The photobooth in your pocket.

Turn your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into a 1950s-era vintage photobooth with Pocketbooth: the photo booth that fits in your pocket. Pocketbooth perfectly replicates the intimacy, spontaneity, and hilarity of a traditional photobooth, the world's original selfie machine. A must-have for your next party, date, or laid back family gathering, Pocketbooth is beautiful to behold, and even more fun to use.

* Picked as a Starbucks App of the Week
* Featured in iTunes New & Noteworthy Apps, What's Hot, and Staff Favorites
* Selected as Decade's Best Overall App by my mom

- Create -
Pocketbooth takes a series of photos just seconds apart to create stunning photo strips of your memorable moments. Pose with friends, lovers, family, or pets, and if none are available, don’t worry. Pocketbooth is ideal for spontaneous self-portraits as well. And with the new Party Pack, you can turn Pocketbooth into the ultimate party machine.

- Share -
A photo booth would only be half the fun if you couldn’t share the strips with your friends. Pocketbooth lets you do that, too. With just a few taps you can post your photostrips to Facebook and Twitter, send them by email, or wirelessly print them on your AirPrint-enabled home printer. Printed strips make great gifts, wall hangings, locker decorations, love letter inserts, and more.

- Customize -
Pocketbooth includes five beautiful photo effects, two paper types and two border styles for your photo strips.If you yearn for more photo booth goodness, fear not! You’ll have the option to purchase additional filter/border expansion packs from within the app.

Main Features at a glance:

- Create stunning vintage-style photo strips that look like they were taken in a real photo booth
- Choose from five integrated photo effects, two paper types and two border styles
- Use either the front or the rear facing camera of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
- Add even more filters and borders with three new expansion packs
- Make use of your iPhone‘s flash in dark environments
- Optionally save your GPS location with every photo strip (can be disabled via Settings > Privacy > Location Services)
- Print directly from within the app using an AirPrint-enabled printer
- Share your photo strips with friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter or by email
- Optionally auto-save photostrips to the Camera Roll
- Export your entire set of photo strips to the Camera Roll any time you like
- Use Party Mode and AutoPrint (in-app purchase) to turn Pocketbooth into the ultimate party machine
- The Party Pack (in-app purchase) also includes support for remote shutters

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Check out our other app Pocketbooth Party! Pocketbooth Party is Pocketbooth reimagined for use at your next party or event. Customize the booth skin as well as the resulting photos. Pocketbooth Party is formatted for 4x6 prints rather than the vintage strips. Take a look and enjoy!


If you're interested in a white-label photo booth solution, look no further! We have a fully customizable version of the app that gives you or your brand complete control. Contact us:

What’s New

Version 4.3.1

We updated a bunch of underlying code as well as fixed a few printing bugs that had been reported and a bug related to remote shutters. Hope everyone is holding up amid masks and quarantines. Cheers!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Bethy Jeanne ,

Great app! Just missing countdown feature

I bought the app along with the party mode option and have been playing with it before we take it live for out wedding. I'm thrilled to have a viable option to diy our own booth versus renting one for hundreds! It's printed flawlessly and I love how it's customizable. The one thing missing is an on screen countdown to let you know when the picture is about to take. Is there an option to show it that I'm just missing? If not, could you add that feature in?

Developer Response ,

Hi Bethy. Thanks for the kind words. We don't plan on adding a countdown only because the historic booths this app is based on didn't have a countdown. But we're not just being stubborn - we think the lack of a countdown actually added to the charm of the old booths and helped catch subjects in unguarded moments. The original booths did have a red light behind the glass that would turn on as if to say "freeze! photo coming". Our app dutifully replicates the behavior of that light. Hope that helps!

Dshan636 ,


I am someone who never pays for apps. I bought this app for an upcoming Halloween party where I set up a diy “photo booth” with props and a backdrop.

Unfortunately, based on the limited options in the app I wasted my money and won’t be using this app for the party. I wanted to be able to turn my device in order to get a layout profile for the photo strips so that I could fit 2-3 people in a shot and still be close enough to read the words on my props. With this app you can’t do that really. There is no setting for layout so when you manually turn your device to the side it’ll take the photo strip but then it shows up in the viewer upside down which means guests would have to flip the device every time to see if they like it or not.

Since each photo is so small on the strip it also doesn’t make for high quality photos because if you edit the photos later on (crop etc.) you can’t blow them up without distorting them (say if you like one photo from a strip).

I do like that you can share right from the app and I like the photo strip idea but for a paid app I should be able to select layout. Frankly the app admin responses to similar concerns are really snobby sounding and inflexible. I get that you want it to be “traditional” but listen to your customers and what they need.

Tam-atl ,

Mixed bag

4 hours into a trial with this app, and to this point it is very much a mixed bag with most features working as advertised, but cannot MMS to a mobile number. Can email photo strips just fine but cannot MMS. With virtually zero online instruction other than a few FAQ, it is trial and error. Grateful that Tim has responded but regret a lack of progress getting this resolved.

Have reviewed iPad settings and not seeing anything amiss.

I worked in tech support many years and appreciate the frustrations on both ends when things do not work as advertised.

Update: our goal is for attendees to be able to send images to their mobile devices using a mobile number. Tech support has just given a well-detailed explanation of why the iOS is working against our goal, so it seems clear that this is an iOS issue and not an issue with the app.

My suggestion is that the developers give more info on the front end to create realistic expectations and avoid frustration, but otherwise I do appreciate the effort.

Developer Response ,

Hi Tam, I know we emailed extensively following your purchase of this app, but I wanted to leave a few notes here for future buyers.

We give as much information as we think is helpful on the front end, but we are always learning. The particular issue you encountered was the first time we saw it and as a result there was nothing in our FAQ. We have since added information about it in the FAQ.

Because there is no way we can possibly anticipate every scenario our customers will run into, we pride ourselves on prompt, friendly, and thorough customer support via email, which I believe you benefitted from.

At the end of the day, the issue you encountered is due to MMS on the iPad being reliant on pairing a phone (and its number) to the iPad in order to send text messages to non-iOS devices. This is a limitation of the iPad.

You say that "most features" worked as advertised - were there other problems you encountered? We'd love to know about them.

App Privacy

The developer, Project Box, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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