control the booth through gestures. It includes fewer customization options, which you can learn more about below.

Step 2: Select A Gallery

The online gallery is where your participants can view, download, and share their photos.
We typically recommend setting up a new gallery for each event or activation to keep the pictures separate.

Creating A New Gallery

Tap "manage galleries," then use the "new gallery" button to get started. All gallery settings can be adjusted again in the future.

Gallery Title

Your gallery title will appear at the top of the page.


The added hashtag(s) will automatically populate when participants post to X (formerly known as Twitter). Facebook restricts to one hashtag, so the first hashtag entered will post to Facebook.


Determine whether participants can view the entire gallery, or only their own photo.

Using An Existing Gallery

Use the dropdown menu from the gallery panel to select an existing gallery.

Step 3: Start Screen

The photo booth will rest on the start screen between "sessions" with a message that says, "tap to start booth" so participants will know how to get started.

This panel allows you to choose the camera, number of countdown & delay seconds, and whether or not a "get ready prompt" appears.

The get ready prompt shows participants which layout you have selected (more on this in step 4) and how many frames to expect to take.

Step 4: Photo Design

Use this panel to customize most aspects of how the pictures appear by default.

Choose a layout type (either motion-based or more traditional), filter effects, a crop type, add graphics like a logo, and more.
Participants can make edits after capturing their photo(s) if you choose to allow it.

Step 5: Themes

Scroll through our library of pre-made themes for an easier customization option. The themes will add an overlay to your photos and a matching start screen.

We include themes for most holidays as well as events like birthday parties and weddings!

Step 6: Colors

Customize the booth's color theme. The colors panel adjusts the background and font colors throughout the participant experience to match your other customizations.

Step 7: Photo Editing & Props

After taking their photos and before sharing, participants have an opportunity to make edits to their photos if you choose to enable any edit tools.

Allow them to change the layout type, adjust the filter, add digital props, and more.


Photo filters will make pictures warmer, cooler, or black & white.

GIF Speed

If the participant uses the GIF layout, this tool allows them to adjust the playback speed to be slower or faster.


Allow participants to change the crop type on their picture(s).

Margin Color

Allow participants to readjust the color of their picture's margins.

This tool will be disabled if margins are not present on your layout.


You will find a Props panel beneath the Photo Editing panel. Use this area to adjust which props appear during your event.

Step 8: Send Options

Decide how participants will be able to receive their picture once they finish their session.

Options include QR code, email, text message (US only), or printing!

Step 9: Save Options

Enable Camera Roll saving for easily-downloadable copies of the finished layouts and individual images.

Step 10: Preparing & Shutting Down Your Booth

You will want to take some steps before using the booth to ensure a smooth experience. Then make sure everybody received their picture afterwards!

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