It’s our turn… We have to renew our ID. Most of us start to complain about having to take a new photo. Should I attend a professional studio? What if I take my photo on a cozy photobooth? Ok, let’s start googling ‘make passport photo online free’.
As these photo tools are becoming increasingly popular at this time, we thought… why not to write a review about THE best ones? But this blog article may be endless then so I am writing today about what I particularly consider to be the two best photo online tools: Idphoto4you and Passport-Photo.Online. Both of them offer a more than outstanding result, that is undisputed, so we will try to elucidate what are their advantages, disadvantages and things to consider before tipping the balance.
Interface and content
The interface is pretty simple regarding these tools. You won´t need to be a rocket scientist to find them easy to handle. Both interfaces are quite minimalistic and go straight to the point. I dare say that IdPhoto4You looks a bit old fashioned – which it is definitely a more than nostalgic feeling I personally love -; in turn, PassportPhotoOnline uses a more stylish interface, which the user sometimes understands unintentionally as a comfort sign. In addition, IdPhoto4You is monetized based on Google Adsense so different ads will pop up frequently, causing unease among many of us.
If referring to instructions before starting to take your id photo online, IdPhoto4You disposes of a clear and accurate manual on its home page. Brilliant! Thanks for letting me know all these things before losing my time. In this way, after considering the displayed information, I could take an appropriate photo as soon as reasonably practicable. But what do you consider to be ‘fast’? I mean, Passport-Photo.Online also places at its customers disposal a broad guide about what you need to know before taking your ID photo (including particular countries requirements) but is not better to implement an automatic tool able to assess you and evaluate your photo?
The fact that IdPhoto4You does not have a mobile app also reinforces my idea about being a bit outdated for many of us. So, regardless of constituting a brilliant service, they may consider developing an app as not to become obsolete.
Quality and price
Before starting this section, first we need to consider that IdPhoto4You is free of charge, while Passport-Photo.Online has its free and paid services. As you can expect, this paid service is way more efficient and advantageous. But you should be the one evaluating if it is worthed in case you are willing to spend a few bucks and ensure a TOP service.
Both free versions are good enough. I mean, you cannot expect much. You get the suitable framing for your official document photo and a ready to print template. With IdPhoto4you you could adjust brightness and contrast level. In contrast, Passport-Photo.Online free version holds an automatic verification system which lets you know if your eyes were properly open or other basic information regarding the uploaded photo. In contrast with IdPhoto4You, you can take the photo instantly by using the app.
Furthermore, you would need to read the different requirements and instructions carefully before using IdPhoto4You if you are not already well-informed. This could make our task a bit slow and annoying. Any image can be uploaded. As a result, many photos turn out to be unvalid. It seems like a do-it-yourself photo online booth, as users need to be cautious about the final result. On the other way round, Passport-Photo.Online´s automatic verification system makes me feel safer.
So it goes without saying that these features would make Passport-Photo.Online a better free photo booth if we did not know about the presence of a watermark once you download your edited picture. In order to get a clean photo, you should pay for its premium service.
It is the easiness of getting an unsurpassable result quickly and be sure that our photo will be accepted by the competent authorities why we may opt for a paid service here. We can ensure this by using Passport-Photo.Online and paying less than 5 dollars for its service. What does this service include? The approval by the competent authorities will be 100% guaranteed. In case the photo is not approved, you will be given back 200% of the money you paid for the service. You will get the perfect passport photo in digital format: high resolution, right framing, any flaw will be corrected, the background will be cleaned, etc. You should also bear in mind that by paying a couple of additional bucks, you will receive the passport photo in physical format at home.
If you don’t want to pay for a passport photo online, I would recommend you to first check your picture´s validity thanks to PPO´s automatic verification system and then get your ID photo on IdPhoto4You site. But remember to take your picture with a blank background, as – in contrast with PPO – they will not clean it for you.
But, I am sorry to say that, what I would recommend you is to pay for your ID photo. You will get the perfect photo, without watermark, right size, cleaned background… And here is where I would definitely advocate to use Passport-Photo.Online. After trying different apps, I personally think they offer a magnificent service at an affordable price. It will be cheaper than paying for your ID photo in a professional studio or photobooth. And from my point of view, the quality and resolution are often even better. Furthermore, you will not need to go out! Taking my ID photo from home? Yessir.