Creating Passport Size Photos Photos

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by arnoota, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. arnoota macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
    I've been trying to figure out how to crop a regular photo taken with my digital camera down to a 2x2 passport size photo. Everything I've found in the forums suggests ways I can change printing options, but since I'll be sending the photo out digitally, I'd like to know how to save the image in this size. I don't have Photoshop (except for PS Express), and when i use iPhoto's "Custom Size" option to set it to 2x2, it looks to me like it's still in a rectangular shape. When I save it as a "Square" it turns into a square, but a square that fills the page. Are there any other options that I have? Thank you for any advice!
  2. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2004
    I've never used PS Express so I don't know its capabilities. You might have better luck using Preview to crop and resize the image than iPhoto. Export the full size image from iPhoto and mess with it in Preview.
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    My solution was to crop the image to a square, forgetting about size for a moment, just concentrating on getting the image framed properly as per the passport guidelines.

    Then I pasted the image into a blank Keynote page (this also works with Powerpoint). Turn on the rulers if they're not already visible, and resize the image to measure 2"x2" on the rulers. Then print to photo paper as usual. Surprisingly or maybe unsurprisingly, the print you get is an image measuring 2"x2".
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    Once you cropped it to a sqaure in Preview, use Tools >> Adjust Size to well, adjust the size.
  5. arnoota thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 29, 2008
  6. newmbp macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2008
    How to format multiple passport sizes on a single paper?

    This was a very useful discussion to format/crop the image to 2" x 2" passport size. Does anyone know how can I arrange multiple 2x2 thumbnails on a single photo paper? So I don't have to take many printouts for multiple passport photos.
  7. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  8. tigerscorpion macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2010
    santa cruz
    not working for me

    I tried resizing the square image in preview to 2" but it continues to print 2.75" square??? iphoto isn't to the Mac and frustrated.
  9. ericrwalker macrumors 68030


    Oct 8, 2008
    Albany, NY

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