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.
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.
Give the program permission to send emails on your behalf:
Confirm the level of access you are giving to the program. Breeze apps just need consent to send emails.
Google will confirm that the app can send emails, and you can close the browser window.
Google also send an email confirming that you have allowed Breeze Booth to send emails:
Before you leave the DSLR Remote Pro Email Server Settings screen, send yourself a test email (2):
(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:
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
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).
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.
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?
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.