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Passport Photos

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by hansi, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. hansi

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    I need to renew my wife's passport and thought I'd have a go at taking the photos with my Olympus 765. I would be grateful to hear of anyone who has attempted this, the best way to do it, and which is the best photo editing programme to get the photos at the right size.
     
  2. Garrett

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    They have made some new rules about the passport photos. You have not to be smiling on them and it has to be a front shot. A plain background is best as well.
    What program did you do the pigeon with on the Olympus thread? I’m sure most photo or paint shop programs will allow you to resize your picture.
     
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    I've jsut had my photos taken in a booth thing so I can send off my provisional driving license because I am learning to drive - anyway, the background is white and you aren't allowed to smile like garrett said. The photos that I had done look rubbish and not very high quality but they will do for driving licenses or passports so don't worry about that. I thought I had to get mine done rather than do them myself but I wished I hadn't bothered with the booth now :rolleyes:
    So remember - look at camera face on and no smiling!
     
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    So is that the pic you had done on the left:laugh:
     
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    no - I hardly ever smile in photographs - makes me face look fat :rotfl: my mum always says ' ooh so serious' when I show her :cool:
     
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    I once bought a base ball cap as a teenager. I asked my sister if the the cap made my ears look big? She said "Your ears being big makes your ears look big:laugh:
     
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    Garrett, i did the pigeon on Camedia but it only gives pixels or percentage, I'm looking for millimeters, tried Photoshop Starter Edition, but that doesn't show it either.
     
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    My Photoshop proper does it in millimeters. Have you tried Image->Image size?
     
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    don't have that option in the Starter edition.
     
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    Oh :( Well I could do it for you if you wanted?

    I'll have a look on the internet to see if I can find some software for you
     
  11. Garrett

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    If you want to post it as an atachment I see if I can do it for you in my Photoshop.
     
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    As a word of warning, you have to be careful with the printing of passport photos.
    I took some for my friend's son and printed them on my i965.

    They were rejected as they don't accept inkjet prints.
     
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    How did they know they were inkjet prints? The ones I just had done for my provisional drivers license look like they havebeen printed on a dot matrix - the quality is really bad - but they are accepted :confused:
    Anywya, if they defiantley aren't accepted Hansi could get them developed somewhere else.
    Thanks for the info though :)
     
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    I would second that warning.
    Because you would also be altering the image digitally, I would check with the passport office before going ahead.

    The effort is worth it for passport size photo's when you need loads of copies for i.d. cards, job applications C.V's etc. (and a :) would probably be better on these).
    But you might have a hard time with official documents like a driving licence & passport.
     
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    I submitted my family passport photos (me, wifey and 2 kids) about 2 years ago, taken with fuji 3MPix digicam, resized in Paintshop and prited on Epson Stylus 760 - all accepted OK
     
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    I sent 2 passport photo's off, taken with with a finepix 2600 for my wife and son, all accepted OK. I then did 6 fo rmy neighbour with exactly the same background and camera and they were rejected. If anything the rejected prints were better.

    It's a bit of a lottery. If you are in a rush i'd play safe and use a booth. They're pretty unlikely to reject photo's from a booth because they reccomend them even the the quality and contrast of the photo's can sometimes be appaling.

    M.
     

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