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Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by hansi, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. hansi

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    Had some passport photos taken today of the wife for her new passport and they are rubbish. I just took some on my Olympus 765 and found on which is perfect. I have it on Paint Shop Pro and trying to resize to 45mm x 35m as required, and I can't get it right. When I think I have got it, the picture si so small I can hardly see it. Cazn anyone give me some guidelines on this please?
     
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    give it to me and i can try for you. never used ps pro
     
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    You're not accidently resizing in pizels rather than mm?
     
  4. hansi

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    Thanks. :clap: Can you PM me your e mai address and I'll send it to you
     
  5. hansi

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    no I'm not, that was the first thing I checked :blush:
     
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    Still trying to do these. Im using Camedia now but they only give sizes in pixels and %. Can anyone recommend a good programme to use. I only want to print two 1.5 x 2" photos, can't be that hard can it? :lease: :lease:
     
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    did u not mail it mate?
     
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    I did try to e mail but it came back as undeliverable
     
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    sent you my addy again
     
  10. seany

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    Right i done it, for anybody that wants to know its 170x132 pixels for a spot on passport pic
     
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    Without wishing to confuse matters but surely it depends on how many dpi you're printing at?

    A passport photo should be 35mm x 45mm - That means that 170x132 pixels equates to only 100 dpi which is quite low quality.
     
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    Well i can't show a pic of his wife without his permission, but it looks spot on to me. I used photosuite as its easier then photoshop (for me anyway). If
     
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    This is my old dear, its 132x169.

    try printing it i cant be bothered:laugh:
     

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    AndrewDolphin is right. The size of the image in pixels is dependent on the resolution of the original image. The rules specify a printed resolution of at least 1200 dpi. The dimensions also specify how much the face should fill the frame.

    The image that Hansi supplied was underexposed, had a darkish background & showed a reflection from a window in his wife's glasses. I believe that the image, even at the correct size, would have been rejected for any one of these.
     
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    You gotta work what your given fellas. I dont know what will or wont pass for a passport pic. But i resized it and its the same quality as the main picture. If the main one's not good enough then of course the resized one's not going to be. But i think it's well good enough for a passport pic looking at it. Then i dont know the rules
     
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    The thing is 4.5cm x3.5cm is 170 x 132 pixels so when i cut her out and resized the image and saved it at best settings its only 100 dpi. So how do you get the extra dpi withough making the pic too big for passport


    looking at her pic now, its a little too close for the rules, wish i knew the rules before hand
     
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    I read the rules too quickly. It's the PRINTING that must be 1200 dpi. Otherwise, it only says that the image must be sharp, which is obviously somewhat subjective.
     
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    It might actully do then. When he comes on, i'll see if he's willing to let me post it so you can give an opion
     
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    Thank you both Keanyboy and Crocodile for your fine efforts. I do believe that the photo would not have been accepted which would only have delayed things, but I thought I'd have a go at it. Thank you both for your time and effort, but I think it's back to the booth for a passport pic. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    No problem it was pretty dark actually. If you just use the flash a bit more it would be fine to make one yourself
     
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    Keep the picture as big as possible (max pixels).
    Then in PSP, go into Print Preview.
    Then click setup button.
    Re-size the picture to be approximately the correct size and have a test print (u can use b+w).
    Then when u have it close enuf, print and trim with scissors ...

    This way you have the best quality print.

    Thats how I did it :)

    Mike
     

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