Traveler’s FYI

Need a passport photo? Do it yourself passport photos are simple enough to size to the required 600 x 600 pixels (2” x 2”) in Photoshop, but if you don’t have a photo editing program or want a quicker method, you can use the simple crop tool on the government site:

Just upload a photo that meets the standards listed here:


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  1. #1 by Teresa Collins :) on July 22, 2012 - 10:18 pm

    I figured it was easy to do. But I was in a hurry, so went to Walgreens..this week! I stood in front of a white background, and he snapped two pictures using a kodak digital camera. That’s it. OH! And you can smile, but don’t show teeth, and your ears must show.
    And it costs $10.
    >: (
    *steamed look*

    • #2 by juliemomyer on July 23, 2012 - 7:10 am

      I ended up doing my own because I didn’t like my mug shot from Rite Aide. They told me not to smile but I noticed in the examples online that you could smile moderately 🙂

  2. #3 by Kristin on July 23, 2012 - 11:37 pm

    You can also take the photo by yourself and get it done through . It’s easy and free, I got mine done a month ago.

    • #4 by juliemomyer on July 24, 2012 - 11:36 am

      I will have to check that out. Thanks for sharing the info.

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