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Photostrips and Photobooths

Updated on November 30, 2014

Vintage Photostrips

Once up on a time photobooths could be found in amusement parks, arcades, train stations, and on main street stores around the world. Several generations in the 1900s grew up with the photobooth as a primary method of recording special events. While they can still be found in amusement parks and arcades - they no longer hold the special unique appeal. With cell phone cameras, disposable cameras and the full range of digital technology photobooths have less of a role.

However, there are many online tools that let you take your digital photos and create the photostrips that were once only obtainable in a photobooth. Try out some of these tools and add some vintage appeal to your digital photos. You can use existing digital images, webcam images and have tons of photo fun!

Photoboother - My Favorite App For Photo Strips


With 6 different frame selections, up to four photos, an email option, a download option and an amazingly easy interface this free application is my favorite. Others have more features, Facebook Integration - but Photoboother has the simple vintage feel of an ere gone by.

Photofunia Photobooth - Create awesome photo booth strips with any four photos.

Photofunia Photobooth
Photofunia Photobooth

Photobooth on Your Android


This a great app. You can take a strip of 3 or 4 photos, in color, black & white, etc., then share or print them. I was able to use these pics for my photo ID needs.


Incredibooth Photo Booth - iPhone 4

Incredibooth Photo Booth
Incredibooth Photo Booth

A Photo Booth in your Pocket. Step up, sit down, and get ready to cram as many of your friends together as possible. The photo booth has returned, and it's incredible.No coins needed, no hunting down old dirty dive bars, and no longer limited to a single backdrop!

Vintage Photo Strips - From Big Huge Photo Labs

Vintage Photo Fun
Vintage Photo Fun

Create vintage photo booth strips from your digital photos. Four poses! Your photos are automatically aged for an authentic vintage look. For the best results, they suggest you use really bad photos. You know, ones where your hair is doing something it shouldn't and the flash is going off right in somebody's face and one eye is closed and your mouth is open. Something awkward like that.


PopBooth for iPhone & iPad

PopBooth is a free photo booth app that turns 4 photos into a photo strip: post to Facebook, send by email, or send real photo strips in the mail. PopBooth photo strips are printed and shipped on high quality, glossy cardstock. You get two copies of your strip, and each can be popped out of the delivery card for individual use. Cards are printed and shipped in 3-5 days, and only cost $2.99!

Add Photo Strip To Facebook Profile

Facebook Photo Strips
Facebook Photo Strips

This facebook app lets you take stock photos or upload your own photos to create horizontal Photo Strips and have them posted directly to your Facebook Wall.

The Photomaton is Invented

Photo Booth debuts in 1925

Anatol M. Josepho invented the photo booth ("Photomaton") in 1925. Anatol was a world traveler having been born in Siberia in 1894. From there he went to Berlin, Germany at the age of 15, New York at 18, and then Shanghai, China in his mid-twenties. His "Photomaton" debuted in September, 1925 at 1659 Broadway, between 51st and 52nd Streets in Manhattan, and charged 25¢ for a strip of eight photos, developed in eight minutes. Records say that as many as 7,500 people a day would line up to have their photos taken - as reported by Näkki Goranin in The Telegraph. A white-gloved attendant would guide people to the booth and, once inside, direct them to 'look to the right, look to the left, look at the camera.' That's a far cry from today's far less formal photo booths!

Photobooth Props - A great tutorial on making your own props!

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Instagram PhotoStrip

Pinterest Photo Strip - A Great Way to Make Save the Date Cards

Pinterest PhotoStrips
Pinterest PhotoStrips

iPad Photobooth


With the iPad 2 things can get pretty twisted. Photo Booth takes snapshots of you and your friends in ways far from ordinary — from funny to artsy to really bizarre. Make a few faces, snap a few snaps, and see your wacky side.

Facebook Photo Strips - Facebook has made the Traditional Strip horizontal - but still fun

Annual Photobooth Convention

Photobooth Convention
Photobooth Convention


Once upon a time photobooths were only found in arcades, amusement parks and retail establishments. However, as we all know they have lost their home in many of those places. However, a new age has brought the photobooth to parties, weddings, proms, corporate events and any other place where people are celebrating, perhaps drinking, and looking to be a bit silly while recording the event for posterity. Party Booths has emerged as the largest and most distinguished provider of photo booth rental services in the US.

Tuxpi - Ways to tweak your digital images


Tuxpi is a easy way to apply photo effects or picture frame effects to a photo directly from a webpage. you only need to upload a photo, apply a photo effect or picture frame and the re-download it the modified photo result. Every effect is one step! So it's a not a full service photo editor - but what it does it does with ease! It has several effects not easily found on other sites - filmstrips and newscast are great to create fun photos.

Photobooth Locator

Photobooth Locator
Photobooth Locator

ImageChef - Add some dazzle to your digital photos


ImageChef has it all - Tattoos, Tree Carvings, Team Jerseys, Word Mosaics, id cards, photo frames, sketchpads, animations, license plates and much much more. However - all the free versions have either limited resolution or watermarks on the images. You have to pay for the best versions. You can also link your images with Facebook and other social networks.

One of the strengths of Imagechef is the community. Joining groups is a great way to share your work in a community of like minded individuals as well as get inspired by other users. In addition to groups there are many user created templates that you can work with. So with ImageChef you have frequent updates because of this large community of users.

Photo Enhancement - When your photos are less than perfect - Tucia Them!


I love editing photos, but when you have the photos say from a wedding, a reunion or a graduation you might want a professional touch. Tucia can add a person into a family portrait or remove an unwanted stranger from your photo. They can digitally open up closed eyes or fix hair. They can also offer glamorize and digital cosmetic enhancement options - get a tan, clear acne or remove braces. Simple touch-ups such as digital camera mark or red eye removal and cropping are also available.

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    • jcalbon lm profile image

      jcalbon lm 

      7 years ago

      What a fun look at photobooths. I especially liked the props!

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      Edit Photos 

      7 years ago from Earth

      @CraftyandClever: With most of these services I have found that the photo upload is what takes the longest and that really depends on two things. First the speed of your Internet connection. Second where you photos are - all on one PC in folders, on an online service or all over the place. Once you get the photos into the Mosaic it is no time at all - all the work is in the photo gathering and uploading.

    • CraftyandClever profile image


      7 years ago from everywhere but mostly Cali

      I love the photo mosaic. How long does that take?

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      7 years ago

      I LOVE photo booths and can't seem to find any good ones in this region, so thank you for providing info about the online possibilities!

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      7 years ago

      Mosaic's are super cool, I'm always amazed by them.

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      8 years ago

      I smiled as I recalled moments with pals in a photobooth, thank you!

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      8 years ago

      What a great lens with lots of useful ideas for bringing back the fun of photo strips. If you are having a party or event then you could hire photo booth to create some fun photo strips all throughout the night!

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      8 years ago

      What a nifty idea and so retro!

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      9 years ago

      These are awesome tips for making photobooth strips! Rolling to my Mustache On A Stick lens. :)

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      Robin S 

      9 years ago from USA

      Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

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      9 years ago

      I got my free one and then I ordered one. For two fifty it includes the photostrip, a card and the postage. If I mail a Hallmark card to somebody it's that much - without the fun personalization!


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