Photo 50x50 MM

Photo 50x50 MM

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Photos with dimensions 50x50 milimetres

Photo 50x50 Milimetres (5x5 Centimetres)
Width: 50 mm
Height: 50 mm
300 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 68 %
  • Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 56 %
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

About the 50 x 50 millimeter photo

One of the most popular options at photography studios is a universal photograph in a digital or printed version. A 50 x 50 mm photo is equivalent to 5 x 5 cm or 1.97 x 1.97 inches. Many documents around the world require a 5 x 5 size photo, including the Turkish visa, passport photos for countries such as Laos or Israel, and some other countries’ documents. Nowadays, thanks to online photo tools, you don’t have to spend your time hunting for the nearest photo booth or drug store that offers photo prints - instead, you can just take a 5 x 5 photo yourself. 

All you have to do is take a snap of yourself with the help of a tripod, or ask someone to do it for you. You can also use an already existing photo that you think is a good fit for a government document. You can then upload the image to the form above or to our photo app. Passport Photo Online will help you prepare your 50 x 50 mm photo by automatically cropping the digital image to fit the photo size requirements, leaving you with professionally prepared, correct photos ready to be attached to your application. 

Before sending you your image files or the actual square photo prints (depending on which option you go for - a digital image or ready printout), we will carefully verify your pictures to make sure they are appropriately sized and meet all the criteria. 

5 x 5 cm (50 x 50 mm) size photo background

Most commonly, official documents call for a uniform, light-colored background. The actual background color required for your particular 5 x 5 photo may be different, as it is conditioned by the specific type of document you are applying for. 

Usually, however, it’s a bright background, normally white or light gray. Some documents may have a particular requirement for a light blue background. 

With the cropping tool you can get a photograph with a uniform bright background. Our background removal tool will replace any unwanted or incorrect background with the correct one, as required by the particular country’s passport authorities.

5 x 5 cm photo - digital version 

In the case of 5 x 5 photos in electronic format, it is fundamental to maintain the correct proportions, i.e. the ratio of the 50 mm width to the 50 mm height. Depending on the resolution (dpi) of the printout, these may be considerably different in dimensions expressed in pixels (px). For instance, they may be as follows:

  • for dpi=100 resolution: 197 x 197 px
  • for dpi=300 resolution: 591 x 591 px 
  • for dpi=600 resolution: 1181 x 1181 px 

Last update: 24.09.2021

Last update: 8/8/22

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ Which passports require a 5 x 5 cm photo?

There are a few passports around the world that require a 5 x 5 cm (50 x 50 mm) photo, including the Laos passport photo, Afghanistan passport photo, or Barbados passport or visa photo. Click here for our list of passport photo size requirements by country.

❓ What background should I use for my 5 x 5 cm photo?

The background required for your particular photo depends on the type of document you’re applying for. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the background color criteria set forth by the passport authorities of the country whose passport or visa you’re applying for. However, our photo tool offers a wide range of document photo templates to choose from and will automatically adjust the background color for you.

❓ Where can I take a 5 x 5 cm photo?

You can take a 5 x 5 cm photo from any place in the world using your smartphone and a tripod, or with the help of a friend or family member. You can then easily upload the photo to our app and have everything taken care of for you, including cropping, sizing, background, and all other adjustments.

Our sensitive AI-backed system scans each photo that’s uploaded to our app and you’re automatically notified whether you can use your photo for your document of choice. In case the photo turns out to be inadequate, we also notify you, asking you to retake your photo. You can either take the photo with your smartphone camera or directly through our app’s camera.

About the document

The 5 x 5 cm photo is a commonly used passport or visa photo format around the world, including the Afghani passport, Barbados passport and visa, Chilean visa, Costa Rican passport, and many, many more. 

The 5 x 5 cm size photo is the closest equivalent to the standard U.S. passport photo of 2 x 2 inches, as its measurement in inches is 1.97 x 1.97.

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