Make Your Own Passport Size Photos (using GIMP)

As a new year present to the community, here is an small tutorial on making your own passport size pictures using the GIMP.

Have a great new years, and hopefully this tutorial will help you when you travel 🙂

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3 Responses to Make Your Own Passport Size Photos (using GIMP)

  1. Sashikanth says:

    Long time no see.
    That’s a nice tutorial,
    You’ve gotten plump !


  2. Yatrik Shah says:

    Hey just wanted to say THANKS!! your tutorial saved me $50!! It was well written and easy to follow. Passport photos around here go for $10 for 2, and I needed a bunch for some USCIS applications that I am doing.

    Thanks again!


  3. BFRS says:

    Hi Venkat,

    I tried using GIMP to format my passport photos, but it seemed too much of a hassle, downloading and installing the program and figuring out how to use it.

    So I decided to put my little knowledge of computer vision to some good use and solved the problem of formatting passport photos once and for all using face detection. It works great and you can check the results at

    Your article ranks high in the Google search results, and hopefully Page-Rank will think more of my web app if you recommend it. If you like it, please include a link to it in the references for your article.



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