Display Settings

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The display settings allow you to adjust the appearance of the main kiosk display:
 

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Use the "Layout:" dropdown list to choose one of the following display layouts:

1.No thumbnails - only displays a large copy of the currently selected photo or video with icons displayed below
2.Thumbnails and photo - similar the the "No thumbnails" option but with the addition of thumbnails displayed vertically down the left hand side
3.Thumbnail grid - displays a grid of thumbnails. When a thumbnail is selected a screen showing a large copy of the photo or video with icons displayed below and a "Close" cross in the top right hand corner. The screen will be displayed until the users closes it or the "Full screen timeout" occurs
4.Privacy mode - users must enter a code (e.g. the image filename) to view and share their photo. When the correct code has been entered only the matching photo or video will be displayed.

 

The default layout, "Thumbnails and photos", for the main kiosk is shown below:

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Select the "Thumbnails and photo" layout option to display thumbnails down the left side of the screen. The with and height of the thumbnails can be specified using the "Thumbnail size (pixels):" setting.

 

The thumbnail highlight color setting specifies the color of the outline drawn around the currently selected thumbnail. Click on the "..." button to the right of the color display to select a different color.

The thumbnails can be cropped before they are displayed by checking the "Crop thumbnails" checkbox and specifying the area to be cropped. This can be useful if Breeze Kiosk is being used to display images that have been formatted by Hotfolder Prints after downloading them from Instagram using Hotfolder Prints' Hashtag Monitor so that the thumbnail only shows the photo part of the download.

 

Select the "Thumbnail caption" checkbox to display a caption under each thumbnail. The caption text can use tokens such as {filename} for the photo's filename and %H:%M:%S for the time.

The font type and size of the thumbnail caption displayed below each thumbnail can be edited by clicking on the "..." button to the right of the "Caption font:" display. Click on the "..." button to the right of the caption color display to specify the color used for the thumbnail caption.

 

The "Scrollbar width (pixels):" setting specifies the width of the scrollbar used for scrolling the thumbnail display. You can also specify the colors of the scrollbar slider and background area.

 

By default the main area background is dark blue. A different background color can be specified using the "Window background color" setting. A JPEG image can also be used for the window background by placing a suitable JPEG image named background.jpg in the screen images folder. Please see the general preferences section for more information.

 

The "Icon area height (pixels):" setting specifies the height of the icon area at the bottom of the main display area. Please make sure this is large enough to display the print, email and Facebook icons. If it is too small the photo displayed in the upper part of the main display area may obscure the icons.

 

Select the "Double click in bottom right corner to exit full screen mode" checkbox if you want to be able to exit full screen mode using the touchscreen. If this option is not selected the only way to exit full screen mode is to hit the escape key on the keyboard. If the "Require password" checkbox is selected the touchscreen keyboard will be displayed after double clicking on the bottom right corner and the software will only exit fullscreen mode if the correct password is entered.

Select the "Double click top right corner to delete" if you want to be able to delete unwanted or inappropriate images. This option will be protected using the same password as the exit full screen mode option if "Require password" is selected. After entering the password, if required, a delete confirmation screen will be displayed. If you choose to delete the photo or video it will be moved to a subfolder named "DELETED" and removed from the display. The default delete confirmation screen can be replaced using a screen image named delete.jpg.

 

By default the full area of each photo is displayed in the thumbnails and in the main display area. The photos can be cropped before they are displayed by checking the "Crop displayed image" or "Crop thumbnails" checkboxes and specifying the area to be cropped. This can be useful if Breeze Kiosk is being used to display images from a photo booth set up for double strip of 4 printing and you only want to display one strip of the photos in Breeze Kiosk.

 

The "Max image size (0=auto):" settings specify the maximum display size of images and videos e.g. if an image is 400x600 pixels in size and the max image size height is set to 300 the image be resized to 200x300 and centered in the main display area. Set this to zero to let Breeze Kiosk size the photos automatically to fit the display area. The "Max percentage scaling" option specifies the maximum amount of scaling that will be applied when resizing a photo or video to fit the display area. Normally this will be set to 100 but it can be used to enlarge videos or animated GIFs which would otherwise appear very small on a high resolution display. Setting the max scaling too high (e.g. 400) may result in the photos or videos appearing pixellated.

 

Thumbnail grid layout:

 

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Privacy Mode

 

Privacy mode provides a way to only allow user to view and share their own photos. To use the kiosk the user must enter a code (e.g. the filename) using the touchscreen keyboard. If the correct code is entered the image or video is displayed full screen with icons for printing or sharing displayed below. The kiosk will automatically return to the touchscreen keyboard after a preset timeout or if the user touches the "close" icon in the top right corner of the display.

 

To select privacy mode set the layout dropdown list to "Privacy mode" and then click on the "Privacy mode settings..." button to adjust the settings:

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The "Screen timeout (secs):" setting specifies the timeout for hiding the image screen and returning to the touchscreen keyboard ready for a new code to be entered.

 

Set the "Code matching string:" to how the code entered by the user must match the filename of the image to be displayed. Set this to {filename} to require the user to enter the full filename (without file extension) to view an image e.g. to display the JPEG photo IMG_0001.JPG the user would need to enter IMG_0001. By default the code entered by the user is not case sensitive (e.g. IMG_0001 or img_0001 would match IMG_0001.JPG). Check the "Case sensitive code matching" checkbox if the code entered by the user must match the case of the filename.

 

The error message displayed to the user when they enter an invalid code can be specified using the "Error message displayed when matching image not found" setting.

 

To exit privacy mode when the kiosk is running either enter the exit password (if defined in the display settings) or press Esc.

 

When using Breeze Kiosk with photo booth software from Breeze Systems the {uid} token can be used in the photo booth software to generate a unique, hard to guess code for each photo. To use this first select File->Preferences in the photo booth software and set the filename prefix to {uid} and then number of digits to 0. e.g. the Preferences dialog in DSLR Remote Pro. would look something like this:

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Then in the photo booth software's print layout add a caption containing something like "Access code: {uid}":
 

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Finally, in the photo booth software's "Output Settings" dialog set the filename for the JPEG copy of the printed output to {uid} e.g.

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The photo booth software will generate a unique 8 character code (e.g. PHU69450) for each set of photos and display it on the print and use it for the filename of the JPEG copy of the printed output. This can be matched by setting the "Code matching string" in Breeze Kiosk to {filename}. Additional information to help identify photos, such as the date and time, can be added to the JPEG filenames by setting the "Filename for JPEG copy of output" to something like this: {uid}_%d_%t. If this is used the "Code matching string" in Breeze Kiosk can be set to {left,8,{filename}} so that it only needs to match the first 8 characters of the filename.