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Passport Photo Software For Home Users

Preparing for holiday with family or preparing for a business trip? Submitting some kind of application form but the application requesting passport photo size pictures? But you don’t have one? And you want to DIY your own passport photo at home and don’t want to spend too many money? Here is the answer – ID Photo Maker, An all-in-one professional passport photo software, not just for the industry users(photographer, photo studio owner etc.), but also for the general home users!

   As the result ot 9/11, many countries has adopted the new ISO/IEC biometric passport photo standards in past few years, The new standard has more requirements, simply it is much stricter than before, To make a standard passport photo you need a digital camera of course and a software, and the templates and the features of software needed to follow the biometric requirements and the govertment’s standards. the ID Photo Maker is the software designed for such purpose. its cropping feature is developed based on ISO/IEC 19794-5, and also built-invariety of templates and those templates are also designed based on the specified govertment’s standards. 

  You may ask, does this software expensive? Since it seems like targeting to the industry users…. For the home users the software providing a flexable pay-as-you-go contractand the price start at just $7.69! Even you have not any experience on the passport photo making, don’t worry, just follow the instant prompt of the software to crop your photos, and layout the photos on a photo papers(A6,4R,3R, etc.) with auto layout feature, and click on “Print” button. and that is! you will get your photo in minutes! Ahe output feature of ID Photo Maker not only enables you to print your photos via your printer but also allows you to save the photos as jpeg files. the “save as photo” feature will save two types of photo: a layouted phtoto for re-printing and it will also save all of the cropped photos for online filling.

To learn more information about ID Photo Maker and download the free trial version, visit:http://www.idphotomaker.com/ ​

What is a biometric passport photo?

To understand what is biometric passport photo, we need to know what is biometric passport first: A biometric passport is a combined paper and e-passport that contains biometric data that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers, it use smart card technology.That mean it will have a chip place inside the passport The chip contains information about the holder’s face – such as the distances between eyes, nose, mouth and ears.

As the biometric passport uses your passport photo to generate the biometric data. It need you to provide the photos that follow with the standards( ISO/IEC-standard 19794-5 ) and the government’s requirement. Follow those guideline will help you to provide suitable passport photos so that your application won’t be delayed.

In here, we list a UK and a US passport photo standard as a sample, just to let you know what is the standard looks like.

UK passport photo specifications:
The passport photo size of United Kingdom is 45 mm high x 35 mm wide.  the height of head  must between 29 mm and 34 mm.
The background colour of UK passport photo must be plain cream or plain light grey.

US passport photo specifications:
The passport photo size of United States is 2 x 2 inches(5.08 x 5.08 cm) , the height of head must between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm). the photo also need included the top of the hair and shoulders.
The background of passport photo must be plain white or off-white.