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This website helps you make “passport photos” at home valid in 150 countries

22 mayo, 2021

We live in an era in which selfies are already fully accepted and integrated into our daily lives. Curiously, it is still quite common that we continue to resort to photography stores (or even photo booths) when we need to call ourselves “passport photos”.

And it is that it is getting easier and cheaper print in a professional way in our homes, and the cameras that our mobile devices already include are of sufficient quality to take these photos.

Save time and money

The problem is that each country and each type of document have specific measures, so if we decide to do it on our own we will have to do it correctly if we want them to be accepted.

This is where ‘Make Passport Photo’ comes in, a web page that will help us create a print template for official documents (passport, DNI or VISA) from one hundred and fifty different countries.

There are two modes: a paid one and a free one. In the first (after paying four dollars) an artificial intelligence will help us to retouch all the aspects of our photo (remove the background, adjust the contrast or place it perfectly in the space).

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If we prefer, we can do it for free and manually. We will simply have to choose the country and the type of document for which we are going to use the photo. They will ask us to drag the image and choose the type of paper on which we are going to print it.

In the next step it will be necessary crop and adjust the photo so that our face appears centered. It is very simple, since there are superimposed guides above the head:

Create Free Passport Photo

You can even change clothes with a single click

It is appreciated that this website incorporates an editing mode, and in the next step it is possible to adjust the brightness, contrast, exposure or saturation of the photograph. As if that were not enough, it includes the option of putting on suits in a very simple way:

Create Free Passport Photo

If everything is correct, we will simply have to press the “finish” button and download the mosaic to your computer in order to print it. Below you can see an example that I created in less than a minute (using Bill Gates as a model):


It is the typical website that can get us out of trouble on more than one occasion, in addition to allowing us to save money every time we have to take photographs to renew official documents.