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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

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

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

Downloader Pro 2.6.1 released

Downloader Pro 2.6.1 adds support for downloading directly from the Canon EOS 90D, Canon EOS M6 Mark II, Canon EOS M200, Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II and Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. This release improves display of thumbnails from Canon CR3  images when using a card reader, and  allows PTP transfers to be disabled so that raw files can be downloaded from a card reader under Windows 10.

Downloader Pro minimises the time spent downloading and organising images on your PC, and is often partnered with BreezeBrowser Pro.

Downloader Pro runs on PCs running Windows 10 and 8, and will run as a free trial for up to 30 days.

Download, Try, Buy

You can find details, download and purchase links on the Breeze website here

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last 18 months. Users with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Breeze Systems 17th January, 2020

Windows 7 support ends for Breeze software

Many of you will know that Microsoft are ending support for Windows 7 today.

Breeze will also end support for our software running on Windows 7 on January 14th.

Once Microsoft end Windows 7 support, we cannot test or support our products on this operating system safely. We strongly recommend anyone still running Breeze programs on Windows 7 upgrades to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

I’m still running Breeze on Windows 7, will the program stop working on January 14th?

If you are already running a Breeze program on Windows 7, we don’t expect it to stop working. However we recommend you upgrade your operating system to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Take a copy of both registration name and code, and deactivate the license (where needed) before you start in case of problems.

How do I tell whether my license is activated?

If you are not sure, start the program, click on Help then Register. This will display the registration window. If the license is activated there is a Deactivate.. button in the registration window as below:

Breeze licenses which are activated have a Deactivate… button on the registration screen

If your Breeze license is curently activated, you should deactivate it before upgrading Windows. If you need help, email support@breezesys.com .

Can I still upgrade my old Breeze license?

Any customer with a valid license for a current Breeze product can buy an upgrade license. All our Windows products include at least one year of free upgrades from the date the license was issued.

Copyright Breeze Systems January 2020

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.

Download Kiosk      Buy Kiosk

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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.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

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© Breeze Systems 2019