Bruno Bornsztein

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Comments - How To: Set Up a DIY Photo Booth Using Your Computer (Free Software Download Included)

Brenda on Jun 11, 2017:

I'm wanting to do this for my daughter's baby shower and was wondering if it will work with an apple ipad mini?

Tom on Feb 22, 2015:

I was barely able to download the photobooth app due to security and after an hour of trying to figure out how to get and use automator, I've given up. Any other direcions would be helpful. thanks

Tom on Feb 22, 2015:

no idea how to do what you're explaining

Brooke Pscion on Jan 10, 2015:

hi my 16th birthday is in 2 weeks and we want to do a photo booth. I have gotten everything to work except when it prints it only prints two pictures and cuts off, I am using 4x6 photo paper and i dont care if its not centered, but i would like to know how i can rotate it. Please get back to me ASAP

sc on Nov 22, 2014:

Thanks so much! The app works really well. Now, I just have to figure out how to position my computer on a platform tall enough for waist and above shots.

Anonymous on Nov 05, 2014:

I also have the problem where the printer doesn't print. Any suggestions? Thanks

Anonymous on Jul 15, 2014:

does not work in Maverick 10.9

Anonymous on Jun 03, 2014:

Is there any way to alter step #3 above to use an external webcam to take the photos? I don't want my computer out in the open.

josh on May 19, 2014:

Hi. I'm using this on the newest iOS and when it goes to print, it is blank. Can anyone help?

Brandon on Dec 16, 2013:

When its running, it quits after picture two. If it gets past picture two, it gives me an error saying something about a rotation problem and quits.

Aude on Sep 09, 2013:

I used the Automator photobooth for our wedding. I had to fiddle with it a little bit but got it to work quite well eventually (didn't manage to connect a webcam to take the pictures, but the bad quality of the photobooth has its charm as well) It was amazing and people loved it! Resulted in some crrrazy pictures :) Thank you so much for making this available!

Tricia on Sep 03, 2013:

Using my MacBook, I set up a photobooth for a 50th wedding anniversary.  I bought a powermate button and set it up to control my laptop so no one needed to touch my laptop. I didn't use curby as I couldn't get it to print. The photobooth worked out beautifully and was a huge success! In Photo Booth: File: Print: set Paper Size to a Borderless 4"x6". Set Orientation to Landscape.  Because Photo Booth is set to 4 up pics you will receive 4 nice size (photo booth) prints. Not in a strip, but side by side. Guests took two home and taped two into the photo guest book.

gal who everything got dropped on on Sep 02, 2013:

Hello I have a wedding in 2weeks and I have a macbook pro I am using with a canon selphy printer. I cant seem to get the format to be two strips that fill up the 4x6 pages... can you please help me with this

Alan on Aug 10, 2013:

Hi,It all works well except the photo quaility is rubbish through my macbook pros camera. However, photo booth works fine out of automator. Any ideas? Automator seems to be compressing the photos for some reason. Thanks

Dana on Jul 26, 2013:

Trying to use this program and everything works except when it prints, there is nothing there.  Pictures are being saved to the correct file so why isn't it printing anything?

Anonymous on Jul 21, 2013:

I am having trouble using this? I can't figure out how to install it. Help please. :-)

Amanda on May 11, 2013:

this seems to freeze my computer everytime i open it. what am i doing wrong? I plan to use it at relay for life as a fundraiser. 

Anonymous on May 07, 2013:

i tried on all my mac computers running the appropriate OS X and higher and it crashes on all 3.  Works sometimes but not all the time.  Good idea but wish it wouldn't crash.

Dianne on Apr 21, 2013:

Will your program work if I tether my camera to my computer? Also, can it print double strips rather than one?

Anonymous on Apr 12, 2013:

I am having difficulty getting the printer to print the pictures centered on the 4x6, is there anything I can do on the software side to help them?  Been trying to fix it on the printer side to no avail

Ro on Mar 23, 2013:

When taking a Video Snapshot, is there a way to change which camera to use?  I have a logitech webcam hooked up to my Mac.  Photobooth picks this up as the default however your photobooth workflow does not.  I'd like to use this webcame vs. the built-in isight because it takes higher quality photos.

Please help! My wedding is in 2 months!

Trish on Mar 09, 2013:

OK, finally got it to work EXCEPT printing. I want to use a photobooth at an upcoming event. Because I don't want my PC touched I installed a PowerMate button. Using iPhoto and the PowerMate button, in four easy steps I can take the pictures (4), view, print and delete. I like how Curbly will put the pics in a strip (something iPhoto won't) BUT how can I get the pictures to automatically go into print mode? Am I missing something?

Jena on Mar 07, 2013:

I would like to be able to print vertically and two rows like a photo booth picture is that possible?

Trish on Feb 06, 2013:

Would like to use this program for an upcoming party, however when I try the download this is the message I get:The action “New PDF Contact Sheet” encountered an error. I'm using MacBook OS X version 10.6.8

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