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Breeze Kiosk 1.6: sign & draw on prints away from the booth

What’s new in Breeze Kiosk 1.6?

  • New signing and drawing screen
  • Guests choose the frame for their own print in the drawing/signing screen
  • Emojis/stickers/virtual props
  • Fix for reliability issue playing videos caused by recent Windows updates.

New signing and drawing screen

Guests love to sign, write messages and decorate their own prints. At a busy event, their enthusiasm for this can lead to long lines waiting to use the booth. Moving this feature to Kiosk has several advantages

  • Keep the line moving and reduce queuing at the booth
  • Guests can make, print and share different versions of each photo/print
  • Original is still available to view, reprint and share

Guests choose their own print frame

Offer your guests a choice of print borders or overlays on the signing/drawing screen.

Choosing a frame with Breeze Kiosk 1.6

Add emojis/stickers/virtual props

We have included these emoji/basic props to start you off:

Icons supplied by EmojiOne

You can also create or source your own custom prop sets. All you need is jpg or png images on a transparent background. Choose whether to display them on a white or gray background.

This custom set of virtual props are png images with  transparent backgrounds.White props show up well against a gray background (Breeze Kiosk 1.6)

Guests can rotate, expand and shrink the props.

Rotating a virtual prop

Kiosk keeps both the original image and decorated versions

Guests can browse, print and share both the original and decorated versions of each image

The original image is still available to view, reprint and share. Guests can make as many decorated versions of it as they wish.

Note: Kiosk lets you limit the number of prints made from each original image as well as the total number of prints at the event. So there’s no need to  worry about guests running off endless prints.

Try Kiosk 1.6 for yourself

Breeze Kiosk 1.6 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Kiosk after 12th November 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.3 supports new slow motion cameras

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.3 aka Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) was released today, 30 October 2019.

DSLR Remote Pro is a highly configurable, yet simple to use Windows based photo booth and tethered shooting application for Canon cameras.

Learn more about this powerful program here.

What’s new in v3.14.3?

This release adds support for three new Canon cameras; two mirror-less models and the EOS 90D.

  • EOS 90D
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • EOS M200

This release also fixes an issue with sharing slideshow MP4s which affected v3.14.2.

Support for new cameras

The EOS 90D and M6 Mark II both offer higher resolution slow motion than the M50. The M200 is essentially  a cut down version of the M50. Key features of these cameras for photo booth use include

EOS 90D

  • 120 frames/second slow motion at 1080p
  • Center hotshoe contact allowing external flash to be triggered

EOS M6 Mark II

  • 120 frames/second slow motion at 1080p
  • Center hotshoe contact allowing external flash to be triggered

EOS M200

  • 120 frames/second slow motion at 720p
  • No center hotshoe contact so difficult to trigger external flash
  • No exposure mode dial
  • No viewfinder

Note: DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2, released earlier this week, added support for two new Canon PowerShot cameras, the G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III

Watch out for more details about the pros and cons of  recent camera models for photo booth use soon.

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.3 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.3 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 30th October 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Speedier MP4 creation with Multi-Camera 2.1

Did you know that Breeze Multi-Camera v2.1 introduced an option for the Multi-Camera Animator to use Microsoft MediaWriter instead of ffmpeg to create MP4 videos?

  • Microsoft MediaWriter libraries are much faster
  • ffmpeg libraries are more flexible and still appropriate for some applications

For more information see the online manual

Try for yourself

Multi-Camera 2.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Multi-Camera (previously called DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera) after 28th November 2017. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

New to Multi-Camera? Just download a copy of the program and try it for free. You can run the program with up to 4 cameras for 2 weeks on the fully functional evaluation license.

Download Multi-Camera                Buy Multi-Camera

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Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 released

Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 was released yesterday, 22nd October.

Breeze Flipbook software allows guests to capture themselves in a short animation, and then print out their photos in the form of a fun, fast to make, flip book.

You can find more details and download a free evaluation copy here.

This release adds support for five new Canon cameras; including new PowerShot and mirror-less models as well as the EOS 90D.

  • EOS 90D
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • PowerShot SX70 HS
  • PowerShot G5 X Mark II
  • PowerShot G7 X Mark III

Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2 also fixes a reliability issue playing video screen animations which was caused by recent Windows updates.

Where to find Flipbook Photobooth 1.8.2

Download Flipbook Photobooth and try for yourself for up to 14 days before buying a license.

This release is a free upgrade for anyone with a Flipbook Photobooth license issued after 22nd October, 2018.

How do I buy it?

Each Flipbook Photobooth license costs just US $250 (excluding any tax) and includes one year’s free upgrades. Buy your license online from the Breeze website

Buy full Flipbook Photobooth license     Buy upgrade license

Image courtesy of Giggle & Riot who have kindly allowed us to feature examples of their work in this blog.

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DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 supports new PowerShot cameras with 120fps slow motion

What’s new in v3.14.2?

  • Support for two new Canon PowerShot cameras G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III
  • Photo booth printing now automatically bleeds both the background and overlay to fill the printable area
  • Optional gray background to frames and emoji/stamps on the drawing/signing screen
  • New monochrome icon set on the signing and drawing screen
  • Video playback window is hidden until the video starts playing

Support for new PowerShot cameras

Many long time photo boothers loved the simplicity, compact size and automatic zoom of Canon PowerShot cameras. Sadly Canon stopped making suitable PowerShot models for over 10 years.  We are delighted to  add support for the new PowerShot G5 X Mark II and G7 X Mark III to DSLR Remote Pro.

These compact cameras both offer 120 frames/second slow motion capture at 720p and 1080p, as well as a power zoom.

Note: The PowerShot G5 X Mark II, G7 X Mark III and SX70 HS have no hot shoe so it is difficult to trigger flash. Watch out for more details about their pros and cons for photo booth use soon.

Automatic bleed for print background and overlay

You no longer need to oversize print layouts to allow for printer positioning. DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 will automatically bleed print background and overlay (background.jpg and overlay.jpg) to fill the printable area.

For example classic  dye sub. 6″ by 4″ prints at 300 dpi can now be sized 1800 by 1200 pixels.

‘Old style’ oversized print layouts eg 1844 by 1240 pixels will still work.

Optional gray background to frames and emoji/stamps on the drawing/signing screen

To display white frames and emoji, switch to a new mid gray background on the signing and drawing screen. The icons to the left of this screen are now monochrome on a white background.

Frames and emoji can be shown on a gray or white background in Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2

Note: You can also use your own icons on this screen or keep using the original colored set if you prefer.

More about customizing this screen.

Hiding the video playback window until the video starts playing

This upgrade prevents a blank window appearing while a screen animation is loading.

Fixes

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 also includes fixes for

  • issue loading ‘profile X + start‘ touch screen action when there is a looping ready screen animation
  • using filenames to position GIF and MP4 animations ( only affected v3.14 and 3.14.1).

More details

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.14.2 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 22th October 2018. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Removing branding from Breeze Booth for iPad sample events

Breeze Booth comes with five sample events as standard, professionally designed to run on iPads. You can tweak or customize these examples to use at your own events.

This new Breeze Booth for iPad tutorial shows you how to adjust these designs for your own use.

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Breeze Gallery Uploader and Photobooth Online Galerie

Live uploads of event images to a WordPress microsite

We have had a lot of interest in the new Gallery Uploader included with Hotfolder Prints 1.8.  The Gallery Uploader offers realtime uploading of photos, GIFs and videos to online sharing galleries, including Jürgen Mayr’s WordPress Plugin Photobooth Gallery Plugin.

Jürgen  has written a tutorial explaining how to upload your event images to a WordPress microsite using the Breeze Gallery Uploader and Photobooth Gallery Plugin. Find the tutorial here.

Thanks Jürgen for allowing us to include this on the Breeze website.

Breeze Partner Information

The ability to upload to third party applications such as the Photobooth Gallery Plugin is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions.

These features may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interactions, ot changes the method/protocol required.

Please contact office@photobooth-deluxe.de for support using this plugin.

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BoothCon 2020 – Breeze Masterclass tickets going fast

If you are lucky enough to be planning to attend BoothCon in Brisbane next January head over to their website and book your ticket today.

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.

Can’t wait until January?

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Photo Booth Show 2019

There is just over a week until the third Photo Booth Show starts.

The business expo for the Photo Booth Industry in Europe will be  back in Leicester, England on 14th & 15th October.  This is a great opportunity to see what’s new, learn from the experts and network with other boothers.

Buy tickets for both conference and trade show through the Photo Booth Show website.

Visit the Breeze stand

Come and meet us at the Breeze stand. Discover how well Breeze works with roaming and fixed devices, find out what the latest apps offer your business.

Breeze offers unparalleled creative control and flexibility over what users see and experience when they use your photo booth. From the simple to the extraordinary complex. No other software comes close to matching Breeze’ level of customisation on Windows or iOS devices.

Breeze Booth for iPad

Launched in February, Breeze Booth for iPad is the 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.

Breeeze Booth for Windows (aka DSLR Remote Pro)

Breeze Booth for Windows is a highly configurable, yet simple to use photo booth application. Easy to configure for small operators and scalable for organisations running hundreds of photo booths across multiple cities and countries.

Breeze Booth for Windows offers unparalleled creative control and flexibility over what users see and experience when they use your photo booth. From the simple to the extraordinary complex. No other software comes close to matching Breeze Booth for Windows level of customisation.

Looking forward to catching up with long term friends and making new ones,

Sue & Chris

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