All posts by Sue Breeze

Breeze Booth 1.0.9 Magical Background removal

Breeze Booth for iPad 1.0.9: Green screen … without the screen

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. It doesn’t even matter when your guests wear green.

My clients want green screen… until they see the backdrop. This is what I need (Meir Israel)

You’ve just shifted my entire attitude. This is why I’m here [ Photo Booth Expo 2020]

Background removal for prints and slideshow GIFs

Breeze Booth for iPad 1.0.9 adds support for third party background removal services. At the time of writing, these are available from both Gadbooth and  removebg.

Make the most of free time

There’s no charge to try Breeze Booth. Gadbooth  are offering a 30 day free trial if you sign up by 23 March 2020, and removebg currently offer 50 free previews per month.

What else is new in Breeze Booth 1.0.9?

  • AirDrop sharing
  • Pre-registration for large events
  • New demo event for background removal

AirDrop

Share photos, animated GIFs and MP4 movie files directly to guests’ devices with Apple’s AirDrop.

Add AirDrop sharing to your sharing screens using the touchscreen actions stillsShareAirDrop and gifShareAirDrop

Pre registration

Breeze Booth can be run as a fully functional registration system at trade shows, conferences and large events. Registration iPads capture guest survey data, which can be printed ( with or without a photo) as an ID card .

Pre-registation with background removal on the Breeze stand at Photo Booth Expo 2020 .. ID cards don’t have to be dull.

New demo event for  background removal

Check out background removal with the new demonstration event included with Breeze Booth 1.0.9 and Event Editor 1.4.

Note: Existing Breeze Booth users may need to import the new background removal event into Event Editor 1.4 from from C:\….\Documents\Breeze Booth for iPad\events\AI Background Removal  . Select events_info.xml

Download Breeze Booth, Hub & the Event Editor

Upgrades to the latest versions of Breeze Booth for iPad, Hub and the Event Editor are all free. Download the current versions here

  • Breeze Booth for iPad runs on iPads and iPhones running iPadOS, iOS13 and iOS 12
  • Breeze Hub and Event Editor run on both Windows 10 and Windows 8

There’s no charge to try Breeze Booth – Get started

Check which version you are currently running

On your iPad/iPhone

Open Breeze Booth and select Settings. The program version is displayed at the very end of this screen.

Check which version of Breeze Booth for iPad you are running on the Settings page

You can also check whether there are updates available by selecting Breeze Booth in the App Store. If you are running an older release you should see a blue UPDATE button.

Event Editor and Hub

Start the program, click on Help then About… . The program version is displayed in a small pop up window.

Check you are running the latest vrsions  of Breeze Booth Event Editor & Hub

 

© Breeze Systems March 18 2020

Adding privacy statements, T & C, and other information screens to your booth

There’sa new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users on the website explaining how to add privacy statements, Terms and Conditions or other information pages to the booth. Find it here

Sue

© Breeze Systems 2020

Canon Rebel T7/2000D update – now a great budget camera for photo booths

Tuesday 26th February. Canon announced at Photo Booth Expo that the EOS Rebel T7/2000D camera has been  updated to add a center contact (X sync) on the hotshoe.

Why does this matter?

The updated T7/2000D B2B version camera will trigger most external flashes or studio strobes, making it a great budget choice DSLR camera for photo booths.

Older versions of the T7 did not have this center contact, meaning that this camera model was not suitable photo booths which use flash.

Spot the difference

Can I use the new EOS T7 B2B with Breeze?

Yes, all versions of Breeze which supported the original T7 will support the new version of the camera. That’s

How do I tell which camera I am buying?

Canon call this a running change, and have not changed the model name. Initially the camera will only be available to B2B customers. US buyers will need to place their order through Canon Inc.

There may be a mixture of new and old versions on the market. Do take care  that you are sourcing the new version with X Sync when you order this camera.

We will have the updated EOS T7 on the Breeze stand (1113) when the Photo Booth Expo tradeshow opens this afternoon.

© Breeze Systems 26 February 2020

 

Photo Booth Expo: Sunday

Southpoint Casino is buzzing as boothers arrive in Vegas for Photo Booth Expo. The main expo starts tomorrow and the tradeshow on Tuesday evening.

Steve and Chris are putting the finishing touches to a fabulous set of demos based on big brand activations. Come to stand 1113 and be inspired.

We’re delighted that Jürgen Mayr (Photobooth Deluxe) will be joining us on Wednesday afternoon. Jürgen is an expert Breeze user who offers a number of Breeze Addons including background removal.

Background removal

Background removal is a great alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. Photobooth Deluxe and Gadbooth  already offer add-ons supporting background removal for DSLR Remote Pro. You’ll be able to try background removal with both Breeze Booth for iPad and Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) on the stand.

Before I head off a couple of reminders..

  • There are still tickets available for Steve’s Breeze classes on Wednesday. Book your place here. (You will need to select buy tickets in the top right corner of the page.)
  • Ladies the Strong Women’s Conference have a great schedule of speakers and classes starting tomorrow morning. See you there & at the Happy Hour this evening!

© Breeze Systems February 2020

New Tutorial: Printing from Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad supports both Windows printing and Apple’s AirPrint.

The new tutorial  explains the advantages of both, and how to set them up in Breeze Booth. Find Printing from Breeze Booth here

You can try Breeze Booth 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. Start here.

© Breeze Systems February 2020

Glamazon activation (The Photo booth Guys)

Thanks to Steve Bliesner & Photo Booth Guys Australia  for letting us share this video of their latest activation for Amazon.

Steve writes

Working in harmony to create high end activations that go out for, not $100-200 an hour.. but $1000 – $ 2000 an hour.

I used every trick in the Breeze book to pull this one off.

Breeze for iPad was running a very custom survey to collect data on guests, to determine what Drag Queen they would be and what personalised text they wanted on their GIF and Print. Additionally, guests entered their email address (so they didn’t have to use a sharing station later).

That data was sent via Breeze Hub, to Breeze Kiosk, where a QR code had been generated, and was then scanned in via a barcode reader, by our staff, in to Breeze Webcam.

Webcam had a customised interface that was live streamed to two large screens… (that masked any sensitive information and removed any interface control elements).

With one scan, that QR code kicked off the session, auto chose the chosen Drag Queen, personalised their print and GIF and emailed the image to the guest.

There is only one company that makes software that allows people like you and me to do stuff like this.

Meet Steve at the Breeze stand (#1113) at Photo Booth Expo next week.

Breeze at Photo Booth Expo 2020

 

We are counting down the days to Photo Booth Expo, and looking forward to seeing many of you in Vegas. Find us in the Exhibition Hall at booth 1113; book your place at Steve Bliesner’s classes (details below).

Steve will be running four classes on Breeze at PBX this year. Classes will cover both Breeze Booth for iPad and Breeze Booth for Windows ( aka DSLR Remote Pro). There are separate classes for beginners and advanced users, with discounts for people booking several classes.

Breeze Booth for iPad, Beginners Class – Wednesday the 26th 11am

Everything you need to get a basic event up and running with the Event Editor, and then synced to the iPad app using Dropbox. The finished event will include the option to take photos, make a GIF, and apply digital props, as well as options to send them via email and SMS, direct from the iPad.

Breeze Booth for iPad, Advanced Users Class – Wednesday the 26th 12pm

For users who are already comfortable cresting events and syncing them to the iPad. This class will work through some of the more advanced features, such as white labelling the iPad App, animated screens and countdown, setting up Event Codes (for easy deployment across multiple booths), using Breeze Hub, Information screens and menus, creative uses of surveys and sending HTML emails.

Breeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro) Beginners Class – Wednesday the 26th 1pm

The basics of getting up and running with Breeze Booth for Windows. A complete walk through of the using the Setup Wizard, adding print layouts, making some basic interface tweaks through to sending images and GIFs via email and SMS.

Breeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro) Advanced Users Class – Wednesday the 26th 2pm

For users who already have the basics down and are looking to take advantage of some of the more advanced features. How to structure your setup for fast and efficient handling of multiple events, the best way to deploy events across multiple photo booths, profiles, advanced interface tips and tricks and how to use Breeze Hub for a better way to send emails.

Book your place

Buy your tickets here. You will need to select buy tickets in the top right corner of the page.

 

 

 

Using Snap Chat lenses with Breeze

Snap Chat has an awesome library of virtual props or  ‘lenses’. Did you know that you can use these lenses to add an incredible variety of  virtual props to   Breeze Booth (Webcam +Windows) aka Webcam Photobooth?

Check out our new Snap Camera tutorial to learn more.

This tutorial walks you through integrating Snap Camera with Webcam Photobooth to add amazing 3D ‘lenses’ (virtual props) to your photos, GIFs and videos.

Chris has also updated the Webcam_Snap_Camera.ahk script to add a shortcut showing the toolbar position, and improved the  sending of shortcut keys.

What is Booth (Webcam + Windows)?

Previously known as Webcam Photobooth, this Windows app turns a webcam into an event photo booth, creating fun GIFs, prints and videos. Webcam Photobooth is a one-off purchase costing just US $175*, and includes one year’s free upgrades.

Download Webcam Photobooth      Buy Webcam Photobooth

*Price valid at time of writing, and excludes any tax due.

Breeze Systems February 2020

 

 

Breeze Booth 1.0.8 and 1.0.7 round up

We have released two new Breeze Booth  upgrades in the last few weeks. These upgrades are free to all Breeze Booth for iPad/iPhone users.

  • Breeze Booth 1.0.8 introduces QR codes on prints, and increases the number of menus from 2 to 4.
  • Breeze Booth 1.0.7 improved customization of the Start button.

Why put QR codes on my prints?

QR (Quick Response) codes are a fast and simple way to drive guests to

  • Online gallery/microsites for your event
  • Guests’ own images in your microsite
  • Specific landing page and website
  • Discounts and promotions

QR codes are increasingly popular, as many smart phone cameras include a built in QR code reader. ( There is no need to download a special app, just point the camera at the QR code.)

BTW Our sharing app Breeze Kiosk can also show QR codes on the main display which take guests straight to their images in event microsites.

Menus

Menus are a simple way to offer guests choices  such as virtual props or filter style. Use up to 4 different menus in your ready screens.

Start button customization

Do you want to deploy remote and unattended iPads without fear of clients knowing what software you use?

Breeze Booth features the most powerful and flexible interface designer of any iPad app in the industry. You can already customize  the Breeze Booth start screen and Start button . Breeze Booth 1.0.7 improved customization of the Start button.

The flexibility built in to our interface design is also great for localization and creative interface design.

What else is new?

Breeze Booth v1.0.8, Breeze Booth 1.0.7,  Breeze Booth Event Editor v1.3.4, Breeze Hub v1.1.2 releases also

  • Fix an issue displaying upper case keys in touchscreen keyboards
  • Fix an issue with the survey data tool in Breeze Hub which could cause it to crash
  • Fix issues with the camera orientation and occasional freezing of the live view display

Download Breeze Booth, Hub & the Event Editor

There’s no charge to upgrade to the latest versions of Breeze Booth for iPad, Hub and the Event Editor. Download all three apps here

  • Breeze Booth for iPad runs on iPads and iPhones running iPadOS, iOS13 and iOS 12
  • Breeze Hub and Event Editor run on both Windows 10 and Windows 8
  • Breeze Booth for Windows (DSLR Remote Pro and Webcam Photobooth) users can also use Hub free of charge.

Help getting started

Checking which versions you are currently running

On your iPad/iPhone

Open Breeze Booth and select Settings. The program version is displayed at the very end of this screen.

You can also check whether there are updates available by selecting Breeze Booth in the App Store. If you are running an older release you should see a blue UPDATE button.

Event Editor and Hub

Start the program, click on Help then About… . The program version is displayed in a small pop up window.

© Breeze Systems January 2020