Breeze Systems News

1 December 2016: Breeze Kiosk v1.4 released

This release adds the ability to scan subfolders for images and to specify the file types (JPEG, GIF or movie files) to display.

It also adds the option to use "printer-friendly" images stored in the prints subfolder for printing and the displayed images for sharing for example an animated GIF can be displayed in Breeze Kiosk and shared via email, text, Facebook or Twitter and a printable version saved in the prints subfolder for printing.

Animated GIFs can now be posted to Facebook by automatically hosting them on Giphy.com and posting the URL to the user's timeline.

This release fixes the following problems:

  • Fixed a problem with touchscreen operation when running on second display
  • Fixed a problem with new images replacing the image being viewed full screen when using grid mode
  • Fixed a problem resending emails and texts containing MP4 video files when using offline mode

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


10 November 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.6.1 released

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

It also adds the ability for users to sign or draw on photos taken in photo booth mode - ideal for "magic mirror" photo booths.

Improved control over camera settings in photo booth mode to make it easier to setup a photo booth that offers both normal photos and video capture.

Summary of changes in this release:

  • Added support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Improved control over camera settings in video booth and photo booth modes
  • Added support for drawing on or signing the print layout before printing or sharing
  • Improved support for modifying photos before printing e.g. using Adobe Photoshop droplets
  • Live view cropping now supports vertical "letter box" style cropping in addition to horizontal cropping
  • Now prints photos before displaying the sharing screen
  • New touchscreen actions added for increasing or decreasing the number of copies to print in the print confirmation screen. The print confirmation screen now uses different backgrounds according to the number of copies .e.g confirm_printing_1.jpg, confirm_printing_2.jpg etc.
  • Added the option to send the MP4 copy of animated GIFs when sending SMS or MMS texts
  • Fixed a problem with the "Use MP4 copy of animated GIF if available" setting when emailing photos
  • Fixed a problem with the playback timeout option when capturing animated GIFs in video booth mode

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


2 November 2016: DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera v1.9.1

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, adds a new multi-view mode and enhances the Multi-Camera Animator utility.

The new multi-view mode displays the most recently taken photos or previews from each camera in a grid in the main window. The display can be cleared before taking a set of photos so that the download process can be monitored and any problems with cameras not being triggered or failing to download photos easily identified.

The Multi-Camera Animator utility has been enhanced to automatically create MP4 videos as well as animated GIFs.
The animated GIF creation now supports indexed color which gives more detailed results.
A menu option to launch the Multi-Camera Animator has been added to the File menu of DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera to make it easier use.
Please see this page for more information about the Multi-Camera Animator.

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


10 October 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.6 released

This release enhances support for animated GIFs to give better colors, to place the photos GIFs within a frame when capturing animated GIFs in video mode (see the example below), to share the animated GIFs via email, Facebook and Twitter and to automatically create MP4 versions of the animated GIFs.

Improved green screen setup in photo booth mode allows different settings to be used for the live view display and for the photos to make it easier to use green screen with flash.

The new simulated camera option makes it possible to test the photo booth operation without having a camera connected. The option to show the mouse cursor in photo booth mode also makes it easier to test touchscreen configurations without requiring a touchscreen or to operate the photo booth only using a mouse.

The reprint selection screen has been enhanced to allow multiple photos to be selected and the number of copies to print to be specified. The reprint selection screen settings can now be adjusted directly from the program.


An animated GIF showing the new improved colors for GIFs and the ability to place the photos within a frame in video booth mode.

Summary of changes in this release:

  • Improved green screen setup in photo booth mode
  • Added photobooth shortcut buttons for loading and saving the default profile. The "print layout" shortcut now asks whether to save the settings to the default profile, if defined, after editing the print layout
  • Added the option to automatically load the default profile when DSLR Remote Pro is run and the ability to specify a profile file to load in the command line
  • Added the ability to share animated GIFs by email, text, Facebook and Twitter. Animated GIFs shared on Facebook are hosted on giphy.com
  • Animated GIFs captured in video mode can now be placed within a frame
  • Animated GIFs can be created using indexed color (to give more detail) or dithered color (to give better colors)
  • MP4 copies of animated GIFs can be created automatically and shared via Facebook or email
  • Added {uid2} token which generates a unique id in the form ABCDE123 and is guaranteed not to repeat for 776 days
  • Added the option to crop the print preview display in photobooth mode
  • Optional live view version of green screen overlay and background in photo booth mode
  • Added simulated camera option to allow testing photo booth mode without a camera
  • Reprint selection screen now allows multiple files to be selected and the number of copies to be printed to be specified
  • Added lockdown mode to limit access to advanced photo booth settings
  • Added timeout in video playback screen with the option to automatically accept or reject the video
  • Added an option to show the mouse cursor to give full control of the photo booth when using a mouse
  • The camera's preset white balance settings can now be used for live view to give more consistent results when capturing animated GIFs in video booth mode
  • Fixed a problem with timeouts when uploading to Facebook or Twitter

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


14 September 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.4 beta 1 released

Summary of changes in this beta release:

  • Improved green screen setup in photo booth mode
  • Added photobooth shortcut buttons for loading and saving the default profile. The "print layout" shortcut now asks whether to save the settings to the default profile, if defined, after editing the print layout
  • Added the option to automatically load the default profile when DSLR Remote Pro is run and the ability to specify a profile file to load in the command line
  • Added the ability to share animated GIFs by email, text, Facebook and Twitter. Animated GIFs shared on Facebook are hosted on giphy.com
  • Animated GIFs captured in video mode can now be placed within a frame
  • Animated GIFs can be created using indexed color (to give more detail) or dithered color (to give better colors)
  • MP4 copies of animated GIFs can be created using a separate script and the MP4 files can be shared via Facebook
  • Added {uid2} token which generates a unique id in the form ABCDE123 and is guaranteed not to repeat for 776 days
  • Added the option to crop the print preview display in photobooth mode
  • Added simulated camera option to allow testing photo booth mode without a camera
  • Fixed a problem with timeouts when uploading to Facebook or Twitter

Please note: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.4 beta 1 is a beta release which has not been as thoroughly tested as a full release. Also, some features and settings in the beta release may change in the full release.
The full release will be available in early October.
Download DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.4 beta 1

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


23 August 2016: Webcam Photobooth v2.3 released

This release adds support for sharing photos via Twitter and MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com.
It also adds support for automatically creating animated GIFs complete with optional title pages and overlays e.g.

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

Summary of changes in this release:

  • Added fast stills capture option in video booth mode for creating fun animated GIFs
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF of the video clip when using the "Capture clip as a series of still frames" in video booth mode
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF slideshow of the stills photo booth shooting sequence
  • 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 MP4 or MOV files for animated screens and countdowns
  • Movie file display no longer requires Apple's QuickTime libraries
  • Fixed a problem in v2.2 where the default profile is not loaded at the end of the shooting sequence

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


4 August 2016: DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera v1.9

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6, Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

This release also includes a new Multi-Camera Animator utility which automatically creates animated GIFs from the photos downloaded using DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera. The photos are adjusted for pan, tilt, roll and zoom to compensate for camera alignment errors and can be cropped to remove unwanted areas. The photos can also be automatically chroma-keyed (green screen or blue screen) and optional overlays added. Please see this page for more information.


Example of an animated GIF created using the new Multi-Camera Animator
and DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera with 5 cameras

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


27 July 2016: Flip Book Photobooth v1.6 released

This release adds support for the Canon EOS 80D and Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6
It also adds a new manual print layout option to make it easier to use a color laser printer and business card cutter to create flip books.

Summary of changes in this release:

  • Added support for the Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6
  • Added support for the Canon EOS 80D
  • Added manual print layout option
  • Fixed a problem with the "playback clip" and "return to ready screen" custom touchscreen actions
  • Fixed a problem with next/previous profile not working

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


26 July 2016: NKRemote v3.4 released

This release adds support for sharing photos via Twitter and MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com.
It also adds support for automatically creating animated GIFs complete with optional title pages and overlays e.g.

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

Summary of changes in this release:

  • Added support for posting photos to Twitter
  • Added support for sending photos by MMS (US and Canada only) or SMS via Twilio.com
  • Added the option to create an animated GIF slideshow of photos taken in the photo booth shooting sequence
  • Added the option to only display live view in the ready screen and to hide it during the countdown
  • 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
  • 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
  • The printing option in the sharing screen now has the option to limit the number of prints
  • 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 a problem with bright live view/AF mode not being selected when loading a profile if the default profile has live view disabled

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


25 July 2016: BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.8.8 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Added support for Canon EOS 1300D/Rebel T6 and Canon EOS 80D raw conversion, shooting data and focus point overlay display
  • Added support for Canon EOS-1D X Mark II raw conversion and focus point overlay display
  • Added upscaling option to the BreezeViewer slideshow utility
  • Uses the latest Canon raw conversion libraries and color profiles for high quality raw conversion of Canon EOS raw files

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


13 July 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.3.1 released

Maintenance release to fix a problem with uploading to Facebook and Twitter which affected v3.5.3.
This release is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license within the last year.


11 July 2016: DSLR Remote Pro for Windows v3.5.3 released

This minor update fixes a problem with video playback breaking up on some computers.

It also enhances animated GIF support by allowing multiple title pages so that short animations can be displayed in addition to the photos e.g.

Animated GIFs can be viewed using 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.


5 July 2016: Breeze Kiosk v1.3 released

This release includes the following enhancements:

  • Grid layout display option which displays a grid of thumbnails to make it easier to find a photo when a large number of photos are available. Touching the thumbnail zooms to a full screen preview with icons for printing and sharing.
  • Support for MP4 video files. The videos can be setup to play automatically or wait until the user touches the video to start or pause playback. Videos can also be set up to play continuously by automatically looping back to the beginning when the end is reached
  • Privacy mode where images are only displayed if the user enters the correct code
  • Optional payment mode when printing
  • Added the option to automatically select and display new files when they are added to the folder being monitored
  • Max percentage scaling option added to allow small photos or videos to be enlarged when they are displayed on a high resolution screen
  • Added stable time setting for more reliable operation when accessing images across a network when the computer clocks are not synchronized

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


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 using 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.


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