Breeze Kiosk

Release history

15 December 2021: v2.1

  • Added support for accepting payments using payment systems such as the Nayax VPOS Touch contactless credit card reader
  • Added the option to disable line drawing on prints so that users can only add emojis or stickers to prints
  • Improved support for printing a JPEG printer friendly copy of an image, GIF or MP4 file
  • Added {field2,n,sep,str} token which allows the field separator to be specified
  • Added {contains,str1,str2} token to test whether str1 contains str2
  • Fixed an issue with username/password missing when emailing via GMail

5 June 2020: v2.0

  • Added support for emailing via GMail using secure SMTP with OAuth2
  • Added clipboard to allow multiple images to be selected and shared via email
  • Added a startup screen startup.jpg which is displayed during the initial scanning of folders
  • Add support for QR code inputs to send emails
  • Added the filtering of photos
  • Improved algorithm for caching thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue which could cause a slideshow of MP4 videos to crash

12 November 2019: v1.6

  • Added the option to sign or draw on photos, add emojis/stickers and frames
  • Fixed a reliability issue with playing videos that was caused by recent Windows updates

25 June 2019: v1.5.2

  • Added the option to sort images by timestamp
  • Improved the sorting of images by filename when scanning subfolders
  • Added {uid} token to extract a UID in the form ABC12345 or ABCDE123 from filenames
  • Fixed an issue with the total prints. emails, texts and tweets counters not being updated
  • Removed references to Facebook following changes made by Facebook in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal

29 May 2019: v1.5.1

  • Added the option to play videos at least once when running a slideshow i.e. don’t advance the slideshow until the video has played from start to finish at least once
  • Added the ability to print photos using different printer settings according to their filenames and to double a single strip for printing on 6×4 dyesub printers
  • Added counters for the total number of prints, emails, texts and tweets
  • Performance improvements for swiping images when running on Microsoft Surface Go
  • Fixed an issue with the selected thumbnail changing when new images are added with the “Display newest images first” option selected
  • Fixed an issue which cold cause the wrong photo being printed if a new photo is added while the print confirmation screen is displayed
  • Fixed an issue setting the initial values of checkboxes in keyboards

28 November 2018: v1.5

  • Added optional QR code display
  • Added the option to print multiple copies as separate documents to increase throughput when using printer pooling
  • Emails can now include CC email addresses and the XML copy of the email can include additional attachment information when sending MP4 files
  • Much faster uploading of images when sharing by text or Twitter
  • Fixed an issue where the wrong image could be emailed if a new image arrives when the email address is being entered

14 April 2018: v1.4.4

  • Fixed a problem with the software crashing on some systems when playing a slideshow of MP4 movie files
  • Added “auto bleed” option when printing
  • Adverts displayed in slideshow mode can now be JPEGs, animated GIFs or MP4 movie files
  • Added the option to save XML copies of emails and texts

11 December 2017: v1.4.3

  • Added controls for the size of the image cache held in memory to allow more images to be loaded on computers with limited RAM
  • Added event info shared via the Windows registry
  • Fixed a problem with a blank frame being displayed initially for GIFs when running a slideshow

13 February 2017: v1.4.2

  • Maintenance release which fixes a problem with a blank image being displayed in the slideshow when a JPEG follows an animated GIF
  • FBUploader.exe updated following Windows updates that caused the previous user to remain logged in to Facebook

10 January 2017: v1.4.1

  • Added the option to ask for the user’s email address before printing
  • Improved the slideshow transitions for animated GIFs
  • Fixed a problem with the option to choose which file types are displayed
  • Fixed a problem with images not being deleted when using the scan subfolders option

1 December 2016: v1.4

  • Added the option to scan subfolders for images
  • Added the option to choose which file types are displayed
  • Added the ability to post animated GIFs on Facebook
  • Added the option to use “printer-friendly” images stored in the prints subfolder for printing and the displayed images for sharing
  • 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

5 July 2016: v1.3

  • Added new grid layout display option which displays a grid of thumbnails and a full screen preview with icons for printing etc. when the user selects a thumbnail
  • Added support for MP4 movie files
  • Added privacy mode where images are only displayed if the user enters the correct code
  • Added a payment mode when printing
  • Added the option to automatically select and display new files when they are added to the folder being monitored
  • Added stable time setting for more reliable operation when accessing images across a network when the computer clocks are not synchronized
  • Max percentage scaling option added to allow small photos or videos to be enlarged when they are displayed

15 December 2015: v1.2.1

  • Added keyboard shortcuts and information on how to run a kiosk without a touchscreen
  • Fixed a problem with image attachments not displaying in emails sent to
  • Replaced %1, %2, %3, %4, %5, %6 tokens with {yearNow}, {monthNow}, {dayNow}, {yearLess8h}, {monthLess8h}, {dayLess8h} to avoid problems with unwanted substitutions in emails and texts
  • Fixed a typo in the default text for HTML emails: correcting <image src=”{image}”> to <img src=”{image}”>

2 December 2015: v1.2

  • Added support for animated GIFs
  • Added Twitter upload option
  • Added MMS and SMS texting via Twilio complete with offline option and the ability to send the messages later
  • Added option to send emails and post to Facebook using a URL instead of attaching the image
  • Added the ability to allow users to choose the number of copies to print
  • Photos are now removed from display if they are deleted from the folder being monitored

28 August 2015: v1.1

  • SMS text option (using email to SMS services)
  • Slideshow now has the option to display title pages and 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

29 January 2015: v1.0

  • First public release