Sample iPad events for Breeze Booth

Breeze Booth comes with five sample events as standard, professionally designed to run on iPads. Run these events out of the box to get a feel for what you can achieve with the App, then tweak or customize them to use at your own events.

This post covers

  • a brief guide to each event
  • general information about the sample events
  • how to download and run the sample events on your iPad

Getting started

You can run Breeze Booth on any iOS 12 device without having or signing in to an account but it will be limited to ten photos or GIFs per day before a watermark is added to the output. There is no charge to open the account.  Use it to buy subscriptions and redeem vouchers to sign in your iPads.

You will need an account with at least one active subscription or voucher to use Breeze Booth for iPad for unlimited photos. Please see Creating an Account and Logging into the Web App for more information.

Downloading the App and sample events to your iPad

Download Breeze Booth from the App Store

There is no charge to download and run Breeze Booth on an iPad or iPhone.

Breeze Booth runs on all iPads and iPhones running iOS 12. Once you have downloaded the App, you will be prompted to download the sample events onto your iPad. This may take a little time as two of the events are quite large. Once they are successfully downloaded, you can run any of the five events.

General information

Each sample event includes a Welcome screen with information about the event. Tap anywhere on this screen to start the event.

Sample welcome screen for the Props & Filters demo. An overlay called ready_overlay.png is displayed over over a plain background called  ready.jpg

You can replace this screen with one suited to your own events, perhaps including instructions for your operator, or support information for unattended booths.

If you don’t want to use a welcome screen, just hide it.

The welcome screens include a reminder that there is a secret button in the top right hand corner of each event ready screen to access the admin menu. You can password protect the settings screen if required.

Admin menu

The sample admin menus are the same for all the sample events, and include five options

  • return to the admin screen
  • switch between front and rear cameras
  • adjust the camera settings
  • sync (download the most recent version of) the event
  • back – go to the previous screen

Privacy/information button

There is a privacy/information button in the top left or lower right corner of all the sample events.This takes guests to one or more screens with extra information. These screens are a great place to put your business details, terms and conditions, privacy statement, or even troubleshooting advice. The sample events all include two pages of information; you can change both the content and number of information screens in the Event Editor. 

Printing and emailing from the iPad

Breeze Booth can run as a standalone App where guests email images and/or print them using AirPrint. You can also link the booth to a Windows PC running Breeze Hub for Windows based printing and more sophisticated html based emails.

The five sample events all print and email directly from the iPad, you do not need to use Breeze Hub to run the sample events.

Booth orientation

You can run Breeze Booth in both portrait and landscape, and set it up to automatically switch between the two when the iPad is rotated. Most iPad booths run in portrait orientation, so the sample events are designed for this. We have included a simple screen prompting operators to rotate the iPad back to portrait if they try to run it in landscape.

 

Sample landscape ready screen directing users to rotate the iPad back to portrait orientation (Breeze Booth)

You can use the Event Editor to customize the design of this screen or remove it.

Five sample events

  1. Props and filters
  2. Boomerang GIF
  3. Photo (no printing)
  4. Print Menu (Printing)
  5. Surveys

To make the most of these demos (1) run them, (2) read these notes, and (3)  look at how the event is set up in the Event Editor app.

A separate post will run through how to use the Event Editor to remove the branding and other details you won’t want if you use these events for real.

Demo 1 Props and filters

This demo features:

  • Digital / AR Props
  • Color Filters
  • Mirror Effects
  • Sub Menus
  • Emailing of images
  • Info Screens
  • Initial Profile

Digital / AR Props

Digital Props are transparent PNG files that attach  and track to a guests face (eg, as the guest moves, the prop moves with them). The size and position of the Prop can be easily set in the Event Editor app. Props can also have an optional “smile” feature, that allows the prop to change if a guest is smiling (check out the Flower Eyes Prop to see how this works).

Color Filters

As standard, Breeze Booth comes with 6 Instagram style color filters, a standard B&W and monochrome and a comic style filter. For advanced users, you can design totally custom color filters in programs such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and import them in to Breeze. The color and BW filter in this demo were custom made in Lightroom. To learn more about how to create your own color filters, see the details here.

Mirror Effects

Breeze Booth includes a range of mirror effects; from a simple vertical split screen mirror, to a quad screen of vertical and horizontal. Mirror effects can be applied to still images, slideshow GIFs and burst/boomerang GIFs.

Sub Menu

New to Breeze Booth, is the ability to create sub menus. These sub menus can be used (such as in this demo) as a way to display a menu of special effects (eg, Props, filters and mirror effects) or as a way create Admin menus, to allow easy (or hidden) access to functions like: Sync, camera settings and exit to the main settings (tap the right hand corner to check it out).

Emailing

In this demo, images are being emailed using the inbuilt iOS Mail App. However, for even better results and more flexibility (including full HTML designed emails), images can be emailed using Breeze Hub (which is a small, but powerful utility that runs on a Windows PC). For more information on Breeze Hub, please see here.

Info Screens

Info screens are a way of presenting useful information to people using the photo booth. In this demo, the Info Screen is being used to display an example Privacy Statement. But it could also be used to display asuch things as a custom user guide on how to use the photo booth, or information about products and services that your corporate client is offering.

Initial Profile

An initial Profile can be used to display a particular profile when the Event is first loaded. This could be useful to force guests/users to view particular information, prior to using the photo booth. In this demo, it is being used as a way to educate people about the demo itself.

Demo 2 Boomerang GIF

This demo features:

  • Boomerang / Burst GIF
  • BW color filter
  • Animated overlay

Color filters

As standard, Breeze Booth comes with 6 Instagram style color filters, a standard B&W and monochrome and a comic style filter. For advanced users, you can design totally custom color filters in programs such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and import them in to Breeze. The color and BW filter in this demo were custom made in Lightroom. To learn more about how to create your own color filters, see the details here.

Animated Overlays

GIFs can also have animated overlays applied as a series of transparent PNG files. For more information about setting up animated overlays, see here.

Demo 3 Photo

This simple demon takes 3 photos and makes a slideshow GIF from them. For more information about making simple GIFs, see the information here.

Demo 4 Print Menu

This demo features

  • multiple profiles
  • print layouts
  • printing

Multiple Profiles

Profiles can be used to build a custom menu system, to allow guests to make choices. In this demo, the menu allows a user to choose what print layout they want.

Print Layouts

This demo shows three different layouts; 6×2 strip, a single image 6×4 and a 6×4 with 4 photos. For more information about print layouts, see here. 

Printing

Photos can be printed by either using an AirPrint printer, or using Breeze Hub. For details on how to print, see here.

Demo 5 Surveys

To make the most of this demo, have a read of these notes, and be sure to try out all the surveys, check out where and how the images have been saved, and have a look at how the event is set up in the Event Editor app. 

Note: The sureys demo has been designed to show creative ways you can customize Breeze Booth to collect and use guest data. It is not intended for use at live events.

This demo features 5 different surveys

  • Opt In/Out (with multiple options)
  • Simple Accept/Decline
  • Age gate
  • Simple Graphical Options
  • Advanced Graphical Options

Also demonstrated, is how data can be affected by the choices users make. As an example, the choices users make can determine:

  • Where images get saved
  • The file names of images
  • What text gets added to print layouts
  • What text gets added to emails

Where/how the images are saved

To see how survey data can affect where and how images are saved, run the demo on your iPad and check out what has happened to the images from your session.

On the iPad, open the Files App and then tap On my iPad, then Breeze Booth, then Photos. Take special note of the folder names, specifically paying attention to the Demo 5 folders, and then take a look at the files in each, and see how the file names are effected by the survey choices.

Using Survey Data in emails

Data from the survey can be used in emails like the one sent by this event.

Using the Survey Data in prints

Have a look at the print attached to the email. See how Steve creatively used the data you entered for emotion, age and Toblerone price on the print.

Learn more about Surveys here.

 

This post was written by Sue Breeze, based on Steve Bliesner’s notes about the sample events provided with Breeze Booth.

 

 

 
 

 

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 released

DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 introduces mirror effects, support for two new cameras and the ability to save logos with print layouts.

New in this release

  • Mirroring effect filters for photo booth use
  • Canon EOS RP and PowerShot SX70 HS camera support
  • Support for saving logos with photo booth print layout files
  • New Total number of  Prints counter

New cameras

DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 adds support for Canon’s new R series camera, the EOS RP, and Canon’s PowerShot SX70 HS model.

Mirroring filters

Looking for something new? Add a twist to your booth with four new mirror effects. Achieve this effect in minutes.

Slideshow GIF with the new top/bottom mirror effect

Save logos with Photo Booth Print Layouts

Logos provide a quick and easy way to add graphics to prints without using an image editor such as Photoshop.

DSLR Remote Pro 3.12 introduced the ability to add up to five JPEG and/or PNG logos to your prints. Many of you want to save these logos with your photo booth print layouts, so we have added this feature to v3.13.

Add up to 5 logos to each print and export them with the Print Layout (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Total number of prints counter

Keeps count of the number of prints made (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

The new Total number of prints counter is shared with other Breeze apps running on the PC such as Kiosk, and incremented each time any of these apps prints. Learn more

Note to advanced users: The token for this counter {eventPrintTotal} can be used in filenames, caption text in print layouts and message text.

Try DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 for yourself

DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 14th April 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Mirror and Pop Art filters in DSLR Remote Pro

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.

Set up a basic booth

I ran the Photo Booth Setup wizard to create a working booth, and shared slideshow GIFs instead of the print layout.

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

Copying PhotoboothcreativeFilter.dll from C:\Program Files (x86)\BreezeSys\DSLR Remote Pro

 

Just paste PhotoboothcreativeFilter.dll 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).

Color negative filter (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Type Ctrl+Shift+C to display the setup page and choose one of the mirror filters:

Drop down list of creative filters. DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 introduces mirroring and an ‘off’ setting.

 

Selecting one of the creative filters in DSLR Remote Pro

You are away! Here are a few examples of mirroring, Pop Art and Posterized effects:

Left/right mirroring

Left/right mirroring GIF in DSLR Remote Pro (new in Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Top/bottom mirroring

Square images on a square print with top/bottom mirroring (new in Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Two by two mosaic

Create multiple reflections with the two by two mosaic filter (DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Pop Art

Breeze gives total control over Pop Art effect colors. This print layout fills a square 6 x 6 print with 4 square images

 

Pop art effect slideshow GIF (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.13)

Posterize

Posterize effect in slideshow GIF (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro)

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:

Creative filters work with both photos and boomerang 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

Screenshot of subfolders containing outputs from the booth

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.

Add “Instagram style” and custom filters to Webcam Photobooth

Use mirrors and other filters in Breeze Booth (for iPads and iPhones)

Try DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 for yourself

DSLR Remote Pro 3.13 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 14th April 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Magic mirrors: shooting boomerang (burst) GIFs without live view

Mirror booths usually do not display the camera’s live view because guests see themselves pose in the mirror.

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro’s support for bespoke interfaces and custom menus makes it a great choice for magic mirrors and photo booths. You can hide the live view whether you are offering still photos, GIFs, slow mo or video booth:

Fusion Booth running DSLR Remote Pro with choice of boomerang GIF, slow motion or photos (Image courtesy of Incredible Booth)

To capture still photos without displaying the live view simply switch it off in Advanced Settings.

Live view unchecked to hide the live view when capturing still images (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.12)

This is great when you want to make slideshow GIFs from a set of still photos.

Breeze boomerang GIFs are captured from the camera’s live view, so when live view is switched off you cannot shoot boomerang GIFs.

Hide the live view

Mirror booth users and others who want to shoot boomerang GIFs without showing the live view need to hide it. There is a simple trick to this – move the live view so that it is no longer displayed on screen. If your screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels, offset the live view by more than this  (In this example I have offset by 2000 pixels in both directions):

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Guests will still see the countdown but not the live view. Magic!

More tips for mirror booths

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro software

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro powers photo booths and mirror booths worldwide. Licenses cost just US $275* each and include one year’s free upgrades. This post shows screenshots from Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.12

This Windows based App runs as a fully functional trial for up to 14 days supporting most Canon DSLR cameras and Canon’s mirrorless M50.

Download DSLR Remote Pro and try for yourself

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Breeze Booth 1.0.1 adds iPhone support

I’m pleased to be able to say that we released Breeze Booth 1.0.1 today, adding iPhone support and scheduled updates for fixed installations to our innovative iPad App.

Breeze Booth supports all iPads and iPhones running iOS 12.1, and can be downloaded from the App Store here

New in Breeze Booth 1.0.1

  • Support for Apple iPhones
  • Scheduled syncing (updating) events and purging old images for fixed installations
  • Custom background images for start screen can be different when device is signed in and out
  • Switch between simple and advanced display options on settings screen
  • Simpler initial download of sample events
  • Simpler switching between events
  • Fixed issue with AirPrint
  • Fixed issue with text number verification

Smaller roving devices

Breeze Booth is ideal for the growing roving market, and offers new opportunities for smaller, light weight devices powered by iPhones and the new iPad Mini 5. Share and print images using Breeze Hub from both iPhones and iPads. Create bespoke interfaces for small and large screens with the powerful Event Editor.

How much does it cost?

Breeze Booth is available at an introductory price of just $49/month or $440/year for each device. To buy subscriptions open a Breeze Booth account.

Prices exclude any tax due

I’ve just bought a license! How do I upgrade?

Thanks for being an early adopter. Breeze Booth 1.0.1 is a free upgrade – just upgrade your copies of the App from the App Store.

To design interfaces for iPhones you need to download the latest version of the Event Editor v1.1.2.

And finally

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2 April 2019: This post was updated to update the featured image.

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