Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in Uncategorized |

FotoFunSpot can work with your corporate communications team to create a photo booth experience that reinforces your corporate identity and helps grow brand recognition. The following technical requirements document can be used to ensure your design will work with our services.

Please Note: some of our services use different size images and need templates sized respectively. The information below is specifically for our FotoFunSpot service.

Up to four pictures (taken at the event) can be inserted into a template to create the final image (which is often subsequently printed). The event pictures are placed onto a blank canvas and the template is laid on top. Transparent spaces in the overlay allow the images below to show through.

The overlay needs to be 1240 x 1844 pixels, in 24 bit color. The image should be saved as a PNG file in RGB color mode. When placing important elements into the overlay, make sure to allow a 30 pixel safe-zone around the outer edge for overprint and trimming.

Our cameras create images with a 2:3 aspect ratio. If you want the entire image to be displayed in the overlay, the transparent openings should also have a 2:3 aspect ratio. Images can be photographed in either landscape or portrait orientation, but all images must be the same. If the transparent openings are narrower than 2:3, the ends of the photograph will be chopped off to allow the image to completely fill the opening. Transparent holes that are wider than 2:3 will result in equal amounts of the top and bottom of the photograph to be trimmed, again to allow the photograph to fill the space provided (note: this could result in people’s heads being chopped off, if the aspect ratio is too far from 2:3).

The transparent openings can be rotated, and the underlying image will be rotated to (closely) match the rotation of the hole. The opening can also have perspective applied, but the underlying image will not match (the image will remain “flat” in it’s original 2:3 aspect ratio with right-angle corners).

Testing the design is done by placing any photographic image (in a 2:3 aspect ratio) as a new layer under the overlay, setting the overlay’s blendmode to “Normal” and the opacity to 100%. Free Transform (while constraining the aspect ratio) and move the images such that all four sides of the transparent hole are filled by the underlying photo.

If desired, an optional background layer can be created, in the same size, same color mode, and saved as a JPG image with minimal compression. The background layer replaces the blank canvas, upon which the images are placed. Depending on the complexity of the design, sometimes it’s easier to start with a background image, place the photos on top of the background, and then create an overlay containing elements that overlap the event photographs. If you choose to create this background layer, be sure to save it separately from the PNG overlay described above. When using this technique, a PNG overlay is only required if there are sections that actually obscure parts of the event photos (ex: picture frames that over lay the photograph).

After providing the print templates (background and/or overlay files), a sample run using these will be created, and a proof will be provided for your review and approval.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions, please contact us.