Gmail Authentication – sending gmail emails from Breeze

Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year. As a result many Gmail users found they could no longer send emails from third party apps.

How does this affect emails from Breeze?

Gmail users now need to  ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts.

If you do not use gmail to send emails from Breeze, this post does not affect you.

The latest release of DSLR Remote Pro (v3.15) adds support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements.  Similar support will be rolled out to Breeze Kiosk *, Hub and Booth (Windows + Webcam) aka Webcam Photobooth  in the next release of each product.

You will need to authenticate Gmail emails for Breeze on every PC sending gmail emails from DSLR Remote Pro. The remainder of this post explains how to do this.

*Update 8 June 2020: Kiosk 2.0 supports Gmail’s new authentication requirements

How to get your Gmail emails working again:

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15  users should go to the Email Server Settings screen, and

(1) Set Host to gmail.

Accessing the Email Server settings screen to authenticate Gmail (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15)

You may need to select OK, then return to Email Server Settings window before you see the  Gmail authenticate… button.

Select Gmail authenticate… to go through Google’s online authentication process.

When you press Gmail authenticate..  for the first time, a web page is displayed where you complete the authentication process. When you finish, Google sends you an email confirming what you have done :

If you have more than one gmail account, you may be asked to select the one you use to send emails from Breeze.

Google authentication process 1 of 5

Give the program permission to send emails on your behalf:

Google authentication process 2 of 5

Confirm the level of access you are giving to the program. Breeze apps just need consent to send emails.

Google authentication process 3 of 5

Google will confirm that the app can send emails, and you can close the browser window.

Google authentication process 4 of 5

Google also send an email confirming that you have allowed Breeze Booth to send emails:

Content of email confirming successful authentication Google authentication process 5 of 5

Before you leave the DSLR Remote Pro Email Server Settings screen, send yourself a test email (2):

(2) Sending a test email from DSLR Remote Pro 3.15. (3) , and (3) confirmation that the email has been sent

(3) DSLR Remote Pro displays a message confirming that you have been sent a test email

Please Note: if you are using a free Gmail account, the Email address used at (4) will be ignored by Google and the email will be sent using your ***@gmail.com email address:

Test email sent by DSLR Remote Pro 3.15

What about other Breeze programs?

We will be adding Gmail authentication support to our other Windows apps in the next release of each program.

For the time being we suggest using an alternative email service to send emails from Breeze

© Breeze Systems 2020

New tutorial: printing from the DSLR Remote Pro Sharing Screen

Check out the new tutorial explaining how to print from the sharing screen in Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro.

This is a great way to streamline the booth workflow when your guests choose whether to print and/or email their photos.  The tutorial also covers limiting the number of prints, customizing the text on the sharing screen and adjusting the preview image for best effect.

Find How to print from the sharing screen here.

Note: Webcam  users can also use the setup wizard to print from the sharing screen.

Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro 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. Learn more and try for yourself.

© Breeze Systems  April 2020

Custom captions in DSLR Remote Pro

There’s a new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users on the Breeze website explaining how  to customize the text on your photo booth screens.

For simple ways to

  • change the text seen by guests,
  • remove captions you don’t need,
  • create caption sets in any language,
  • customize the captions in pre-designed themes, and
  • create custom captions for your clients without making work for yourself

.. check out the new tutorial for Booth (DSLR + Windows) / DSLR Remote Pro users here

Stay safe,

Sue & Chris

© Breeze Systems April 2020

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

Adding privacy statements, T & C, and other information screens to your booth

There’sa new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users on the website explaining how to add privacy statements, Terms and Conditions or other information pages to the booth. Find it here

Sue

© Breeze Systems 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

New Tutorial: Printing from Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad supports both Windows printing and Apple’s AirPrint.

The new tutorial  explains the advantages of both, and how to set them up in Breeze Booth. Find Printing from Breeze Booth here

You can try Breeze Booth without having or 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. Start here.

© Breeze Systems February 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.

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