Windows 7 support ends for Breeze software

Many of you will know that Microsoft are ending support for Windows 7 today.

Breeze will also end support for our software running on Windows 7 on January 14th.

Once Microsoft end Windows 7 support, we cannot test or support our products on this operating system safely. We strongly recommend anyone still running Breeze programs on Windows 7 upgrades to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

I’m still running Breeze on Windows 7, will the program stop working on January 14th?

If you are already running a Breeze program on Windows 7, we don’t expect it to stop working. However we recommend you upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Take a copy of both registration name and code, and deactivate the license (where needed) before you start in case of problems.

How do I tell whether my license is activated?

If you are not sure, start the program, click on Help then Register. This will display the registration window. If the license is activated there is a Deactivate.. button in the registration window as below:

Breeze licenses which are activated have a Deactivate… button on the registration screen

If your Breeze license is curently activated, you should deactivate it before upgrading Windows. If you need help, email support@breezesys.com .

Can I still upgrade my old Breeze license?

Any customer with a valid license for a current Breeze product can buy an upgrade license. All our Windows products include at least one year of free upgrades from the date the license was issued.

Copyright Breeze Systems January 2020

Speedier MP4 creation with Multi-Camera 2.1

Did you know that Breeze Multi-Camera v2.1 introduced an option for the Multi-Camera Animator to use Microsoft MediaWriter instead of ffmpeg to create MP4 videos?

  • Microsoft MediaWriter libraries are much faster
  • ffmpeg libraries are more flexible and still appropriate for some applications

For more information see the online manual

Try for yourself

Multi-Camera 2.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Multi-Camera (previously called DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera) after 28th November 2017. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

New to Multi-Camera? Just download a copy of the program and try it for free. You can run the program with up to 4 cameras for 2 weeks on the fully functional evaluation license.

Download Multi-Camera                Buy Multi-Camera

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Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 released

Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 was released yesterday, 22nd October.

Breeze Flipbook software allows guests to capture themselves in a short animation, and then print out their photos in the form of a fun, fast to make, flip book.

You can find more details and download a free evaluation copy here.

This release adds support for five new Canon cameras; including new PowerShot and mirror-less models as well as the EOS 90D.

  • EOS 90D
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • PowerShot SX70 HS
  • PowerShot G5 X Mark II
  • PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 also fixes a reliability issue playing video screen animations which was caused by recent Windows updates.

Where to find Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2

Download Flipbook Photobooth and try for yourself for up to 14 days before buying a license.

This release is a free upgrade for anyone with a Flipbook Photobooth license issued after 22nd October, 2018.

How do I buy it?

Each Flipbook Photobooth license costs just US $250 (excluding any tax) and includes one year’s free upgrades. Buy your license online from the Breeze website

Buy full Flipbook Photobooth license     Buy upgrade license

Image courtesy of Giggle & Riot who have kindly allowed us to feature examples of their work in this blog.

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DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 supports new PowerShot cameras with 120fps slow motion

What’s new in v3.14.2?

  • Support for two new Canon PowerShot cameras G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III
  • Photo booth printing now automatically bleeds both the background and overlay to fill the printable area
  • Optional gray background to frames and emoji/stamps on the drawing/signing screen
  • New monochrome icon set on the signing and drawing screen
  • Video playback window is hidden until the video starts playing

Support for new PowerShot cameras

Many long time photo boothers loved the simplicity, compact size and automatic zoom of Canon PowerShot cameras. Sadly Canon stopped making suitable PowerShot models for over 10 years.  We are delighted to  add support for the new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III to DSLR Remote Pro.

These compact cameras both offer 120 frames/second slow motion capture at 720p and 1080p, as well as a power zoom.

Note: The PowerShot G5 X Mark II, G7 X Mark III and SX70 HS have no hot shoe so it is difficult to trigger flash. Watch out for more details about their pros and cons for photo booth use soon.

Automatic bleed for print background and overlay

You no longer need to oversize print layouts to allow for printer positioning. DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 will automatically bleed print background and overlay (background.jpg and overlay.jpg) to fill the printable area.

For example classic  dye sub. 6″ by 4″ prints at 300 dpi can now be sized 1800 by 1200 pixels.

‘Old style’ oversized print layouts eg 1844 by 1240 pixels will still work.

Optional gray background to frames and emoji/stamps on the drawing/signing screen

To display white frames and emoji, switch to a new mid gray background on the signing and drawing screen. The icons to the left of this screen are now monochrome on a white background.

Frames and emoji can be shown on a gray or white background in Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2

Note: You can also use your own icons on this screen or keep using the original colored set if you prefer.

More about customizing this screen.

Hiding the video playback window until the video starts playing

This upgrade prevents a blank window appearing while a screen animation is loading.

Fixes

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 also includes fixes for

  • issue loading ‘profile X + start‘ touch screen action when there is a looping ready screen animation
  • using filenames to position GIF and MP4 animations ( only affected v3.14 and 3.14.1).

More details

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 22th October 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

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Removing branding from Breeze Booth for iPad sample events

Breeze Booth comes with five sample events as standard, professionally designed to run on iPads. You can tweak or customize these examples to use at your own events.

This new Breeze Booth for iPad tutorial shows you how to adjust these designs for your own use.

If this post is helpful, please share it with others.

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Breeze Gallery Uploader and Photobooth Online Galerie

Live uploads of event images to a WordPress microsite

We have had a lot of interest in the new Gallery Uploader included with Hotfolder Prints 1.8.  The Gallery Uploader offers realtime uploading of photos, GIFs and videos to online sharing galleries, including Jürgen Mayr’s WordPress Plugin Photobooth Gallery Plugin.

Jürgen  has written a tutorial explaining how to upload your event images to a WordPress microsite using the Breeze Gallery Uploader and Photobooth Gallery Plugin. Find the tutorial here.

Thanks Jürgen for allowing us to include this on the Breeze website.

Breeze Partner Information

The ability to upload to third party applications such as the Photobooth Gallery Plugin is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions.

These features may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interactions, ot changes the method/protocol required.

Please contact office@photobooth-deluxe.de for support using this plugin.

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BoothCon 2020 – Breeze Masterclass tickets going fast

If you are lucky enough to be planning to attend BoothCon in Brisbane next January head over to their website and book your ticket today.

Steve Bliesner will be running a free Breeze Masterclass Mastering Breeze for Ipad and Iphone on the Wednesday afternoon. Justin tells me that after just 2 days the class is 50% full, and he expects it to sell out soon.

Breeze Booth for iPad

Launched in March, Breeze Booth for iPad is a powerful photo booth app that lets you create GIFs, print digital images and design custom interfaces and experiences across multiple iOS devices. A perfect fit for fixed installations, roaming and stationary devices at events.

Custom interfaces and experiences

Design unique, custom interfaces/user experiences and quickly deploy them to a fleet of iPads using trusted cloud services (Dropbox, iCloud etc) or via your own private and secure web servers.

Set up events

Enjoy centralised set up of events, interfaces and image branding via a handy Windows-based app. Team up with Breeze Event Editor to professionally control and customise each area of your event.

Standalone capability and redundancy

If necessary your events can run offline, using your own private, secure sync and image sharing servers.

Can’t wait until January?

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Photo Booth Show 2019

There is just over a week until the third Photo Booth Show starts.

The business expo for the Photo Booth Industry in Europe will be  back in Leicester, England on 14th & 15th October.  This is a great opportunity to see what’s new, learn from the experts and network with other boothers.

Buy tickets for both conference and trade show through the Photo Booth Show website.

Visit the Breeze stand

Come and meet us at the Breeze stand. Discover how well Breeze works with roaming and fixed devices, find out what the latest apps offer your business.

Breeze offers unparalleled creative control and flexibility over what users see and experience when they use your photo booth. From the simple to the extraordinary complex. No other software comes close to matching Breeze’ level of customisation on Windows or iOS devices.

Breeze Booth for iPad

Launched in February, Breeze Booth for iPad is the powerful photo booth app that lets you create GIFs, print digital images and design custom interfaces and experiences across multiple iOS devices. A perfect fit for fixed installations, roaming and stationary devices at events.

Custom interfaces and experiences

Design unique, custom interfaces/user experiences and quickly deploy them to a fleet of iPads using trusted cloud services (Dropbox, iCloud etc) or via your own private and secure web servers.

Set up events

Enjoy centralised set up of events, interfaces and image branding via a handy Windows-based app. Team up with Breeze Event Editor to professionally control and customise each area of your event.

Standalone capability and redundancy

If necessary your events can run offline, using your own private, secure sync and image sharing servers.

Breeeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro)

Breeze Booth for Windows is a highly configurable, yet simple to use photo booth application. Easy to configure for small operators and scalable for organisations running hundreds of photo booths across multiple cities and countries.

Breeze Booth for Windows offers unparalleled creative control and flexibility over what users see and experience when they use your photo booth. From the simple to the extraordinary complex. No other software comes close to matching Breeze Booth for Windows level of customisation.

Looking forward to catching up with long term friends and making new ones,

Sue & Chris

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Breeze Booth 1.0.4 is here

Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) 1.0.4 and companion app Event Editor 1.3.1 are released today.

What’s new?

  • MP3 soundtracks for MP4 slideshows and boomerangs
  • Support for multiple props in each image
  • Display virtual prop text correctly both in live view and outputs
  • Improved AirPrint support
  • Support for iPadOS and iOS 13

Vary the props in your GIFs and photos

Use several digital props in one photo or GIF

You can find a tutorial outlining how to add virtual props here, and more details in the online manual.

Display virtual text correctly in both live view and outputs

Photo booth live view is usually mirrored so that guests see themselves as they would in a mirror. This causes problems with text in virtual props because the text is also mirrored. Breeze Booth 1.0.4 solves this problem.

Soundtracks for MP4 videos

Add a soundtrack to MP4 copies of both slideshow and burst GIFs. How to add sound tracks.

Sound track for slideshow GIF in Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) screens folder

Support for iPadOS and iOS 13

Booth (iPad and iPhones) 1.0.4 supports both Apple’s new iPadOS and iOs13 as well as iOS 12.

How do I upgrade to this release?

Breeze Booth 1.0.4 and Event Editor v1.3.1  were released on 30th September and are free upgrades for all Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) subscribers.

Download Breeze Booth from the App Store

Download the Windows based companion apps Event Editor and Hub here

Can I try this for free?

Yes! Download and try Breeze Booth from the App Store, and companion Apps Event Editor and Breeze Hub from our website. There’s no charge for this. You don’t even need to buy a license to create your own events. Just download and install Breeze Booth Event Editor 1.3.1 onto a Windows PC.

* Devices must run iPadOS, iOS 13 or iOS 12.

How to buy a Breeze Booth subscription

Breeze Booth subscriptions cost just US $49 /month or US $440 /per year. Open an account at breezebooth.net before you buy a subscription.

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