How idPhotoDIY works
Create your passport / visa photos online for printing and online submission

How it works

1. Take a picture

Take several photos with a camera or smartphone. No need to worry about the background as our system will remove or change the background for you.

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.

Japan (日本) Visa Photo Size Requirements

Passport picture size Width: 45 mm, Height: 45 mm
Resolution (DPI) 600
Background color White
Printable photo Yes
Digital photo for online submission Yes
Digital photo size Width: 1062 pixels , Height: 1062 pixels
Photo Paper type matte
Detailed requirements
1. Photos must be pasted to the designated portions of the visa application forms. Photos that have been stapled to the application forms WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

2. Photos must be the proper size. Submitted photos of a size not confirming to the size requirements listed in the Embassy of Japan's visa application guidelines WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

 Applicants are reminded, only photos that meet all Embassy requirements are to be submitted. Please refer to the STANDARDIZED and NON-STANDARDIZED photo examples

Your strict compliance is appreciated.


  1. The applicant is to appear alone and he or she must be facing forward.
  2. The photos must be taken no more than 6 months prior to submission.
  3. The photos must not be bordered and must conform to the size specifications.
  4. Photos in which the applicant is wearing headbands, caps, etc., will not be accepted.
  5. Photo's with backgrounds that are not plain
    and white (free of objects, designs and shading) will not be accepted.
  • Photo is too small.

  • Photo is too large.

  • Photo is not centered.

  • Do not wear sunglasses.

  • Background is not white.

  • Do not wear headbands, caps, etc.

  • Photos containing shadows or shading are not acceptable.

  • Background is not plain (free of objects, designs and shading).

  • Eyeglasses must not reflect light or otherwise obscure facial features.

  • Facial expressions in photos must be general expressions (not exaggerated).

  • Hair must not obscure facial features. .


  • 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 and United States Passport Photos Near Me.

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.