You can customize most settings in-app, but most people prefer to make adjustments online and let the settings automatically sync to the app (WiFi required).
The instructions below can be followed for online and in-app settings, however if you are using the in-app settings the panels we describe will be in a slightly different order!
Start by visiting your list of presets
In the HALO app, you'll see the list of presets when you first sign in.
1. Create a preset for your booth
If you have an existing preset you want to customize, click on the title and skip ahead to step 3.
Use the blue "+" icon in the top right corner to get started. Then give your preset a unique title (participants won't see this) and choose to set up a physical booth.
You can always change the title later if you need!
Click the Gallery button to continue.
2. Set up your gallery's basic settings
Pictures taken with your preset will be sent to the online gallery you choose.
If you want multiple presets to go into the same gallery, you can choose an existing gallery. If you want to reuse branding from a previous gallery but have a new collection of images, choose "Copy Gallery." Then, skip ahead to Step 3.
Use a new gallery (or copy of an old gallery) for each event in order to keep the photos separate. For permanent installs, tours, or other longer activations, consider collecting all of your photos in the same gallery.
The remainder of these settings can be adjusted again later, so we're going to skip over these settings for now. Use the button below to skip ahead to see more detail on the settings available on this page.
Click "create" to save your gallery, and you'll be brought to your preset settings page.
3. Customize your booth
The preset page allows you to control the booth settings and picture customizations. Settings are separated into different panels as described below.
Get more information about each panel at the links beneath the headers.
Keep your event clean and healthy by enabling gesture controls on iPads running iOS 14 or later. Touchless mode will limit the availability of some features
Use this panel to customize most aspects of how the pictures appear by default (participants can make edits later on if you choose to allow it).
A Chroma Key (green screen) panel is available further down the page.
App Colors and Backgrounds
All plans: Customize the color theme for the photo booth. This adjusts the font and background color throughout the experience. Use a hex code or our color picker.
Lite, Standard & Pro: Add a custom start and edit screen.
Camera & Countdown
Toggle between the front and rear camera.
Set up a "get ready" prompt and how long participants have to get ready for each frame.
Transport participants anywhere by replacing the background of the pictures.
Chroma Key requires a physical green or blue screen.
After taking their photos, 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. Customize each tool to make the options more restricted or relevant to your event or activation.
Available on Standard and Pro plans
Standard: Collect email address, phone number, first & last name, postal code, and date of birth.
Pro: The ability to add custom fields and legal terms in addition to what's included in Standard.
Available on Pro plan
Ensure participants are of a certain age before using your booth.
Decide how participants can send their picture to themselves. Custom messaging is available on certain plans.
Photos will automatically sync to your Simple Booth account with an easy download option from your gallery settings pages.
Camera Roll and Dropbox are also available. In order to avoid saving in multiple locations and potentially slowing down your upload queue, we recommend leaving these off unless you have a special use case.