PassportPicture
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PassportPicture... We all need identity pictures for our passport, ID card, fitness club member card, student card, etc., sometimes several time a year. PassportPicture is designed to print your own identity picture at the exact size needed and the face of the person on the picture calibrated for specific use. It takes less than 2 minutes to import, calibrate and print multiple copies of identity picture of someone. Import a picture, calibrate it to the right size for your new passport or membership card, then print multiple copy of one or more id pictures on your printer.

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What's New
Version 1.4.1:
  • Fixed compatibility with MacOS X 10.6
  • Now PassportPicture require MacOS X 10.4 or higher to run
  • Now it is possible to constrain output size in pixels when exporting
  • Now it is possible to set a slightly negative interspace to help fit more pictures on a paper sheet
  • Now it is possible to duplicate an existing setting by selecting it a use the "New preset" button
  • Added a preset for Canada
Version 1.4.1:
  • Fixed compatibility with MacOS X 10.6
  • Now PassportPicture require MacOS X 10.4 or higher to run
  • Now it is possible to constrain output size in pixels when exporting
  • Now it is possible to set a slightly negative interspace to help fit more pictures on a paper sheet
  • Now it is possible to duplicate an existing setting by selecting it a use the "New preset" more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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rpphoto commented on 28 Jul 2008
This would be a perfect app for senior portrait photographers since the requirements for sizing, etc. are similar to making a passport. There are so many senior photographers (one of the biggest public photo markets) that adding comments and options to that market would greatly increase the market appeal of this app.
[Version 1.4b1]


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Paul Cook reviewed on 04 May 2008
For U.S. Passports, there is a nice guide to how your picture should look at:
http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/composition/composition_874.html

They suggest that the centerline for the eyes should be 1-1/8" to 1-3/8". They suggest that the face should be about 1" to 1-3/8" in size. And that the total picture should be 2" square.

After playing with PassportPicture for about an hour, it looks like it will do a good job with the last requirement. And it will help with the second. But it provides nothing for the first.

It would be nice if the developer could add a couple of guidelines to aid in meeting the first requirement. And it would be nice if you could have at least two of both the existing square and the new guidelines. That way, one could express a range. I.e. the face should fill the inner square, but not exceed the outer.

This program isn't bad. But with just a few minor enhancements, it could be great!
[Version 1.3]

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Paul Cook replied on 28 Mar 2011
Update:
It looks like the guide has been updated. Now you may want to check out the following links for U.S. Passport picture guidelines.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/photocomptemplate/photocomptemplate_5297.html

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/photographerguide/photographerguide_5303.html

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html
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Paul Cook replied on 28 Mar 2011
The U.S. State Department, also has very basic flash based photo utility at http://travel.state.gov/_res/flash/cropper/FIG_cropper.html#

However, you may still find this product to be worth the small extra charge over the government's free one.
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Culture Of One commented on 04 Jan 2008
Great concept, but Canadian users beware: this app comes a few years too late for us. Our passport photos must be taken and certified by a professional photography studio, or they aren't valid. Gone are the days when you could provide your own photo or get one done at a photo booth; now everything has to be done through recognised studios. This is as a result of stringent requirements from US Homeland Security - they've been rejecting photos that don't meet there exacting specifications. I don't know how this might affect users in the USA or elsewhere - perhaps they allow you to get a photo notorised South of the border.

This app is still worth a try, though, if you're going to be making photo IDs for an event or business.
[Version 1.2b1]

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Iskippy replied on 28 Jul 2008
I was actually going to mention the exact same thing, as my folks had to do this recently when going on vacation (and, of course, I volunteered to help them fill out their applications online). FYI: Costco has very reasonable prices for passport photos if you're a member.
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Robert commented on 08 Feb 2009
U.S. nationals can submit their own photos, or with any photographer they like, as long as the photos meet the physical, and somewhat more subjective image requirements. When applying for the U.S. passport, officials will look at the photos, and the person or other evidence and determine if they are acceptable--detailed guidelines for photographers are at the travel.state.gov site mentioned above.

When I did mine last year, I did look at this app, tried an online site, as well as a command-line app (passportpicture). I ended up opting for laying out the shots in Photoshop, then using the kodakgallery.com to send it to a pharmacy across the street to print 4x6s to cut up. I had the results I wanted.

If you don't want to play with this, and wish to get it done very cheaply and quickly, I'd recommend getting just getting it done at Costco as well.
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Gaoshan replied on 07 Mar 2009
I always do mine in Photoshop and print them on my cheapo Epson printer. If you follow the rules posted on the government's web site there is no trouble. I've done about 6 peoples pasport photos like this and never had any trouble.
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::mile:: reviewed on 03 Jan 2008
Much better in this new version...! It would have been nice though to have more presets (German passport, driver licence, UK documents etc.) instead of having to create those yourself, but anyway...

Localization (German/French at least) would be a nice touch as well and why doesn't it support standard keybord commands such as cmd-W for closing the active window -- instead of always being forced to click on a 'close' button...?! This should be basic stuff actually...!!
[Version 1.2b1]


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xypher commented on 03 Jan 2008
The improvements are very nice. I need a U.K passport template however. That would make it even better.
[Version 1.2b1]


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fishnchips reviewed on 18 Apr 2007
Not sure why the other comments are so negative. I can't be bothered to build a photoshop template and this is an OK price! Admittedly, it could have the following features IMHO:

1. Save to JPG/PNG
2. Adjust brightness, saturation, etc.

With number 1, you could always print to PDF...

4 stars from me. Keep adding more features!
[Version 1.1b1]

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winegirl replied on 13 Apr 2008
This is an answer to a question that nobody asked.
The USPS takes your photos for your passport when you apply for a $15.00 fee, You can go to Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Savon etc and they all do it for between free and $7.99
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winegirl replied on 13 Apr 2008
This software is an answer to a question that nobody asked.

The USPS takes your photos for your passport when you apply for a $15.00 fee, You can go to Walgreens, CVS, RiteAid, Savon etc and they all do it for between free and $7.99
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chees reviewed on 09 Feb 2007
I don't know what was I thinking to buy this software. If you don't have a descent photo printer at home, this software is USELESS!
You cannot output to anything but printer.
DO not buy this. Use photo shop.
[Version 1.1b1]


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Posthaste commented on 28 Jan 2007
Only output option is to send to printer. Why can't I save the edited/cropped photo to a file? That way, I could take it on memory stick and print it anywhere - photo kiosks at Kinkos, Walgreens, Target, etc.
[Version 1.1b1]


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Mok.In.Touch™ commented on 28 Jan 2007
Come on, It take 3 minutes or less to make a template from Photoshop for printing passport photo. I don't see any reason this software can cost $15.00

How many times would you use it in 5 years for yourself? Once? For $15.00? Cost less to go to the professional photographer to do it.

Anyone needs one? I'll make the templates for him/her...free!!! No bull.
[Version 1.1b1]

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smoothsailing replied on 16 Jul 2012
Hi! I would love to take you up on your offer of a Photoshop template. My family needs a lot of passport pictures: 17 passports x 2 pictures for each passport and some of the passports have to be replaced every 2 years. It is not the cost, but also the fact that we have several young kids and getting everyone's pictures done professionally is quite a project. Would you be willing to give me the template? By the way, I don't know if there is a better way to contact you, but I didn't see one. Thanks!
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Ray7545 had trouble on 05 Jan 2011
My first attempt at getting a passport picture only shows and prints in negative.Help to get it right
[Version 1.4.1]



abemat rated on 20 Dec 2011

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Version Downloads:14,875
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:18 Sep 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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PassportPicture... We all need identity pictures for our passport, ID card, fitness club member card, student card, etc., sometimes several time a year. PassportPicture is designed to print your own identity picture at the exact size needed and the face of the person on the picture calibrated for specific use. It takes less than 2 minutes to import, calibrate and print multiple copies of identity picture of someone. Import a picture, calibrate it to the right size for your new passport or membership card, then print multiple copy of one or more id pictures on your printer.

Never go to the photograph or automatic picture machine again!


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