The introduction of GDPR has focussed interest on the ability to obtain specific, granular consent from guests. Breeze Kiosk is ready to help.
Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4 allows you to present up to 10 consent boxes to guests when they email, or text images, upload them to Facebook or Twitter. Each check box can be opt-in or pre-checked, optional or mandatory.
(7)Check the box to log email addresses to a file, and tell the program what this file is called/where to find it.
If you need to send emails offline check the offline mode box at (8) before pressing OK.
Now we need to copy (or create your own) XML file and put in into the folder which holds your screen images. Don’t panic if you have never seen XML before! There are some examples you can copy in the program help files . All we need to do is make a few simple tweaks.
0xFFFFFF is the HEX notation for RGB white. 0x000000 is the HEX notation for RGB black. Hint: If you haven’t come across HEX notation for RGB colors before, use Photoshop or google RGB color checker to identify the color you want to use.
Now when my guest selects the email icon they see this white screen:
How to I add two or more check boxes?
You need to add these three lines for the second check box
The second check box is opt-in, so the prompt value is 0 (zero). I have also changed the Y coordinate of the check box to place it below the first box. The final result is here:
Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license on or after 15th April 2017. Customers with an older Breeze Kiosk license can buy an upgrade license for just US $75 to use this release.
Prices quoted are correct at 25th May 2018, and are valid for online sales from our website. They exclude any tax due.
We are often asked which camera is best for a photo booth. Canon cameras have very good live view quality, an important attribute for photo booths. The models below are not the only cameras you can use. Many older Canon DSLR cameras work very well. You can find a button linking to a list of the cameras you can use with Breeze DLSR Remote Pro here.
At the time of writing* (May 2018) we believe the ultimate photo booth camera is ….. the new (mirrorless) Canon EOS M50.
The standard kit lens ( EF-M 15-45mm STM ) has a flexible 15-45 mm zoom. For a super slim booth, try the EF-M 22mm STM lens
Best: Canon EOS M50
Update: February 2019 Canon have released firmware version 1.0.2 for the M50 which fixes the issues with triggering external flash. The new firmware can be downloaded fromCanon’s UK site
A big thank you to Caroline Winata of Giggle and Riot Funbooth for sharing this example of slow motion video (EOS M50 with DSLR Remote Pro 3.10)
120FPS Slow motion video with no additional processing
Similar performance to the Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 including Canon’s excellent dual pixel auto focus in live view.
Suitable for video with external microphone socket.
Compact, slim and light; the M50 will fit in a smaller housing than Canon’s DSLR cameras.
July 2018 This post has been updated to include cameras supported in DSLR Remote Pro 3.11.2 ie the Canon EOS 1500D (aka Canon EOS 2000D/Rebel T7/EOS Kiss X90) and Canon EOS 3000D (aka Canon EOS 4000D).
The photo below shows the different sizes of the new EOS M50, EOS 200D/Rebel SL2 and new EOS 2000D/1500D/Rebel T7:
Access for external power is underneath the camera instead of at the side.
Update February 2019
Canon have released firmware version 1.0.2 for the M50 which fixes the issues with triggering external flash. The new firmware can be downloaded from the Canon UK site (There was a bug in the original firmware of the Canon EOS M50 which meant that triggering an external flash or studio strobe via the hotshoe could be unreliable. We reported this bug to Canon, who have fixed it.)
Good for video: 200D/Rebel SL2, 800D/Rebel T7i
These cameras do everything the M50 can do except slow motion video. They are larger and heavier than the M50.
Excellent auto focus in live view
Suitable for video & have an external microphone socket
Update of the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 with a higher resolution 24 mega pixel sensor. Unfortunately Canon have removed the center contact on the hotshoe. This means the camera cannot trigger most external flashes or studio strobes so is not recommended for photo booth use.
New Canon EOS 4000D/3000D
Similar to the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 with the same 18 mega pixel sensor but cheaper build quality (plastic lens mount, fewer buttons, no remote release socket and no cable access for external power). This camera also has no center contact on the hotshoe. This means the camera cannot trigger most external flashes or studio strobes so is not recommended for photo booth use.
Web cameras & iPad booths
This post does not cover booths powered by web cameras or the built-in cameras provided with iPads, laptops and tablets. The new Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) uses thedevice’s built in camera. Breeze Webcam Photobooth software will run a booth with either a webcam or built in camera in a Windows 10, 8 or 7 PC or laptop.
*This post has been updated in February 2019. As new cameras are introduced this post will inevitably become outdated.
120FPS Slow motion video with no additional processing
Support for small new mirrorless camera: Canon EOS M50
Support for new DSLR cameras: Canon EOS 2000D/Rebel T7 and EOS 4000D
Touchscreen designer: Set photo , print and sharing preview areas
Process individual images for sharing (includes resizing, sharpening and new overlay)
Limit number of prints per session
Custom messages when print counter reaches limit
New keyboard shortcuts to accept, retake and abort previews
New option to save XML copies of emails and texts
Privacy information added to the “Sharing Photos” section
Fixed an issue when using transparent green screen backgrounds with Instagram style filters or B&W styles
Fixed an issue with the full screen live view setting when the camera and screen are in portrait orientation
Canon EOS M50
Smaller, lighter and slimmer than conventional DSLRs, this is the first model which can capture high quality slow motion video in a photo booth with no addional post processing.
Video is captured at 120 fps without sound and is saved at 30 fps resulting in high quality play back at 1/4 normal speed.
Canon EOS 200D/Rebel T7
Update of the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 and virtually identical but with a higher resolution 24 mega pixel sensor.
Canon EOS 4000D
Very similar to a Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 with the same 18 mega pixel sensor but with cheaper build quality (plastic lens mount, fewer buttons, no remote release socket and no cable access for external power).
DSLR Remote Pro 3.10 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license on or after May 1st, 2017.
Steve explains how to create event specific versions of Breeze DSLR Remote Pro on your desktop (Facebook Live video 24th April 2018)
This video shows Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.9.1
“Inverted commas” aka quotation marks aka double quotes
The path of the settings file should be enclosed in inverted commas e.g. “C:\Program Files (x86)\BreezeSys\DSLR Remote Pro\DSlrRemote.exe” “C:\profiles\settings.xml”
If your path contains spaces and is not contained within inverted commas it won’t work.
We are thrilled to announce that Steve Bliesner is joining Breeze as Brand Ambassador. He has been using Breeze since 2011 . We can’t think of anyone better to spread the word about our software and how to best to use it.
Steve is known to many of you from Facebook groups, his innovative photo booth businesses Wilkes, The Lab and Photobooth Guys; and his presentations at Photo Booth Expo and PBPI. If you haven’t come across him already you are in for a treat…
Breeze have always respected our customers’ privacy and that of guests captured with our software. Our software is sold worldwide; our customers have differing ethical and legal responsibilities about processing and handling data (including photos and other images).
No Breeze photo booth program (ie DSLR Remote Pro, Webcam Photobooth, DSLR Remote Pro for Mac, and PSRemote) shares photos online by default; photos are only shared if the program is explicitly set up to do so.
Breeze Kiosk was developed to enable social sharing. The current release Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4 will only transfer images to/from any social media site if the program is explicitly set up to do so.
Note: Older releases of Breeze Kiosk defaulted to allow images to be uploaded to Facebook. Images are only uploaded to other social media sites or downloaded from Instagram and Twitter if the program is explicitly set up to do so.
Breeze Systems have no access to or control over guest images or data generated by our software, with two exceptions documented in the help files:
When animated GIFs are shared on Facebook, Breeze software stores a copy of the GIF on GIPHY
When images are shared by MMS and ‘SMS + Image’ using Twilio, the shared images and file names are stored on Breeze servers for 7 days and then deleted. The mobile number is not stored on Breeze servers. It is possible (although not necessary) for a user to generate image file names which include personal information about the event or guests. The Breeze servers are hosted by an EU based ISP.
The current versions of our photo booth software and Breeze Kiosk allow you to offer ‘opt in’ consent to image sharing.
Where oursoftware enables users to upload, download, and store photos the user controls where and how the images are sent; often using third party services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox. Don’t forget that it is your responsibility as user to ensure the third-party services you use are appropriate for your events and the jurisdiction you are working in.
You will need an account with at least one active subscription or voucher to use Breeze Booth for iPad for unlimited photos. You can run Breeze Booth or iPad without 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.
Control App with external buttons, motion sensors, USB HIB etc using keyboard shortcuts
Improved display quality for survey screens and keyboards
Ability to include tokens in update server URL/Dropbox path
Improvements to profiles: set up both initial and default profiles for an event, load profiles from menu 1 or menu 2
Build 20 added …
Support for printing directly from the iPad using AirPrint
Menu screens to select styles, mirroring, virtual props etc.
Support for up to 10 different virtual props
Ability to add logos and resize, rotate and position them in the print layout
Updated sample events and assets
When you are accepted onto the program you will receive an invitation email from Apple TestFlight
Your iPad needs to be running iOS 12.
Download TestFlight from the Apple App Store. You may need to click on Redeem(1) to show the apps you’re able to beta test. Select Breeze Booth for iPad and (2)INSTALL.
Note: Only check Redeem the first time you download the Breeze Booth for iPad beta. If you have previously downloaded an earlier build, just check UPDATE.
Once you have installed the App, you can open it:
Running Breeze Booth for iPad for the first time
Start the App
Tap the Breeze icon to start the App, then Events
Download the list of events from a server
The first time you run Breeze Booth for iPad the event list will be empty. You need to download events from a server to get started. We have set up a server with several demonstration events for you to download and try out. Tap Update all events in the lower right corner to download all the events from Breeze Systems server. (This may take several minutes. Get yourself a coffee instead of watching a YouTube video on the iPad during the download – if you leave the App the download will fail!)
After downloading the event list tap Close to return to the events screen. You should see a list of events:
The first event is called Designer and showcases many of the features included with Breeze Booth for iPad build 25. You are welcome to use this design at your own events, and customize it to meet your needs.
Please note: Designer sends emails via Breeze Hub. Emails from other sample events can be sent directly from the iPad. Portrait with survey and sharing will send emails either via Breeze Hub or direct from the iPad.
The remaining 8 events are much simpler designs intended to help you create your own designs.
Running an event
Now swipe right to left on any event and tap “Run” to run the event.
Take your first photos and explore the other events we have set up for you to try. (You will need to Exit the event and return to the Events screen to run other events)
Adjust camera settings
The new camera controls and digital zoom can be accessed from the home page or within an event:
You will be able to install Breeze Booth for iPad when you receive an email invitation to the email address for your Apple ID.
Breeze Booth for iPad events are defined in a powerful Windows based program called Breeze Booth Event Editor. This post uses a set of predefined ‘events’ that we have set up for you.
We have seen how to sync your iPad with a server containing sample events. First you download a list of events from the server, then all the detailed information you need to run an event.
Once you have taken some photos and animated GIFs on your iPad, download the Breeze Hub to a Windows PC so that you can synch your images to print and share them.
View and share the folders stored on the iPad
The iOS 12 Files app can be used to view the files used by Breeze Booth for iPad. You can share events and their associated photos by copying them to an iCloud or DropBox folder.
Tap Browse in the Files app, then On my iPad . You should see a folder named Breeze Booth.
Tap on the folder to open it and there will be two folders: assets which is where the event configuration is stored and photos where photos, animated GIFs and MP4 movies captured by Breeze Booth are stored.
Viewing images from an event on the iPad
By default Breeze Booth for iPad stores images in folders named by date.
Your feedback matters!
Please let us know what you think. You can either use the TestFlight feedback link below or ping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
New beta versions
When a new beta is available you should receive a notification email and can install it by running TestFlight, selecting Breeze Booth for iPad and tapping “update”.
Breeze Booth Event Editor1.1
To customize and brand the app you also need
A PC/laptop running Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7
Breeze Booth for iPad has been developed by Chris Breeze, famous worldwide for his flexible, robust and powerful photo booth software. Breeze plans to introduce many more new and exciting features over time. We welcome your feedback about potential features and any issues you experience. Please email your feedback to email@example.com
Each beta copy of Breeze Booth for iPad is a time limited version which will run for up to 90 days after it is issued. There is no charge to use this beta version of the program. You are welcome to use the app at events, but do so at your own risk
Chris and I are overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and appreciate the time loads of you are willing to spend testing this new product. We hope you will enjoy using it for many years.