DSLR Remote Pro 220.127.116.11 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 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.
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.
Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.1.1 is released today.
We are also releasing updates to the Breeze Booth companion apps, Event Editor v3.1.1, Breeze Hub v18.104.22.168 and Camera Controller v1.1.1.
Booth 3.1.1 offers
Audio guest book mode
Smoother integration of background removal with live view during count down and capture
Choice of background removal experience before starting each session
New Overlay & Background Suffixes simplify building and repurposing events with a choice of AIBG experience.
Overlay & background suffixes can also select screens displayed during countdown and capture, and print/slideshow GIF overlay and backgrounds
Ability to change screens and outputs to reflect answers to survey questions
Three new free sample events
Professional Background Removal demo has been updated to include background removal during live view and count down
Support for three new Canon R series cameras : EOS R10, EOS R7, and EOS R3, with excellent face detect autofocus.
Breeze Booth 3.1.1 also adds an option to copy profiles from another event, improves performance and reliability when syncing files to Breeze Hub, and fixes an issue sending emails with cc addresses via Hub.
Audio guest book mode
Delight the bride and groom with a collection of audio messages from their guests.
Choosing AI background before the session starts
As soon as Breeze users could apply background removal to live view, they wanted to try the effect of different backgrounds.
Trying the effect of different backgrounds on the Booth ready screen
Use either the new Overlay & Background Suffixes or profiles for this effect.
Try on your own iPad/iPhone – use the AI Background Removal Choices QR code to download this event into Booth 3.1.1 on your own device.
Background replaced during countdown and capture (photos, videos and burst GIFs)
Breeze Booth 3.1 introduced live view with background removal on the photo, GIF and video ready screens.
Booth 3.1.1 takes this further by applying background and overlay images to live view when using local background removal.
New overlay/background suffixes provide a way to dynamically select screen overlays and backgrounds. They can also be used to dynamically select which screen is displayed.
Screens reflect guests answers to survey questions
Booth’s interface now can be adapted during each session to reflect guests answers to survey questions.
In the video below the countdown GIF, background & print design reflect Chris’ choice of chocolate , pistachio or strawberry ice cream. The photo background is replaced during countdown and on prints and GIFs.
Testing ice cream flavors aka the new sample event (Survey+AI Background removal).
Too hot to work?
Take a trip to the moon. Scan this QR code with your iPad/iPhone’s camera to load the updated Background Removal event into Booth 3.1.1.
New sample events
Scan the QR code below with your iPad/iPhone’s camera to load the new background removal events into the app.
To explore and adapt these events for your own use, download the zip file here and import the events into the Event Editor.
We strongly recommend using fast recent devices when using built in background removal with live view and/or videos. At the time of writing recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air and 2022 iPhone SE.
Promising new photo booth camera
Booth’s Camera Controller v1.1.1 adds support for three new Canon cameras, the EOS R10, EOS R7 and EOS R3. All have excellent face detect auto focus.
Chris recently tested the R10 and believes the face detect auto focus gives it great potential for photo booth use. The next release of DSLR Remote Pro will include support for the R10 and R7.
Which iPad/iPhone models can I use with Breeze Booth 3.1.1?
Breeze Booth 3.1.1 runs on all iPads and iPhones running iPadiOS15 and iOS 15.
Background removal including live view runs much better on powerful devices. We strongly recommend using fast recent iPads or iPhones when using background removal.
At the time of writing (August 2022) recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.
The A11 processor (2019 or more recent models) is the minimum which can be used.
New to Booth for iPad?
Try Breeze for iPad completely free of charge. The demonstration and sample events are free to use as well.
You will find help to get you started, more fabulous free events and tutorials here
New Crop Photo to Bounding Box option in the GIF layout Editor. More
Minor changes to the naming of temporary files for attachments when sending emails via Hub
Fix for recent issue logging into and out of Dropbox.
Photo Booth Expo 2022
Chris and I are so disappointed not to meet you in person at Photo Booth Expo this year, and thrilled that Steve Bliesner has made it to Vegas from Australia.
Have a a fantastic time, we look forward to catching up with you all at PBX 23.
Free Breeze Master Class
If you are lucky enough to be in Vegas for PBX, make sure you catch Steve’s Free Breeze Master Class on Thursday morning and see Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 in action.
Industry leader, serial entrepreneur and popular speaker at PBX, Steve Bliesner is head honcho at Photo Booth Guys & I’m Steve.
Steve works with some of the biggest names at some of the biggest events all over the world. His business interests include running complex photobooth events, training, consultancy, and professional photography.
Breeze users also know him for his creative, organisational and technical expertise running Breeze apps. Come to Steve’s class to learn about the latest Breeze features at 10am on Thursday 24th.
Photo Booth Talk at PBX
Do drop by Photo Booth Talk and meet Cherie Irwin at the tradeshow – her booth is next to Yo Props. Cherie kindly allowed us to use her lovely designs to bring the new background swapping feature alive. You can find Gilded Garden and the rest of Cherie’s design library at Photo Booth Talk.
New to Breeze for iPad?
Try Breeze for iPad completely free of charge. You will find help to get you started, fabulous free events and tutorials here
This major upgrade to Breeze Booth (Windows+DSLR) aka DLSR Remote Pro is packed full of new features and improvements.
DSLR Remote Pro 3.16 improves sharing, simplifies set up for digital booths, adds built in reporting tools for event and survey stats, and supports touch free mobile and credit card payment systems.
Guests can now choose between different print templates either at the start or close of their session.
12 January 2022: DSLR Remote Pro 3.16.1 fixes an issue adding attachments to emails as file attachments. Users who send emails from DSLR Remote Pro are recommended to upgrade to v3.16.1 instead of using v3.16.
DSLR Remote Pro 3.16.1 is a free upgrade for all customers entitled to use DSLR Remote Pro 3.16.
No more waiting for images to upload before the next session starts – DSLR Remote Pro 3.16 sends emails & texts in the background
Share high quality MP4 copies of GIFs as standard
Full control over email attachments
Report event sharing stats to your clients
New Scan at startup option to spot and share any unsent texts and emails
Digital booths made simpler
Whether your customers love digital or you can’t get your hands on any media this holiday, digital booths are everywhere. DSLR Remote Pro 3.16 makes it easier to switch to print free events.
Set up a print free digital booth with a single click using the updated Photo booth Setup Wizard
Captions generated by the setup wizard have been updated to suit both print and digital booths ( English only)
Built in Analytics
New reporting tools analyse sharing stats, survey results and session data from DSLR Remote Pro
Sharing report shows the number of sessions, quantity of emails and texts sent, and lists each email address and cell phone number.
Event statistics summarizes data from one or many booths, identifying the busiest periods and devices. This report also shows the total number of sessions broken down by photos, GIFs and video, ad sharing figures for the event.
Survey Data details guest responses to your surveys. The report can also combine responses from other booths running DSLR Remote Pro, Breeze Booth for iPad and Webcam Photobooth.
Rapid export to Excel and other spreadsheets: Copy and paste data from all DSLR Remote Pro reports into spreadsheets for further analysis and creation of graphical reports.
Choose between backgrounds and overlays after the photos are taken
Superb with AI background removal. Guests check how they look in up to 6 different environments before printing and sharing their photos.
Improvements to the Photo booth Setup Wizard
The Breeze Photobooth Setup Wizard is a fast, simple and reliable way to generate a working booth. DSLR Remote Pro 3.16 adds
New Digital booth option
New Create Slideshow GIF option
Photos shared as animated GIFs converted to MP4s*
Higher quality images shared as standard**
*Print layouts (especially strips) often work better on paper than online. Add interest by sharing the same photos as a GIF converted to an MP4.
** You can still tweak the DSLR Remote Pro settings to find the best balance between sharing high quality images and sharing images quickly.
Total control over email attachments
DSLR Remote Pro 3.16 gives total control over the quality and images you share by email. You have complete freedom to choose whether to share photos, GIFs, print layouts &/or movies.
Support for contactless mobile and credit card payments
Our powerful new payments utility improves support for taking payments from unattended booths. Great for clubs, retail, theme parks, bars and museums.
Payment based photo booths accept Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay and other mobile and NFC payments, debit & credit cards, notes or cash using the Breeze MDB Payment Utility.
Option to disable line drawing on prints so that users can only add emojis or stickers to prints
Option to create events with slideshow GIFs or MP4s and for “digital only” events when running the photo booth setup wizard
The processed image now supports a background image named processed_photo_background.jpg. When using the transparent background option when shooting green screen or using AI background removal the optional greenscreen_background.jpg image is added to the photo’s background before it is added to the processed image
The time the reprinting.jpg/processing.jpg screen is displayed when reprinting from the reprint selection screen is now configurable
Ability to scan in the event name and event strings when scanning QR codes.
A few fixes
Updated URL shortening for SMS+image text messages due to changes made by TinyUrl.com
Fixed issue with the live view 4:3 aspect ratio option not cropping the live view
Fixed issue with the sizing of preview images in photo booth mode with some screen sizes andorientations
Support for legacy print layout which was replaced by the print layout editor in DSLR Remote Pro v3.0 has been removed
Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.16.1 today
DSLR Remote Pro 3.16.1 fixes an issue adding attachments to emails as file attachments. Users who send emails from DSLR Remote Pro are recommended to upgrade to v3.16.1 instead of using v3.16.
Articial Intelligence (AI) based background removal is a fantastic 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.
Use background removal with both DSLR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone) slideshow GIFs and prints
Who hasn’t wanted to escape to a different place recently?
Transport guests to the location of their dreams
Replace less than perfect backgrounds
Make the most of small spaces and dispense with backdrops
Attract visitors by facing your booth towards them
Three background removal services to choose from
At present Breeze supports background removal services from AI Background Remove, Gadbooth, and removebg . These are paid services offered by third parties. More
Please see Partner Information below for important information on 3rd party programs and services.
Reliable Internet: AI based background removal is a web based service, so you need a reliable internet connection at the event.
More about background removal with DLSR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone)
The ability to upload to and download from third party applications such as AI Background Remove, Gadbooth, and removebg is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions.
These features are tested before they are released but may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interaction, or changes the method/protocol required.
For total control have guests enter data into your own webpage, generating a unique QR code they can use to power virtually every aspect of the booth. Feel free to start from this sample PHP script
Touch free sharing
Improve guest experience, encourage repeated sharing and reduce queuing. Guests enter their email addresses once using their smart phone, and scan their unique QR code each time they want to share an image.
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.
Turning the QR code concept on it’s head, you can also display a QR code on your sharing screen for guests to scan with their smart phone. Use this to direct guests to your online gallery for immediate social sharing.
Pre-register your guests as they wait in line. Each guest receives a unique QR code they use to control your booths and kiosks. Make this a fun and efficient way to collect valuable data.
Use Breeze Booth for iPad registration stations for engaging surveys and printed badges with the QR code, or design your own webpages to collect the same data and generate the code without guests touching a booth.
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.
Corporate clients will love the ability to shoot against a busy background..
… and get prints like this
We’ve made it much easier to incorporate background removal into DSLR Remote Pro. At the time of writing, we support third party background removal services from Photobooth Deluxe, Gadbooth and removebg.
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.
Gmail users now need to ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts.
The ability to upload to and download from third party applications such as Photobooth Deluxe, Gadbooth and removebg is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions. These features are tested before they are released but may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interaction, or changes the method/protocol required.
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.
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
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 .
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
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