passport or ID photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ndash, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. ndash macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2009
    Does anyone have a good program to print passport or ID photos?? 1.5x1.5 or 2x2 inch photos. Photoshop doesn't really do a good job when you need to print multiples. Any ideas or thoughts??
  2. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    If it were me, I'd fire up Lightroom, that is if you have it. I've never tried printing with iPhoto though, have you tried that? Are you looking for a free image viewer?
  3. UnclePaulie macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2004
    LA, CA
    Use iPhoto

    I'm currently not on my mac right now, but if I remember correctly if you have the 2x2" image ready to go in iPhoto, you can just go to the print dialog and there's an option to tile the photos. In the past, I've put a sheet of 8.5x11 photo paper in my printer and tiled multiple 2x2 photos across it.
  4. wedi42 macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2009
  5. peskaa macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2008
    London, UK
    #5 does a very good job, I'd recommend it.
  6. RodoLana macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2008
    Moons of the 7th planet
    If you have photoshop you can use Picture Package to automatically create a sheet of multiple images. Go to File>Automate>Picture Package. In the subsequent dialogue box select your source image and in the document settings, choose your page size and layout. Picture Package is available in photoshop 7 (not sure if 6 had it) through CS3, it was removed in CS4 (why???) but Adobe makes it available for download as an optional plug-in on their site. Good luck.
  7. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Passport photos have to meet certain characteristics other than just being 2x2. The head has to be centered, with a certain distance between top of head to top edge, and chin to bottom edge, and the head size has to be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inch. If they actually are for passport application, make sure they're cropped appropriately. Also note that they can't be enhanced or retouched.

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