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Breeze for iPad 1.1.2 – Techie heaven

Do you dream of taking a booking in your CRM and automatically creating an event on your iPad? Have you ever needed to log your devices in remotely? Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 1.1.2  includes a basketful of goodies for more technical users. Read on …

Automation enhancements

When you run a large operation with booths spread over several locations, efficient workflow is essential. Breeze Booth for iPad  is designed for centralized event setup and fast cloud based deployment to devices worldwide.

1.Generate event setup codes in CRMs or your own website

Quick Setup is a fast and simple way to log in and set up Breeze Booth on your own and your customers devices.  A single QR code scan signs into the booth, downloads the event and runs it.

Booth (iPad+iPhone) 1.1.2 makes it possible to generate event setup QR codes in CRMs or your own website.

2.New status URL webhook

Control your devices remotely with the new web hook. Includes

  • Remote log in
  • Remote device status monitoring
  • Sending commands to individual devices

3.New {to} token

Use the {to} token to add email address or cell phone number to the text of email and text messages.

Survey data improvements

  1. Survey data collected in touch free operation is now included in image XML files
  2. Checkboxes and radio buttons can be initialised from survey data
  3. Checkboxes and radio buttons can be initialized from  QR code data
  4. Radio buttons can be displayed without an initial value

New payment option

Secure single use QR codes offer an attractive alternative to conventional payment booths.  Take payments online and provide secure single use QR codes to operate the booth touch free. More details

Choosing the number of prints touch free

Gursts can now select the number of prints without touching the booth using Breeze contactless operation.

Full feature list

  • Quick setup QR codes can be generated  from a CRM or your own website.
  • Select the number of prints during touchfree operation
  • QR code strings {qr1} to {qr10} are saved in the XML summary files for images
  • Intitialize checkboxes and radio buttons using tokens e.g. from information read from the QR code strings or from survey questions
  • New {to} token allows the ‘to’ email address to be included in email messages or the user’s telephone number to be included in text messages
  • Secure single use QR codes
  • Status URL webhook for monitoring the app’s status remotely and for receiving commands


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Contactless Data Capture

Soon after we released support for contactless booths, Breeze user  Ewan Sou shared a video explaining how to capture guest data and generate  QR codes for contactless operation on your own WordPress website. You can use this approach with both iPad and DSLR/Windows based booths.

Ewan has kindly agreed we can share his very helpful guide with a wider audience through the blog.

Ewan’s work flow creates a QR code containing both email address and guest data. Data is automatically transferred to Breeze photo booth programs Booth (Pad and iPhone), and DSLR Remote Pro when the QR code is scanned. You will also receive an email copy of data guests enter into the form.

This registration form for an imaginary conference followed Ewan’s approach. NB All data your enter into the form is emailed to Breeze.

Registration for Imagine Conference 2020

    About Ewan

    Ewan runs Instantly.sg, a one stop event photography agency that specialises in custom photo and video booth installations for events and brand campaigns in Singapore.

    Note: Ewan’s approach supports both Breeze DSLR Remote Pro for Windows and Breeze Booth for iPad users running WordPress websites. More technical users  can also adapt our  PHP scripts.

    A huge thank you to Ewan for creating this video and sharing it with the Breeze community.


    A Different Angle – Shooting in Portrait

    Many photo booth operators ask how to shoot in portrait with DSLR Remote Pro,  so I have added a new tutorial for mirror booth users and others shooting in portrait. This tutorial takes you through

    • shooting in portrait
    • portrait oriented screens
    • portrait oriented prints and GIFs
    • touch free mirror and portrait booths
    • using the reprint selection screen in portrait

    Read Shooting in Portrait with DSLR Remote Pro

    Mirror booths usually shoot portrait oriented images

    This has been a long few months and it is great that events are restarting at least for some of us.

    Make sure you are ready. If DSLR Remote Pro is new to you, please download a copy and try it for yourself. There is no charge for the first two weeks. If you have an older license and would like to try v3.15.1 before committing to buying the upgrade, please email me at sales@breezesys.com including your current registration.

    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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    Make your own booth touch free

    Featured image Overlay courtesy of SMOVE

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    Kiosk 2.0: Contactless sharing and clipboard

    What’s new in Kiosk 2.0?

    We have added a bunch of great new features in the latest release of Kiosk. Guests can collect and share several images using the new clipboard. You are loving Touch free operation in DSLR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone), so we have added touch free sharing to Kiosk.

    There’s more –  Kiosk 2.0 introduces a QR code based filter you can use so guests see only their own images.

    Kiosk 2.0 also adds a new startup screen displayed while Kiosk loads the first images, an improved algorithm for caching thumbnails, support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements, and a few fixes.

    Select and share several images

    Guests can select several photos, GIFs or videos and share them in a single email with the new Kiosk clipboard

    You can choose the look and position of the clipboard, and set a limit to the number of images guests can share.

    Kiosk display with clipboard below main image (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

    Scan to share

    When you run a contactless booth with Breeze DSLR Remote Pro or Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone), guests can use Kiosk to share photos, GIFs and videos  by scanning  the QR code used to control the photo booth.

    Emailing photo by scanning the QR code used to power a contactless booth (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

    Guests can also scan to share  all the clipboard images in a single email:

    Scanning a QR code to share the clipboard images in a single email (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

    Guests see just their own images

    At large events and those where GDPR or privacy is a concern, guests scan their unique QR code and display just their own images at the kiosk. Learn more about automatic image filtering.

    Image filtering using  a unique identifier ssuch as email address (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

    Note:  When filtering images include email address* or another unique identifer in both QR code and DSLR Remote Pro or Booth (iPad + iPhone) image filenames.

    New startup screen

    startup.jpg is a new screen displayed while images are being loaded into Kiosk each time it starts.

    Usually only the operator sees this screen. To replace it with your own version  add  a jpg called startup.jpg to the Kiosk screen images folder. Like other screens startup.jpg should be the same size  in pixels as the screen on the device.

    Gmail authentication

    Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year.

    To send Gmail emails from a PC running Kiosk you will need to ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts. Go to the Kiosk 2.0 Email Server Settings screen and enter gmail in the Host field. You can find step by step instructions for DSLR Remote Pro here. Authentication for Kiosk works in the same way.

    Try Kiosk 2.0 for yourself

    Breeze Kiosk 2.0 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Kiosk after 5th June 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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    * Filtering by email address may fail if the address contains unusual characters such as /\ : * ? ” <  or >

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. Do share the post with others who may find it useful.

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    DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 – Contactless booth, background removal & more

    Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 is a game changing release providing touchless booth operation and pre-registration support.

    There’s much more. DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 also supports AI background removal for photos and slideshow GIFs with minimal fuss, and adds a new dimension to your print and GIF overlays.

    What do I get from DSLR Remote Pro 3.15?

    • Better guest experience
    • Hands free operation
    • Faster, touch free sharing
    • Less waiting in line
    • Contactless data collection
    • Pre registration and data collection support
    • Easy to use background removal* for prints and slideshow GIFs
    • Random print  overlays and backgrounds (not a profile in sight)
    • Gmail authentication

    *Background removal requires third party services

    Touch free booth control

    Offer your clients totally hands free operation and a better guest experience with contactless data collection, touchless start, and fast hygenic  sharing.

    Video courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

    Touchless start –  show the camera pre-designed QR codes on a cell phone or print.

    Guests can trigger the booth by QR code, or touch to start as usual – DSLR Remote Pro 3.15. (Image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys)

    Fast & hygenic touch free emails

    Guests type their email address once into their smart phone,  generating  a unique QR code they use to power the booth and send emails. Fast, simple, hygenic.  Genuine contactless booth operation.

    Generating QR codes for each guest at your events

    Point your guests to our webpage to generate their QR codes, or host your own page.

    Add your own branding and title to the Breeze QR page to make it your own.  We hosted this page with the  generic domain name contactlessbooth.com to avoid giving away whose software you use.

    For total control have guests enter data into your own webpage,  generating a unique QR code they can use to power virtually every aspect of the booth. Feel free to start from this sample PHP script

    Touch free sharing

    Improve guest experience, encourage repeated sharing and reduce queuing. Guests enter their email addresses once using their smart phone, and scan their unique QR code each time they want to share an image.

    Fantastic for festivals, theme parks and other large venues with multiple booths. Great for groups – everyone quickly scans their details into the sharing screen to receive a copy of the image.

    Fast, simple and hygenic scanning – touch free QR code scanning replaces typing out email addresses (Image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys)

    See this taster video for more details.

    Online tutorial

    Touch free links to your online gallery

    Turning the QR code concept on it’s head, you can also display a QR code on your sharing screen for guests to scan with their smart phone. Use this to direct guests to your online gallery for immediate social sharing.

    Add a QR code on your sharing screens to direct guests to their images on your microsite (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15)


    Pre-register your guests as they wait in line. Each guest receives a unique QR code they use to control your booths and kiosks. Make this a fun and efficient way to collect valuable data.

    Use Breeze Booth for iPad registration stations for engaging  surveys and printed badges with the QR code, or design your own webpages to collect the same data and generate the code without guests touching a booth.

    Pre-registation with background removal on the Breeze stand at Photo Booth Expo 2020. Visitors used the QR code printed on their badge to power photo booths.

    AI Background removal

    AI based Background removal is a great alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler.

    Corporate clients will love the ability to shoot against a busy background..

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    … and get prints like this

    Print layout courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

    We’ve made it much easier to incorporate background removal into DSLR Remote Pro.  At the time of writing, we support third party background removal services from Photobooth DeluxeGadbooth and  removebg.

    Gmail authentication

    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.

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

    DSLR Remote Pro (v3.15) adds support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements. Get Gmail emails working again

    We will roll Gmail authentication out to Breeze Kiosk, Hub and Booth (Windows + Webcam) aka Webcam Photobooth  in the next release of each product.

    There’s more…

    • Add random backgrounds and overlays to prints, slideshow and burst/boomerang GIFs (without using profiles)
    • Select print, slideshow and burst GIF overlays and backgrounds in repsonse to survey questions (again no profiles)
    • tokens can define initial value of text fields in touchscreen keyboards
    • Fix for issue positioning MP4 animations in screens with live view enabled

    Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 today

    DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 7th May 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

    Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

    Make your own booth touch free

    Stay safe & prosper,


    Partner information

    The ability to upload to and download from third party applications such as Photobooth Deluxe,  Gadbooth and  removebg is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions. These features are tested before they are released but may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interaction, or changes the method/protocol required.

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