FreeBooth does not start. What can I do?

First of all please update your java. FreeBooth requieres Java 8.\r\n\r\nIf this doesn`t help go on a command prompt and type java -jar “/path/to/your/jar/file.jar” and send me the output. I will help you as fast as I can.

How do I configure gphoto2 to copy my pictures into the images folder?

First of all you have to connect your camera to your pc.\r\n\r\n


  1. Start a Terminal.
  2. \r\n

  3. go into the images directory in the FreeBooth root directory
  4. \r\n\r\n cd path/to/the/FreeBooth/images \r\n\r\n

  5. start gphoto2
  6. \r\ngphoto2 --port usb: --capture-tethered\r\n

\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIf your camera is mounted as a card reader gphoto2 can not access it. So you have to unmount it first.

Why do I get the error 535 Authentication credentials invalid with web.de?

This happens because the SMTP is disabled by default. You can change it under Einstellungen -> POP3/IMAP Abruf and check “E-Mails per externem Programm (Outlook, Thunderbird) versenden und empfangen”. This enables the SMPT too.