- passport photos for kids, on the cheap?
I’ve made my own on countless occassions, have always have been accepted.
Last time I used: Camera + tripod + remote trigger + white wall + well lit room (I don’t own flashes) + print out at boots. Usually a print of about 4 costs about 30p. If you’ve got someone to hold the camera then that’s a bonus!Posted 4 years agonickjbSubscriber
I just took a picture with the digi camera, used photoshop to scale and multiply it then got it printed at boots for about 20p. There are a few websites that will do the scaling for you if you don’t have photshop or similar eg http://www.persofoto.com/upload/ or http://www.idphoto4you.com/ (first hits on google, not used them)Posted 4 years agosimon_gSubscriber
Fine if you’re willing to read all the rules (esp around young kids’ photos), get an acceptable shot and print it up.
My last lot were using epassportphoto’s service (they will let you just download a jpg to take to boots), me in front of a white wall and were accepted ok.Posted 4 years agomrbotticelliSubscriber
Done ours using our own digital camera, a little cropping and sizing using GIMP (open source/free photoshop type software) and have printed 6 passport sizes photos on one 6×4 in the chemists for 50p.
Ten passports done that way without any problems, far easier and cheaper than the expensive useless photo booths.Posted 4 years agogravity-slaveMember
My home printed ones were rejected too, despite being better, in my opinion, than the photo booth jobs and the right size. Rubbish!
Used Timpsons, £4 and guaranteed reshoot if rejected.
Another tip – pre-complete the passport form online. It’ll arrive printed and all you need to do is endorse and return with photos. Got out lads passport back in 2 days!Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
They’re obviously totally unpredictable; chap I work with took his own, Nikon digital camera, sized correctly in Photoshop, colour corrected, printed on a high-quality digital colour proofer, and they were rejected out of hand!Posted 4 years ago
He was told they weren’t on acceptable photo paper…
The ones they accepted came from a post office booth, and were crap.
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