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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.
You have been able to add logos to your printswithoutusing Photoshop® or other image editors since v3.12. Many of you asked us to place these logos over the print overlay – so we have made this change in v3.14
Support for new camera
DSLR Remote Pro supports almost all Canon DSLR cameras, plus the mirrorless M50 and EOS RP.
DSLR Remote Pro 3.14 adds support for the new EOS 250D/Rebel SL3/EOS 200D II/EOS Kiss X10.
*Enabling guest print frames
Enable signing and drawing on prints in the usual way. (Select Advanced Settings, then Output Options Settings. Check the box marked Sign or draw on photos before printing, and OK as you leave.)
We’ve added three new slider controls for contrast, vibrance and saturation.
Saturation adjusts the strength of the colors, and vibrance adjusts the saturation while keeping pleasing skin tones. Use contrast to change the difference between light and dark colors.
Guest controlled zoom and brightness
Let your guests adjust zoom and exposure compensation (brightness) while protecting the full range of camera controls. Breeze Booth 1.0.3 adds touch screen actions to the ready and menu screens for both exposure compensation and digital zoom settings .
New branding overlay for GIFs
Quikcly add a branding overlay to burst and slideshow GIFs by simply including the png overlay in the screens folder. Call the overlay gif_logo_overlay.png for burst GIFs and slideshow_gif_logo_overlay.png for slideshow GIFs.
How do I upgrade to this release?
Breeze Booth 1.0.3, Breeze Booth Event Editor v1.3 and Breeze Hub v1.0 were released on 17th July and are free upgrades for all Breeze Booth customers.
Download the Windows based companion apps Event Editor and Hub here
Can I try this for free?
Yes! Download and try Breeze Booth and companion Apps Event Editor and Breeze Hub free of charge. You don’t even need to buy a license to create your own events. Just download and install Breeze Booth Event Editor 1.3 onto a Windows PC.
* Devices must run iOS 12. At time of writing (July 2019) Breeze Booth supports iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X series and well as iPads with 4:3 screens and iPhones with 16:9 screens
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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Several people have asked why they can’t copy their backgrounds, logos, print layouts etc into their PhotoboothImages folder recently – they see an error similar to this:
This error happens because Windows 10, 8 and 7 all protect the Program Files (x86) folders from accidental or malicious damage to applications.
Please do not try to use C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\DSLR Remote Pro\PhotoboothImages\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\Webcam Photobooth\PhotoboothImages\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\Hotfolder Prints\PhotoboothImages\ for your PhotoBoothImages folder.
Instead place your PhotoboothImages folder in your Documents folder C:\Users\yourname\Documents\PhotoboothImages
Setting the locations of your PhotoBoothImages folder
DSLR Remote Pro
Te equivalent to a PhotoBoothImages folder where you place print layouts and backgrounds etc in Hotfolder Prints is here:
You can also use Kiosk with still (JPEG) and animated (GIF, MP4 or MOV) images captured by third party software.
What’s new in Kiosk 1.5.1?
Social sharing counters
Collect stats on emails, texts and tweets sent from each Kiosk as well as the number of prints.
Print up to 3 different print sizes
Control several printers
Choose up to 3 different printer settings. In the screenshot above the default printer (1) is a Mitsubishi CP70D printing 4″ x 6″ layouts. Prints prefixed square (2) are printed square on the same CP70D printer. Single 2″x 6″ strips are displayed in Kiosk as single strips, but printed (3) as double strips on 4″x6″media.
This feature can also be used to print to 3 different printers.
Slideshow plays full video before advancing
New option to play videos at least once when running a slideshow i.e. don’t advance the slideshow until the video has played from start to finish at least once.
Performance improvements for swiping images when running on Microsoft Surface Go
Fixed glitch with the selected thumbnail changing when new images are added with the “Display newest images first” option selected
Fixed issue which caused the wrong photo to being printed if a new photo was added while the print confirmation screen was displayed
Fixed issue setting the initial values of check boxes in keyboards
This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who bought a Kiosk license on or after 30th May, 2018.
Customers with older Kiosk licenses need to buy an upgrade to use this release.
Downloader Pro 2.6 adds support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS RP, Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL3 and Canon PowerShot SX70HS. This release adds support for Canon CR3 format raw files in the Adobe DNG converter plug-in and fixes an issue with registering for Windows AutoPlay when installing Downloader Pro.
Downloader Pro minimises the time spent downloading and organising images on your PC, and is often partnered with BreezeBrowser Pro.
Downloader Pro runs on PCs running Windows 10, 8 or 7, and will run as a free trial for up to 30 days.
Download, Try, Buy
You can find details, download and purchase links on the Breeze website here
This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last 18 months. Users with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.
Breeze Booth features the most flexible and powerful interface designer of any iPad software on the market. Use the unique drag and drop Event Editor to create totally custom experiences, complex multi menu systems and engaging data surveys.
Note:Event Editor 1.3 was released on 17th July, and can be downloaded here
Sounds fantastic! Where do I start?
Start by running the new Event Creator in Event Editor 1.2. You can create custom working designs in just three simple steps.
This post runs through
downloading and installing Event Editor 1.2
creating events from scratch with the Creator
cloning existing events
transferring events to iOS 12 devices (iPads and iPhones)
Downloading and installing Event Editor 1.2
Create and edit events using Breeze Booth’s powerful Event Editor on any Windows PC running Windows 10, 8, or 7
When you download Event Editor 1.2, you will also download the latest release of Breeze Hub and the five sample events provided with Breeze Booth. That’s great for beginners.
If you already have event designs you want to keep, we suggest unchecking the box Copy sample events to your Documents folder so that no changes are made to your events folder.
Create your first event
Open the Event Editor and select Create event..
Three step Event creator creates working events for any iPad or iPhone * using the new Chameleon theme designed by Wilkes Booth Co:
Once the Creator has built a new event you can transfer it to your devices or use the Event Editor to make further changes.
Cloning existing events
You don’t need to build all your events from scratch. Save yourself time and effort by right clicking on an existing event to clone it:
You can also import complete Breeze Booth events created elsewhere using the Import Event… button.
Cloning the sample events
You are welcome to use the sample events we provide with Breeze Booth at live events. To make these events your own, clone them and edit the cloned copy of the event. (You will then have an easy way to start again from the original event.)
Transferring your new event to your iPads and iPhones
Once your design is complete you need to transfer it to your iPads and iPhones.
This post scratches the surface of what you can achieve with Breeze Booth. Take a look at the Props and Filters and Surveyssample events for more ideas.
Go ahead – make it yours, make it your clients. Breeze Booth can be re-skinned to make it look like your very own photo booth software. Deploy remote and unattended iPads without fear of clients knowing what software you use. Learn more in the Breeze Booth help files
We have learned how to use the Creator to build events from scratch, and how to clone these and other events. I have linked to a separate post Syncing Events with Dropbox which demonstrates the simplest way to transfer your events to iPads or iPhones.
Is there a free trial?
You don’t need to buy a license to create events for Breeze Booth . Just download and install Breeze Booth Event Editor 1.2 onto a Windows PC. You can try out Breeze Booth and companion Apps Event Editor and Breeze Hub free of charge.
* Devices must run iOS 12. At time of writing (May 2019) Breeze Booth supports iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X series and well as iPads with 4:3 screens and iPhones with 16:9 screens
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