Welcome to Breeze Booth ( DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro

Just bought a licence or downloaded the App? Set up a working booth in under a minute with the powerful setup wizard.


Booth ( Windows + DSLR) aka DSLR Remote Pro

January 2021

This tutorial shows the simplest way to create a working photo booth powered by DSLR Remote Pro.

We recommend everyone from beginner to expert uses the Photobooth Setup Wizard as a start point for setting up a booth. This is a simple, speedy and safe way to generate a working system.

Advanced users: The wizard is a fast and reliable way to generate profiles quickly.

This video shows how easy it is to prepare your system using the default settings:

Now let’s run through how to customize your own booth using just the wizard.

The 3 Step Wizard in more detail

Select Photobooth Setup Wizard (1). Before starting you will be prompted to save your existing settings

Saving your current settings before running the Photobooth Setup Wizard DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4

Step 1

Step 1 asks you to name a new folder (2) where your photobooth images will be stored.

These ‘images’ are the set of screen designs and layout images you will use. This is usually a subfolder for your PhotoboothImages folder*. Press Next (3) to move on to Step 2.

Step 1 of the Photobooth Setup Wizard DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4

Step 2

The second step sets of the content of the screens used by guests to interact with the booth. Tweak the settings to your requirements.

Dropdown list for guest choices (Photos/Boomerang GIF, Photos only, Boomerang GIFs only, Photo or video, Video only)

What choices are you offering? Photos, GIFs, videos or a compbination?

This drop down list is a super-fast way to set up the booth to offer guests a choice of photos or burst GIFs

I have chosen Photos or Boomerang GIFs

Single ready screen to choose from Photos or Animated GIFs

When Single ready screen is checked guests start the booth and choose between still photos and boomerang GIFs from a single screen (as in the video above).

Dropdown list to choose a predefined theme

Selecting a predefined theme to use with DLSR Remote Pro

You can create, load and save DSLR Remote Pro themes containing screen background, touchscreen button, and caption sets, or buy them from third parties.

Your themes may include localized sets of captions in a variety of languages. DSLR Remote Pro 3.12 is shipped with English, German, Polish, Italian and Romanian captions.

Button placement

Choose whether to place buttons on the left or across the bottom of the screen.

Choose whether to place buttons down the side or across the bottom of the screen. (DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 Wizard Step 2)

 

Buttons at the side of the screen

 

Buttons running across the bottom of the screen. This example also has a square live view. (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4)

Dropdown list to adjust live view

Guests see themselves posing live on screen in the live view.

When you choose the shape (aspect ratio) of the live view in the wizard, DLSLR Remote Pro automatically creates prints and animated GIFs with the same shape. The first screen above has the normal (3:2) aspect ratio live view image, and the second a square live view. You can also make the live view fill the screen or remove it completely.

Choose live view shape from a drop down list – normal, square, full screen, 4:3 and disabled (DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 Photobooth Setup Wizard Step 2)

Screen background and text colors

You can choose your own colors for the screen background and text. Use contrasting colors to ensure text is clear.

Choosing the color of screen backgrounds and text (including custom colors) with the Photobooth Setup Wizard in DSLR Remote Pro.

You can brand, animate and add graphics to the screen backgrounds later if you want.

Edit individual captions

Import complete captions sets using themes as above. Change (or remove) the text for individual captions using Edit captions:

Editing individual captions in the Photobooth Setup Wizard DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4

More about customizing captions

Additional checkboxes

Guest interaction

The first 5 check boxes highlighted in green below tell the Wizard whether you are using a touchscreen, whether you want guests to be able to choose between color and B&W photos, whether to display a preview of each photo after it is taken and the maximum number of prints allowed.

Checkboxes in the Photobooth Setup Wizard Step 2 DSLR Remote Pro

Sharing checkboxes

The final four check boxes tell the wizard whether a sharing screen (after the photos are taken) should offer uploads to guests Twitter** accounts, share photos by email or MMS/SMS. You can also select optional printing.

Sharing checkboxes in the Photobooth Setup Wizard Step 2 DSLR Remote Pro

Hints

  1. Some operators prefer to offer browsing and sharing from a separate device. You can use Breeze Kiosk for this. To share and print photos away from the booth leave the sharing boxes unchecked.
  2. The first time you send texts or emails from the program there is some additional setup

Inactivity timeout & ‘use default settings’

The inactivity timeout is useful for booths not in constant use. When the booth is idle the live view display is shut down and the booth put into standby mode. Disabling live view lets the camera’s sensor to cool down to avoid possible overheating problems, and saves energy. The booth starts up straight away when the screen is touched.

To use the inactivity timeout, just set the number of seconds after which you want to put the booth into standby.

Select Use Default Settings  to restore the default settings for the wizard.

Inactivity timeout and ‘Use default setting’ button DSLR Remote Pro

Next takes you to the third and final step (unless you chose only GIFs or video, in which case you skip Step 3).

Step 3

The wizard offers a choice of 8 popular print layouts. If you want something different choose whichever is closest to your design (you will be able to change this using the Print Layout Editor later).

Running a GIF booth with animated GIFs and no printing is increasingly popular. The DSLR Remote Pro Wizard does not ask you to select a printer when you offer only Boomerang GIFs or Video.

At Step 3 you choose the print layout and adjust your printer settings if necessary( DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 Photobooth Setup Wizard)

Standing out from the competition

Breeze software is unique because it is fully adaptable to your brand. The wizard is a fast and reliable way to set up a working booth, there is much more you can do to create unique interfaces for specific and exacting requirments.

Footnotes

* DSLR Remote Pro places your PhotoboothImages folder in your Documents folder  C:\Users\yourname\Documents\PhotoboothImages. Do not try to store either your photo booth images or images from events in the Program Files (x86) folders.

** The ability to upload to third party applications such as Twitter is subject to them continuing to allow such interactions.

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