2 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2008 11:28 AM by Old Toad
James Fernald Level 2 (315 points)
Help, I need to make a passport photo - 2 by 2 inches...any suggestion on how to do it?

ibook g4, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 (136,665 points)

    Bear in mind that in most countries there are very specific requirements for passport photos. Theese include the facial expression, the background and so on.

    If you think you have a pic that's right for the job you can resize it on export: select the pic in the iPhoto Window and go File -> Export In the resulting dialogue you have the option to resize in pixels. A little trial and error will help you get the exact dimensions.


  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,355 points)

    Another way is to first crop the photo to a square and then print. In the Print window select the paper size and print size, 2x2 is one of the standard sizes in my menu. The photo will be shown in the page you've selected. Then print. If you need more than one, I'd duplicate the photo and print both at one time. You can get 2 on 4x6 stock.

    Here's how I did my passport photos. Best one I've ever had.

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    I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger or later), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.