U.S. Passport

How To Make Your Own Passport Photo

It was time to renew our passport, so I went on-line to see what resources I could find at the U.S. Passport site. There, I found a great tool and then suitcases for vacationneeded to figure out how to take the photos and get them in a format where I could get them printed. So I decided to make a video on how to make your own passport photo. This applies for other ID photos too.

Equipment Needed:

  • camera (your photo should be a higher resolution), I used my point and click camera
  • white board or white/neutral wall or background (we had a whiteboard we could use)
  • computer – to put it all together

Make Your Own Passport Photo

Here’s the 3” video that will show you step-by-step how to easily make your own photo at home. When I first used the passport tool to upload and crop my photo,  I had the right-sized photo, but didn’t know how to send it off to get it printed. If you take just the photo generated by the tool and send it off, it’ll be printed too large to use for a passport photo. So I thought to use Word to make it all work!

Easily Make a Passport/ID Photo With Your Own Camera

Here’s the U.S. Passport site to get you started.

If you happen to need a photo of a different size, try using the built-in Word picture tools to crop your photo to the right size, or right-click on the photo and resize it. I hope this was helpful to you. Have you discovered any other tools to make your photo ID? Share in the comments!

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