How do I create an Event in the photo booth software event management portal?2018-08-20T20:39:27+00:00

Creating a custom Event in PixiCloud is easy.

For detailed instructions, check out this blog post! It covers, creating an event, and customizing it with Billboards, Overlays, and Messaging.

How do I connect my MailChimp account to my PixiCloud account?2018-08-08T16:05:39+00:00

Connecting your MailChimp account to PixiCloud is easy.

Check out this blog post for step-by-step instructions.

What payment methods do you accept?2018-08-08T16:06:30+00:00

For hardware purchases, we accept all major credit cards and checks.

For monthly or annual software subscription payments, we require a credit card on file.

Is it possible to wall-mount your hardware?2018-08-08T16:08:12+00:00

Both the PixiCam and the PixiTab hardware allow for wall-mounting. Many of our clients have Pixi devices permanently installed in their arenas, coworking spaces and venues to help them build visitor email lists and create user-generated content to be shared on social media.

Do the units come with tripods?2018-08-08T16:08:19+00:00

A tripod is included with all PixiCam orders and can be added to any PixiTab order for an additional fee.

Does your photo booth software allow the user to send photos via SMS (text message)?2018-08-08T16:08:29+00:00

Of course! Users can enter up to five phone numbers per photo session.

The associated text message that accompanies the user’s photo is a great place to promote a hashtag, ask for shares, link to a landing page, or even offer a coupon code.

PixiCloud stores the phone numbers along with associated session data that can be exported in a spreadsheet.

Does your photo booth software allow the user to send photos via email?2018-08-08T15:26:33+00:00

You bet! Users can enter up to five email addresses per photo session.

PixiCloud stores the email addresses along with associated session data that can be exported in a spreadsheet or connected directly to one of your MailChimp email lists.

Does your photo booth software feature green screen background removal?2018-08-08T15:26:48+00:00

Not at the moment…but coming soon!

Currently, our Green Screen feature is in development. We expect it to be available Fall 2018.

Does your photo booth software feature GIF or burst (boomerang)?2018-08-08T15:27:02+00:00

Not at the moment…but coming soon!

Currently, our GIF feature is in development. We expect it to be available Fall 2018.

Does your photo booth software allow for printing of photo booth pictures?2018-08-08T15:27:16+00:00

Not at the moment…but coming soon!

Currently, our printing feature is in development. We expect it to be available Fall 2018.

How do I log in to my PixiCloud account?2018-08-08T14:14:27+00:00

To log in to your PixiCloud account, go to www.portal.pixi.cloud and enter your Email Address and Password.

Is this photo booth software for photo booth operators?2018-08-08T14:01:34+00:00

The PixiCloud photo booth software was absolutely built with photo booth business owners and operators in mind. The inspiration for PixiCloud came from operating our own event photo booth rental company, Pixilated. Over seven years we’ve built a business with a fleet of two dozen photo booths that serve everything from Weddings to Tough Mudders using many of the same tools used by the photo booth industry.

The final push that led us to create PixiCloud was finding the software options that were available on the market underwhelming and the extreme amount of manual labor in pre and post prep for a fleet of 24 booths. Also, our business had slowly trended to working with more brands on a national scale and we needed access to develop custom features as well as an ability to scale our services.

We’ve developed PixiCloud with all of the insights gained from operating thousands of events on multiple software platforms over seven years. Our aim is to continue to build the best photo booth software platform that allows for affordable hardware options, supports both device cameras and professional cameras, and has a cloud-based event management system allowing for controlling an entire fleet of photo booths from one location.

Why is there a monthly subscription fee?2018-08-08T13:38:08+00:00

The PixiCloud photo booth software has a monthly subscription pricing structure, as opposed to a one-time fee, to allow us to continuously develop the software and release new features we’re building as they’re ready. This type of software product billing is called a SaaS aka Software as a Service.

Traditional, one-time purchase software relies on pushing a new version of the software every 12-18 months and charging a fee to access the new features. Not only is that development schedule too slow for what we have in mind for PixiCloud but it also doesn’t allow for quick, agile developments to address issues in the software and take advantage of opportunities when they arise. In short, the PixiCloud subscription model allows us to continuously make the product better for you, our customers.

How do I set up an event on the photo booth software?2018-08-08T16:09:39+00:00

Event set up for your devices is handled directly through your PixiCloud portal. See below for step-by-step instructions.

  1. Log In to your PixiCloud account by navigating your web browser to www.portal.pixi.cloud
  2. Once logged in to your account, navigate to the Events tab in the menu.
  3. Click the green +Create button to create a new event.
  4. The first step is uploading your Billboards by clicking the Arrow button in each available window (1-6) and selecting your file.
  5. Set the billboard rotation timer at the bottom of the screen.
  6. The next step is uploading your Overlays by choosing the Overlay tab next to Billboards tab and clicking the Arrow button in each available window (1-6) and selecting your file.
  7. The next step is setting up your event messaging by choosing the Messaging tab next to Overlays tab, checking the appropriate boxes to enable Email or SMS and crafting your messages subject and body.
  8. The last step is pressing the Save button at the bottom of the screen.
Does your photo booth software capture Email and SMS data?2018-08-08T15:28:21+00:00

PixiCloud allows for email and/or SMS capture for any event. A user can access and export the data captured by their Pixi kiosk through their online portal at portal.pixi.cloud. Pro and Enterprise account levels also have access to use our MailChimp integration.

What are “Overlays”?2018-08-08T15:28:48+00:00

Overlays are customizable filters and borders that can be added to photos instantly using a swiping gesture on the screen — just like Snapchat or Instagram.

PixiCloud allows you to load up to six Overlays per event.

Overlay specifications:

  • File type: PNG with transparent background
  • Maximum upload: 2MB
  • Recommended size: 1800 x 1200
How many photo booths can I have on my account?2018-08-08T16:10:22+00:00

PixiCloud has tiered pricing that allows for up to two devices (photo booths) on PixiCloud Lite, up to 10 devices on PixiCloud Pro and an unlimited number of devices on our PixiCloud Enterprise level. To compare tier options click here.

What are “Billboards”?2018-08-08T15:28:58+00:00

Billboards are the brandable start screens to display calls-to-action or advertisements — for example “Tap To Take Photo”.

PixiCloud allows you to load up to six Billboards per event and set the timing of the transitions between each attract screen.

Billboard specifications:

  • File type: PNG
  • Maximum upload: 2MB
  • Recommended size: 1920 x 1200
Can I get my photo booth enclosure wrapped with my logo?2018-08-08T16:10:33+00:00

All PixiCam and PixiTab enclosures ordered from us come with a branded wrap. We also have blank templates available for both of our hardware enclosures should you need to design and order custom wraps for your clients.

Is there a photo booth enclosure you recommend?2018-08-08T16:10:42+00:00

While we encourage our customers to explore their own hardware kiosk solutions, our PixiCam and PixiTab enclosures are available for order and manufactured in Baltimore, MD by OpenWorks.

What Android tablets do you recommend for your photo booth app?2018-08-08T16:10:52+00:00

We recommend using the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1″ or the Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 10. Both of these tablets feature Wi-Fi Direct which is necessary for our Sony camera integration. Any Android tablet with Wi-Fi Direct and Android 7 or newer should work.

However, if you plan to use the tablet internal camera, Wi-Fi Direct is not a necessary feature. We suggest the Huawei Mediapad M3 Lite 10. It features an 8MP front facing camera and can take great photos in sufficiently lit areas.

Will this photo booth software work on my iPad?2018-08-08T16:11:07+00:00

Pixi, our photo booth app is currently only supported on the Android operating system. We do have plans to release a version for IOS in the future so check back.

What cameras are supported by your photo booth software?2018-08-08T16:11:15+00:00

Our photo booth app can use either the internal tablet camera or can wirelessly tether to several Sony cameras.

We currently recommend:

We also support:

  • Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 Digital Camera
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 Digital Camera
  • Sony DSC-QX10 Digital Camera Module for Smartphones

With testing, all Sony cameras supported by the Camera Remote API should be compatible.

What operating system does your photo booth software run on?2018-08-08T16:11:47+00:00

Pixi, our photo booth app runs on Android 7 or newer and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

PixiCloud, our photo booth management software runs in any web browser on any device.