Passport Photo Cropping Tool

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

1M+
approved
ID photos
200%
Guarantee of
acceptance
Passport Photo Cropping Tool
1M+
approved
ID photos
200%
Guarantee of
acceptance

How does it work?

Get the perfect biometric photo in 3 minutes or less.

Check out just how simple it is!

Snap or upload a photo

Snap or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Snap or upload a photo - we'll take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or print photos

Digital or print photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 2-4 days. Delivery is free!

Why?

Take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

You save time and money

Convenience

Don't waste time, effort or money. You can take your passport photo without leaving home.

Professional service

Over 1 million people have used our services within the past 11 years. Our Photo Experts are available 24/7.

Money-back guarantee

We guarantee the authorities will accept your photo(s) or we will refund double your purchase cost!

Satisfaction guarantee

Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied.

How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow these simple instruction to take the perfect ID photo.

1

Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.

2

Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.

3

Lighting

Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

U.S. passport photo: size and requirements

Passport Photo: Crop an Image to Instantly Meet U.S. Regulations
Size
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
Resolution
301 dpi
Is it suitable for online submission?
Yes
Image definition parameters
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
Is it printable?
Yes
Background Color
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What our users have to say about us:

Can't thank these people enough, they have gone above and beyond today to produce a lovely passport photograph from my poor photograph. Thank you for all your efforts. I would recommend this company good value, professional and kind.
Pauline Jackson
A really easy format to get passport pictures. Very fast response to my questions via email.
Andrea Wilson
My first pictures weren’t high enough quality, I received an email right away asking for new pictures, and within minutes received an answer with passport picture attached that would work. Highly recommend! Thank you!
Cali Rae

More about Passport Photo Crop - Requirements

Passport photo cropping tool

We all have that perfect photo. 

The one your friend took a few months ago…You know the one. 

What if there was a way to take that photo and make it your passport picture for the next ten years? 

There’s a way–as long as the subject’s face is clearly visible and the photo was taken within the last 6 (six) months. Keep reading to find out how a strategic passport photo crop can have U.S. citizens looking at their perfect photo every time they open their U.S. passport–all done without hours wasted on figuring out confusing cropping tools.

Crop a photo to passport size

There are numerous ways to crop an existing photo to a passport-size one, especially if the image has been saved in a high-quality format (e.g., .jpg between 54Kb and 10MB) or scanned at a minimum resolution of 300 px/inch (for physical prints). Some methods, such as using Photoshop to crop the photo, require a certain amount of technical know-how. While others (e.g., using Passport Photo Online) are so intuitive that almost everyone can figure them out. 

Nevertheless, all methods require access to an electronic device (e.g., mobile phone, computer, or tablet) since we strongly advise against manually cutting existing photos to passport photo size as U.S. passport agents will most likely reject them.

How to crop a passport photo online?

There’s an abundance of online photo croppers available on the internet, including the free cropping tool provided by the U.S. Department of State. There are also third-party companies such as 123passport, IDPhoto4You, and persofoto.com, all offering photo cropping services at varying prices. 

While outcomes and levels of service vary using third-party software, only Passport Photo Online offers a 100% compliance or double-your-money-back guarantee. Couple our industry-leading guarantee with our simple 3-step process, and it’s no wonder we have over 3,800 5⭐ ratings on Trustpilot.com

To get a compliant biometric photo with Passport Photo Online, simply

  1. Click on the “Upload a photo” button and select the source image for the passport photo.
  2. Our state-of-the-art software automatically crops your image to the government-mandated standard while simultaneously removing any background items and/or other impurities.
  3. Your government-compliant passport photo is ready to download in seconds, with optional physical prints delivered to any address in the U.S. (for in-person passport applications or renewals by mail).

That’s all there is to it. No advanced technical skills or wasted hours figuring out confusing online cropping tools. 

Crop a photo to passport size on iPhone

The 3-step process mentioned above can also be repeated using our dedicated iOS application. By downloading our app, users have the additional option of snapping their passport photo using their mobile device’s camera or uploading an existing photo and having the software crop the photo to the required specifications.

Cropping a photo to passport size on Android

Don't worry Android users, we have you covered with our dedicated Android app. Simply fire up the app and snap a new passport photo at will or use an existing photo as the image source–the choice is up to you. Whatever your decision, the application will crop any compatible image into a U.S. passport photo.

No need to cut passport photos manually 

Here at Passport Photo Online, we’ve tried to make getting passport photos as easy as possible–during every step of the process. That’s why our image cropping and background removal are done automatically and why our photos are delivered pre-cut to any address in the U.S. – there’s no risk of human error and subsequent photo rejection.

By using our convenient service, there’s never any need to cut passport-size photos out of templates. Once your photos arrive in the mail, you’re good to go, with no additional actions required. 

Passport Photo Online–your personal passport photo cropper

While there are many ways to crop a photo to passport size, wouldn't you rather spend your time doing something other than fiddling with complicated software? With Passport Photo Online’s intuitive interface, there’s no need to spend hours trying to get your favorite photo to comply with U.S. regulations–everything is done automatically!

Also, with all of our photos guaranteed to comply with U.S. regulations (or double your money back) and arriving pre-cut, there is no risk your passport photo will be rejected due to faulty cropping or cutting.

So why not upload that favorite photo (starring you) and take our highly-rated service for a spin?

Passport Photo Online’s cropping tool

Want to use that amazing photo your friend snapped for your new U.S. passport? Now you can, with Passport Photo Online’s popular service available online and on dedicated mobile phone applications (Android and iOS). Best of all, there are no complex features to figure out since all the cropping, background removal, and cutting is done automatically (unlike some of those other apps). 

Simply download the application or visit our website to start the process. In no time at all, you’ll have a perfectly cropped passport photo that will make you smile whenever you open your passport.

Last update: 1/31/23

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How to cut a passport photo yourself?

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We strongly advise against manually cutting passport photos as human error may result in the applicant’s photos being rejected by U.S. passport agents.

How to crop a photo to passport size?

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There are numerous online tools that allow users to crop photos to passport size. Some of them require manual adjustments and technical know-how, while others, such as Passport Photo Online, do everything automatically for the user.

How to cut a passport-size photo online

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Users have a wide assortment of online tools (all requiring varying amounts of technical know-how to operate) capable of cutting any photo to passport size. For consistent results, trust Passport Photo Online to deliver perfectly cut physical and digital prints–all backed by our money-back guarantee.