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Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.
Follow these simple instruction to take the perfect ID photo.
The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.
Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.
Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.
One of the most popular options at a photography studio is a 35x45 mm photo in digital or printed version. This measurement is equivalent to the dimensions of 3.5x4.5 centimeters. Such a picture may be taken not only by a photographer, but you can also take it yourself. All you have to do is frame it correctly. The easiest way to get this format is to use the Passport Photo Online editor that will help you edit and crop photos in a fast and professional way. By using framing tools, you will get a ready to print picture with the dimensions of 35x45 millimeters. This will save you time and money, and it’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to take a perfect 35x45 mm photo.
Normally, a document photo should have a uniform background. The background color may differ depending on the document. However, it is generally a bright background, normally white (#ffffffff) or light gray (e.g. #fafafa), although there may be a particular requirement regarding a red background - #fa1212. With the Passport Photo Online editor, you can get a photograph with a uniform bright background. First you need to upload a photo using Passport Photo Online, and then use the background removal tool to get your photo against the perfect bright background.
The equivalents of a 35x45 mm photograph are:
In the case of digital photographs, it is important to maintain the right proportions, i.e. the ratio of the 35 mm width to the 45 millimeter height. Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these can be considerably different in dimensions expressed in pixels (px), for example:
Let’s talk about how to take a photo for your passport or visa. If you’re getting your passport or visa photos using a photo app, you can take your picture anywhere you want - even outside! Something to pay attention to is what kind of shutter speed you use, so we’ll go over that topic briefly.
Fast shutter speeds allow in less light and give the impression that an object has been frozen in motion. A faster shutter speed is especially recommended when taking photos outdoors, or when photographing objects that are moving fast. Therefore, if you’re taking your 35x45 mm photo outside, you can set the shutter speed on your digital camera or smartphone to ‘fast’, so you get a better result. The same also applies to taking passport or visa pictures of babies or toddlers, as they tend to move around a lot. On the other hand, slow shutter speed is most recommended in darker settings, so if you’re taking your photo on an overcast day, or when there is not enough daylight, try using a slower shutter speed.
Last update: 9/21/23
A 35x45 mm photo is one of the most commonly used document photo formats around the world, including the Canadian visa, Schengen visa, the Spanish passport, and more.
The equivalents of the 35x45mm photo in inches are 1.38”x1.77”.
Depending on the desired dpi of the photo, the dimensions in pixels should be: for 100 dpi = 138x177 px; for 300 dpi = 414x532 px; for 600 dpi = 826x1063 px.
If you need to convert a 2x2 photo to a 35x45 mm one, you can upload it to our photo app and it will convert it to the correct size for you.
You can take a photo with your digital camera and upload it to our app that will crop and size the photo to the 35x45 mm size, so you don’t have to worry about setting the measurements.