Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 released

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 is a maintenance release fixing a  couple of issues in v3.15. This release

  • fixes an issue scanning QR codes in the sharing screen after a boomerang GIF or video session
  • fixes an issue with the {uid} and {uid2} tokens not being expanded in QR codes displayed in the sharing screen

Learn more about the game changing features to DSLR Remote Pro in v3.15

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 13th May 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Sue 13 May 2020

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Gmail Authentication – sending gmail emails from Breeze

Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year. As a result many Gmail users found they could no longer send emails from third party apps.

How does this affect emails from Breeze?

Gmail users now need to  ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts.

If you do not use gmail to send emails from Breeze, this post does not affect you.

The latest release of DSLR Remote Pro (v3.15) adds support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements.  Similar support will be rolled out to Breeze Kiosk, Hub and Booth (Windows + Webcam) aka Webcam Photobooth  in the next release of each product.

You will need to authenticate Gmail emails for Breeze on every PC sending gmail emails from DSLR Remote Pro. The remainder of this post explains how to do this.

How to get your Gmail emails working again:

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15  users should go to the Email Server Settings screen, and

(1) Set Host to gmail.

Accessing the Email Server settings screen to authenticate Gmail (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15)

You may need to select OK, then return to Email Server Settings window before you see the  Gmail authenticate… button.

Select Gmail authenticate… to go through Google’s online authentication process.

When you press Gmail authenticate..  for the first time, a web page is displayed where you complete the authentication process. When you finish, Google sends you an email confirming what you have done :

If you have more than one gmail account, you may be asked to select the one you use to send emails from Breeze.

Google authentication process 1 of 5

Give the program permission to send emails on your behalf:

Google authentication process 2 of 5

Confirm the level of access you are giving to the program. Breeze apps just need consent to send emails.

Google authentication process 3 of 5

Google will confirm that the app can send emails, and you can close the browser window.

Google authentication process 4 of 5

Google also send an email confirming that you have allowed Breeze Booth to send emails:

Content of email confirming successful authentication Google authentication process 5 of 5

Before you leave the DSLR Remote Pro Email Server Settings screen, send yourself a test email (2):

(2) Sending a test email from DSLR Remote Pro 3.15. (3) , and (3) confirmation that the email has been sent

(3) DSLR Remote Pro displays a message confirming that you have been sent a test email

Please Note: if you are using a free Gmail account, the Email address used at (4) will be ignored by Google and the email will be sent using your ***@gmail.com email address:

Test email sent by DSLR Remote Pro 3.15

What about other Breeze programs?

We will be adding Gmail authentication support to our other Windows apps in the next release of each program.

For the time being we suggest using an alternative email service to send emails from Breeze

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Custom captions in DSLR Remote Pro

There’s a new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users on the Breeze website explaining how  to customize the text on your photo booth screens.

For simple ways to

  • change the text seen by guests,
  • remove captions you don’t need,
  • create caption sets in any language,
  • customize the captions in pre-designed themes, and
  • create custom captions for your clients without making work for yourself

.. check out the new tutorial for Booth (DSLR + Windows) / DSLR Remote Pro users here

Stay safe,

Sue & Chris

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Adding privacy statements, T & C, and other information screens to your booth

There’sa new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users on the website explaining how to add privacy statements, Terms and Conditions or other information pages to the booth. Find it here

Sue

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Canon Rebel T7/2000D update – now a great budget camera for photo booths

Tuesday 26th February. Canon announced at Photo Booth Expo that the EOS Rebel T7/2000D camera has been  updated to add a center contact (X sync) on the hotshoe.

Why does this matter?

The updated T7/2000D B2B version camera will trigger most external flashes or studio strobes, making it a great budget choice DSLR camera for photo booths.

Older versions of the T7 did not have this center contact, meaning that this camera model was not suitable photo booths which use flash.

Spot the difference

Can I use the new EOS T7 B2B with Breeze?

Yes, all versions of Breeze which supported the original T7 will support the new version of the camera. That’s

How do I tell which camera I am buying?

Canon call this a running change, and have not changed the model name. Initially the camera will only be available to B2B customers. US buyers will need to place their order through Canon Inc.

There may be a mixture of new and old versions on the market. Do take care  that you are sourcing the new version with X Sync when you order this camera.

We will have the updated EOS T7 on the Breeze stand (1113) when the Photo Booth Expo tradeshow opens this afternoon.

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Photo Booth Expo: Sunday

Southpoint Casino is buzzing as boothers arrive in Vegas for Photo Booth Expo. The main expo starts tomorrow and the tradeshow on Tuesday evening.

Steve and Chris are putting the finishing touches to a fabulous set of demos based on big brand activations. Come to stand 1113 and be inspired.

We’re delighted that Jürgen Mayr (Photobooth Deluxe) will be joining us on Wednesday afternoon. Jürgen is an expert Breeze user who offers a number of Breeze Addons including background removal.

Background removal

Background removal is a great alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. Photobooth Deluxe and Gadbooth  already offer add-ons supporting background removal for DSLR Remote Pro. You’ll be able to try background removal with both Breeze Booth for iPad and Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) on the stand.

Before I head off a couple of reminders..

  • There are still tickets available for Steve’s Breeze classes on Wednesday. Book your place here. (You will need to select buy tickets in the top right corner of the page.)
  • Ladies the Strong Women’s Conference have a great schedule of speakers and classes starting tomorrow morning. See you there & at the Happy Hour this evening!

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New Tutorial: Printing from Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad supports both Windows printing and Apple’s AirPrint.

The new tutorial  explains the advantages of both, and how to set them up in Breeze Booth. Find Printing from Breeze Booth here

You can try Breeze Booth without having or signing in to an account but it will be limited to ten photos or GIFs per day before a watermark is added to the output. Start here.

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Breeze at Photo Booth Expo 2020

 

We are counting down the days to Photo Booth Expo, and looking forward to seeing many of you in Vegas. Find us in the Exhibition Hall at booth 1113; book your place at Steve Bliesner’s classes (details below).

Steve will be running four classes on Breeze at PBX this year. Classes will cover both Breeze Booth for iPad and Breeze Booth for Windows ( aka DSLR Remote Pro). There are separate classes for beginners and advanced users, with discounts for people booking several classes.

Breeze Booth for iPad, Beginners Class – Wednesday the 26th 11am

Everything you need to get a basic event up and running with the Event Editor, and then synced to the iPad app using Dropbox. The finished event will include the option to take photos, make a GIF, and apply digital props, as well as options to send them via email and SMS, direct from the iPad.

Breeze Booth for iPad, Advanced Users Class – Wednesday the 26th 12pm

For users who are already comfortable cresting events and syncing them to the iPad. This class will work through some of the more advanced features, such as white labelling the iPad App, animated screens and countdown, setting up Event Codes (for easy deployment across multiple booths), using Breeze Hub, Information screens and menus, creative uses of surveys and sending HTML emails.

Breeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro) Beginners Class – Wednesday the 26th 1pm

The basics of getting up and running with Breeze Booth for Windows. A complete walk through of the using the Setup Wizard, adding print layouts, making some basic interface tweaks through to sending images and GIFs via email and SMS.

Breeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro) Advanced Users Class – Wednesday the 26th 2pm

For users who already have the basics down and are looking to take advantage of some of the more advanced features. How to structure your setup for fast and efficient handling of multiple events, the best way to deploy events across multiple photo booths, profiles, advanced interface tips and tricks and how to use Breeze Hub for a better way to send emails.

Book your place

Buy your tickets here. You will need to select buy tickets in the top right corner of the page.

 

 

 

Using Snap Chat lenses with Breeze

Snap Chat has an awesome library of virtual props or  ‘lenses’. Did you know that you can use these lenses to add an incredible variety of  virtual props to   Breeze Booth (Webcam +Windows) aka Webcam Photobooth?

Check out our new Snap Camera tutorial to learn more.

This tutorial walks you through integrating Snap Camera with Webcam Photobooth to add amazing 3D ‘lenses’ (virtual props) to your photos, GIFs and videos.

Chris has also updated the Webcam_Snap_Camera.ahk script to add a shortcut showing the toolbar position, and improved the  sending of shortcut keys.

What is Booth (Webcam + Windows)?

Previously known as Webcam Photobooth, this Windows app turns a webcam into an event photo booth, creating fun GIFs, prints and videos. Webcam Photobooth is a one-off purchase costing just US $175*, and includes one year’s free upgrades.

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*Price valid at time of writing, and excludes any tax due.

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