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I'm looking for a simple-to-use photobooth type system, where the user presses GO (or some such button), a photograph is taken, then immediately printed. Something like Apple's Photobooth, but that prints the picture taken immediately. We have a number of different computers (OSX, windows, or linux) and cameras (mostly Cannon SLRs) at our disposal. Does anyone know of any such software?

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Have you tried typing in "photobooth software" to Google? I seem to see a variety of solutions right away... – dpollitt Aug 13 '12 at 1:26
Many questions asked on can be googled. The point here is to get personal or professional opinions. – AndyML Aug 14 '12 at 16:22
@AndyML Good questions show some evidence of research. If a question can be googled, it should be. – Caleb Jan 28 '13 at 0:03

I think this is exactly what you're looking for:

Spark Booth is an easy to use standalone software.

  • It includes a template designer and a touch enabled interface that is easy to use even for children.
  • It also features an optional auto-print feature
  • Integration with social networks for the posting of the pictures taken.
  • It supports USB buttons so you can remove all other controls from the machine in case you deploy this in an area where that would be an issue
  • There is no requirement for an internet connection for the printing and local store operations

There is a good document about creating a DIY photo booth including links on how to get a physical button at

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Can you elaborate a bit, briefly describe why you think it's a good fit? – MikeW Jan 27 '13 at 23:48
@MikeW I hope it looks better now. – psarossy Jan 28 '13 at 7:46

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