Pocketbooth Photo Booth 4+

The photobooth in your pocket

Project Box

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings
    • $1.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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: pocketboothpromo@projectbox.com

What’s New

Version 4.4

The main fix in this release is related to auto-printing.

There was a bug introduced in iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 that broke auto-printing. Your photos would still print, but from the 2nd print onward, the photos would print smaller than anticipated. This is still a bug in the operating system, but we have sorted out a workaround that is included in this release.

In other news, we spent some time fixing bugs you probably never encounter, and we also updated all included libraries to their most recent version.

NOTE: we wanted all existing users to get these updates and fixes so we did not raise the minimum OS version. But our next release will raise the minimum to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. (currently, the minimum OS version is iOS 9)


Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Surly Aardvark ,

It's the best at its task!

As a photobooth app, Pocketbooth is the finest available. It's a niche app, to be sure, but it does the best job of it that I've ever seen. Pocketbooth has the options, the filters, the exports and the general style to make using it a delight, and a frequent one, at that. It's a great party app, to use at gatherings and meetings. I've also used it in my classroom as a "depict a short story in four frames" activity. One could do the same with "live action" comics, invitations, congratulatory messages, get well messages, etc. The applications are endless and the ease of posting/sending one's results are smooth and varied. Plus, I like supporting this developer. He/she has style and humor. The updates are frequent and delivered with a friendly wit that I really enjoy. I want to see this developer try his/her hand at the next thing. I'd buy it again in a flash!

crazyivanov ,

Great, nostalgic app

I’ve had this small app since it first appeared in 2011? I’ve lost track exactly, but around that time. I don’t use it often but it finds its niche in a special way.
I have to admit. I had thought this was one of those few apps that just ‘mysteriously’ still worked and would one day break on an iOS update. Glad to see the recent update.

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.

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
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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