If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, you might remember the vintage photo booths that were found all over the place. From amusement parks to shopping malls, it was difficult to go to a public place and not see those vintage photo booths. Today, the modern photo booth is rekindling interest in these types of machines. In recent years, the modern photo booth has become the most popular coin-operated amusement attraction in the world. But what are the big differences between the vintage and modern photo booths?
Putting Out Pictures
The old photo booths used to develop the film on the spot using chemicals and a sped-up developing process. You could still feel and smell the coating of chemical on the picture strip when you got it. A vintage photo booth could take pictures every 30 seconds and it could develop a full strip of pictures in three minutes.
The modern photo booth uses digital printing technology that gives instant results in a variety of sizes. These are full color prints put on high-quality photo paper. The definition for the newer machines is much higher.
The vintage photo booths were standalone islands unto themselves. When you used the services of a vintage booth, there was no way to edit the pictures and no way to share the pictures with anyone else before the pictures were printed.
The modern photo booth offers WiFi connectivity to the Internet, which allows users to share their pictures on social media or through email before they decide to print their pictures. Internet connectivity also allows photo booth owners to track revenue and learn more about consumer trends.
One of the biggest advances in photo booth technology is the ability for modern photo booths to capture video and allow the user to save that video to their social media accounts. During the days of the vintage photo booth, the technology for capturing movies was very limited. Thanks to advances in modern technology, video is a feature modern photo booths can offer that vintage booths could not.
When customers used a vintage photo booth, there was no way to edit the pictures. You could not add funny borders, fun images, or anything to the pictures to spice them up a little and make them more fun. Aside from props or funny poses, the vintage photo booth offered very few picture enhancement options.
The Face Place photo booths come with Smile 2.0 software that gives users very easy editing options to turn their pictures into something fun and different. Face Place also has magazine cover software that allows users to put their pictures into faux magazine covers suitable for framing.
Today’s modern photo booths offer a lot of fun options for people to explore and use to make their pictures unique. The vintage photo booths helped to pave the way for the modern amusement attractions we have now, and it is always fun to look back and see just how far photo booth technology has come.