TutorialsBem na Cabine

Sharing photos on Whatsapp

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)

One of the great differential advantage of our programs is that they allow the photos to be directly sent to a desired Whatsapp number.

Step by step:

* Open the program, go to the Settings > General menu, make sure the Country Code is correct.

Country
Code
Argentina +54
Azerbaijan +994
Bolivia +591
Brazil +55
Canada +1
Chile +56
Colombia +57
Ecuador +593
France +33
Greece +30
Greenland +299
Guatemala +502
Italy +39
Lithuania +370
Mexico +52
Netherlands +31
Paraguay +595
Portugal +351
Spain +34
United Kingdom +44
United States +1
Uruguay +598


Couldn’t find yours?

* Go to the Event > Edit menu, make sure the Share to Whatsapp is checked. Then save the settings.

* Start the shooting session and at the end of it, click the Whatsapp share button. On the next screen, enter the Whatsapp number you want to receive the photo. Some examples:
– For Brazil: if you are sending to a Brazilian number, whose area code is 81, enter for example 8197503020 or 81997503020 .
– For other countries, in general it is only necessary to inform the phone number itself. However, there are some exceptions such as countries that are part of the “Member countries of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)”. In these cases, each country has, in addition to the country code, a 3-digit area code (with the exception of Canada and the United States), as shown below

+1 – Canada or United States

+1 340 – United States Virgin Islands
+1 670 – Northern Mariana Islands
+1 671 – Guam
+1 684 – American Samoa
+1 787, 939 – Puerto Rico
+1 242 – Bahamas
+1 246 – Barbados
+1 264 – Anguilla
+1 268 – Antigua and Barbuda
+1 284 – British Virgin Islands
+1 345 – Cayman Islands
+1 441 – Bermuda
+1 473 – Grenada
+1 649 – Turks and Caicos Islands
+1 664 – Montserrat
+1 721 – Sint Maarten
+1 758 – Saint Lucia
+1 767 – Dominica
+1 784 – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
+1 809, 829, 849 – Dominican Republic
+1 868 – Trinidad and Tobago
+1 869 – Saint Kitts and Nevis
+1 876, 658 – Jamaica

Done! The photo will be shared to your Whatsapp shortly thereafter.

Please note: the photos are sent with our logo. However, if you intend to remove it and use your own, you must buy credits..

After the purchase, you must wait up to 24h for your credits to be loaded. As soon as you receive them, your photos will be able to be shared with your own brand or advertisement.




How to use the LED ring

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(Applicable to program: Magic Mirror)


One of the features that is becoming very popular for the Magic Mirror is the LED ring. The main purpose of the LED ring is to catch the guests attention and make them look at the camera, whenever is needed. As the mirror is a plain structure with all equipment hidden behind it, the guests usually don’t have a clue about it, the camera included.

The Magic Mirror program (Non official Software – Beta) currently offers 2 different LED ring integrations:

  • Arduino with either 24 or 40 bulbs (models: Leonardo, Mega 1284, Mega 2560, Micro, Nano R2, Nano R3, Uno R3)
  • Booth Junkie

It is worth mentioning that this LED ring module is still under testing phase and therefore should not be used officially.

If you need something handy and are willing to spend more, some companies like Booth Junkie sell a ready-to-use LED ring’s, which basically consists of a plastic housing that has the LED attached to the inside.

If you prefer to spend less, you can buy the products separately and assemble on your own, following the tutorial below (Arduino).

Arduino – Do it yourself

Items you need to have/buy:

  • LED ring with either 24 bulbs or 40 bulbs. The most important thing here is to check the ring diameter, because it should be greater than your camera front ring/lenses
  • Red, green and blue wires/pins
  • Soldering/Welding Gun
  • Arduino R3 UNO board + USB cable. Make sure the USB cable size is as big as the camera USB cable, as both devices (camera and LED ring) will be sticked together

1. First of all, let’s sold the 3 wires:
Blue to the IN
Red to the GND
Green to the VCC

2. Then connect the pins as follows:
VCC to the 5.0V socket
GND to the GND socket
IN to any digital socket

So we are done with the hardware bit!

3. Let’s now connect the LED ring to a USB port (the LED ring can be connected to a USB hub if you need). At this point, Windows will display a window next to the clock, informing you that it is installing some drivers. Wait until it reports that the drivers have been successfully installed.

4. Now it is necessary to install the Arduino drivers manually, as the drivers installed by Windows are not enough. First, download this zip and after downloading it, unzip it in a folder named DriversArduino.

Navigate to “Device Manager” (Start Menu > Control Panel > Hardware).

In the case of Windows 7, your Arduino model will normally be displayed in the “Other devices” group.

In Windows 8 or 10 it will be displayed in the “Ports (COM and LPT)” group, however if you see more than 1 item in this group, you need to identify which one belongs to Arduino. To do this, write down the list items and then remove the Arduino from the USB. Note that the list will be updated automatically and this time it will show only the other devices.

What did not appear on the list belongs to Arduino. Plug your Arduino back into USB, wait for the list to be updated, right click on the item that refers to the Arduino and go to Update Driver > Search your computer for driver software > Search. At this point, look for the DriversArduino folder we mentioned above > OK > Next.

Soon after, a new window will appear. Press Install. Then Windows will inform you that the drivers have been successfully installed. Click Close

5. Now we need to check whether the Magic Mirror program has recognised your Arduino board. For that, open up the program and head to the menu Settings > General > LED:

“Enabled” = “Yes” and check on the side if a message “(Arduino detected)” will pop up. If so, move forward to the next steps:

Arduino = (pick your model)
COM Port = (Detect automatically)
LED ring bulbs = (pick the number)

In the next fields, you will define when you want the ring to take action: before the photo is shot or during the countdown, or both.

For both cases, it is possible to choose between a list of effects (Propeller, Carousel, Roller Coaster or Burst of Lights).

For the counter, there is an extra effect (Circuit) in which you can define the colour that will be shown for each second that goes by.

Click Save and wait for the program to restart (this can take around 30 seconds, as the program will communicate with the Arduino to save the settings).

That’s it! Now do a quick test and see how it works.

From now on, most guests’ attention will be drawn to the cool LED ring effects and they will naturally look at the camera (without you asking for!), resulting in the best photos ever!

Frames – create new or use existing

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)


Scenario 1:

Your client sent you a frame model that he thought was cool: “I want something exactly like this or similar” with 3 poses and they need to be similar to this:

The next step is: you will check if the program offers any similar frame, where the poses have a similar disposition. No luck? Then you need to create a new frame. For this, you need to generate what we call a skeleton. Note that this skeleton is a “raw” image, with a single color background, including rectangles which represent the poses for the image above.

To see deep into the details, you can download here e the zip file containing the skeleton and the background image.

The skeleton prerequisites are:

  • Image must be in PNG format
  • Width-to-height ratio must be exactly 1.5 (for 4×6″ / 10×15cm photos). Example: width = 1500px and height = 1000px

You can make the mold in any graphic editing program, but the most recommended is the old hand windows Paint. The reason is that rectangle lines need to be 100% clean, because some graphic design editors cab generate a fade around the lines and that’s not what we want.

With the skeleton in hands, go to the Change frame screen, click the last Add New tab and choose in which orientation to import the skeleton. In our case, the poses must be in landscape/horizontal mode. Click Import landscape mode and search for the skeleton image we’ve previously generated:

The program will pop up the success message and will generate a new tab for the new frame (right before the Add New tab):

Then you need to edit the template in a graphics tool (Photoshop, Corel, Illustrator – or if you don’t have any, you can use this online one https://pixlr.com/e) and add everything you need (images, text, etc.) and then save it.

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After that, go back to the program and the newly created frame, click Import Image… and locate the background image you’ve just created. Done!

If you want to import a portrait image, the only thing you need to do beforehand it ensure that the images are rotated 90 degrees, anti-clockwise.

Click Import portrait mode and from this point, follow the previous steps we took above.

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Scenario 2:

Your client has just given you a general idea of ​​how they want the frame to be: “Oh, I’d like something simple with a cherry background and a bridge and groom’s draw” In this case you can take two paths:

  1. If you managed to find some template that the program already offers: go to the Change Frame screen, choose a frame that suits you and click Generate Mask . This will generate a template for you to give you a base as to the position of the poses. You will then edit it in a graphics tool (Photoshop, Corel, Illustrator – or if you dont’t have any, you can use this online one https://pixlr.com/e) and add everything you need (images, text, etc.) and then save it. After that, go back to the frame you like, click Import Image… and locate the background image you just created. Done!
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  2. You want to create a frame from scratch, different from the frames the program offers, based your client’s idea. Watch the video below:
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How to print off strips

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)


Since the creation of the photo booth (as shown in the Curiosities section), the strips have been the precursors of this worldwide big thing, which is the photo instant printing.

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It’s still super hot these days, mainly because it takes up less space and still serves as a bookmark for reading lovers.

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But where to buy paper or ribbon for this type of photo? The answer is simple: it does not exist. The secret behind the strip is that it is nothing more than halved 4×6″ (10x15cm) photo, which hence will generate 2 photos in the 2×6″ (5x15cm) format.

The cut process itself can be done in 2 ways: manually or through the friend printer itself. Manual cutting can be done with a guillotine or scissors for example. The cutting performed by the printer is done automatically. Handy, isn’t it?

I won’t go into detail about the manual cutting because it’s relatively simple, right?

With regards to printer cutting, you should check with the printer’s manufacturer whether they provide this option. Newer sublimation printers do offer this option. Some examples are: Olmec CS2, Fujifilm ASK-300, DNP RX1, HiTi P520L, P150L, ​​among others.

If the printer offers this function, the next step is to enable it. Taking the DNP RX1 printer as an example, this can be done through Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Right-click your printer > Printing Preferences > Advanced Options:


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The key fields here are:
Paper size: 4×6″ / 10×15cm
2 inch cut: Enabled

Click OK and OK again.

For HiTi P510L or P510S:

Some of the HiTi P510S printers come with a CD with older drivers that do not include the option to cut strips. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this – go to the HiTi website and download the correct driver for your operating system and install it on your computer. (Important: In Windows 7, make sure the printer is not plugged in and turned on during printer driver installation) After installing the driver you will see that there is an option for “6×4 Split (6×2)” – see the image below. Select this paper size to print two strips.

Once this is done, the next step is to access the program, go to the Settings > Printing menu, make a note of the current values ​​and then set the values ​​below (write them down as they are useful for specific use of strips):

Photo Booth:
Portrait
0.15
0.15
0.15
0.28
5.1
4.6

Magic Mirror:
Portrait
0.18
0.20
0.20
0.28
3.8
3.0

After this step, in the Change Frame screen, select between frames 6 or 7. If you choose 7, you can import this background image as an example:


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Still on the frame selection screen, check the Use overlay option.

You can also download the photoshop file for editing the way you want.

All set! Start the photo shoot and let the program and printer take care of the rest.

At the end of the session, the printer will generate 2 strips.

White borders issue?

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(Applicable to all programs)


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Because each printer has a different print setting, the printed image may not fit neatly into the frame, and you will notice this through white borders that will appear on the sides of the printed photo. You must calibrate in the Settings > Printing menu. Here are the items and what each one means:

Bottom Top Margin (cm): how far the bottom will move down, in cm
Photos Top Margin (cm): how far the captured photos will move down, in cm
General Left Margin (cm): how far the background and photos will move to the right, in cm
Upper Margin Cut (cm): used for strips only. It means how much the lower photos will fall in relation to the cut, in cm
% Background increase (A): how much the background image height will be stretched, as a percentage
% Background increase (L): how much the background width will be stretched, as a percentage


In the case of the photo printed above, the best way to get rid of the white borders would be to decrease the top margin by at least 0.6 (the photo will go up) and increase the overall left margin by at least 0.8 (the photo will move farther to the right).

Please note: if you are using the Instagram Hashtag program, in order to decide which values ​​to change, you should position the photo in portrait mode. Thus, the values ​​would have to be adjusted as follows: increase the top margin (the photo will go down) and increase the general left margin (the photo will move further to the right).

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Once you have a perfect set of settings, you should write them down and associate them with the printer you used, because if you format your computer or reinstall the program, simply put them back into the program.

Important note for some printers such as Epson L380 / L120 / L395 / L1300 / L455 / L805 / L495 / L4160 / L800: a big white border still appears?

This can caused by your printer margins, and the only way to print up to the edge of your page is a feature called ‘borderless printing’. Annoyingly not all printers have borderless printing, so there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to do it. The easiest way is to Google your printer model and find it on the manufacturers website. Check the spec or feature list for borderless printing.

Otherwise go into your printer settings (accessible when you go to print) and select ‘Preferences’ or ‘Advanced options’. Somewhere in these options you’ll hopefully find the option to allow borderless printing.

Instagram Hashtag – How to use it

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The Instagram Hashtag program operates in 2 different modes:

  • Automatic: photos will be printed automatically as soon as they are posted (1 copy per photo)
  • Manual: you can choose which photos to print and how many copies

It can perform 2 types of printing:

  • 4×6″ (10x15cm = A6)
  • Alike pictures 4×3″ (2×7,5cm) – Polaroid style

Requirements for the software to work:

  • Computer with Windows operating system (7, 8 or 10) and the Instagram Hashtag program installed;
  • Mozilla Firefox browser, version 46.0.1 (when opening the Instagram Hashtag program for the first time, it will suggest you to download it)
  • Mobile phone with Android or IOS operating system and Instagram program installed;
  • Printer that performs 4×6″ format printing (also known as 10X15cm or A6);
  • Both computer and mobile phone must be connected to the Internet;

If the above conditions are met, on your computer, open Mozilla Firefox and disable the automatic updates, otherwise it may update itself to a newer version and this will cause issues to the Instagram Hashtag program. In this case it could present this error: “Failed to start up socket within 45000 milliseconds. Attempted to connect to the following addresses: 127.0.0.1:7055“)

Having this done, open the Instagram Hashtag program. In this particular tutorial, we will cover only the automatic mode of operation. Both modes are relatively simple and intuitive. The main differences are:

  • In the manual mode, photos will only be printed if you wish. In addition, you can set the number of copies (in the automatic mode, 1 copy is printed for each photo posted)
  • In the manual mode, there is an extra field on the main screen where you can filter photos by the user who posted them
  • In the manual mode, the program is not constantly looking for new photos, you need to manually click “Upload more photos” now and then

Go to the settings menu (gear icon) > General tab and choose the printer you’ll use for printing the photos.

Still in the settings menu > Photo tab, define all details related to the photo to be printed:

Display username: defines whether or not to display the user who posted the photo;
Display date: sets whether or not to display the date the photo was posted;
Display caption: defines whether or not the photo caption will be displayed;
Centrazlie description: centralize the caption below the photo;
Top Margin: defines how far the printed photo should move down, in centimeters (in doubt, no need to change);
Left Margin: defines how far the printed photo should move to the right, in centimeters (in doubt, no need to change);
% Background Increase (H): defines how much the background image height should be increased by a percentage (if in doubt, no need to change);
% Background Increase (W): defines how much the background image width should be increased by a percentage (if in doubt, no need to change);
Printed Photo Format: sets the desired photo format (One 4×6″ photo or two 4×3″ photo);
Photos with different size: if you want to keep the original size of the posted photo (not crop), the captured photo may fall outside the space set for it. If you choose not to keep the original size (crop), the photo will always have the format set to it (please note that most photos on Instagram have a square format). In this case, if the photo is not originally squared, it will be cropped to a square shape.
Use overlay: check if your background image is PNG and the space for the photo is transparent;

Rotate images and text: check this option if you want your photo and text to be rotated 90 degrees clockwise;
Print Preview: this is for previewing how your print will look like without actually printing it;
Restore settings: if you want to restore the original program settings;

Click Importar new background and search for an image on your computer (it must be in portrait/vertical mode)

The following items can be moved or resized using the mouse:

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  • Captured image (can be moved or resized)
  • User data (can be moved)
  • Image caption (can be moved)
  • Capture date (can be moved)

In order to move them, left-click on the desired item and drag it to the desired position. To resize them, position the mouse cursor on the edges of the image and when you see arrows, press the left button and zoom in or out as desired.

Once this is done, click Save and wait for the program to restart. Then:

      • On the main screen, enter a new hashtag (one that preferably doesn’t have as many photos posted, but at least 10). It is not necessary to inform the hash symbol (#). If the hashtag entered already has got images associated to it, the program will ask if you want to use it. Remember that in auto mode all these photos will be printed off (unless you have set a capture start date on the General tab). The hashtag creation occurs automatically at the moment anyone comments with the text #yourhashtag on any post/photo, either old or new);
      • On your phone, open Instagram, edit your profile, and uncheck the option that says your account is private. This way the program will be able to see and capture the photos you’ve posted.
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      • Click on Start. At this point the program will take around 10-15 to open the Mozilla Firefox browser and then start the capture and printing process. As soon as new photos are shared onto the hashtag, the program will pick them up and print them off;
      • Post a new photo to your profile or simply use an existing one. Add a comment to it, containing the desired hashtag (e.g.: #peterandmaywedding);
      • Wait a few seconds for the photo to be printed. The printing will be done automatically.

So for each new photo posted on Instagram with that hashtag, a print will come off the printer.

If you want to pause the process, click Pause.

Ready-to-use template

If you want a ready-made 2x 4×3″ format – as known as the Polaroid style:

  • Download here the zip file which contains the background image and the settings file. For the image, import it using Import new background
    For the settings file, import it via Import Settings

Projecting slideshows on a big screen or TV

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(Applicable to programs: Instagram Hashtag or Photo Booth)


The big screen program needs to be downloaded separately and only works in conjunction with another program – either the Instagram Hashtag or Photo Booth.

How to proceed:

  • Make sure you have one of the above programs already installed;
  • Also make sure you have taken at least 10 photos so that there are enough images to display in the slideshow;
  • This done, download the Big Screen program on this link;
  • Unzip it and run the installer. The installation must be done in the same folder of the program in which you want the screen to extract the images:

    For Instagram Hashtag: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bem na Cabine\Instagram
    For the Photo Booth: C:\Program Files (x86)\Bem na Cabine\Photo Booth


  • Click Next until you finish the installation;
  • A shortcut will be added to your desktop (Telao). Run it;
  • When you open it, select which event photos you want displayed on the screen. In this list you will see all events or hashtags created in the program;
  • Choose the background image that will appear on the screen by clicking on Change Background Image;
  • Click on Start;
  • A warning will be displayed. Press OK.
  • Then a slideshow will open up and occupy your screen partially. You can drag it to an extended screen (which can be from a monitor, big screen or TV) and then to put it in full screen, press M;

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  • To exit, press ESC.

You can have your Photo Booth / Instagram Hashtag running along with the Big Screen app, which is being displayed on the extended screen and one won’t disturb the other.

Configuring the USB push button

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)


The USB pushbutton is nothing more than a cheap alternative to touchscreen monitors. But it is also a more limited option that only allows the user to actually start the photo session by clicking the button. If you want to add more interactions like sharing to email, Whatsapp or Facebook, you need to include a separate keyboard and mouse. With the touchscreen monitor, this is not necessary, everything can be done directly from the screen.

Installing and configuring:

First plug the device into a USB port on your computer. Run the installer to install the program on your system.

Installer: instala_joytokey_374164.exe

Click Next until the installation is complete. Upon completion, the program will run and the icon indicated by the red arrow below will appear in the system icon area of ​​the taskbar.

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Right-click this icon and then click the Show Window (C) option to access the program configuration.

The window below should appear. Select one of the buttons, usually Button 1 , and double-click to access the button options.

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Click the yellow field below and press the key you want to assign to the button. In our case, you must press the ENTER key. Then click OK to confirm the setting.

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Click Minimize to hide the program window without closing it. Your pushbutton is now set up. The installer configures the system to automatically run JoyToKey on startup.

Source: Painel Eletronico

How to share on Facebook

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)


Note: this module is currently in maintenance.

Customize the email delivery service

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(Applicable to programs: Magic Mirror or Photo Booth)


By default, all our programs use Bem na Cabine‘s default server to send everything related to sending emails. For example, in the photo booth program, you enabled emailing photos at the end of the photo session.

Here’s how the email will appear to your customer:

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If you use Gmail:

  • First access your email box through the browser. Once you log in, please visit this link
  • When opening the screen, check the “Allow less secure applications” option
  • Once you check it, it will appear as Allow less secure applications: ON
  • Go to the menu Setings > General > Email:
    Server: Customize…
    SMTP: smtp.gmail.com
    Port: 587
    Signature: <your name>
    Username: <your email address>
    Password: <your password>
    Check “Use secure connection (SSL)”

If you use Hotmail, Live or Outlook:

  • Go to the menu Setings > General > Email:
    Server: Customize…
    SMTP: smtp.live.com
    Port: 587
    Signature: <your name>
    Username: <your email address>
    Password: <your password>
    Check “Use secure connection (SSL)”

If your email is from your own domain (for example, mikephotography.com.br), you should contact your domain provider and request the SMTP information from your account and then set it up accordingly;

The other texts can be configured in the Personalization tab.