Pop Art and mirror effects are a doddle in DSLR Remote Pro. Set up your booth as usual, copy PhotoboothcreativeFilter.dll into your PhotoboothImages folder, then select the filter you want to use. That’s it!
DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 ships with ten creative filters and six Instagram style filters as standard. This post explains how to use mirror, Pop Art and other filters in still photos, slideshow and boomerang (burst) GIFs.
This post was updated on 2 September 2021 to add a link to the profile tutorial which explains how to build a menu. Use menus to offer guests a choice of filters.
Set up a basic booth
Copy PhotoboothcreativeFilter.dll into your PhotoboothImages folder
Copy PhotoboothcreativeFilter.dll from your installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\BreezeSys\DSLR Remote Pro) into your PhotoboothImages folder
Connect your camera and choose a filter
Start the booth and DSLR Remote Pro will display the default filter (color negative).
Type Ctrl+Shift+C to display the setup page and choose one of the mirror filters:
You are away! Here are a few examples of mirroring, Pop Art and Posterized effects:
Two by two mosaic
Switch between filters or turn them off
Type Ctrl+Shift+C on the Ready screen to switch to a different filter or turn them off completely.
Advanced users can offer guests a menu of filters using profiles. This is beyond the scope of this post.
Boomerang (aka burst) GIFs
Set up filters for boomerang GIFs in exactly the same way as for still photos/slideshow GIFs. Guests see the effect of each filter as they pose, not just on their prints and GIFs:
Save the current filter for future use
The current filter is automatically saved* for the Photobooth Images folder you are using. When you next load this Photobooth Images folder into DSLR Remote Pro, it will automatically run the same filter.
*Filter settings are saved in the program registry for each Photobooth Images folder.
Where the outputs are stored
DSLR Remote Pro gives you a lot of control over where your images are stored. This can be really useful when you want to use a watch folder to share, display or upload images from the booth. This post explains where DSLR Remote Pro usually places different types of images.
Mirroring filters in portrait
If you shoot in portrait the top/bottom and left/right filters are swapped. The two by two mosaic works but ‘swap top halves’ is not designed for portrait orientation.
Want to know more?
For more details see the DSLR Remote Pro help files.
Use mirrors and other filters in Breeze Booth (for iPads and iPhones)
Try DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 for yourself
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