Photo 2x2 Inches
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Photos with dimensions 2x2 inches
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
How to prepare yourself?
Distance from the camera
Take the photo from a distance of about 20 inches from your face. Ideally, the photo should be taken by another person.
Face in front of the camera
Place your face in front of the lens and keep a neutral expression on your face. Hold the camera at face height.
Just stand facing a light source such as an exposed window. Don't worry about the background.
About the 2 x 2 inch photo
The requirements for document photographs may differ, especially in terms of size and framing. If you want to obtain a professional photo that is suitable for different documents, usually the best solution is to choose a universal photograph with a pre-set size. For the standard 2 x 2 inch passport photo, you can use the cropping tool available on our page. Within seconds we’ll adapt your photograph to the official government requirements.
Thanks to this simple procedure, you’ll be able to save time and money that you would spend searching for a photographer to take your professional document photos in the correct size.
Not all photography studios offer the possibility to print passport photos in the 2 x 2 inch forma, so using a photo maker with the option of automatic framing may be the best solution.
Background for the 2 x 2 inch photo
Commonly, the photograph used in an official document should have a uniform background. The background color itself may differ depending on the specific application. Normally, however, it is a light-colored background, often white (#ffffffff) or light gray (for instance #f9f9f9), although sometimes there may be a particular background requirement of blue - #1250fa.
With the passport-photo.online cropping tool you can get a photograph with a uniform background. All you have to do is upload any photo to the form above and our Background Removal Tool will do its job.
The 2 x 2 inch photograph equivalents
The equivalents of a 2 x 2 inch photo are:
- 51 x 51 mm
- 5.1 x 5.1 cm
The 2 x 2 inch format in pixels
In the case of digital version photos only, it is fundamental to maintain the correct proportions, i.e. the ratio of the 2” width to the 2” height. Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these can be considerably different in dimensions expressed in pixels (px). For example, they may be:
- for dpi=100 resolution: 200 on 200 px (width = 200 px, and height 200 px)
- for dpi=300 resolution: 600 on 600 px (width = 600 pixels, and height 600 pixels)
- for dpi=600 resolution: 1200 on 1200 px (width = 1200 pixels, and height 1200 pixels)
Which documents require a 2 x 2 inch photo?
The 2” x 2” format is the standard passport photo and visa photo format in the United States. It’s also used in other documents around the world, such as the Mexican visa, Indian passport, Ugandan passport, and more.
While passport photo requirements may vary from country to country, some criteria are common for most countries, and they include:
- a uniform background (usually white, light gray, or off white background)
- neutral facial expression - a slight, natural smile may be acceptable by some countries, but make sure you carefully go over the criteria for the document you’re applying for
- you’re not allowed to wear a head covering, unless it’s your traditional religious attire supported by a signed note
- normally you’re not allowed to wear glasses in document photos, unless these are prescription glasses. However, it must be supported by a signed doctor’s statement verifying your need to wear the corrective glasses
- if you wear glasses or a head covering, they cannot cast shadows in your photo
- you have to face the camera directly
Pass the passport verification process with our app
Our intelligent, AI-backed photo app will help you get through the passport verification process easily by scanning your passport photo and making sure it meets the government requirements.
By using the Passport Photo Online app, you can save money and avoid the hassle of having to leave your house in search of a photo studio or a drugstore to have your photo taken and printed. With the PPO app you can just decide what photo type you need and either order a printable image sent to your email address, or have a printout sent to your home.
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