Photostrips and Photobooths
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.
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
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
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
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 25Â¢ 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 NÃ¤kki 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!
Make Photobooth Photos Online - With These Websites and Your Webcam
- Fotofriend - Free Online Webcam Effects, Photo Booth & Editing
Take pictures with over 55 online webcam effects (over 3000 when combining effects) in our online photo booth. Edit your pics, keep them private or share them online.
- Webcam Toy - Take photos online with over 60 fun camera effects
Take pictures online with your webcam using over 60 free fun effects. Download photos to your computer and post to Twitter or Facebook!
Pinterest Photo Strip - A Great Way to Make Save the Date Cards
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
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.
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.
Photostrips and Photobooth Resources
- Hybrid Scrapbooking: Make a "Photobooth" Photo Strip
In this lesson, you see how to create a photo strip for using Photoshop CS or Photoshop Elements.
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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