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 Virtual Booth.

You can always change the title later if you need!

Click the Gallery button to save and advance.

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 to 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 the rest of this page 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 sections as described below.

Get more information about each panel at the links beneath the headers.

Participant Access

Learn more about sharing Virtual Booth

This section includes a tool to open and close the booth so that you can shut off access when you are ready.

You'll also find your share URL and QR code in this top panel. Distribute either via email or posted online, or print the QR code to display on physical signage.

Participant Data

Available on Standard and Pro plans

Learn more about data capture on Virtual Booth

Collect email addresses, phone numbers, and names from participants.

Age Gate

Available on Pro plan

Learn more about age gate

Ensure participants are of a certain age before using your booth.

Branding Basics

Learn more about customizing your booth's appearance

Add some welcome text, and customize your home screen with your desired font color and a logo.

Branding Backgrounds

Learn about best practices for booth backgrounds

Choose from a color wheel to add a solid or gradient background, or upload your own file to make a more custom homepage.

Photo Editing

Learn more about how participants can customize their pictures


Upload multiple overlays, which participants can place on top of their images.

Background Replacement

Magically remove the background from participant photos (no green screen required!). Use multiple backgrounds and set the replacement option to optional (in order to allow participants to use their own background) or required to "force" replacement.

Background replacement consumes additional credits.


Participants can add custom stickers to their pictures when this feature is enabled. The stickers can be manually placed and re-sized.

Virtual Booth Credits

Each regular photo consumes one credit.

Photos taken with magic background replacement consume two credits. Retakes when background replacement is enabled consume an additional credit. The event average is 3 credits per participant when background replacement is in use.

We will warn you via email when you are running low. To get more credits, you can purchase a block of credits. Learn more about pricing in our help center.

Credits are not consumed with the HALO app.

You are ready to finish customizing your gallery

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