Category Archives: Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad Free Email Service

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0 includes a free email service

New Breeze email service

Send up to 1000 emails/month/subscription using the new Breeze email service*. There’s no setup required – use this service as soon as you load your first event.

What you get

  • Your own Reply to address
  • Emails sent in the background
  • Email log
  • Sharing statistics
  • Complete control over email content
  • Include photos and GIFs in the email body
  • Attach MP4s, photos and GIFs to emails
  • Privacy as standard – guests cannot see each others email addressess

Prefer to use your own email host?

There’s no extra charge to use your own email host. Just toggle a switch on the Breeze Booth for iPad settings screen and add your email account details.

What you get – everything included in the free email service, plus

  • Unlimited emails from your own email address
  • Your own From Name & email address
  • Total  control over storage of personal data**

Switching between email hosts

To switch between the Breeze  email service and your own provider just toggle a switch on the Breeze Booth for iPad settings screen.

What about iOS mail?

The new Breeze email service is a much better solution for photo booth use than iOS mail and works without any set up. iOS mail has been removed from Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0.

What about Breeze Hub?

Most users are now best sending emails directly from Breeze Booth for iPad. You can still send emails from Hub if you wish.

Keep syncing email and text data to Hub to log of email addresses and cell phone numbers used by guests, and generate sharing statistics.

*Is there any limit to the number of emails I can send?

Breeze don’t limit the number of emails sent using your own email service. The Breeze email service includes up to 1000 emails/month/subscription, which is plenty for most customers. If you expect to send more emails than this, just switch to your own email provider.

**GDPR, Personal data and the Breeze email service

Breeze aren’t in business to track your customers, so the Breeze email service does not include any tracking cookies in emails sent from the App.

Our email service provider retains the To address, Subject and body of emails for a limited period.  They do not store attachments ie guesy photos and GIFs- whether sent as attachments or in the boady of emails.  Breeze Systems are allowed access to this data, but would only view this information when it is necessary to provide operational support.

If you need total control over access to and storage of personal data we recommend using your own email host. Full Privacy Policy

Breeze hold no information about emails sent from Breeze Booth for iPad using your own email host.

© Breeze Systems 2021

Connecting Canon cameras to Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0 let you choose whether to use the iPad’s built in camera, or a separate Canon camera.

What do I get from the extra camera?

Running an iPad booth with a separate Canon DSLR or Mirrorless camera gives you

  • appeal to discerning customers looking for quality
  • better image quality
  • ability to use flash instead of ambient lighting
  • less obtrusive lighting when the booth is not active

Breeze Booth for iPad works in both landscape and portrait. The external camera makes it easier to shoot in landscape, because you can place the camera above the center of the screen.

Which cameras can I use?

You can use most Canon EOS DSLRs , the M50 Mk II and  M50, M200 and M6 Mark II. Breeze for iPad also supports Canon’s PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III – that’s every camera supported by DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5. Full list

Hot tip: Chris ‘s pick is the EOS M50 Mk II or original EOS M50. Both have excellent autofocus and face detect, and are very compact.

What else do I need?

You need external control software connected to the camera by USB and iPad using WiFi or a wired connection. The controller can run on a Windows 10  device  or Raspberry Pi.

Breeze provide the camera control software at no extra cost to Breeze Booth for iPad customers.

Mini Windows PC running the camera controller for Breeze Booth 2.0
Raspberry Pi running the camera controller

Flash is recommended for still photos.

Which is best – Windows or Raspberry Pi?

  • Windows devices are simpler to set up than a Raspberry Pi
  • Our Windows controller can also monitor and control the iPad
  • The Raspberry Pi is compact and require little or no maintenance once it has been set up.
  • Windows devices support virtually all printers, and are much more reliable than AirPrint

Controlling the external camera with a Windows device

A Windows compute stick,  mini computer or budget Windows tablet costing around US $100 to US $150* is fine. You need

  • USB port for the camera
  • Second USB port if you plan to print
  • Ability to power the device and connect to the camera/printer at the same time
  • Sufficient memory to run Windows 10.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad Camera Controller bundled with the other Windows Companion Apps here

What about Windows updates?

Windows 10 updates can be switched off while the booth is in use.

Controlling the external camera with a Raspberry Pi

You will need a Raspberry Pi Model B with 2GB or more of memory and a 8GB micro SD card.

Note: Setting up a Pi based controller is  recommended only for  more technical users. More

How easy is it to switch between the iPad camera and a external camera?

Once you have set up the controller and switched on your camera,  toggle a switch on the iPad App  to switch between the iPad’s internal camera and your external camera.

Switching to an external camera ( Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0)

*Prices correct at time of writing (April 2021)

© Breeze Systems April 2021

Breeze for iPad 1.1.2 – Techie heaven

Do you dream of taking a booking in your CRM and automatically creating an event on your iPad? Have you ever needed to log your devices in remotely? Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 1.1.2  includes a basketful of goodies for more technical users. Read on …

Automation enhancements

When you run a large operation with booths spread over several locations, efficient workflow is essential. Breeze Booth for iPad  is designed for centralized event setup and fast cloud based deployment to devices worldwide.

1.Generate event setup codes in CRMs or your own website

Quick Setup is a fast and simple way to log in and set up Breeze Booth on your own and your customers devices.  A single QR code scan signs into the booth, downloads the event and runs it.

Booth (iPad+iPhone) 1.1.2 makes it possible to generate event setup QR codes in CRMs or your own website.

2.New status URL webhook

Control your devices remotely with the new web hook. Includes

  • Remote log in
  • Remote device status monitoring
  • Sending commands to individual devices

3.New {to} token

Use the {to} token to add email address or cell phone number to the text of email and text messages.

Survey data improvements

  1. Survey data collected in touch free operation is now included in image XML files
  2. Checkboxes and radio buttons can be initialised from survey data
  3. Checkboxes and radio buttons can be initialized from  QR code data
  4. Radio buttons can be displayed without an initial value

New payment option

Secure single use QR codes offer an attractive alternative to conventional payment booths.  Take payments online and provide secure single use QR codes to operate the booth touch free. More details

Choosing the number of prints touch free

Gursts can now select the number of prints without touching the booth using Breeze contactless operation.

Full feature list

  • Quick setup QR codes can be generated  from a CRM or your own website.
  • Select the number of prints during touchfree operation
  • QR code strings {qr1} to {qr10} are saved in the XML summary files for images
  • Intitialize checkboxes and radio buttons using tokens e.g. from information read from the QR code strings or from survey questions
  • New {to} token allows the ‘to’ email address to be included in email messages or the user’s telephone number to be included in text messages
  • Secure single use QR codes
  • Status URL webhook for monitoring the app’s status remotely and for receiving commands

 

© Breeze Systems 2020

 

Contactless Data Capture

Soon after we released support for contactless booths, Breeze user  Ewan Sou shared a video explaining how to capture guest data and generate  QR codes for contactless operation on your own WordPress website. You can use this approach with both iPad and DSLR/Windows based booths.

Ewan has kindly agreed we can share his very helpful guide with a wider audience through the blog.

Ewan’s work flow creates a QR code containing both email address and guest data. Data is automatically transferred to Breeze photo booth programs Booth (Pad and iPhone), and DSLR Remote Pro when the QR code is scanned. You will also receive an email copy of data guests enter into the form.

This registration form for an imaginary conference followed Ewan’s approach. NB All data your enter into the form is emailed to Breeze.

Registration for Imagine Conference 2020

    About Ewan

    Ewan runs Instantly.sg, a one stop event photography agency that specialises in custom photo and video booth installations for events and brand campaigns in Singapore.

    Note: Ewan’s approach supports both Breeze DSLR Remote Pro for Windows and Breeze Booth for iPad users running WordPress websites. More technical users  can also adapt our  PHP scripts.

    A huge thank you to Ewan for creating this video and sharing it with the Breeze community.

    Sue

    Contactless operation & remote login/setup for iPad booths

    Breeze are delighted to announce the release of Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) 1.1 . This release introduces  touch free operation for iPad booths, plus quick set up.

    Contactless booth operation is a game changing innovation introduced in our DSLR based booth software earlier this month.

    Breeze Booth 1.1,  Event Editor 1.4.1 and Hub 1.1.3 also add

    What is a contactless booth?

    Like magic, but more hygienic. The complete photo booth experience without touching the booth. Breeze touch free booth software takes and shares photos, burst and slideshow GIFs without guests or an attendant touching the booth.

    Video showing contactless operation Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone) courtesy of David Dolder, die-fotokabine.ch

    Fantastic for festivals, theme parks and other large venues with multiple booths. Great for groups – everyone quickly scans their details into the sharing screen to receive a copy of the image.

    Learn more

    What does a touch free booth offer now and in the longer term?

    • Better guest experience
    • Less waiting in line
    • Improved hygiene
    • Contactless data collection
    • Pre registration and data collection support

    Quick Setup

    Show Breeze Booth a single QR code to log into the App and load events. A totally new way to set up unattended booths, virtual and white label events, and other remote devices.

    Quick setup offers

    • Improved customer experience for unattended booths
    • Simple secure setup for white label events
    • Virtual events run on guest’s own devices
    • Limit the number of devices used
    • Automatic log out when event expires

    How to use quick setup on your own devices

    Email and cell phone logging

    Log guest  email addresses and cell phone numbers in Breeze Hub 1.1.3.

    Originally designed as a companion app to Booth (iPad + iPhone), Hub is free to all Breeze customers and also supports  Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro and Kiosk.  Hub sends and shares photos, GIFs and video in the background of other tasks. No more waiting for images to upload before the next session starts, and minimal use of Internet bandwidth at events.

    Log of SMS/MMS shares from Breeze Booth photo booth and Kiosk software (Breeze Hub 1.1.3)
    Log of email shares from Breeze Booth photo booth and Kiosk software (Breeze Hub 1.1.3)

    Email and SMS/MMS logs can be copied and pasted into Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications.

    AI Background removal

    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.

    Booth (iPad and iPhone) now  supports third party background removal services from Photobooth Deluxe, as well as Gadbooth and  removebg.

    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 and iOS13.
    • Breeze Hub and Event Editor run on both Windows 10 and Windows 8
    Check which version you are currently running on your iPad/iPhones

    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.

    New to Breeze Booth?

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

    © Breeze Systems May 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.