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30x40 Photos—All You Need to Know
Let’s take a closer look at the specifics of 30x40 mm photos.
This photo size is used in various applications, from visa photos to ID pictures.
We will discuss its dimensions, uses, the quality standards for official documents, and how to get properly sized prints.
What documents use the 30x40 mm photo format?
We’ve put together a convenient list so you can quickly see which documents your 30x40 mm photo is good for.
|Size (Width x Height)
30x40 picture in other units
Not sure if 30x40 are the measurements you’re looking for? No problem! Just look at the table below to find the exact dimensions you need.
|30x40 Picture Size
|In inches (in)
|1.18 x 1.57 in
|In centimeters (cm)
|In pixels (px)
Quality requirements for 30x40 photos
Here’s a summary of all the specifications for 30x40 pictures:
|Digital & Print
|Must be in color
|Taken in the last 6 months
Clear image of your face
❌ Not blurry, grainy, or pixelated
|❌ No filters allowed
|30x40 mm (1.18x1.57 inches)
|At least 354 x 472 px
|Head must measure 30 mm from the chin to the top of the head
|Quality & Resolution
|Matte or glossy paper
|❌ No alterations allowed
Where can I print 30x40 mm photos?
Searching for a place to print 30x40 photos? Local stores or photo providers might be your first thought, but be aware that it's not a common size, as it's only needed for a few specific documents.
A good strategy to find nearby printing services is to search online for “30x40 photo prints near me,” which will show you available options in your area.
However, there’s a simpler solution—
Use Passport Photo Online to create a printable template. This way, you can print your 30x40 photos at a minimal cost. Plus, we offer a service to ensure your photo meets all necessary standards.
Get your 3x4 photo online today—download our Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android, or simply snap a photo with your phone or camera and upload it by using the button at the top of this page!
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