SLR Booth makes it easy for you to import custom photo booth templates for your event.
First, we need to create a template suitable for use with SLR Booth. The first consideration is size – how big do you want your images to be? A standard 4×6 print at 300 dpi will be 1800 x 1200 pixels, and is a good size for most events. Larger images will allow you to make larger prints, but come with the drawbacks of slower processing / email / uploading times, and taking up more disk space.
So, fire up an image editor. It could be Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP… whatever you have on hand. The important thing is that we need to create a transparent PNG image. We’ll use GIMP as an example.
First, fire up GIMP and select File > New
Enter a width of 1800, height of 1200, and make sure to choose Fill with: Transparency
For our example, we’ll use a picture of a photo frame as our template. First we’ll paste the photo onto our image. Then we’ll use the selection tool to highlight the white area where we want the photos to go:
Now we can simply hit delete to remove the white, and replace it with the transparent background:
From here, choose file > Export As, and choose a filename ending in .png, and we end up with our final template image, ready to be loaded into SLR booth. To load it, you’ll need to copy it on to your device first.
To add a new template to SLR Booth, go to the template screen and click the plus button:
From here, you can select your .png file from your device to import and use as a template. During the import process SLR Booth will scan the file for transparent areas and automatically use these as placeholders for your photos. Once the file is imported, you’ll see a new icon for it, and selecting it will allow you to use your new template right away.