Breeze are delighted to announce the new Breeze Booth for iPad beta release, Build 18.
- If you haven’t signed up yet join here
- If you are already a beta tester, you will have been sent an invitation to upgrade to Build 18
Note: This post was updated on September 18th with details of Breeze Booth for iPad (beta) Build 18.
New in Build 18 …
- Support for selecting front or rear camera
- Sync server now supports the sending of emails and SMS messages
- New mirror styles
- Slideshow GIFs
- User surveys
- Info screens
- Password protection of events and app settings
Build 14 added …
- Windows based server for printing photos and for syncing output from the iPad
- Dropbox support: sync events from Dropbox and copy output to Dropbox
- Digital zoom
- Control of camera settings
- Support for normal, square and DSLR compatible (3:2) live view, photos and boomerang GIFs
- Photos can be rotated and optionally sharpened in the print layout
- Optional exit password protection
When you are accepted onto the program you will receive an invitation email from Apple TestFlight
Your iPad needs to be running iOS 11.
Download TestFlight from the Apple App Store. You may need to click on Redeem (1) to show the apps you’re able to beta test. Select Breeze Booth for iPad and (2) INSTALL.
Note: Only check Redeem the first time you download the Breeze Booth for iPad beta. If you have previously downloaded an earlier build, just check UPDATE.
Once you have installed the App, you can open it:
Running Breeze Booth for iPad for the first time
Start the App
Tap the Breeze icon to start the App, then Events
Download the list of events from a server
The first time you run Breeze Booth for iPad the event list will be empty. You need to download events from a server to get started. We have set up a server with several demonstration events for you to download and try out.
Tap on “Update” in the top right corner to download a list of events from Breeze Systems server.
After downloading the event list tap on Events to return to the events screen. You should see a list of events:
Download all the settings for a single event
Swipe right to left on an event and select Sync to download the files from the server to your iPad. (Sync is also used to ensure that you have the latest version of files for an event.)
Be patient, and wait until you see Sync. completed successfully.
Tap Events to return to the events screen after syncing the files.
Run the event
Now swipe right to left on the event and tap “Run” to run the event.
Take your first photos and explore the other events we have set up for you to try. (You will need to Exit the event, return to the Events screen, choose a new event and Sync to download the settings from the server before you can run an event for the first time.)
Adjust camera settings
The new camera controls and digital zoom are accessed from the home page:
Printing and transferring images to a Windows PC
- How to print photos from the iPad
- How to automatically synch photos to a Windows PC during an event
- How to edit and create your own events
Join the beta test program for Breeze Booth for iPad
You will be able to install Breeze Booth for iPad when you receive an email invitation to the email address for your Apple ID.
Breeze Booth for iPad events are defined in a powerful Windows based program called Breeze Booth Event Editor. This post uses a set of predefined ‘events’ that we have set up for you.
We have seen how to sync your iPad with a server containing sample events. First you download a list of events from the server, then all the detailed information you need to run an event.
Once you have taken some photos and animated GIFs on your iPad, download the Breeze Booth Synch Server to a Windows PC so that you can synch your images to print and share them.
View and share the folders stored on the iPad
The iOS 11 Files app can be used to view the files used by Breeze Booth for iPad. You can share events and their associated photos by copying them to an iCloud or DropBox folder.
Tap Browse in the Files app, then On my iPad . You should see a folder named Breeze Booth.
Tap on the folder to open it and there will be two folders: assets which is where the event configuration is stored and photos where photos, animated GIFs and MP4 movies captured by Breeze Booth are stored.
Viewing images from an event on the iPad
By default Breeze Booth for iPad stores images in folders named by date.
Your feedback matters!
Please let us know what you think. You can either use the TestFlight feedback link below or ping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New beta versions
When a new beta is available you should receive a notification email and can install it by running TestFlight, selecting Breeze Booth for iPad and tapping “update”.
The first beta version of the editor has a basic user interface, which will be given a friendly front end and further features before the full release.
This beta is provided for Breeze DSLR Remote Pro users with experience using profiles. Please don’t be concerned if you don’t find it accessible at this stage.
Chris and I are overwhlemed by your enthusiam and appreciate the time loads of you are willing to spend testing this new product. We hope you will enjoy using it for many years.
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