Breeze Systems News

22 June 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.2 released

This release enhances support for animated GIFs in photo booth mode by adding the ability to position the photo within the GIF so that an animated border can be added. It also allows multiple overlays per frame so that more advanced effects can be used when creating animated GIFs. Photos are now rotated before being added to the animated GIF when the camera is in portrait orientation.

Animated GIFs can be viewed usng Breeze Kiosk where they can be shared via email and text or uploaded to Twitter.

This release fixes a problem with DSLR Remote Pro v3.5.1 where the live view becomes dim during the count down when using external flash mode. It also includes a workaround for a camera firmware issue which causes occasional AF errors when the camera is set to manual focus.

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


15 June 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.1 released

Please note: There is a problem with external flash mode in this release which has been fixed in v3.5.2 (see above for details).

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Automates the creation of animated GIFs showing a slideshow of the stills photo booth shooting sequence
  • Automates the creation of animated GIFs of video clips when using the "Capture clip as a series of still frames" in video booth mode
  • Added the option to only display live view in the ready screen and to hide it during the countdown
  • Added the ability to overlap touchscreen actions to allow one touch to perform multiple actions
  • Fixed a problem with the playback breaking up when animating photo booth screens using some types of MP4 video file

Animated GIFs can be viewed usng Breeze Kiosk where they can be shared via email and text or uploaded to Twitter.

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


25 May 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Mac to be discontinued

Breeze Systems hereby gives notice that DSLR Remote Pro for Mac will be withdrawn from sale on July 1st, 2016.

Customers with valid licenses will still be able to use DSLR Remote Pro for Mac for as long as they wish to and can download the software from: http://www.breezesys.com/upgrades.htm#DslrRemotePro4Mac

Customers with valid licences can also switch to the Windows version, DSLR Remote Pro for Windows, by purchasing a DSLR Remote Pro for Windows upgrade license.

DSLR Remote Pro for Windows will run on a computer running Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista.


10 May 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS-1DX Mark II
  • Added additional photo booth shortcut buttons for taking a test photo and loading profiles
  • Added the option to hide the camera controls normally displayed on the left side of the main window to provide a simplified interface for photo booth operators
  • Simplified the method of specifying the playback speed when using the fast stills capture option for creating animated GIFs
  • Now supports MP4 or MOV files for animated screens and countdowns in photo booth mode
  • Movie file display no longer uses Apple's QuickTime libraries
  • Minor changes to the way checkboxes are displayed in touchscreen keyboards
  • Added a "Close" action for touchscreen keyboards to allow a terms and conditions page to be displayed at the start of the shooting sequence
  • Fixed problems uploading to Facebook caused by changes to Facebook's login requirements
  • Fixed problems uploading to Twitter caused by changes to Twitter's login requirements


New layout options to simplify the photo booth interface: additional shortcut buttons with editable text and the option to hide the camera controls

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


29 April 2016: Advance warning of price increases on June 1, 2016

This is our first price change in more than five years; Breeze continues to offer great value for money, one year's free upgrades with licenses which do not expire.

The new prices (excluding any tax) will be:

US $275 for DSLR Remote Pro for Windows and NKRemote
US $175 for Hotfolder Prints, Webcam Photobooth and PSRemote
US $150 for Breeze Kiosk
US $95 for BreezeBrowser Pro
US $45 for Downloader Pro

The price of upgrade licenses will also increase, but will still cost around half the price of a full license.
Photo booth vendors who wish to stock up on licenses before the price rise should contact sales@breezesys.com


27 April 2016: Hotfolder Prints v1.5.5 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Instagram Hashtag Monitor now downloads the high resolution copies of photos if available
  • Fixed a problem with loading saved settings via the command line when running Hotfolder Prints
  • Updated Instagram Hashtag Monitor following recent changes in the way Instagram works
  • Fixed a problem with timestamps using Twitter Hashtag Monitor in different time zones

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


12 January 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.4 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added fast stills capture option in video booth mode for creating fun animated GIFs
  • Added support for posting photos to Twitter
  • Added support for sending photos by MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text
  • The printing option in the sharing screen now has the option to limit the number of prints
  • Fixed a problem with the alpha channel being lost when saving a transparent PNG copy of greenscreened photos when the camera orientation is set to portrait
  • Replaced %1, %2, %3, %4, %5, %6 tokens with {yearNow}, {monthNow}, {dayNow}, {yearLess8h}, {monthLess8h}, {dayLess8h} to avoid problems with unwanted substitutions in emails
  • Fixed a typo in the default text for HTML emails: correcting <image src="{image}"> to <img src="{image}">
  • Fixed a problem with image attachments not displaying in emails sent to Outlook.com
  • Changed the keyboard shortcuts for digital zoom in photo booth mode from cursor left/right to Ctrl+Alt+cursor left/right to reduce the chances of selecting this accidentally

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


15 December 2015: Breeze Kiosk v1.2.1, NKRemote v3.3.3, PSRemote v3.2.2 and Webcam Photobooth v2.2.2 released

Maintenance releases that fix the following problems:

  • Fixed a problem with image attachments not displaying in emails sent to Outlook.com
  • Replaced %1, %2, %3, %4, %5, %6 tokens with {yearNow}, {monthNow}, {dayNow}, {yearLess8h}, {monthLess8h}, {dayLess8h} to avoid problems with unwanted substitutions in emails
  • Fixed a typo in the default text for HTML emails: correcting <image src="{image}"> to <img src="{image}">

Webcam Photobooth v2.2.2 also adds a clicker mode option which allows users to take photos when they are ready instead of using the automatic countdown in photo booth mode.

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


2 December 2015: Breeze Kiosk v1.2 released

This release adds the ability to send photos as MMS messages (US and Canada only) and to send SMS messages with a link to the photos hosted on a website. It also adds the ability to post photos to a user's Twitter account.

An offline mode is available for emails and text messages which allows the users' details to be saved and the messages to be sent later when an internet connection is available.

This release also has the ability to display animated GIFs and to send them by email, text and to upload to Twitter.

The print screen now has the option to let users choose how many copies of the photo to print.

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


30 November 2015: NKRemote v3.3.2 released

Maintenance release that fixes the following problems:

  • Fixed a problem with photobooth previews not being displayed on some computers
  • Fixed a problem with adjusting the print preview size in photobooth mode

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


19 October 2015: Webcam Photobooth v2.2.1 and PSRemote v3.2.1 released

Maintenance releases that fix a problem in Webcam Photobooth v2.2 and PSRemote v3.2 with setting the print preview size and position in the print confirmation screen.

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


30 October 2015: BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.8.7 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i, Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s, Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R raw conversion, shooting data and focus point overlay display
  • Added support for Nikon D5500 and Nikon D7200 focus point overlay display
  • Added "High DPI aware" option in preferences to allow the use of the full screen resolution on high DPI computer displays
  • Breeze Viewer now accepts tokens for the date when specifying the folder to monitor
  • Added "Mosaic with zoom + bg fade" slideshow transition to Breeze Viewer

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the 18 months.


19 October 2015: Webcam Photobooth v2.2 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added new touchscreen action editor
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Added optional password to protect "exit photobooth mode" touchscreen action
  • Added touchscreen actions and keyboard shortcuts to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Added offline email mode and the ability to send the emails after the event
  • Added mandatory option to <prompt> tag in touchscreen keyboard XML definition to indicate that an input field must contain text
  • Added Inactivity timer which automatically switches the photo booth to standby mode after a user definable period of inactivity
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text
  • Fixed a problem loading a profile with "video booth mode at startup" set when video mode is already active

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


19 October 2015: PSRemote v3.2 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added new touchscreen action editor
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Added optional password to protect "exit photobooth mode" touchscreen action
  • Added touchscreen actions and keyboard shortcuts to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Added offline email mode and the ability to send the emails after the event
  • Added mandatory option to <prompt> tag in touchscreen keyboard XML definition to indicate that an input field must contain text
  • Added Inactivity timer which automatically switches the photo booth to standby mode after a user definable period of inactivity
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text

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


15 October 2015: NKRemote v3.3.1 released

Maintenance release that fixes the following problems:

  • Fixed a problem loading Type0016.md3 and Type0017.md3 on some computers
  • Fixed a problem with downloading photos from the Nikon D7200
  • Fixed a problem with the focus point overlay display when using a Nikon D7200

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


30 September 2015: Hotfolder Prints v1.5.4 released

This release includes a Twitter hashtag monitor utility which monitors Twitter for tweets that match a given hashtag and contain a photo and then downloads the photo, profile picture and tweet text to the PC for automatic formatting and printing by Hotfolder Prints.

Following the recent announcement by Instagram that photos no longer have to be square the "Crop image to fit photo area" option in Hotfolder Prints has been updated to apply to the custom layouts. By disabling the "Crop to fir photo area option" photos will be resized to fit a bounding box instead of being cropped to fit. For example, this means you can define a square area for the photo and if the photo is square it will fill the area or if it is in landscape orientation it will be resized so that its width matches the width of the print area or if it is in portrait orientation it will be resized so that its height matches the height of the print area.

The print layouts in Hotfolder Prints now support up to 12 captions, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text.

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


29 September 2015: NKRemote v3.3 released

This release adds support for the the Nikon D5500, Nikon D7200 and Nikon D810A and includes the following enhancements to photobooth mode:

  • Added new touchscreen action editor
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Added optional password to protect the "exit photobooth mode" touchscreen action
  • Added touchscreen actions and keyboard shortcuts to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • Added the ability to position the photo within the background when shooting greenscreen in photobooth mode
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Added mandatory option to <prompt> tag in touchscreen keyboard XML definition to indicate that an input field must contain text
  • Inactivity timer now loads default profile, if defined, before switching to standby mode
  • Now supports up to 12 captions in the print layout, options to change the caption display order and the option to right justify the caption text

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


9 September 2015: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.3.3 released

Maintenance release which inludes the following enhancements and bug fixes:

  • Added keyboard shortcuts for selecting a profile and starting the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only)
  • Added the option to log Facebook uploads to file
  • Adjusted the green screen processing algorithm to give better results and added the option to chose which green screen algorithm to use
  • Fixed a problem when photos overlap the left or top borders of the print layout which could cause the software to crash
  • Fixed a problem with non-ASCII characters in the email subject and with email log files when the image pathname contains non-ASCII characters

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


28 August 2015: Breeze Kiosk v1.1 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • SMS text option (using email to SMS services)
  • Slideshow now has the option to display adverts
  • Thumbnail and slideshow images can now be cropped independently of the main images
  • Settings can now be saved to and loaded from file
  • Added the option to limit the number of prints
  • Added offline mode for emails
  • Added the option to show the mouse cursor to allow mouse operation without a touchscreen
  • Added the option to display the most recent images first

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


26 August 2015: Flipbook Photobooth v1.5 released

This release includes the following changes:

  • Added support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Added support for the Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i and Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s
  • Added user definable touchscreen actions
  • Added live view continuous AF option to allow auto focus during image capture
  • Added video mode option to allow control over the shutter speed in order to reduce motion blur
  • Added the option to play back clips in a continuous loop

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


17 August 2015: Hotfolder Prints v1.5.3 released

This release includes the following changes:

  • Added the ability to load different overlay.png and background.jpg images according to the orientation of the first photo
  • Minor changes to the way progress information is displayed in Hashtag Monitor
  • Added workaround for Instagram "Unsupported size" bug
  • Fixed a problem which prevented Hotfolder Prints from monitoring folders with non-ASCII pathnames
  • Fixed a problem with Hashtag Monitor when setting the "Max age in hours" to a non-zero value
  • Fixed a problem with the stable time setting in Breeze Viewer

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


14 August 2015: Downloader Pro v2.4 released

This release includes the following changes:

  1. Added support for Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s and Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i
  2. Added {file,n,str} token to make it easier to extract values from strings
  3. Fixed a problem caused by images which contain invalid time information in the EXIF DateTime field e.g. an invalid time value such as 24:40:25
  4. Fixed a problem reading the camera model name from the EXIF data of some Sony cameras

This release is a free upgrade for all registered users of Downloader Pro who purchased a license within the last 18 months (i.e. after 14th February 2014)


15 July 2015: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.3.2 released

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS.

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


15 July 2015: DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera v1.8.2

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 5DS R and Canon EOS 5DS. It also fixes a problem in version v1.8.1 which resulted in a simplified GUI being displayed.

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


7 July 2015: Hotfolder Prints v1.5.2 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added "Mosaic with zoom + bg fade" slideshow transition to BreezeViewer
  • Re-written Hashtag Monitor so that login screen can handle Captcha codes
  • Added {field,n,str} token to make it easier to extract values from strings
  • Fixed a problem with the "Match filename" option not working after adding unicode support in v1.5

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


24 June 2015: DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera v1.8.1

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s and Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i. This release also includes the following changes:

  • Added the option to shoot raw+JPEG with iraw and JPEGs saved to the cameras' memory cards and the JPEGs downloaded to the PC
  • Added the option to download photos saved to the cameras' memory cards
  • Fixed a problem enabling and disabling mirror lookup with some camera models (e.g. Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1)

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


24 June 2015: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.3.1 released

This is a maintenance release the fixes a problem with File->Send emails not reading information from the email log file in v3.3. This release also fixes a problem with the green screen zoom/position settings not being saved to file for use with profiles.

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


16 June 2015: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.3 released

This release adds unicode support for handling characters in most languages. This release also adds support for the new Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i and Canon EOS 760D/Rebel T6s and includes the following enhancements to photobooth mode:

  • Added the ability to shoot raw+JPEG in photobooth mode. The photobooth prints use the JPEGs but the raw files are also saved to the PC to allow high quality reprints to be made after the event.
  • Improved green screen processing (with continued support for the original method if required). The new method detects the background using the color and saturation to give better results.
  • Added the ability to position the photo within the background when shooting greenscreen in photobooth mode. This makes it easier to place small figures in larger backgrounds e.g. a person in a spaceship
  • Added the option to shoot green screen with a transparent background. This makes it much easier to produce 3D lenticular prints with pre-prepared backgrounds and overlays.
  • Added new touchscreen action editor. This simplifies the placement of touchscreen actions on screens created using an image editor.
  • Added touchscreen actions to select a profile and start the shooting sequence (profiles 1 to 8 only). This allows more control over selecting options with fewer button presses e.g. using a single button press to select a print layout and start the shooting sequence.
  • Added optional password to protect the "exit photobooth mode" touchscreen action. This makes it harder for users to break out of photobooth mode if they discover a secretly defined "Exit photobooth" touchscreen action.
  • Added "Message input at end of sequence" touchscreen keyboard option to allow users to enter a message which can be added to the printed output (using the {message} token)
  • The default touchscreen keyboard for entering the user's Facebook login name and password now displays punctuation characters when the shift key is pressed (US keyboard layout)
  • Added an option to print photos from the sharing screen (this can also be selected when running the photobooth setup wizard)
  • Email message text can now be specified in HTML format and plain text format
  • Inactivity timer now loads default profile, if defined, before switching to standby mode

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


19 February 2015: Hotfolder Prints v1.5.1 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Fixed problems with caption font sizes when using a custom output size in Hotfolder Prints
  • Fixed a problem with reading the hotfolder location when launching Hotfolder Prints with an XML settings file
  • Added configurable polling interval option for Hashtag Monitor (accessed via Configure.exe utility)
  • Added desktop shortcut for Hashtag Monitor for easier launching
  • BreezeViewer now accepts tokens for the date when specifying the folder to monitor

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


29 January 2015: Breeze Kiosk released - New Product!

Breeze Kiosk is software to run a touchscreen kiosk which allows users to select images for printing, emailing or uploading to Facebook. It is aimed at event photographers and photo booth operators who need to offer users a simple to use touchscreen interface for printing, emailing and uploading photos to Facebook.

Breeze Kiosk is designed to work with our popular photobooth software and also with photobooth software from other vendors. When running a photobooth at a busy event it is important to encourage people to leave the booth after their photos have been taken to avoid queues building up. Running Breeze Kiosk on one or more touchscreen computers or Windows tablets outside the booth provides a fun way for people to look at their photos and choose reprints, email photos or upload photos to their Facebook pages without clogging up the photobooth. When not in use the kiosk can automatically run a slideshow of the photos.

An Instagram print station can be made by teaming up Breeze Kiosk with our Hotfolder Prints software. This allows users to post photos to Instagram using the hashtag for the event and have them automatically displayed in Breeze Kiosk where they can be printed, emailed or uploaded to Facebook.

Special offer: Save $25 off the normal purchase price of $75 by purchasing Breeze Kiosk with a full license or upgrade license for DSLR Remote Pro for Windows, NKRemote or Hotfolder Prints


29 January 2015: Hotfolder Prints v1.5 released

Major update which includes new Instagram hashtag monitor, interactive print layout editor, QR code printing and enhancements to the Breeze Viewer slideshow app.

Create an automated Instagram hashtag printer using the new Instagram hahstag monitor. Give users a hashtag for an event and ask them to use this when posting their photos to Instagram. The hashtag monitor will scan Instagram and automatically find the photos with the event's hashtag and download them to the PC together with the caption information and profile picture. Hotfolder Prints will read this information and automatically create print layouts which can be printed automatically, displayed in a slideshow using Breeze Viewer or viewed in kiosk software such as Breeze Kiosk where users can select photos for printing, emailing or uploading to Facebook.

The new print layout editor makes is simple to create new layouts or update existing templates. Templates can be saved to disk as a single file for easy archiving and sharing. Please visit the templates page for a selection of free print templates to get you started.

Support for printing QR codes adds exciting marketing opportunities allowing anyone with a smart phone to quickly scan the code to visit your website or your client's website:

Hotfolder Prints now supports color management for more accurate colors when printing. It also adds unicode support for handling characters in most languages.

The Breeze Viewer slideshow app has the following enhancements:

  • User definable background color or background image for the slideshow
  • Option to leave a space between images when using the mosaic layout option
  • Captions now available when using the mosaic slideshow transitions
  • New mosaic zoom slideshow transition that shows the photo full screen and then zooms it down into its position in the mosaic display
  • Photos can now be cropped before displaying them in the slideshow - useful when running a photobooth with doublw strips of 4 images and you want to only display a single strip, not the double strip, in the slideshow

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


News links: Latest News | 2014 News | 2013 News |2012 News | 2011 News | 2010 News | 2009 News

Home | Products | Purchase | Download | Support | Reviews | About | News | Links

© Copyright Breeze Systems 2016

Digital Photography Software Products News and Imformation. BreezeBrowser Pro, DSLR Remote Pro for Windows, DSLR Remote Pro for Mac, NKRemote, PSRemote, DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera, PSRemote Multi-Camera and Downloader Pro