Quick Tips – Print Preview Issues

A couple of quick tips for beginners using the Print Preview screen in their booth.

This post has been written for Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro, but also applies to Webcam Photobooth.

  • New users sometimes ask why the print preview shows a photo or strip in the wrong orientation, while the printed output is fine.
  • Another issue which occurs with the print preview is that the print covers all or part of the buttons.

Print Preview in wrong rotation

This is most often seen with DNP 4×6 media after running the Photobooth Setup Wizard:

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro Print Preview screenshot with double strip in wrong rotation
Breeze Print Preview double strip before fixing (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro)
Breeze DSLR Remote Pro Print Preview screenshot showing incorrect rotation
Breeze Print Preview single photo before fixing (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro)

Why does this happen?

DNP printers swap portrait and landcape when you print 4×6 inch (100 x 150 mm) prints.

This has no effect on the physical prints, but makes Print Preview screens look strange.

How to fix:

  1. Open the Print Layout Editor
  2. Click on Printer Setup
  3. Swap Orientation from Portrait to Landscape ( or Landscape to Portrait)
  4. Click on Preset Layouts
  5. Select your chosen layout – here Double Strip of 4
  6. Check Print Layout
  7. Check Print Preview

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The next most common issue reported for in print previews is that the print partly covers the buttons.

Print Preview image overlaps the touchscreen buttons

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro Print Preview screenshot with print partly covering buttons
Breeze DSLR Remote Pro Print Preview screenshot with print partly covering buttons

This problem usually happens when buttons are placed at the bottom of the screen and the print is in portrait (vertical).

How to fix:

Open the touchscreen actions window for confirm_printing screen and reduce the size of the print preview image:

Adjusting the print preview images in the Touchscreen actions window

If you are new to touchscreen actions, read the tutorial here

Open confirm_printing.jpg in touchscreen actions, and click on Print preview area

Drag and drop the Print Preview area until the buttons are no longer hidden:

Touchscreen action print area no longer covers buttons

Save your changes as you leave the touchscreen actions window,  and run a session to check everything works as expected.

Remember to close DSLR Remote Pro when you finish, to save your changes.


© Breeze Systems 2023

Photobooth Expo International – London 2023

Rob Savickis writes
You’re probably aware that there hasn’t been any show or trade fair dedicated to the Photo Booth industry in the UK for some time. In fact, there has been nothing since 2019.
The great news is that all that changes this year! Not only is there going to be a UK show, it will be the first ever sister event of the world’s biggest Photo Booth Show – Photobooth Expo International
is traveling all the way from its birthplace in Las Vegas – to London!
And we will be there to greet you!
18th & 19th September 2023 at Novotel London West
Right now you can buy full access all area key-passes for just £150, a £100 saving off of the full price (£250).
You can also buy a trade floor only pass for £25, a saving of £25 off of the full price (£50).
These prices are only valid until the end of JULY, so secure entry NOW to the biggest Photo Booth show the UK has ever seen!
Included in your key pass is:
• Entry to PBX Europe pre-show welcome and networking party on Sunday 17th September – your chance to have early conversations with the majority of the exhibitors, some of the speakers and not forgetting many like-minded colleagues.
• Access to all of the high-impact seminars on Monday and Tuesday (see website for more detail) and full access to the exhibit floor on both days (full list on the show’s website).
• Access to the trade floor featuring 50+ trade stands showcasing the latest Photo Booth equipment.
• PLUS entry to Monday nights after-show party featuring an extra special DJ line-up which includes Terry Hooligan, international festival DJ, label owner, remixer, beat maker and independent underground superstar!
Visit www.photoboothexpo.uk for more details and to secure your ticket, and you can even book your stay at the fabulous venue at preferential rates!
A number of rooms have been secured by the team at PBX and are available on their website – otherwise the hotel is sold out so hurry and book now!
Don’t miss out on this epic September event – join us for an unforgettable experience!
Chris, Sue and Steve look forward to seeing you at the Breeze stand. Find us right at the entrance to the trade show.
© Breeze Systems 2023