Thank you for purchasing Darkroom Booth. We hope this page can answer any issues or questions you may have about using Booth. If you have any questions or issues not covered here, or just want to chat, please give us a call, email, or visit via our contact info below!
Installation and Activation.
Darkroom Booth requires activation for full use. When you purchase Booth, you will receive an 18 digit activation code via email. First, download Booth and double-click to install. When you run Darkroom Booth it will ask if you want to Activate. Choose yes and enter your 18 digit activation code. After that Booth will be licensed to run in full mode.
Activation requires brief internet access. You will also need internet access to de-activate Booth to move your license to a different computer (Booth is licensed to be run on one computer at a time, but does allow two concurrent activations).
Your First time in Booth
Darkroom Booth is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, but it does have quite a few features. Watch the video to the right or read below:
Booth includes some “Sample Events” that you can use as templates to get started quickly. We recommend duplicating one or more of the sample events to practice on (that way you can always go back to the “original” to see it’s settings). To duplicate an event, click on it, then go to the Booth Events menu at the top, and choose “Duplicate Event”.
Setup your printer / output options
Before you “Start Booth” in the bottom left, make sure you have your “output” options set correctly (print, email, etc). This is done on the Settings- Main tab. To setup your printer, click on the “Global Settings” button in the top right, then click on Printer Options. Darkroom Booth has built-in drivers for several printers, if yours is not listed, just add the “Windows Printer” toward the bottom of the list. Tell Darkroom what sizes your printer can print and you should be good to go. If you want to send emails, you'll need to setup at least one "from" account in Global Settings, Email Accounts.
Booth Control / Triggering
Darkroom Booth supports touchscreen, keyboard, mouse, and serial inputs to start a booth session. These settings are in the Settings- Controls screen. If you want advanced touch screen control, you can setup touchscreen "buttons" in your Booth screen / template (settings- Screens). A separate video (below) will show you how this works.