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Kiosk 2.0: Contactless sharing and clipboard

What’s new in Kiosk 2.0?

We have added a bunch of great new features in the latest release of Kiosk. Guests can collect and share several images using the new clipboard. You are loving Touch free operation in DSLR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone), so we have added touch free sharing to Kiosk.

There’s more –  Kiosk 2.0 introduces a QR code based filter you can use so guests see only their own images.

Kiosk 2.0 also adds a new startup screen displayed while Kiosk loads the first images, an improved algorithm for caching thumbnails, support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements, and a few fixes.

Select and share several images

Guests can select several photos, GIFs or videos and share them in a single email with the new Kiosk clipboard

You can choose the look and position of the clipboard, and set a limit to the number of images guests can share.

Kiosk display with clipboard below main image (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

Scan to share

When you run a contactless booth with Breeze DSLR Remote Pro or Breeze Booth (iPad + iPhone), guests can use Kiosk to share photos, GIFs and videos  by scanning  the QR code used to control the photo booth.

Emailing photo by scanning the QR code used to power a contactless booth (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

Guests can also scan to share  all the clipboard images in a single email:

Scanning a QR code to share the clipboard images in a single email (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

Guests see just their own images

At large events and those where GDPR or privacy is a concern, guests scan their unique QR code and display just their own images at the kiosk. Learn more about automatic image filtering.

Image filtering using  a unique identifier ssuch as email address (Breeze Kiosk 2.0)

Note:  When filtering images include email address* or another unique identifer in both QR code and DSLR Remote Pro or Booth (iPad + iPhone) image filenames.

New startup screen

startup.jpg is a new screen displayed while images are being loaded into Kiosk each time it starts.

Usually only the operator sees this screen. To replace it with your own version  add  a jpg called startup.jpg to the Kiosk screen images folder. Like other screens startup.jpg should be the same size  in pixels as the screen on the device.

Gmail authentication

Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year.

To send Gmail emails from a PC running Kiosk you will need to ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts. Go to the Kiosk 2.0 Email Server Settings screen and enter gmail in the Host field. You can find step by step instructions for DSLR Remote Pro here. Authentication for Kiosk works in the same way.

Try Kiosk 2.0 for yourself

Breeze Kiosk 2.0 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Kiosk after 5th June 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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* Filtering by email address may fail if the address contains unusual characters such as /\ : * ? ” <  or >

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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 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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Breeze Kiosk 1.5.2 released

Breeze Kiosk 1.5.2 is a minor update that adds the ability to sort images by timestamp.
This release also

  • Improves the sorting of images by filename when scanning subfolders
  • Adds a new {uid} token to extract a UID in the form ABC12345 or ABCDE123 from filenames
  • Fixes  an issue with the total prints. emails, texts and tweets counters not being updated

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who bought a Kiosk license on or after 25th June, 2018.

Customers with older Kiosk licenses need to buy an upgrade to use this release.

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Breeze Kiosk 1.5.1 released


Breeze Kiosk 1.5.1 is the latest release of our flexible sharing software for corporate and social events.

 Kiosk runs on a low powered Windows tablet running Windows 10, 8  or 7. Use it to share and print images from all Breeze photo booth programs DSLR Remote Pro, Webcam Photobooth and Breeze Booth for iPad.

You can also use Kiosk with still (JPEG) and animated (GIF, MP4 or MOV) images captured by third party software.

What’s new in Kiosk 1.5.1?

Social sharing counters

Collect stats on emails, texts and tweets sent from each Kiosk as well as the number of prints.

Breeze Kiosk 1.5.1 Photo Event INfor screen shows number of emails, texts, tweets and prints from the kiosk at an event
Breeze Kiosk 1.5.1 includes new counters for the number of emails, texts, tweets and prints from the kiosk at an event

Flexible printing

  • Print up to 3 different print sizes
  • Control several printers
Print up to 3 different sizes of print on the same or different printers with Breeze Kiosk 1.5.1

Choose up to 3 different printer settings. In the screenshot above the default printer (1) is a Mitsubishi CP70D printing 4″ x 6″ layouts. Prints prefixed square (2) are printed square on the same CP70D printer. Single 2″x 6″ strips are displayed in Kiosk as single strips, but printed (3)  as double strips on 4″x6″media.

This feature can also be used to print to 3 different printers.

Slideshow plays full video before advancing

New option to play videos at least once when running a slideshow i.e. don’t advance the slideshow until the video has played from start to finish at least once.

Performance improvements

Performance improvements for swiping images when running on Microsoft Surface Go

Fixes

  • Fixed glitch with the selected thumbnail changing when new images are added with the “Display newest images first” option selected
  • Fixed issue which caused the wrong photo to being printed if a new photo was added while the print confirmation screen was displayed
  • Fixed issue setting the initial values of check boxes in keyboards

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who bought a Kiosk license on or after 30th May, 2018.

Customers with older Kiosk licenses need to buy an upgrade to use this release.

New to Kiosk – learn more and download a free trial

Note: This post was updated on 3rd June 2019 to add details of the new social sharing counter.

 

Breeze Systems 2019

Breeze Kiosk 1.5 released

Breeze Kiosk 1.5 – what’s new

  • Optional QR code display which guests can scan with their phones to access a third party microsite or other website
  • Option to print multiple copies as separate documents to increase throughput when using printer pooling
  • Emails can include CC email addresses
  • XML copy of the email can include additional attachment information when sending MP4 files
  • Much faster uploading of images when sharing by text or Twitter
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong image could be emailed if a new image arrives while an email address is being entered

Introduction to Breeze Kiosk

What does Breeze Kiosk cost?

Each Breeze Kiosk license costs just US $150 for a lifetime license & one year’s free upgrades. For this great price you can run one kiosk and have a second backup/office copy of the program.

If you buy Breeze Kiosk at the same time as DSLR Remote Pro or Hotfolder Prints it costs just US $100 .

Breeze Kiosk 1.5 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license on or after 28th November 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 28th November 2018, and are valid for online sales from our website. They exclude any tax due.

How to get your hands on it

Download Breeze Kiosk and try it for yourself for up to 14 days before buying a license.

Download and try Breeze Kiosk 1.5

Buy full license   Buy upgrade license

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Breeze Tokens – your new best friend

Powerful, surprisingly simple, logical.  In this video tutorial Steve  introduces Breeze tokens and explains how they can be your new best friend.

Steve takes you through how to

  • Make life easier for your staff setting up events
  • Make life simpler – automate folder naming for different events
  • Collect data about guest choices for corporate clients
  • Group images by team name, zip code or other attribute chosen by your client
  • Automatically group images into different folders based on response to survey questions
  •  GDPR/ privacy  – split images into different folders based on guest consent
  • GDPR/privacy  – label images to show whether guests consent to using them for different uses

This tutorial focuses on DSLR Remote Pro  3.11.1 . Breeze tokens can also be used in Breeze Booth for iPad, DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera, Hotfolder Prints, Breeze Kiosk and Webcam Photobooth.

The following notes are intended as a quick reference to some of the details in the video.

Some of the Breeze DSLR Remote Pro tokens used in this tutorial

Event tokens are special tokens which can be shared between different Breeze programs running on the same PC. They include the event name {eventName} , and several print counters.

Note: Tokens are case sensitive.

Print layouts

Tokens can be used to print information like today’s date less 8 hours {dateLess8h}) without editing the print layout each time it is used.

Why ‘date less 8 hours’? Use when events run past midnight, but you don’t want the images created after midnight to be stored under a different date. If your booths are always fast asleep before midnight you can use  %d or %L token instead

Print template names

{printTemplateName} can be used in the folder path for images captured at an event.

Combining tokens with profiles

{photoboothSubdir} can be used to sort images into folders based on guest choices

Tokens for data collection surveys

DSLR Remote Pro surveys can have multiple screens each with multiple questions

{survey1_text1} stores the text a guest enters in response to the first question on the first survey screen

Information screens containing detailed information such as a Privacy Statement ot Terms and Conditions can also be added in DSLR Remote Pro 3.11.1 and later releases.

Tokens for check box surveys

Example of a checkbox survey used to obtained consent to specific uses of images taken in a booth. Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.11.1

In this example {survey1_chkbox1} will contain the value 1 if the first box (live feed) is checked, or 0 if it is not checked.

{survey1_chkbox2} will contain the value 1 if the second box (use for advertising) is checked, or 0 if it is not checked.

Check box surveys can also have multiple questions over several screens.

Friendly names for folders and images based on check box surveys

Example of separating images into two folders – one for images where guests have agreed that they are shared in a live feed, the other for images where guests have declined this.

Tokens can be included in the pathname for the follder where images are stored during an event. In this example images are separated into two download folders based on the guest’s answer to the live feed question in the survey. (DSLR Remote Pro 3.11.1)

DSLR Remote Pro creates the folders and stores images in appropriate folders as they are created

Take this further

Download DSLR Remote Pro

For a full list of tokens see the help files for each program:

Print counters : DSLR Remote Pro 3.11 introduces tokens for accessing the print counters : {printQuotaUsed},{printCounterEvent} and {printCounterLocal}. Print counters can be used to automate a photo booth with a fixed print quota e.g. by loading a “share only” profile when the print quota has been used.. They can also be displayed in print captions.

How to add consent checkboxes to Breeze Kiosk

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.

Note: You can also add consent boxes to the sharing screens for DSLR Remote Pro and Webcam Photobooth.  You can also survey guests in DSLR Remote Pro, record consent for sharing and display privacy information before the images are taken.

Great – so how do I add a consent box?

Start Breeze Kiosk and select (1)Settings

(2)Select the folder you want Breeze Kiosk to watch for images

(3) Check the appropriate boxes to say whether you want to display still images(JPEG), animated GIFs and/or MP4and movies

(4) You will need to select a folder where the screen images used by Breeze Kiosk are stored.

(5) Check boxes to tell the program which print and sharing options you want to offer guests.

In this post I will show you how to add a consent check boxes when guests email photos.

(6) Go to the email server settings screen

Breeze Kiosk email server settings screen
Set Breeze Kiosk to log email addresses entered in a csv file

(If this is the first time you have sent emails from Breeze Kiosk on this computer, you will need to set up the settings for your email server)

(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.

Copy and paste this text from the Breeze Kiosk help file into a text editor such as Microsoft Notepad (which comes free with Windows 10)

Example XML for email keyboard Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4
Defining the guest consent text and checkbox for emailed images. Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4 (a_

(9) This checkbox has value 0 (zero) for opt-in consent. For pre-checked consent change the value to 1

(10) The text for this check box has been highlighted in green. Change this to the wording you need.

(11) When you finish your changes, select File to save them. You need to call the file email_keyboard.xml and save it in the folderyou chose for your screen images. [As (4) above]

email_keyboard.xml is saved in the screens folder

While I am here, how do I change the background color of the email screen?

Breeze Kiosk email screen XML
XML for email screen with white background and custom pre-checked consent box Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

(12) To change the color of the background screen and of the text of your prompts (13), you need to add the text highlighted in green to your XML.

<background_color>0xFFFFFF</background_color>
<key_text_color>0x000000</key_text_color>

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:

Email keyboard for Breeze Kiosk with pre-checked consent
Email keyboard with custom consent Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

How to I add two or more check boxes?

You need to add these three lines for the second check box

Example xml for email keyboard with two check boxes Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

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:

Email screen with two check boxes for consent Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4
This Email screen has two check boxes Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

Want to know more?

How to add mandatory check boxes and other tips

What else can I do with Breeze Kiosk?

Adding consent check boxes and user surveys to DSLR Remote Pro before the images are taken

Adding consent boxes to DSLR Remote Pro sharing screens

Adding consent boxes to Webcam Photobooth sharing screens

How to get your hands on it

Download Breeze Kiosk and try it for yourself for up to 14 days before buying a license.

Download and try Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

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Introducing Breeze Kiosk – our flexible sharing software

Have you tried Breeze Kiosk recently? This post outlines ways you can use our flexible and economical sharing software at corporate and social events.

Breeze Kiosk runs on Windows. You can use it to share and print images from Breeze photo booth programs DSLR Remote Pro, Webcam Photobooth and Breeze Booth for iPad.

You can also use Breeze Kiosk with still (JPEG) and animated (GIF, MP4 or MOV) images captured by other software.

How can I use Breeze Kiosk?

  • Run one or multiple image sharing stations at events
  • Display still images, animated GIFs and movies on a low powered Windows tablet/PC
  • Improve guest throughput by moving print and sharing options away from booth
  • Update display with new images as they are created
  • Use tokens to identify the folder being monitored (includes date and time tokens, event name/strings shared with DSLR Remote Pro)
  • Allow guests to browse, share and print images at their leisure
  • Offer immediate sharing via social media, email & cell phone
  • Offer offline sharing via email and cell phone
  • Collect guest data
  • Print high quality images quickly
  • Generate interest with slideshow while kiosk idle
  • Display promotional material during slideshow

Display

  • Brand and customize the display for corporate and themed events (including sharing & print options, background, buttons, keyboard, scrollbar, images)
  • Support for both still (JPEG) and animated (GIF, MP4 or MOV) images
  • Automatic refresh with new images from photo booth or another source
  • Suitable for white label events
  • Operator can delete & remove images

Screen shot from Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4
Breeze Kiosk adapted for a themed event. Custom background, icons, scroll bar & text color (Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4)

Sharing

  • Support for still images, animated GIFs and movies
  • Immediate sharing to email, cell phone, Facebook & Twitter (Internet access needed)
  • Delayed sharing to email +/or cell phone (useful when no, slow or unreliable Internet access)

guests at a party looking at cell phone

Sharing options include

  • Capture of email address, cell phone number, Facebook and Twitter names
  • Opt-in, pre-checked, optional or mandatory  consent to Terms & Conditions
  • Shared images can have different format to those displayed
  • Privacy mode – access limited to own images
  • Custom messages

Breeze Kiosk email entry screen with check box for guest consent. Consent can be recorded in a csv file against the image and email address entered.

Printing

  • Guests browse and print images
  • Print friendly versions of animated GIFs

Print options include

  • Pay to print
  • Email collection
  • Opt-in checkbox for agreement to terms & conditions before sharing/printing
  • Privacy mode – access limited to own images
  • Print counter

 

Slideshow

  • Supports still images, animated GIFs and movies
  • Automatically updated with new images
  • Branding and customization

Slideshow options include

  • Operator controlled removal of unwanted images
  • Choice of transitions
  • Still adverts
  • Animated GIF and movie-based adverts

Showing how to add advertisments in Breeze Kiosk.
A selection of adverts may be displayed during the slideshow. These can be still images, movies or animated GIFs. Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

What’s new in Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4?

Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4 introduced the following enhancements:

  • New “auto bleed” option when printing
  • Animated GIF and movie (MP4) adverts displayed in slideshow mode  as well as JPEG still images
  • New option to save XML copies of emails and texts

What will Breeze Kiosk cost?

Each Breeze Kiosk license costs just US $150 for a lifetime license & one year’s free upgrades. For this great price you can run one kiosk and have a second backup/office copy of the program.

If you buy Breeze Kiosk at the same time as DSLR Remote Pro or Hotfolder Prints it costs just US $100 .

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.

How to get your hands on it

Download Breeze Kiosk and try it for yourself for up to 14 days before buying a license.

Download and try Breeze Kiosk 1.4.4

Buy full license   Buy upgrade license