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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Shop but don't drop
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Shop but don't drop
Have you ever had your picture taken in one of those awful booths and laughed at the awful results. Well, I have just printed 20 passport sized photos of myself using a nice photo of me taken at xmas. I resized it and printed it using my computer and printer. I now have these photos ready for any future requests ie passport renewal or id card renewal etc. and it only cost me a sheet of photo paper
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  • Tony_H_3Tony_H_3 Forumite
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    Paspics £1.95 for 6 is an alternative to photobooths, but there is a two day postal wait!! ;)
  • MancunianMancunian Forumite
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    Have you ever had your picture taken in one of those awful booths and laughed at the awful results. Well, I have just printed 20 passport sized photos of myself using a nice photo of me taken at xmas. I resized it and printed it using my computer and printer. I now have these photos ready for any future requests ie passport renewal or id card renewal etc. and it only cost me a sheet of photo paper

    thats weird!!! I have just been doing this myself. :D

    I have found that 6x4 photo cards fit 8 passport photos on.

    The only thing I can add is obviously make sure you read what the relevant organisation needs before sending photo's ie. Passports need a white background.
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  • Just done the similar thing for my daughter on her bus pass - took a photo of her and printed passport sized photos using my computer and printer. She is very happy with the photo too. :D
  • maryleemarylee Forumite
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    Just done the similar thing for my daughter on her bus pass - took a photo of her and printed passport sized photos using my computer and printer. She is very happy with the photo too.  :D

    I have been trying to do that on my computer, the photos do not look that good. I have got an Olympus MJU 410, any idea the size I need for the photo. Thanks
  • Max Spielman also do passport photos, if you don't like the shot, they'll take another. Can't remember off the top of my head how much it was, but cheaper than the photo booths.
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    The only thing I can add is obviously make sure you read what the relevant organisation needs before sending photo's ie. Passports need a white background.
    Somewhere on the myriad forms I think they also tell you how many pixels you need to have in the photo if it's a digital one. I find it very frustrating when the kids get a half-decent school photo and you can have a sheet of passport sized photos - but they're no good for a passport application because the background is wrong!
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  • they're no good for a passport application because the background is wrong!

    I was listening to Radio 5 in the car this week. They had an item that if you smile on new passport photo's they won't be accepted because they can't be recognised by the new facial scanning devices at the airports ???
  • Suzy_BabeSuzy_Babe Forumite
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    I received my replacement passport last week, and commented to my husband how miserable he looked in his possport photo. He said that you were not now supposed to smile, but I can't remember reading anything about that ... and surely if it was not acceptable, they would not have put it onto my replacement passport & returned it to me????

    I must admit, I'm getting a little worried, now: supposed to be going away in a few weeks. Can anyone advise, please? (Thanks!)

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  • culpepperculpepper Forumite
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    Jessops will take your passport photos for you

    We tried printing out our own passport photos which were returned to us because when the passport chap got them ,he was going to scan them and the resolution was not good enough they were 600X 600 dpi .
    printing your own is okay for ID cards though as all they do is stick them to it.
  • costco also do 6 for £1.99 (vat to be added ) and they let you check the photo first if you are not happy they will take it again

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