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Update to Breeze for iPad Home Page & free sample video events

In the three years since Breeze for iPad was launched, the app has matured into our most powerful photo booth software.

I’m delighted to share with you that Steve  has given the iPad homepage a much needed update to reflect the incredible features which have been added along the way.

A huge thank you to Steve for producing this gorgeous page and generously sharing many of the images it includes, such as the example of blend modes at the top of this post.

Take a look

Try video effects showcased on the website

Breeze Booth 3 and 3.1 add revolutionary video features: 360 Auto Start, locally processed AI Background Removal, Key Framing, Slow Motion and the industry’s most powerful video timeline editor.

In the video booth section of the new page,  he includes samples demonstrating some of these effects. To download these  video booth events to  your own device:

Note: Videos, slow motion and background removal requiring live view run much better on powerful devices. We strongly recommend using fast recent iPads or iPhones these events. At the time of writing recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.

Scanning this code will replace all events currently loaded into the app with six sample video events. To restore previous events, see below

It may take a little time to download all the events so please be patient.

Breeze Booth Home Screen. Touch (1) to scan a QR code, (2) to start the current event (Grid Effect) , (3) to open the Events window and switch to a different Event

Five sample video events are downloaded to the app:

  1. Grid effect
  2. AI background detection
  3. Video overlays
  4. Size and Placement
  5. Pan and zoom

When the events are first downloaded, the app will be ready to run Grid Effect.

3*3 Grid Effect (Breeze Booth for iPad 3.1)

Switch to any of the others in the Events window by selecting the event name and choosing Run.

Restoring previous events in the app after running the video samples

Scanning the Video Samples QR code into the app replaces whatever events are there at the time.

  • To reinstall your own customized events after trying the video samples, download them in the usual way. Updating events in the Breeze Booth App
  • To  reinstall the original demo events, scan this QR code into the Breeze Booth App.
Scanning this code into Breeze Booth will replace all events currently loaded into the app with the initial set of demo events

Adapting these events for your own use

To adapt these events  for your own use download them as a zip file and import them into the Event Editor.

Importing an event into Event Editor 3.1: Click on Import Event.. in the Event Editor, open the folder for the event you want to import, click on event_info.xml and press Open

These sample video booth events are free to use whether you have a subscription/voucher or are using the free trial.

AI Background detection blurs the video background

Thanks again Steve!

© Breeze Systems 2022

Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.2 adds Blend Modes for Prints

Booth (iPad+iPhone) v2.2 introduces overlay blend modes for prints, and adds twelve new blend modes you can apply to your prints and GIFs.

This release also fixes issues in the App gallery and Hub.

What’s new?

  • 16 blend modes for print overlays
  • 12 more blend modes for GIF overlays
  • Fix for an issue which could cause the app to crash when displaying a gallery
  • Fix for an issue cropping photos when sending emails through Hub

Overlay blend modes

Blend modes can be used creatively to achieve many different effects. Booth (iPad+iPhone) now includes normal, lighten, darken, overlay, screen, hard light, soft light, multiply, difference, exclusion, color dodge, color burn, hue, saturation, color and luminosity blend modes.

User notes

To use blend modes  with Breeze for iPad

  1. Add your  overlay(s) to the screens folder
  2. Choose your blend mode from the drop down list
  3. Save your changes in the Event Editor
  4. Update the event in the App

Applying blend modes to Prints

Overlay blend modes are applied to print overlays using the Photos tab in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a multiply blend  to the print overlay overlay.png)

Applying blend modes to GIF Overlays

Overlay blend modes are applied to GIF overlays using the Slideshow and Burst GIF tabs in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a saturation blend to the sllideshow GIF overlay)

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.2 from the App Store, log in and run your first event.

For help getting started see the  online tutorials

Technical Stuff

Platforms Supported (updated October 2021): All iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 15, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 13, iOS14, iOS 13. Versions 15 and 14 are recommended.

Cameras Supported: iPad and iPhone front and rear facing integral cameras. Most Canon EOS DSLR and R series cameras, Canon’s mirrorless M50 Mk II, M50, M200, M6 Mark II PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III.

Trial version/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.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.2 and try for yourself

Download the latest versions of the Windows companion app Event Editor 2.2 and Hub 1.2.5 with Camera Controller 1.0

© Breeze Systems October 2021

Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.1 adds Skin Softening & Blend Modes

We are really excited to release Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 2.1 just as many of you are dusting down your booths and running events again. This release adds a fantastic skin softening filter and overlay blend modes for GIF overlays.

Skin softening filter

What party guest doesn’t want to see themself with smooth, flawless skin? Add a touch of glamour  to your photos and GIFs with the new skin softening filter.

Breeze Booth’s new softening filter includes 10 levels of softening.

Original image [left] and with 0.4 strength smoothing filter applied [right]

Same original image [left] and with stronger 0.7 strength smoothing filter applied [right]

Original image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

Skin softening is now included in the Props and Filters demo app.

Overlay blend modes

Breeze Booth  2.1 also introduces overlay blend modes for both slideshow and burst GIF overlays.

Blend modes can be used creatively to achieve many different effects.  These examples are kindly provided by The Photo Booth Guys

Breeze Booth Overaly Bend example

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

Breeze Booth blend example Lighten blend

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

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

More

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 also adds

  • alignment options for print captions
  • printing from the gallery sharing screen
  • fixes for issues  sharing images through Hub and from the gallery

Enhancement to QR code based touch free operation

Several users asked for the ability to touch the screen to run a new  session with the previous QR code details, so guests don’t have to scan the same  QR code repeatedly.

This has been included with Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.1

Ready to run

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 from the App Store, log in and run your first event.

For help getting started see the tutorial page

User notes

Applying Skin Softening

Add or remove skin softening in the Event Editor. You can vary the stength of this filter betweem 0 and 1.0. We suggest using the default value (0.4) for most events.

To apply skin softening in a new event, check Apply skin smoothing filter at Step 2 of the Event Creator (Breeze Booth Event Editor)

 

For existing events switch skin softening on or off, and adjust the strength by checking Apply skin smoothing filter in  the Event Editor General screen (Breeze Booth Event Editor)

Applying blend modes to GIF Overlays

Overlay blend modes are applied to overlays using the Slideshow and Burst GIF tab in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a lighten blend mode to the sllideshow GIF overlay)

Technical Stuff

Platforms Supported (updated October 2021): All iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 15, iPadOS 15, iOS14, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 13, iOS14, iOS 13. Versions 15 and 14 are recommended.

Cameras Supported: iPad and iPhone front and rear facing integral cameras. Most Canon EOS DSLR and R series cameras, Canon’s mirrorless M50 Mk II, M50, M200, M6 Mark II PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III.

Trial version/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.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 and try for yourself

© Breeze Systems October 2021