Thank you all for your business this year, and for being such an amazing bunch of people!
It has been great to meet lots of you in person at PBPI, PBX, Photokina and Photobooth Show Europe; and get to know many more of you through your emails and Facebook posts. Thank you all for your enthusiasm, encouragement, suggestions and comments along the way.
Our computers are switched off on Christmas Day, but we will be processing orders and providing limited support between Christmas and New Year. Please be patient if it takes a little longer than usual to receive upgrade licenses.
Both releases are a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last 18 months. Users with older licenses will need to buy an upgrade license to use the latest versions of BreezeBrowser Pro and Downloader Pro.
Breeze Booth for iPad is a powerful photo booth app that has been designed with flexibility, redundancy and creativity in mind. 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.
Click video above to see Breeze Booth for iPad in action
Centralised set up of events, interfaces and image branding via a Windows-based app
The industry’s most flexible interface designer
Make digital photos, prints and GIFs and use digital A/R props
White label the app interface and sharing features (as a standard inclusion)
Standalone capability and redundancy (events can run offline, deploy your own private and securesync and image sharing servers)
Advanced features for power users (profiles, tokens, unique ID’s, keyboard shortcuts, access to XML information etc)
Breeze Booth Standalone Operation
Breee Booth can run as a simple photo booth app, with loads of features available out of the box.
Shoot still images, slideshow and boomerang/burst GIFs
Standard image filters and effects: Color, B&W, sepia, comic and mirror effects
Create and import your own custom photo filters
Control camera settings (digital zoom, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, tint)
Switch between front and rear cameras
Printing of images (including AirPrint printers)
Email images directly from the iPad
Local storage of photos, prints and GIFs on the iPad
Sync images & XML data to Windows PC for sharing, printing and export to other Apps
Sync images to Dropbox
Log email addresses and cell phone numbers
Collect guest survey and consent data
Display privacy statements, terms & conditions, and other information screens
Sync events from Dropbox or your own private and secure web server
Transfer events to your iPad via AirDrop (no internet required)
Password protect events and App settings
Run events without an Internet connection
Retain complete control of images and guest data
Breeze Booth + Breeze Hub at your event
Extend the power of Breeze Booth and add Breeze Hub to the mix. Breeze Hub is a small but powerful Windows companion app that can be run at your event, to allow for single or multiple Breeze Booth iPads to print to any Windows printer. In addition, it can also share images via email and SMS without having to use external cloud services. All done locally at your event.
Print to any Windows printer (including professional dye sub printers)
Offline sharing of photos, animated GIFs, and MP4 files
Support sharing from multiple iPads, DLSR based booths and Kiosks with a single Internet connection at your event
Monitor local iPads & display current status and images taken
Share event name and other event data with local iPads
Breeze Booth + Breeze Hub + Event Editor at your office
For power users, centrally manage the syncing of multiple events, and sharing of images from your office, home or secure web server. With Breeze Hub and Event Editor, you can completely control how data is shared to your iPads and how images are sent to your guests; allowing you to create a redundant, secure and private system.
Create, adapt and update events for use worldwide from your PC
Design screens, prints, GIFs and email content for multiple events
Sync new & updated events through your own private and secure webserver
Sync new & updated events with iPads via Dropbox
Centrally share images from multiple events, iPad and DLSR based booths and kiosks from your own office or server.
Run external commands on images as they are received
Prints with custom background, overlay, captions graphics and logos
Change text on prints locally/on the iPad
Slideshow GIFs ( with animated overlays, backgrounds and titles)
Boomerang/burst GIFs (also with animated overlays, backgrounds and titles)
Share images by email and text (sharing by text requires microsite)
Industry standard image formats are suitable for sharing with other devices and programs, and uploading to the cloud
360 degree rotating and slider systems
Trade shows and conventions
Unattended booth in a box rental
Large multi-location events with unlimited number of iPads
White label events
Additional features include
animate screens and count down with animated GIFs
create menu driven interfaces
design for 4:3 and iPad Pro 11
drag and drop screen editor
interface and captions in any language
configurable optional and mandatory surveys
design for both landscape and portrait-oriented iPads
Print Layout Editor
drag and drop layout editor
add custom background, overlay, captions and logos
add jpg or png logos to prints
Captions can include date, event and other tokens
Design for multiple print sizes and dpi
Print strips, landscape, portrait, square, panorama and other designs
supports high speed professional printers
Supports any printer with full Windows drivers for Windows 10, 8 or 7 (using Hub)
AirPrint directly from iPad
create simple multi photo gifs from your photo session
print high quality images from your gif
make short boomerang / burst gifs
apply animated overlays and backgrounds
optional sharing as MP4 movie
Sharing by email and text
Online and offline sharing of photos, animated GIFs and MP4s
Email address and cell phone logging
Email directly from iPad
Share via Breeze Hub
White label html emails
Customise email ‘From’ address, subject and content
Automate customisation using event, date, media type and other Breeze tokens
SMS texting to both Apple and Android cell phones
Custom consent and privacy notice support
Rejected images deleted automatically
Photos saved to different folders by privacy options/answers to survey questions
Sending images to multiple addresses from DSLR Remote Pro
Example 1: Adding a CC line to the email keyboard
We need to add a second prompt to the email keyboard. We do this by editing the default email_keyboard.xml file. I am going to walk you through this step by step. It doesn’t matter if you have never seen xml before.
First open the touchscreen editor, click on Test keyboard… and select Email keyboard.
Then left click the mouse while holding down both Shift and Ctrl keys. This lets you save the XML file and the keyboard images.
First delete the four keyboard image files from the PhotoBoothImages folder(otherwise we won’t see any any changes we make to the text prompts).
Open the email_keyboard.xml file in a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad (which comes free with Windows 10)
Replace the highlighted text with this and save the changes:
<prompt1 email_address=”1″ mandatory=”1″>Please enter your email address:</prompt1>
Note: Here the second prompt will appear below the first prompt. This is achieved by using the same x coordinate, and different y coordinates. The CC email address is optional and so prompt2 does not need the ‘mandatory’ attribute.
Two is not enough?
There is usually room on a booth or kiosk screen to add the second line above. You may find it more difficult to find space to enter three or more addresses. The screen size, orientation ( there is usually more empty space in portrait oriented mirror booths than landscape photo booths and kiosks) and the numberof characters allowed for email addresses all make a difference.
These examples in this post have been created for a screen 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. If your screen is different you may need to adjust the values you use. It is also possible (but more complicated) to change the size and position of the keyboard buttons on your screen. More details
Example 2 has space for 3 email addresses to be entered below each other. Example 3 includes 4 email addresses in 2 rows. Both are created by editing the email_keyboard.xml in the same way as before. Each time you edit the xml, use DSLR Remote Pro’s test keyboard to check whether your changes work as you expect.
Example 2: Adding two CC lines to the email keyboard
Example 3: Four email addresses on the email keyboard
In this example a single email is sent to four different addresses:
For more detail and other ways you can customize the touch screen keyboards in DSLR Remote Pro see the help files
Sending images to multiple addresses from Breeze Kiosk
Use the same technique with Breeze Kiosk. Start with the default email_keyboard.xml file by (1) selecting Settings. (2) Check that sending emails is enabled, and (3) click on Test keyboard…
Then left click the mouse while holding down both Shift and Ctrl keys. This lets you save the XML file and the keyboard images. Delete the keyboard images and edit the xml in the same way as for DSLR Remote Pro.
For more detail and other ways you can customize the Breeze Kiosk touch screen keyboards see the touchscreen keyboard section of the help files
This post has walked you through adding cc email addresses to your DSLR Remote Pro screens, and outlined how to make similar changes to Breeze Kiosk.