EasyBooth Derby

The Best and Favorite

Social Media Photo & Video Booth

Available in Derby and surrounding areas

Tel: 01332 942423

Mob: 07943 047509

Email: enquiries@easyboothderby.co.uk

EasyBooth Slideshow 2 Software


The EasyBooth Slideshow 2 Software application enables fellow boothers the option to display on external monitors via

Cable, Wi-Fi or display larger via Chromecast


Displays Photos, Animated Gifs, Videos, Advertisements and Scrolling Marquee.


Use your own background image, decide what to show, and where to show it and all with options for borders, transitions, timings, audio, in Order or in Reverse.  Fully customisable to your own preferences and design.


You simply select the Watch Folders to watch for each content, and as each new content is added it is automatically added to the next display cycle on the external screen(s).  Choose the last ‘x’ number from each Watch Folder and away it goes.


If venue Wi-Fi is not available then simply connect a second system via the inbuilt private Wi-Fi option and create a personal Photobooth-Network between the booth and other systems and select the Network Path to Watch Folders for the content.

Or why not even go for top of the range and use a projector and project to an even larger screen.


(See the new PhotoWall available here)

Full working copy of EasyBooth Slideshow 2 Software


Use the simple installer to install files to a new folder “C:\SlideShow2”.


http://www.easyboothderby.co.uk/Slideshow2_Installer.exe


When running on your system it will currently have an incorrect licence file and therefore inform you that the software is unregistered

and will display “Unregistered” during the EasyBooth Slideshow.


If you like the EasyBooth Slideshow 2 software and would like to purchase valid licence keys for your systems:


Simply contact me and we can arrange payment via PayPal and delivery of your licence key(s)

or simply use the PayPal buttons below.


The cost of the EasyBooth Slideshow 2 Software is:

Only $49.99 for One Licence Key or $89.99 for Two Licence Keys

(at time of initial purchase only - Licence keys are not transferable between systems)


You can contact me at: Email: ajhunt@freeuk.com or Facebook: Anthony Hunt

If you have any questions please feel free to email and ask as always here to help.

EasyBooth Slideshow 2 Reference Information



General Tab

Slideshow Right:  The position in pixels where to display the slideshow on a second attached screen (one more pixel than the screen resolution of the first screen).  If being used separately on a second system this would be 0 (zero) pixels.

Slideshow Top:  The position in pixels where to display the slideshow from the top of the screen.

Slideshow Width:  The width of the required slideshow (the width of the Windows Screen Resolution of the second screen).

Slideshow Height:  The height of the required slideshow (the height of the Windows Screen Resolution of the second screen).

Borders:  Select whether to display borders around content in the slideshow.

Width:  If borders selected to ‘Yes’ for the content display what size of border in pixels.

Colour:  If borders selected to ‘Yes’ for the content display what colour for the borders to use.

Background Image:  The image to be used as the background for the slideshow (this should be created at the same screen resolution as the slideshow width and height for best effect).

Effect On #1-4:  The On Effect to use for the respected effect # of the content when being displayed in the slideshow.

Effect Off #1-4:  The Off Effect to use for the respected effect # of the content when being removed in the slideshow.

Order:  The order in which the Fetched content is displayed, In Order or In Reverse.

Speed:  The speed of the Effects when content being displayed in the slideshow.

Shadows:  Select whether to have shadows on the content being displayed in the slideshow.

Background Music:  Select filename of music to be heard as backing during the slideshow (this must be in .mp3 format).

To make long .mp3 files you can join several together by using applications like MP3 Workshop from: http://www.audio2x.com

Volume Level:  Select the volume level for the Background Music if supported by sound card.

Photos Tab

Show Photos:  Select whether to display Photos in the slideshow and what layout to use.  (1), (2), (3) or (4), or ‘No’.

Photo Posn #1-4:  Give the required Left margin, Top margin, Width and Height for the photos to be displayed in Landscape and Portrait.  If only selecting 1 photo to be displayed at a time then the Left margin, Top margin and photo sizes can be enlarged as only displaying 1 item of content.  If selecting to display 2 photos at a time then the location and sizes need to be changed for #1 and #2 so to fit 2 photos on the display screen at one time.  The same rule applies if selecting to display 3 or 4 photos on the screen.

Photos Fetch Last:  This is the number of Last Photos to retrieve from the photos found in the Watch Folders.

Photos From:  This is whether to Fetch the Last number of photos from ‘Each’ of the Watch Folders or from the complete number of photos found from ‘All’ the Watch Folders.

Delay Seconds:  Select the delay time for displaying the photo content during the slideshow.

Photos Watch #1-4:  Select Yes or No for the Folders to watch for .jpg content from during the slideshow.  Use the Select button and navigate to the required Watch Folder and use the Rotate option to rotate images if wanted.

Remember Ratio sizes the resizing content for display and keep them proportionate as possible for best display results.

Animated GIFs Tab

Show GIFs:  Select whether to display Animated GIFs in the slideshow and what layout to use.  (1) or (2), or ‘No’.

Photo Posn #1-2:  Give the required Left margin, Top margin, Width and Height for the animated GIFs to be displayed.  If only selecting 1 Gif to be displayed at a time then the Left and Top margins can be changed to centre the 1 item of content.  If selecting to display 2 GIFs at a time then the Left and Top margins for both #1 and #2 can be changed so to fit 2 GIFs on the display screen at one time.  

GIFs Fetch Last:  This is the number of Last GIFs to retrieve from the .gifs found in the Watch Folders.

GIFs From:  This is whether to Fetch the Last number of GIFs from ‘Each’ of the Watch Folders or from the complete number of GIFs found from ‘All’ the Watch Folders.

Loop For:  Select the loop number  for displaying the GIF content during the slideshow.

GIFs Watch #1-4:  Select Yes or No for the Folders to watch for .gif content from during the slideshow.  Use the Select button and navigate to the required Watch Folder.

Note: Animated GIFs sizes should not be changed from the original size they were created at as they cannot be stretched to fit.



Videos Tab

Show Videos:  Select whether to display Videos in the slideshow.  As videos are a much larger size and more CPU intensive only (1) or ‘No’ options are available.

Video Posn #1:  Give the required Left margin, Top margin, Width and Height for videos to be displayed.

Videos Fetch Last:  This is the number of Last Videos to retrieve from the video format selected found in the Watch Folders.

Photos From:  This is whether to Fetch the Last number of Videos from ‘Each’ of the Watch Folders or from the complete number of Videos found from ‘All’ the Watch Folders.

Video Seconds:  Select the maximum number seconds, or Full, for displaying the video content during the slideshow.

Video Format:  Select the video format to search for in the Watch Folders for displaying the video content during the slideshow.

Background Audio:  Select whether to play the Background Audio behind the video if Background Audio playing.

Videos Watch #1-4:  Select Yes or No for the Folders to watch for selected video format content from during the slideshow.

Use the Select button and navigate to the required Watch Folder.

Note: If .mp4 videos are not being displayed install the “Media Palayer Codec Pack” from within the Tools Folder.

Video Volume:  Select the volume level for the Video Audio if supported by sound card.

Adverts/Idles Tab

Show Adverts:  Select whether to display Adverts in the slideshow.  Adverts should be ctreated at the same size as the display screen resolution for best effect and must be in the .png format.  More that one advert can be displayed by creating several adverts and saving them into the same Watch Folder.

Every ‘X’ Group:  Select after how many groups each group of displays to display an advert between each group.

Border:  Select wheter to display a border around adverts displayed.  This would normally be ‘No’ but here incase you wish to create smaller adverts and display them in the middle of the screen.

Advert Seconds:  Select the number of seconds for displaying the advert content during the slideshow.

Advert Watch:  Select Yes or No for the Folders to watch for advert content from during the slideshow.  Use the Select button and navigate to the required Watch Folder.

Advert Effect On:  The On Effect to use for the advert content when being displayed in the slideshow.

Advert Effect Off:  The Off Effect to use for the advert content when being removed in the slideshow.


The same applies for the Show Idles settings.  Idles will be displayed when there is nothing found in any of the Watch Folders so the slideshow screen does not just a display of a blank backing screen.

Private Wi-Fi Network Tab

The Wi-Fi Network Tab exists to allow the easy connection of one ‘Server’ system (say the photobooth for example) and one or more ‘Client’ systems (say dedicated systems with monitors or large screen displays) to be able to display the slideshow via there own private Wi-Fi Network connection without having to rely on the venue’s Wi-Fi which is often slow and closed in a number of ways.  The Photobooth-Network Wi-Fi is ‘peer-to-peer’ with the systems transferring data directly between themselves and have a maximum range from ‘Server’ to ‘Client’ between 100 - 150 feet depending on Wi-Fi card installed and conditions of systems locations.  The Slideshow Software should be installed onto all systems being used and the Slideshow_Setup application is used to setup the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network (and display settings) and the Slideshow application used to display the SlideShow on the ‘Client’ systems.


Step 1:  On the ‘Server’ system start the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network.  Wait for Windows to Identify the new network and assign IP address.  This can typically take up to 60 seconds.  (Left Click the Network icon in the Windows System Tray to see it’s progress).


Step 2:  On the ‘Client’ system(s) Left Click to check that a new wireless network has been added (Photobooth-Network).

Press the ‘Connect to Wi-Fi Network’ button and you will be connected to the newly created network.  When asked for the password to the network enter ‘Slideshow’ and when asked what type of trusted network it is click Open Network.


Step 3:  You can then configure the ‘Client’ using the SlideShow_Setup application to where to look for the display content on the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network.  The ‘Network Path’ will be in the format \\MACHINE_NAME\COMPUTER_NAME\FOLDER_NAMES. This can easily be checked by going to Windows Explorer and selecting ‘Network’ to see what networks are available.  Double click on the System Name required and enter the system/user Login Name and Password (you can select to remember this for next time) and navigate to where the content Watch Folder is on the ‘Server’ system.  At the top of Windows Explorer click the top bar where normally says Computer/Local Disk and the full Network Path is displayed.  This is the Network Path to enter into the Watch Folders for the content to be displayed in the Slideshow.  Once all configured in the SlideShow_Setup you can either run the SlideShow from there or can exit and run the SlideShow application on it’s own.


Step 4:  To disconnect from the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network press the ‘Disconnect from Wi-Fi Network’ button.


Step 5:  To stop the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network press the ‘Stop the Wi-Fi Network’ button on the ‘Server’ system.  If this is pressed during a slideshow being displayed all ‘Client’ systems will lose connection and the slideshow will have nothing to display as cannot find any content as the Wi-Fi Photobooth-Network connection no longer exists.

The “Save as Settings”, “Save As” and “Loading Settings” Buttons

Understanding the way Saving, Save As and Load From to Settings may be a little confusing when first used so this is a description on how it works to simplify the process.  The SlideShow application ALWAYS uses the settings as saved in the Setup.ini file, the information in this file contains all the configuration settings for all the options required by the SlideShow application.  If any changes are made to the setup by the “SlideShow_Setup” application they must first be re-saved to the Setup.ini file (this is what the “Save As Settings” button does).  You can now use the “Start Preview” button to preview your new configuration settings.  If wishing to save the current configuration settings to a new configuration settings file for later use use the “Save As” button and give it a name to save as.  When using “Load From to Settings” button you will be asked for the configuration settings file to be loaded, and once selected these configuration settings will be automatically loaded into the current configuration settings and able to be previewed.  If any changes are made to these settings they need to be saved again using the “Save as Settings” button before being able to be previewed.  If you want to save these new configuration settings to the original file loaded by the “Load From to Settings” button select the “Save As’”button and overwrite the original file.


Use the “Start Preview” and “Stop Preview” buttons to Preview and Stop the current configuration settings.  The “Stop and Exit” button stops any preview and exits the SlideShow_Setup application.


When all configuration settings are how you wish them to be you can start the SlideShow by using the “SlideShow” application; no need to go through the “SlideShow_Setup” application.  The is a “SlideShow.bat” which can be used in Social Booth Triggers to start the SlideShow application automatically if required.


There are two example configuration settings files included in the folder to help you get started.  1). 1920x1080.ini with predefined settings for 1920 x 1080 resolution screens; and 2).  1680x1050.ini with predefined settings for 1680 x 1050 resolutions screens.

Marquee Tab

Show Marquee:  Select whether to display Marquee in the slideshow at the Top, Bottom or None.

Marquee Height:  Select the Height for the Marquee from 100 - 200 pixels.

Font Name:  Select the Font to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Font Size:  Select the Font Size to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Font Effect:  Select the Font Size to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Font Colour:  Select the Font Colour to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Speed:  Select the Speed to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Marquee Text:  Type the text to be used in the Marquee along with any graphics to be used.

Background Colour:  Select the Background Colour to be used from the drop down menu to be used in the Marquee.

Marquee Image #1-4:  Select graphics to be used in the Marquee.




Further Help

If any further help or assistance is needed please just drop me an email or contact me via Facebook.


If you have Team Viewer installed I can always connect remotely and assist you.


You can contact me at:

Email: ajhunt@freeuk.com

Facebook: Anthony Hunt


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me and ask as always here to help.




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