Breeze Systems News

29 November 2011: DSLR Remote Pro for Mac v1.5 released

This includes the following enhancements to photobooth mode:

  • Added preset layouts when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos
  • Added touchscreen preview to help with positioning touchscreen buttons
  • Added a separate delay for the first photo in the photobooth shooting sequence to give users more time to positions themselves when using a touchscreen
  • Increased the number of photo booth profiles from 6 to 8
  • Fixed a problem with green screen shooting which resulted in the backgrounds in live preview having the red and blue channels swapped. Also fixed a problem with using different green screen backgrounds for each shot in the sequence
  • Fixed a problem with resource allocation which could cause photo booth mode to fail after 250 shots

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


8 November 2011: NKRemote v2.3 and PSRemote v2.2 released

These releases add the ability to specify the horizontal position of the live view window in photobooth mode and increase the number of profiles from 6 to 8. They also add a separate delay for the first shot in a photobooth shooting sequence to allow users more time to get into position when using a touchscreen. Color management is now available when printing images to help give more accurate results.

These releases are free upgrades for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


12 October 2011: DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera v1.5.3

This release adds the ability to set the exposure mode from the PC with the following camera models: EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II. It also adds optional red/cyan stereo anaglyph live view display when capturing video using two cameras. More flexible file and folder naming is now available by using the author and copyright information stored in the camera.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


30 September 2011: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v2.3 released

This release adds the ability to specify the size and position of the playback window in video booth mode and the position of the live view window in photobooth mode. It also adds a separate delay for the first shot in a photobooth shooting sequence to allow users more time to get into position when using a touchscreen. Color management is now available when printing images to help give more accurate results. Please see the release history page for a complete list of changes in this release.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


30 September 2011: Webcam Photobooth v1.3 released

This release adds the ability to specify the size and position of the playback window in video booth mode and the position of the live view window in photobooth mode. It also adds a separate delay for the first shot in a photobooth shooting sequence to allow users more time to get into position when using a touchscreen. Color management is now available when printing images to help give more accurate results. Please see the release history page for a complete list of changes in this release.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Webcam Photobooth who purchased a license within the last year.


27 September 2011: Hotfolder Prints v1.2.3 released

This maintenance release includes the following changes:

  • Added an option in email_image.exe to save email addresses to a CSV log file
  • Fixed a problem emailing images when the image filename or folder contains spaces
  • Fixed a problem emailing images when the number of retries was set to none

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Hotfolder Prints who purchased a license within the last year.


11 August 2011: Hotfolder Prints v1.2.2 released

This maintenance release includes the following changes:

  • Fixed a problem reading <user2_data> to <user9_data> tags from the XML summary file written by our photo booth software
  • Now doesn't run the optional command if it contains {user_data} tokens which aren't present in the XML summary file (this prevents an error window being displayed when users choose not to email images in the photo booth software).
  • Added the ability to use date based tokens when specifying the folder to be monitored. The folder path is checked every 60 seconds and updated if necessary.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Hotfolder Prints who purchased a license within the last year.


4 August 2011: NKRemote v2.2.3 released

This release adds preset layouts in photobooth mode when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of NKRemote who purchased a license within the last year.


3 August 2011: PSRemote v2.1.2 released

This release adds preset layouts in photobooth mode when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos. It also adds monochrome tinting to support printing in sepia and other tints. This release also adds a standby option in photobooth mode.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of PSRemote who purchased a license within the last year.


3 August 2011: DSLR Remote Pro v2.2.3.1 released

This is a maintenance release which fixes a problem with B&W shooting in photo booth mode that affected DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v2.2.3. It also increases the number of photobooth profiles that can be loaded via keyboard shortcuts/touchscreen actions from 6 to 8 .

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


26 July 2011: DSLR Remote Pro v2.2.3 released

This release adds preset layouts in photobooth mode when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos. It also adds the ability to set the exposure mode from the PC with the following camera models: EOS 500D/Rebel T1i, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, EOS 40D, EOS 50D, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II. This release fixes a problem with the default photobooth profile not being applied when shooting in video booth mode.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


26 July 2011: Webcam Photobooth v1.2 released

This release adds preset layouts in photobooth mode when using the custom layout option to help design popular layouts using four photos. It also adds monochrome tinting to support printing in sepia and other tints. This release fixes problems with touchscreen actions not being processed in video booth mode and user entered data from the touchscreen keyboard not being added correctly to the XML summary file.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Webcam Photobooth who purchased a license within the last year.


13 June 2011: NKRemote v2.2.2 released

This release adds support for the Nikon D5100.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


8 June 2011: Webcam Photobooth v1.1 released

This release adds support for video booth shooting using a webcam. Now you can offer a webcam based photo booth allowing users to choose between capturing a video clip or taking and printing a series of still photos.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Webcam Photobooth who purchased a license within the last year.


25 May 2011: BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.7 released

This release adds support for Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i and Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 raw conversion, shooting data and focus point overlay display. It also adds a new "kiosk mode" for event photographers wanting to let users select reprints etc. using a touchscreen or mouse.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


23 May 2011: DSLR Remote Pro v2.2.2.1 released

This maintenance release includes the following changes:

  1. Fixed a problem caused by the latest Canon SDK which resulted in some cameras getting stuck in manual focus mode
  2. Fixed an error when auto-bracketing with Canon EOS 400D and saving images to the camera only
  3. In fullscreen photobooth mode preview images will now show the image_overlay.png overlay image (if defined) not live_view_overlay.png
  4. Added extra checks for touchscreen actions to make sure they are not applied at the wrong time in photobooth mode

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


12 May 2011: Hotfolder Prints v1.2.1 released

This update adds the ability to read multiple user data fields (e.g. names and email addresses) from XML files written by the latest versions of our photobooth software.

The email_image.exe utility for emailing images has been completely rewritten as a Windows app to avoid having a Command Prompt window popping up when it is run. The email_image.exe utility also now has a debug mode, the option to retry if sending the email fails and a send test email button to help with setting it up.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users.


4 May 2011: DSLR Remote Pro for Mac v1.4 released

This release adds support for Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i and Canon EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 cameras and includes the following enhancements to photobooth mode:

  • Added green screen and blue screen support in photobooth mode
  • Added default profile option in photobooth mode
  • Added external flash mode in photobooth mode to simplify the use of studio strobes and external flashes with Rebel series cameras

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


4 May 2011: NKRemote v2.2.1, DSLR Remote Pro for Windows 2.2.2, PSRemote v2.1.1 and Webcam Photobooth v1.0.1 released

These maintenance releases fix a number of minor bugs and add the following enhancements to photobooth mode:

  • Adds support for blue screen shooting. This works exactly the same as green screen but uses a blue background instead.
  • Added default profile option to reset the photobooth to a known state after each shooting sequence e.g. stills photobooth mode, color photos, one copy of each print
  • Enhanced touchscreen keyboard in photobooth mode to allow multiple input fields and the use of a normal keyboard

The latest versions are:
NKRemote v2.2.1 for controlling Nikon digital SLR cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v2.2.2 for controlling Canon digital SLR cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
PSRemote v2.1.1 for controlling Canon PowerShot cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Webcam Photobooth v1.0.1 for controlling a USB webcam on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

These releases are free upgrades for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


31 March 2011: DSLR Remote Pro v2.2.1 released

This release adds support for the new Canon Rebel T3i/EOS 600D and Canon Rebel T3/EOS 1100D cameras and includes the following changes for photobooth shooting:

  1. "External flash mode" option in photobooth mode now adjusts live view brightness automatically when used with Rebel series cameras
  2. Video booth record/playback progress bar now has user definable foreground and background colors
  3. Users can now stop the video recording by pressing the 'End' key instead of waiting for the preset time
  4. Now displays a warning instead of an error if touchscreen areas overlap e.g. to allow video booth related touchscreen buttons to be put in the same place as stills related buttons
  5. Added the ability to run external commands when the photobooth screen changes and when the XML summary file is written at the end of the photobooth shooting sequence

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


21 March 2011: Hotfolder Prints v1.2 released

This release includes the following changes:

  1. Added the ability to read user data (e.g. email addresses) from XML files written by Breeze Systems' photobooth software when using the touchscreen keyboard option
  2. The filename prefix and subfolder where JPEG copies of layouts are saved are now user definable
  3. Regular expressions may be used to control which images added to the folder being monitored are processed

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users.


28 February 2011: 10 Years of Software Sales

10 years ago this week we sold our first copy of software online: Remote Capture for the Canon PowerShot G1. Since that day back in 2001 we have continued to develop innovative camera control software and are now world leaders in the field. Here are just a few of our achievements over the last 10 years:

2001

Remote capture for Canon PowerShot cameras (G1); Remote capture for Canon EOS cameras (D30)

2002

Introduced live view display for Canon PowerShot cameras (G2)

2003

Time lapse shooting for Canon PowerShot and EOS cameras

2004

Onion skinning added to live view display for Canon PowerShot cameras

2005

Auto-bracketing for Canon PowerShot and EOS cameras

2006

Multi-camera control for Canon EOS camera (30D)

2007

Multi-camera control for Canon PowerShot cameras; live view for Canon EOS cameras (40D); photo booth shooting for Canon EOS camera

2008

Many developments to photo booth shooting including live view, overlays and Canon PowerShot support

2009

Canon EOS camera control for Mac computers; Nikon DSLR camera control for Windows computers

2010

Video capture for Canon EOS cameras (both single and multiple cameras); green screen shooting with realtime green screened live view images

2011

Webcam Photobooth introduced


Special 10 Year Anniversary Offer
For this week only we are offering 50% off the normal purchase price of our latest product Webcam Photobooth
To claim your discount please use the purchase link below and enter the coupon code 10years.
Please download a copy of the free trial version of Webcam Photobooth and try it before you buy.
Sorry, this offer ended on Sunday March 6, 2011 at midnight GMT, but you can still buy Webcam Photobooth for only US $95



28 February 2011: Webcam Photobooth v1.0 released

Webcam Photobooth is a fully featured professional photo booth application for webcams. Webcam Photobooth includes the same flexible layout options as our other photo booth software, the same green screen shooting capability and touchscreen keyboard option. The webcam interface has been completely rewritten since the beta versions (released last year) and now supports the full range of resolutions available from the webcam to give high quality results.


8 February 2011: NKRemote v2.2, DSLR Remote Pro for Windows 2.2 and PSRemote v2.1 released

These releases add an optional touchscreen keyboard in photo booth mode to allow user details such as their email address to be entered. The green screen shooting in full screen photo booth mode has been enhanced to allow different backgrounds and overlays for each shot and to save a full size green screened copy of each photo.

A new "external flash" mode has been added to photo booth shooting in DSLR Remote Pro for Windows making it much simpler to use studio strobes with Canon Rebel series cameras. Please see this article on photo booth lighting for more information.

The latest versions are:
NKRemote v2.2 for controlling Nikon digital SLR cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v2.2 for controlling Canon digital SLR cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
PSRemote v2.1 for controlling Canon PowerShot cameras on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

These releases are free upgrades for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


12 January 2011: BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.6.1 released

This release includes the following changes:

  1. Added focus point overlay display for Nikon D7000 images
  2. Added the ability to write Adobe labels and to edit the label names associated with the label color display in thumbnail view
  3. Fixed problems with Canon PowerShot G11 raw conversion not working and incorrect colors for Canon PowerShot S90 and Canon PowerShot S95 raw conversion
  4. Added automatic fallback for fade and dissolve slideshow transitions for graphics cards which are too slow for the method used in BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.6

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of BreezeBrowser Pro who purchased a license within the last year.


7 January 2011: NKRemote v2.1 released

This release adds support for the Nikon D7000. The full screen photobooth shooting mode has also been enhanced to allow the position of the live view and countdown text to be specified and to replace the green background with the background image for previews when green screen shooting.

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


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