how to make passport size photo by using MS-Power point

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tester2, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. tester2 macrumors newbie

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    hi guys just i like to know how to make passport size photo by using MS-Power Point. I want to arrange size like 3.5 cm by 3.5 cm. So can any body let me know how to do this.

    Thanks
     
  2. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    Didn't you just get nailed for trying to do this for cracked software?
     
  3. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I don't even think you can legally make your own passport photos. It's a serious legal document.


    Dale
     
  4. tester2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just did the google search and I become member today, I thought I can do by myself to get Passport size photo like other doing this. Hope some one let me know how it can be do by using MS-Power Point.

    And I don't want to use this for any Government ID purpose, I just want to learn this for hobby,.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    There are numerous raster graphics [photograph] editors available for the Mac. Why on Earth do you want to use a presentation app? iPhoto, GraphicConverter, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop? Each one will do the job and is an immeasurably better choice for editing photograps.
     
  6. compuwar macrumors 601

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    At least in the US, the State Department gives you the requirements for the photograph, so yes you can make your own as long as the picture dimensions, head dimensions, background, clothing and lighting are to their specifications.

    Let's face it, if you have three lights you can do a better job than the folks who do it for $8 at the local drug store. If you don't, the local drug store is cheap...

    http://travel.state.gov/passport/guide/guide_2081.html

    I don't know why the OP can't simply resize the image in just about any software out there- I can't imagine a scenario where Power Point would be a tool of choice for anything like that.
     
  7. tester2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do you think GraphicConverter will work on windowsXP system. Because I got winXP PC.

    thanks
     
  8. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Nope. Do you think that you'd be better off on PC forums when asking about software as they are Macintosh forums so people will suggest software that runs on Mac OS.
     
  9. jampat macrumors 6502a

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    I think Picasa can resize pics (and it's free).
     
  10. Shoesy macrumors 6502a

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    Hey that's some hobby!

    Seriously though - Powerpoint is not the way to go by any stretch of the imagination.

    Photoshop for the pros or something like Photoshop elements for a cheaper option. Maybe Jasc's Paintshop pro?

    Check this out for some more hints:
    http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/articles/11636.aspx
     
  11. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Why not just apply the square crop you want, double click, change the image to 3.5 cm (or the inch conversion) and then OK.

    Geezz...


    Or, do something that makes a little more sense. How about download the beta of Light Room 3 or the free trial of LR2. Then do the cropping and export from that in the size you want. This is how I made by passport pictures last year.
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    In the US you're required to provide your own, and getting visas for many different countries also requires you to provide your own photos. They have to meet various size requirements as stated above and also need to withstand 350-F heat (or something like that) without warping for US passports.
     
  13. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    The thread that's going no where. I'm still amazed at the number of people who think something MS is always the answer.
     
  14. splitpea macrumors 6502a

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    There's a free Windows photo app called Paint.Net.

    Anything else?
     

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