Breeze Booth for Windows
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(Formerly DSLR Remote Pro)

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Product Details

Current Version: 3.14.3
Released: 30 October 2019
Platforms Supported: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
Cameras Supported: Most Canon EOS DSLR's, M6 Mark II, M50, M200, RP's, PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III
Trial version: 15 days, fully featured.
Free upgrades: 12 months from purchase

Do you have ready made print templates I can use?

SMOVE have kindly provided two sets of print templates which are free for Breeze customers to use.
Download 6 x 4 templates here
Download 6 x 8 templates here

How do I display a welcome screen with live view disabled when the booth is idle?

Set the inactivity timeout value in Advanced Settings

What spec computer do I need to run the program?

Breeze software is very efficient. Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSR Remote Pro runs on low powered Windows computers running Windows 10, 8 or 7. It may run more quickly and print faster on a more powerful machine. The software is also incredibly flexible. You can use it in many ways to produce and share photos, animated GIFs, slow motion and other videos. Some operators demand lightening fast results, others offer a more leisurely service. This short post will help you choose the right computer to power your booth.

Can I post process videos from DSLR Remote Pro?

Two AutoHotKey scripts for postprocessing videos created using DSLR Remote Pro v3.11.3 and later can be downloaded from video_postprocess.zip

The video_postprocess.ahk script is for processing normal videos and has options for resizing, rotating and adding an optional overlay and soundtrack.

The video_postprocess_boomerang.ahk script is for creating high quality boomerang videos (a boomerang video plays the video forwards and then backwards). The script has options to speed up or slow down the video and to crop, rotate and resize the video. Intro and outro videos can also be added. An optional overlay, soundtrack can be added to the video and the number of times to loop it can be specified before the optional 'outro' video.

These scripts work with DSLR Remote Pro v3.11.3 onwards and are supplied "as is" without any warranty. Please see the readme file in the ZIP file for information on how to use the scripts.

Can I run DSLR Remote Pro with a payment acceptor?

Yes. You can find instructions for adding a payment acceptor here

Can I match my booth lighting to the current screen?

Yes. You can find instructions to control booth lighting using either a Phidgets relay board (PhidgetInterfaceKit 0/0/4) or an I-PAC LED driver board here

Is there a discount for buying both DSLR Remote Pro and Kiosk?

Yes, you can save US $50 off the total price when you buy DSLR Remote Pro and Kiosk. Just add Kiosk to your order when you buy a full or upgrade license for DSLR Remote Pro.

How can I reduce the processing time after taking the photos?

The time it takes to prepare images for printing depends on a number of factors:
a) The size and quality of the original photos. It can take a couple of seconds to read a 20+ mega pixel JPEG and resize it for printing and so setting the camera to a lower resolution could save several seconds. However, please take care not to set the resolution too low if you want to be able to offer users full size prints later.
b) The resolution setting on the printer. Inkjet printers often offer photo quality printing at resolutions of 2400 dpi or more and dye sub printers offer resolutions up to 600 dpi. It's tempting to use the maximum resolution offered by the printer to get the best quality output but in practice it is almost impossible to tell the difference between a 600 or 1200 dpi inkjet print and a 2400 dpi print or a 300 dpi dye sub print and a 600 dpi print. Doubling the resolution of the printer quadruples the number of pixels to be printed which adds to the time it takes to prepare the images for printing and to send the data to the printer. Please experiment with different print resolutions to find the best compromise between quality and speed.
c) The speed of the computer and the amount of RAM. Any modern dual core PC or laptop should be fine for photobooth use but you may find netbook computers or computers with limited memory take significantly longer to prepare the images for printing. Ideally, a computer running Windows 10, 8, or 7 should have at least 4GB of RAM.

How can I prevent a black bar at the bottom of photos when using external flash with DSLR Remote Pro for Windows?

When "external flash mode" is used in DSLR Remote Pro for Windows different shutter speeds are used for live view and for taking photos to ensure that the live view images are not too dark. The shutter speed used for taking photos is one value below the 1/250 flash sync speed on most Canon DSLR cameras. This gives a shutter speed of 1/200 sec if the camera is set to 1/3 stop exposure level increments or 1/180 if it is set to 1/2 stop increments. If the triggering of the flash is delayed for any reason (e.g. when using a wireless flash trigger or a non-Canon flash) you may get a black bar at the bottom of the pictures caused by the flash going off after the camera's shutter has started to close. If this happens please try setting your camera to 1/2 stop exposure increments so that it uses a shutter speed of 1/180 sec. This can be set using a custom function in the camera (please see the camera manual for details). If you are still having problems you can use a slower shutter speed by increasing the value of the following setting in the Windows registry to 2 (or more):
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BreezeSystems\DSLRRemotePro\100\PhotoboothExternalFlashModeStops
Please make sure DSLR Remote Pro is not running when changing the setting

How do I add a header or footer to my prints?

Headers and footers have been replaced by the Print Layout Editor, which is much easier to use

Why does my new camera not work with the program?

If you are running an older version of the software it may not support the latest camera models and you may need to upgrade to a newer release. You can check the release history page to see when support for each camera model was added.

Why does the screen display "Unable to release shutter"?

The camera cannot focus. See Auto focus blues for help

Why can't I upload images to Facebook?

Facebook withdrew the permissions required to upload photos from a desktop app in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018. It is no longer possible to upload photos to Facebook directly from DSLR Remote Pro. Photos can be shared on Facebook by emailing or texting them to users where they will be able to share them using the Facebook app running on their own device. Alternatively upload the photos to a website or microsite and provide sharing links to allow users to share the photos on Facebook when they view the page on their device.

Why does my booth keep resetting to the wrong settings?

Most likely you have defined a default profile which is loaded every time the photo booth starts and at the end of each shooting sequence. This is very useful if you want to reset your booth to a known state after each set of shots, but can be confusing when you change the settings but don't update the saved profile. To check whether you are using a default profile click on the "Profiles..." button at the bottom of the photobooth settings dialog:

Why can't I save screen images/ print backgrounds in the PhotoboothImages folder?

This error happens because Windows 10, 8 and 7 all protect the Program Files (x86) folders from accidental or malicious damage to applications.

Please do not try to use C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\DSLR Remote Pro\PhotoboothImages\ folder.
Instead place your PhotoboothImages folder in your Documents folder C:\Users\yourname\Documents\PhotoboothImages

See Quick Tips: Error copying for more details.