How idPhotoDIY works
Create your own passport / visa photos online!

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How it works

1. Take a picture

Use a white wall as background, take several photos with a camera or smartphone

2. Crop the photo

Crop your photo to the correct ID or passport size photo. Over 50 templates available!

3. Download and print

Download your photo and print it at any photo store or online. Single digital photo is also available.

Why idPhotoDIY.com?

  • Save Money: Create your own printable passport photo with multiple passport photos and print it at $0.20 per 4R photo (4x6 print).
  • Save Time: It takes less than five minutes to generate a passport photo. No need to waste time taking photo at photo studio.
  • Standard Passport Photo Size: Our passport photo size templates meet the official passport photo requirements.
  • Visa Photo Size for 70+ Countries: We also have Visa photo templates for many countries.
  • Easy to Take Baby Passport Photo: You can take baby passport photo at home rather than bringing the baby outside to take photo.
  • Look Good for Your Passport Photo: Everyone wants to have a good looking passport photo. Just take as many photos as your want and choose the best one for printing.

Steps to Create Your Own Passport / Visa Photos

  • Select the country and the photo type.
  • Upload a photo. Once the photo is uploaded, the Crop page opens.
  • On the Crop page, you can cut the image using the crop frame.
  • When you have completed the cropping, click on the Next button.
  • On the enhancement page, select the best photo with bright background and not overexposed, then click the Next button.
  • Download the printable image from the Download page.

How to take a picture for passport photo at home

  • Equipment: Use a digital camera or the back camera of your smartphone to take high quality photos.
  • Background: Take the photo in front of a plain background such as white wall or screen. Make sure that there are no other objects in the background.
  • Lighting: Make sure there are no shadows on your face or on the background. Adjust the distance to the wall to remove shadows on the background. Face the light source such as a window to remove shadows on the face. You can use additional light source to get even lighting on the face.
  • Facial features: Have a neutral facial expression. Look straight to the camera. Shown full face. Eyebrows should not be covered by hair. Eyes open. Mouth closed. Slight smile is acceptable.
  • Position the camera in the same height as the head.
  • Shoulders should be visible, and there should be enough space around the head for cropping the photo.

Get more information on taking passport photo at home.

How to print your passport photos

There are three ways you can print your passport photos:

  1. You can print your passport photo at home using a color printer.
  2. Save the photo to a thumb drive and print it at any photo printing shops like Costco, CVS, Walgreens and Walmart.
  3. Use online photo printing services such as Snapfish and Shutterfly.