Green Screen Wizard Batch/Event with editor
Version 9 for Windows and for Mac with free upgrades for life!

Green Screen Wizard Pro Studio with Editor is the most powerful green screen software solution that we provide. Green Screen Wizard Pro Studio with Editor is a self-contained chroma key removal program that does not require Photoshop or any other photo editing applications to produce beautiful green screen photos.

Green Screen Wizard Pro Studio with Editor is intended for people that demand the greatest flexibility in green screen photography. Green Screen Wizard Pro with its Sandwich Overlays, Shadow Generators, Special Effects and the new Airbrush Editor can provide professional photographers a platform for doing business. The Pro Version offers five layers to create amazing images and supports the sandwich overlays. It has a full annotation capability that will let you put as much text as you like on your images. With this feature you can create advertisements or your own magazine covers. Green Screen Wizard adds some new special effects that makes creating artistic images a breeze.
Green screen wizard pro will allow you to create images that your competitors, who are not using green screen, cannot. This will give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Green Screen Wizard Pro Batch expands on Green Screen Wizard Pro by adding automation and e-mail capability. This is particularly valuable if you shoot many photos and would like to process them later or if you're at an event and need to process images very quickly. The Pro batch version also adds an e-mail capability so that rather than printing the images out the images can be e-mailed to your clients.

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 Pro Batch/Event Demo Videos Videos
This video demonstrates the batch features
This video demonstrates Event Mode.

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 Batch Processing Overview

If you buy the Pro Batch/Event Version of Green Screen Wizard you can automate Green Screen Wizard in a lot of different ways. This is an overview of some of the most common ways.

 

Single Foreground Folder

In this process the images are placed in the Foreground Folder and for every image in the foreground folder there is a image combined with the current setting and background of Green Screen Wizard.

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Green Screen Image Source Folder

 

Batch Process

 

Combined Image Output Folder

 

Foreground  and Background Folder

In this process the images are placed in the Foreground Folder and you specify a background folder. Every image in the foreground folder is combined with ever image in the background folder. So for example if there are 10 foreground images and 5 background images there will be 50 images place in the background.

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Green Screen Image Source Folder and Background Folder

 

Batch Process

 

Combined Image Output Folder

Tethered Shooting

In this process the images are placed in the Foreground Folder every time a picture is taken with the camera. To do this connect your camera with a USB cable and then run the software that is compatible with your camera to move the photos out of the camera and into the source folder. Run the batch process with the checkbox "Keep Checking for new files checked" that way the batch process will keep looking at the source folder to see if there are any new images to process. The effect will be every time you snap the shutter and image will be moved to the source folder. The batch process will see it and then move it process it and put it in the output folder.

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Connect Camera with USB

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Green Screen Image Source Folder

 

Batch Process with keep checking for new files checked

 

 

Combined Image Output Folder

 

 

Batch Printing

Batch printing allows you to setup your printer and images sizes and then print a folder of images. You may also ask the print process to "Keep Checking for new files" and anytime an image is placed in the folder it will print.

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Combined Image Output Folder

 

Batch Print Process

 

Printed Images

You can run the Batch Process and the Batch Printing at the same time. In this configuration when you snap the shutter a green screen image will go into the batch source folder at that time the Batch Process will process it and then put it in the combined output folder. The Batch print process will detect the new file and print it so every time you click the shutter a print will come out.

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FolderGreen.jpg

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GSW_LogoHiRes.jpg

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FolderRed.jpg

Connect Camera with USB

3d party software

Green Screen Image Source Folder

 

Batch Process with keep checking for new files checked

 

 

Combined Image Output Folder

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Batch Print Process

 

Printed Images

 

Event Mode

Event mode works like batch but it lets you inspect and choose the next image to be process. In Event mode you can Save an image, Print an image or Save an image to the Combined image folder of the Batch Print process.

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FolderGreen.jpg

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Connect Camera with USB

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Green Screen Image Source Folder

 

Event Mode Process

 

 

Combined Image Output Folder




 Supported features of the Pro Batch/Event Version
Pro Batch/Event version supports all the features of the Pro Studio Editor plus the following:


Batch Processing

 

Green Screen Wizard allows you to take two sets of files, a foreground set and a background set, and multiply the two together.  For example if I had five backgrounds and three different foregrounds then I would have 15 images when the process was done. 

Green Screen Wizard Pro stores all of the settings that created a file in the file itself.  Refer to the explanation of GSW files earlier. The batch process can use these files in three ways. It can take the current image and just change the settings. It can take the current image and replace the settings and the background, or it can take the current image and replace the foreground and replace the settings.

Lets try a few examples:

The simplest example is to take the current image and replace the foreground image in the file. You would do this, for example, if you took photos of a baseball team and wanted to use the same background with each photo. To do this we specify the directory that has a foreground image as we’d like to merge. Then we specify the output directory where we would like them to go, and then we start the batch.  The process will continue until every file in the batch folder has been merged.

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This dialog shows the last file processed:

 

Here is the output from the batch run.

Next let’s take our current image and replace the background with all of the backgrounds found in a given directory.  We do this by selecting the background directory and running the background process.

If we specify both a foreground directory and a background directory, then for every foreground an image is created with every background.




Now let’s see what would happen if we specify a directory that has GSW files in it.

We choose to let the GSW file override the background by checking the “Use GSW Background”.

Here’s what the GSW files looked like.

Here is the output from the GSW batch.

Note how the foreground image is scaled and shifted by the GSW files. Also text and overlays can be added. With this ability you can create your best “looks,” and then create output for each look.

Once a batch process has created all of its files, the process terminates.  If you check the box that says “Keep Checking for New Files,” after the last file is process the batch system will sleep for 1 second, and then it will look to see if there are any new files in any of the specified folders. If it finds one or more it will process them and then display the last result in the last result box.  This is a handy feature if you’re doing tethered shooting. Every time the camera stores a new file in a watched directory that file will be processed and displayed.

 

 

Batch Printing

The Batch Process can create hundreds of images. The batch printing process was to created to allow you to simply and easily print these images out. You start this process by selecting the output printer. Next you select the printer template that you'd like to use for all of the images. You can pick a template that has more than one image on the page. Finally you select the folder of images you'd like to print. An indicator will show you how many images are to be printed. Simply click start and the printing will begin.

You can watch the folder for the arrival of new images. Each time a new image is found it will be printed. Images can be placed in the folder by other copies of GreenScreenWizard or by the batch process or if you're tethering your computer tethering software.

 

Email Sending

Sending an e-mail with the green screen image attached has many advantages. First of all paper and ink are expensive so you save a lot of money on printing. An image that is e-mailed to a person can easily be forwarded to other people so if for example you're creating an ad showing a person standing next to a car is in your best interest that these images be passed around.

To use the e-mail feature you must first set up the mail server. Read the help file that is part of the mail server dialog to help you set this up. Once you have the server setup can put in a message for whatever event you're doing and then when you're ready to send an e-mail all you need is a person's e-mail address and away it goes.

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Setup Email Server

 

Event Mode

If you're at an event like a wedding, or conference and you have people standing in line waiting for a photo then there is a lot of pressure to shoot very quickly. We created event mode to solve this problem. The way it works is you set up your printer, and your printer template, and you select a folder where images will be placed before you start shooting. Unlike batch processing not all of the images will be processed all at once. In event mode you can use the next and previous buttons to scroll through the images in the folder. The advantage of this is that you can make corrections or change backgrounds on an individual photo but you do not have to use the slower main interface that makes you select the printer, and printer template each time you print and requires a file name for every image you want to save. This process also supports tethering in that suddenly you will have more images to scroll through as the images arrive from your tethered camera.





 Version 9 Improvements for the Batch/Event user


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Review Output


This feature was developed for a local school photography company that wanted to process 1000s of photos. To aid in the review of the batch this feature created a normal thumbnail and an alpha channel thumbnail. The reviewer looked to make sure that each image was ok. If a problem was noticed, the reviewer could simply click on the image and it will load that image into the editor.

Use Background Named Subfolders
The background folder will specify a group of background images. The foreground folder will point to a folder that contains subfolders. Each subfolder will have a name that matches a file in the background folder. If that name is not found the current background will be used. To use this feature click the checkbox that says "Use background name subfolders".

Foreground_Folder
BKG1
 o Forground1.jpg
 o Forground2.jpg
 o Forground3.jpg
BKG2
 o Forground1.jpg
 o Forground6.jpg
 o Forground7.jpg

Background_Folder
o BKG1.jpg
o BKG2.jpg

Output_Folder
o Forground1BKG1.jpg
o Forground2BKG1.jpg
o Forground3BKG1.jpg
o Forground1BKG2.jpg
o Forground6BKG2.jpg
o Forground7BKG2.jpg


XML Batch File
In order to provide maximum flexibility in batching Green Screen Wizard created the XML batch file. It is intended that this file will be created with a program. The file format described below will created an output image for each image specification in the xml file. If one of the fields in the image description is missing then the current setting is used. If the output folder does not exist it will be created. To create different image sizes and layouts simple create a series of GSW files with the sizes you want. If a GSW file is specified it will be appended to the filename. To run the file click the "Use XML File" checkbox. Doing this will cause the system to search the input folder for XML files only. Once processed the system will copy the xml file to the SavedXML subfolder of the foreground folder and then delete the copy in the mail folder. If the check for new files checkbox is checked the system will look for new XML files.

File Layout
<image>
<gswfile></ gswfile>
<outputtransparency></outputtransparency>
<nogreenscreenprocessing></ nogreenscreenprocessing >
<bluescreenprocessing></ bluescreenprocessing >
<foreground></foreground>
<background></background>
<outputnamestyle></outputnamestyle>
<outputfiletype></outputfiletype>
<outputfolder></outputfiletype>
</image>


Notes:
The system used a simple parser. All xml field names must be lower case, no blanks and appear on the same line as the closing bracket

The following fields take yes or no
o outputtransparency
o nogreenscreenprocessing
o nogreenscreenprocessing

The output name styles are:
o combinefilesnames
o numberfiles
o createsubfolders
o outputfolderhasname - if this is set then the output folder already has the filename appended

The output file types are:
o outputjpg
o outputpng
o outputtiff

All file names require full path and name.

Example File

<image>
<gswfile>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\StartupFiles8\8x10300v.gsw</gswfile>
<outputtransparency>yes</outputtransparency><br /> <outputfiletype>outputpng</outputfiletype>
<foreground>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\SamplePhotos\Bride.jpg</foreground>
</image>
<image>
<gswfile>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\StartupFiles8\5x7300v.gsw</gswfile>
<outputtransparency>no</outputtransparency>
<outputfiletype>outputjpg</outputfiletype>
<foreground>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\SamplePhotos\Opening.jpg</foreground>
<background>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\Backgrounds\Demo\Flag.jpg</background>
<outputfolder>c:\Users\Ken\Documents\Green Screen Wizard\Ken\</outputfolder>
</image>