Sharing Settings

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Tap on the "Share" tab in the "Photo Booth Settings" dialog to edit the sharing settings:

 

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Breeze Booth supports the sharing of photos, animated GIFs and MP4 movie files by email either directly from the iPad using SMTP email or the iOS Mail app or by using a separate utility, such as Breeze Hub, running on a PC.

It also supports SMS text messages which can be sent directly from a cellular iPad with a SIM card using the iOS Messages app or via Twilio directly from any iPad or by using a separate utility, such as Breeze Hub, running on a PC.

Please see Sharing by email for text for more information.

 

Emails

 

Select "Share photos" to share print layouts and/or slideshow GIFs. Then click on "Photo email..." or "Slideshow email..." to edit the message text:

 

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Enter the email subject line in the "Subject" box and the HTML formatted email in the "HTML message text area". Both the subject and the HTML message text can contain tokens to include information that is evaluated at run time such as the time, event name or information obtained from the survey screens.

 

Click on "Attachments..." to specify the attachments that should be added to the email:

 

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Select "Attach print layout to email" to attach a JPEG copy of the print layout to the email. Use the "Max size of print layout (pixels)" setting to specify the maximum size of the image e.g. a 6" x 4" print created for a 600 DPI printer is 3600 x 2400 pixels in size. By setting the maximum photo size to 500 x 500 pixels it will be resized so that it fits within a box 500 x 500 pixels i.e. it will be resized to 500 x 333 pixels before being attached to the email.

 

Copies of the individual photos taken can also be attached to the email by selecting "Attach individual photos to email". Use the "Max size of each photo (pixels)" setting to specify the maximum size of the photo e.g. a photo from a 2018 iPad 9.7" is 960 x 1280 pixels in size. By setting the maximum size to 500 x 500 pixels it will be resized so that it fits within a box 500 x 500 pixels i.e. it will be resized to 375 x 500 pixels before before being attached to the email.

 

If the slideshow option is selected you can also attach a copy of the slideshow to the email. Slideshow GIFs will be attached to the email without resizing. When sharing the MP4 copy of the slideshow you can use the "MP4 attachment types" dropdown list to select "MP4 only", "JPEG preview only" or "Mp4 and JPEG preview". MP4 files can't be embedded in HTML emails and will be sent as a file attachment. The JPEG preview options allow a JPEG preview extracted from the slideshow to be embedded in the email to provide a preview showing a frame from the start, middle or end of the video (selected using the "Preview position" dropdown list). Use the "Max size of MP4 preview (pixels)" setting to specify the maximum size of the JPEG preview image.

 

Click on "GIF email..." or "MP4 email..." to edit the email sent when sharing burst GIFs or MP4s:

 

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Enter the email subject line in the "Subject" box and the HTML formatted email in the "HTML message text area". Both the subject and the HTML message text can contain tokens to include information that is evaluated at run time such as the time, event name or information obtained from the survey screens.

 

Click on "Attachments..." to specify the attachments that should be added to the email:

 

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When emailing MP4 copies of burst GIFs you can also attach a JPEG preview copy of the MP4 to the email. When sharing the MP4 copy of the burst GIF you can use the "MP4 attachment types" dropdown list to select "MP4 only", "JPEG preview only" or "Mp4 and JPEG preview". MP4 files can't be embedded in HTML emails and will be sent as a file attachment. The JPEG preview options allow a JPEG preview extracted from the MP4 file to be embedded in the email to provide a preview showing a frame from the start, middle or end of the video (selected using the "Preview position" dropdown list). Use the "Max size of MP4 preview (pixels)" setting to specify the maximum size of the JPEG preview image.

 

HTML emails

 

There is only limited control over the formatting of HTML emails when sending emails directly from the iPad using the iOS Mail app. The Mail app automatically embeds JPEG images or animated GIFs at the end of the email but doesn't provide any control over how these are formatted. MP4 movie files can't be embedded within emails and are sent as file attachments.

 

Sending emails directly from the iPad using the SMTP email option or by using a separate PC based utility such as Breeze Hub gives complete control over the formatting of HTML emails. JPEG photos and GIF images can be embedded within the email using the HTML <img> tag and the {image} tokens e.g.

 

<p>Here are your photos taken with Breeze Booth at {eventName}</p>

<p><img src="{image}"></p>

<p>We hope you had a great time!</p>

 

MP4 movie files can't be embedded within emails and are sent as file attachments but JPEG previews from the MP4 movie can be embedded.

 

The email can contain zero or more attachments depending on the type of capture (e.g. photos only, photos + slideshow, burst GIF) and the attachment settings. When multiple attachments are available the tokens used to embed them in the HTML email are numbered e.g. {image} or {image1} for the first attachment, {image2} for the second attachment, {image3} for the third attachment etc.

 

The examples below show simple examples of HTML emails from a photo session with 3 photos and a slideshow saved as an MP4 movie. If the print layout, individual photos and MP4 preview attachment options are all selected the tokens for embedding the images would be:

{image} or {image1} - the JPEG print layout

{image2} - copy of photo #1

{image3} - copy of photo #2

{image4} - copy of photo #3

{image5} - JPEG preview of MP4 slideshow

 

Example 1: HTML email with no attachments and a link to a microsite (no attachments selected in the attachments dialog)

 

<p><strong>Your photos taken with Breeze Booth at {eventName}</strong></p>

<p><a href="https://yoursite.com/viewer.php?id={uid}">View your photos...</a></p>

 

Example 2: HTML email attaching the print layout (only the print layout attachment selected in the attachments dialog)

 

<p><strong>Your photos taken with Breeze Booth at {eventName}</strong></p>

<p><img src="{image}" border="1"></p>

 

Example 3: HTML email attaching the print layout and copies of the individual photos (print layout and individual photo attachments selected in the attachments dialog)

 

<p><strong>Your photos taken with Breeze Booth at {eventName}</strong></p>

<p>Print layout:<br><img src="{image}" border="1"></p>

<p>Individual photos:<br><img src="{image2}">&nbsp;<img src="{image3}">&nbsp;<img src="{image4}"></p>

 

Example 4: HTML email attaching the print layout, a preview of the MP4 slideshow and the MP4 slideshow (print layout and "MP4 + JPEG preview" attachments selected in the attachments dialog)

 

<p><strong>Your photos taken with Breeze Booth at {eventName}</strong></p>

<p>Print layout:<br><img src="{image}" border="1"></p>

<p>Slideshow thumbnail:<br><img src="{image2}"><br>Click on the attached video to view a slideshow</p>

 

Texts

 

Click on "Photo text..." or "Slideshow text..." to edit the text message:

 

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Enter the message text in the "Text message" area. The message text can contain tokens to include information that is evaluated at run time such as the time, event name or information obtained from the survey screens.

 

Please note: Sending a SMS text message only sends the message text and does not include the JPEG image, animated GIF or MP4 movie file. The most effective way to use text messages is to send a link to an online gallery or microsite where users can view their photos, animated GIF or MP4 movie using their phone.

The {uid} token provides a convenient way of linking to a a microsite while maintaining privacy by using an 8 character id to identify the photos. This can be done by adding the {uid} token to the download filenames in the General Settings so that the filenames of the photos, GIFs and MP4 movies contain the id. The id can then be included in a URL in the message text so that the microsite can display the correct image e.g. the when the photos are taken a unique id is generated such as DEGUQ964 which is added to the filename and the {uid} token in the message text, https:://yoursite.com/viewer.php?id={uid}, is replaced with https:://yoursite.com/viewer.php?id=DEGUQ964

 

The token {tinyUrl,URL} can be used to shorten long URLs using the free http://tinyurl.com service.

 

Other Options

 

Photos taken in stills photo booth mode can be used to create a JPEG print layout with an optional slideshow GIF or MP4 movie. Use the "Show slideshow first in sharing screen" if you wish to share the slideshow GIF. The touchscreen actions "stillsShareShowSlideshow" and "stillsShareShowPrintLayout" can be used to switch between sharing the print layout or the slideshow.

 

Use the "Share slideshow GIF if available (else share MP4 video)" if you would like the animated GIF to be emailed when both an animated GIF and a MP4 movie have been created.

 

Select "Share GIFs/MP4 movies" to share burst GIFs or the MP4 movies. Then click on "GIF email..." or "MP4 email..." to edit the email message text or click on "GIF text" or "MP4 text" to edit the text message text. The email and text message text works in the same way as the email and text message text for photos and slideshow GFs described above.

 

Us the "From email address" to specify the "From" email address when sending emails. This can be a simple email address such as "sales@breezesys.com" or it can also include a name such as "Breeze Systems Sales <sales@breezesys.com>".

 

Set the "Sharing screen timeout" to the timeout in seconds before the sharing screen is closed automatically if there is no input from the guests.

 

The "Sending screen display time" specifies how long the sending_email.jpg or sending_text.jpg screens are displayed when sending emails or texts using a separate PC based utility such as Breeze Hub or when using the SMTP email or Twilio texting options. This provides visual confirmation to the user that the message is being sent.

 

Saving and Loading Settings

 

Click on the "Save..." button to save all the sharing settings to file so that they can be copied into other events.

 

Click on the "Load..." button to load sharing settings from file. The sharing settings can be loaded from a previously saved sharing settings file (saved by pressing the "Save..." button or from the settings.xml file from another event.