Breeze Systems News

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.

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