Breeze software for 360 booths

A quick note about using Breeze with 360 booths.

Truth is you don’t need a special app to run a 360 booth. You need a great photo booth app with video capture, slow motion, video FX and a way to start the session ….. like Breeze.

We recommend using Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) for 360 booths with an iPhone running 2022 iPhone SE, iPhone 14 or iPhone 13.

Use the high quality rear camera to shoot your videos, and either share them directly from Breeze Booth, or from a Windows tablet running Breeze Kiosk.

Video FX & Built in AI background removal

Use Breeze Booth for iPad’s powerful AI background removal and video effects.

  • locally processed AI background removal or blurring, with live view 
  • awesome slow motion
  • fabulous video FX

Find more examples of video effects here

Breeze for iPad Auto Start

Auto Start detects when a 360 degree spinner starts spinning – automatically starts the countdown and captures the video.

Auto Start detects when a 360 degree spinner starts spinning, automatically starts the countdown and captures the video (Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3)

Sharing your videos

Videos can be shared directly from Booth (iPad+ iPhone), or a sharing station running Breeze Kiosk.

To share from the iPhone screen set up email and/or SMS sharing as standard for the app.
To share from Kiosk use a local network to wirelessly connect the iPhone to a Windows tablet running Breeze Kiosk.

Connecting the app with Kiosk

To connect the iPhone and Kiosk tablet together you need to set up a local network.

  • Switch on Personal Hotspot on the iPhone, and Allow Others to join. This creates a your network ( no wifi or mobile signal needed) Set a Wi-Fi password in the iPhone to prevent others accessing the network
  • Alternatively set up your network with a MiFi or 4G modem router. These can provide a local wi-fi network as well as connecting to a mobile data network

Breeze Kiosk is fully customizable Windows app for guests to display, print and share photos, videos and GIFs from your event.

* Kiosk is a separate Purchase.

Have a great week,


© Breeze Systems 2023


Breeze for iPad Blend Modes

Breeze Blend Modes can be used creatively to achieve many different effects.

Booth (iPad+iPhone) includes normal, lighten, darken, overlay, screen, hard light, soft light, multiply, difference, exclusion, color dodge, color burn, hue, saturation, color and luminosity blend modes.

Breeze Booth blend example Lighten blend

Original [left] and Lighten blend overlay applied [right]

Depending on the effect you want to achieve, you can use two methods to apply these blends

  • Overlay blend mode – blend the overlay with the print or GIF layout
  • Photo blend mode – blend individual photos with the print layout behind the photo.

Overlay blend modes

Here print , slideshow GIF or burst GIF overlay(s) are blended with the print or GIF layout

Original [left] and Darken blend overlay applied [right]

To use print overlay blends

  • Open your event in the Event Editor
  • Open the Print Layout Editor from the Photos tab
  • Import your overlay (overlay.png) into the Print Layout Editor
  • Select the overlay blend mode in the Photos tab
  • Save your changes

To use slideshow GIF overlay blends

  • Place your overlay (slideshow_gif_overlay.png or slideshow_gif_overlay_1.png, slideshow_gif_overlay_2.png etc) into the Screens folder
  • Open your event in the Event Editor
  • Select the overlay blend mode in the Slideshow GIFs tab
  • Save your changes

To use Burst GIF overlay blends

  • Place your overlay (gif_overlay.png or gif_overlay_1.png, gif_overlay_2.png etc.) into the Screens folder
  • Open your event in the Event Editor
  • Select the overlay blend mode in the Burst GIFs tab
  • Save your changes

Photo blend modes (prints only)

Photo blends can be used for more complex effects.

Use photo blends to

  • apply different blend modes to each image on a print
  • layer the effects of different blends
  • blend two or more photos together
  • combine blends with other print compositing effects
Overlay blend + color wash & contrast adjustment (Breeze for iPad Print Compositing)

Overlay and logos can also be placed over blended photos.

Individual photo blends are applied to everything behind that photo – including parts of any other photos, logos and background it overlaps.

To use photo overlay blends

  • Open your event in the Event Editor
  • Open the Print Layout Editor from the Photos tab
  • Select an image you want to blend, and right click anywhere on this image
  • Choose Edit photo position and effects…
  • Select the blend mode from the drop down list
  • Save your changes
Selecting screen photo blend for a single image (Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3)

Combining  blend modes with AI background removal

Blend modes often work best when used with AI background removal so that they only apply to people in the photo and not the background.

Darken photo blend with AI background removal

Choosing a blend mode

Booth (iPad+iPhone) includes normal, lighten, darken, overlay, screen, hard light, soft light, multiply, difference, exclusion, color dodge, color burn, hue, saturation, color and luminosity blend modes.

Blend modes can be used to achieve many different effects, and detailed descriptions of each are beyond the scope of this post.

This wikipedia article is a useful source of information:  Online videos about Photoshop blend modes may also be helpful.

Note: When experimenting with blend modes the free version’s 10 sessions/day limit before adding a watermark may prove frustrating. Please email me ( if you would like a short term Breeze Booth for iPad license to try Breeze blend modes.

Sue Breeze

Blended images courtesy of Steve Bliesner.

© Breeze Systems 2023




BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.4 & Downloader Pro 2.6.4 released

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.4 and Downloader Pro 2.6.4 were released today 24 March 2023, adding support for new Canon cameras.

BreezeBrowser Pro

BreezeBrowser Pro is a smart tool used by professional photographers to organize, cull and enhance photos.

Video thumbnails (BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.4 filmstrip view)

What our customers say

I’m an ardent promoter of BB [BreezeBrowser Pro], it’s my beloved file selection and management tool. Adam Trzcionka

I have never encountered a photo manager program better than BreezeBrowser Pro. It does everything you could want, and is designed to be of maximum help to the user. Very few modern programs do that, and none better than BreezeBrowser Pro. Bill Ford

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.4

  • adds support for displaying video previews and thumbnails
  • adds support for the display of focus points from the Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R6 Mark II, Canon EOS R7, Canon EOS R10 and Canon EOS R50
  • fixes an issue displaying portrait orientation images when linking raw+JPEG

Learn more

Downloader Pro

Often used with BreezeBrowser Pro, Downloader Pro minimises the time spent downloading and organising images on your PC.

What our customers say

… nothing can replace BBPro and DLPro for me 🙂  Jen

STILL one of my favorite all times apps. Edward Dombek (Downloader Pro user since 2006)

Downloader Pro 2.6.4

  • Adds support for Canon EOS R3, Canon EOS R6 Mark II, Canon EOS R7, Canon EOS R8, Canon EOS R10 and Canon EOS R50

Learn more

Download, Try, Buy

Both releases are a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last 18 months. Users with older licenses will need to buy an upgrade license to use the latest versions of BreezeBrowser Pro and Downloader Pro.

Download BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.4 and Downloader Pro 2.6.4

Buy licenses

Featured image courtesy of Canon Europe

© Breeze Systems March 2023

Breeze for iPad 3.3 adds print compositing & tethered shooting

Photo Booth Expo 2023 attendees were wowed by the innovative and powerful print compositing in Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3.

Now on public release, Breeze for iPad 3.3 introduces

  • Print Compositing
  • Photographer Mode
  • Outline/Scrapbook feature for video, photos and GIFs


Repeating image with varied opacity (Breeze Booth for iPad Print Compositing)

Print Compositing

No Photoshop required!

A whole new level of creative control.  Wide range of innovative photo effects ranging from transparency and blurring to filters and blend modes.

Click the thumbnails for larger images of these samples:


Breeze Booth Photographer mode

Photographer mode puts the photographer in control. Shoot tethered to an iPhone or iPad. Share branded images straight from your iPhone/iPad.

Ideal for roaming photographers

  • Capture the action – photos are taken immediately the camera shutter is pressed
  • Full control over the camera
  • Shoot in landscape or portrait

Instant Sharing

  • Display branded photos on your iPhone/iPad ready to share
  • Photos automatically branded with your overlays, logos and QR codes
  • Built in sharing gallery
  • Images queued if internet connection is flakey
  • Supports all Print Layout Editor tools

Pair with professional Canon cameras

Choose from a huge range of Canon EOS R series, M series, DSLR and PowerShot cameras. Full list

No extra charges

Photographer Mode is included in the standard Breeze Booth for iPad subscription. There are no extra costs for using this feature, and no per event charges.


New outline/sticker mode

Grab attention with Booth’s scrapbook style Outline effect for videos, photos and GIFs. Guest love them.

Breeze Booth outlines come in any color you choose, and show up in live view as well as outputs.

Scrapbook effect outline with local AI background removal

Outlines are also supported in video:


Try for yourself

Free Trial version & free while logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Platforms Supported: iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 16, iPadOS 15, iOS 16 and iOS 15

We strongly recommend using fast recent devices to post process videos and offer built in background removal with live view.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3 and try for yourself

Sample event for Roaming Photographers

Use your camera in landscape to take photos with this event. It is designed to run on a small iPhone (e.g. iPhone SE) connected directly to a Canon camera. The phone can be fixed to the camera in either portrait or landscape orientation. For best results enable the orientation lock on the phone.

Once you have installed Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3, download this event to your iPhone or iPad by scanning this QR code with the device camera:

Images courtesy of Steve Bliesner and Chris Breeze

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Connecting Canon cameras to Booth (iPad+iPhone)

Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) can shoot photos, GIFs and video with  external Canon cameras, as well as the front and rear cameras built into the device.

I have just published a new tutorial explaining how to connect your camera to the iPad/iPhone using a couple of cables and a USB hub with a charging port.

The charging port is needed to charge the device and connect to the camera at the same time.

Which cameras can I use?

All the Canon cameras commonly used in the photo booth industry. Choose from the huge range of Canon EOS R series, M series, DSLR and PowerShot cameras here: Full list

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

Very simple. You switch between internal and external camera in the Breeze Booth app.

Where’s this tutorial?

You can find the tutorial here


© Breeze Systems 2023

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro & Photo Booth Expo

DSLR Remote Pro release

DSLR Remote Pro was released today, March 9th. This is a minor update, fixing issues in DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 where touchscreen keyboards converted all input to upper case and the program could crash when using SHIFT+Ctrl+left click to save the keyboard settings.

Photo Booth Expo 2023

2023 was our busiest Expo for years. Breeze, EventKite and Everybooth shared a stand showcasing Breeze for Windows and Breeze for iPad running on Everybooth’s lovely wooden booths. Images were uploaded to EventKite’s new  microsite and gallery.

Visitors loved  the black and white video and photos taken by DLSR Remote Pro, and were astonished by the power and speed of Breeze for iPad 3.3.

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 using Canon EOS M50 Mk II

Breeze for iPads’ ability to offer built in background removal  with live view for both video and photos was a hit, as was the ability to pair the iPad with Canons’ mirrorless and DSLR cameras.


Grecia Ventura and Mai Trabue trying Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3


Thanks Grecia for sharing this image

Sharp eyed visitors may have noticed that overlays on both the DSLR Remote Pro and Breeze for iPad images vary, sharing prime position between the three businesses on the stand. Both Breeze for iPad and DSLR Remote Pro include the ability to randomly vary layouts.

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 9 March 2022. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

It was a joy for Chris and I to work with Peter Leese, Susie Huges, Steve Bliesner, Owen McCrick and Ken Oelschläger on a very busy stand. Thank you all!

Thanks as well to Steve for his stunning interfaces which showcased both apps and booths to perfection, and to Grecia Ventura for kindly allowing us to use her photos.

© Breeze Systems March 2023

Replacing a computer running DSLR Remote Pro

Is it time to replace the computer you use to run DSLR Remote Pro?

Check out these two guides before you start

Choosing a computer for your booth

Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro is very efficient, and often runs well on lowered powered devices than apps from other suppliers.

Before getting out your wallet, think about the ways your booth will be used, because this will affect the spec and cost of the computer you need.

  • Do you simply shoot still photos for social events?
  • Will you shoot burst GIFs or video?
  • What about about slow mo and video FX?
  • Will you use filters, background removal or other effects?
  • Do you require lightening fast results, or is a short delay before viewing the images unimportant?

When you are clear about the the services you will offer, Choosing the right computer for your booth helps you find the computer spec which meets your needs.

Making the move

Once you have obtained your new computer, you need to move DSLR Remote Pro from your old machine to the replacement.

Moving Breeze DSLR Remote Pro to a new computer will guide you through this process.


© Breeze Systems 2023


Chris and I had a blast in Las Vegas at Booth Mastermind and Photo Booth Expo. It was great to catch up with many of you after three years away.

We are taking a vacation driving part of the Pacific Coast Highway before heading back to the UK on Friday.

We have fallen in love with the laid back sea otters

Many of the Californian state parks along Pacific Coast Highway are closed after the recent storms, but we managed to see the awesome redwoods at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Learning more about these giants was a reminder of National Geographic’s award winning Climbing Redwood Giants (which just happened to use Breeze Multi-Camera)

Once we get home Chris will put the final touches to Breeze Booth for iPad 3.3, which we previewed on the stand at PBX, then move on to the next release of Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows).

© Breeze Systems 2023

PhotoBooth Expo 2023

Tuesday February 21.

The Trade Show at Photo Booth Expo 2023 (PBX)  opens this afternoon at Southpoint Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

Breeze Trade Show stand

Breeze will be showcasing the latest features of Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) and Breeze Booth for iPad at the trade show, opening at 5pm today.

Breeze and Everybooth have neighbouring stands, both showcasing Breeze software running on Everybooth booths. Find us at Booth 801.

Turn right at the Trade Show entrance to find the Breeze & Every Booth stands.


Many of you know that Steve  has been developing a web based back end specifically for Breeze Booth for Windows and iPadOS.

Designed specifically to work with Breeze, Event Kite can host microsites, galleries and survey data from your events

Steve will also demonstrate EventKite on the stand.

We’re also delighted that Ken Oelschläger ( ) will be joining us at the stand on Wednesday afternoon. Long time Breeze expert Ken has been travelling from Germany to PBX since the first Expo in 2015.

PBX Hall of Fame

Chris and I were honored and proud when Rob Savickis announced last July that we will be the first two inductees to the new PBX Hall of Fame at PBX this year.

Rob released the full list of inaugural inductees last week and we are delighted that Jürgen Mayr has also been inducted. Many of you know Jürgen and have benefited from  his generous and knowledgeable support to the Breeze community.

Booth Mastermind

We had an incredible time at Booth Mastermind this weekend, listening to highly regarded industry leaders share their business journey, and offering tips and tricks that delegates can use to help grow their own business. Congratulations to Ismail Humet , Ursula Murphy and Sammy English for organising a superb conference.

© Breeze Systems 2023

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