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How To Video: Take your own passport photos
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How To Video: Take your own passport photos

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Save some cash by taking your own passport photos with your own camera or smartphone and a few basic guidelines.

If you're getting ready to go on vacation overseas where you'll need a passport -- the whole application process is really time consuming and expensive. But icing on the cake is that and -- -- fifteen dollar photo. Not many people know that you can actually take -- princess -- yourself without paying for more than does the printing costs. I'm Sharon vaknin for CNET here show you how to stick drugstores and bring your own passport photos. All you need for this project is the camera your computer and a photo printer -- -- -- to store for printing. To get started -- friend and get yourself in front of a white or cream colored background like a while working as a poster board. Now to get I don't approved you'll need to follow some guidelines. First you -- wearing your day today clothing so take up any uniforms or cost him. Take up any headphones Bluetooth -- ads or other electronic devices. You can Wear prescription glasses but tinted glasses or -- are not okay. Finally wipe off any weird faces -- an expression of smiled fourth -- date. When you are trying your luck -- friend -- shot -- there any shadows around your head or on your faith get rid of them by adding or removing light. Also make sure there isn't -- -- on your face all of these things are taken into account when your passport goes through the approval process. -- the lighting looks good -- shots and that there's plenty of headroom and let your prophet just below the shoulders. When you're done get the -- on your computer by emailing it yourself or uploading it from your SD card. Then have the government's own photo cropping tool which you can get you from this web URL. Now upload your photo and zoom in or out and the photo around to match your -- with the green template. When you're done hit cropped photo. Then favorite -- to save it to your desktop. Now all you have to do is print it you can put it on a thumb drive and take -- -- local copy center or print it out on your own photo printer. The printed photos should be two inches by two inches so if you need to bring in Microsoft Word and resize it -- -- printing it out. When you're ready to print you can use matte or glossy photo paper either one is acceptable. Once -- got all you have to do is -- to one photo -- your passport application and assault are not for a job well done. -- -- a complete list -- requirements which you should check out visit travel dot state dot gov. And if you live outside the US be -- to follow the guidelines for your country. If you have any questions or wanna show off your mug -- an announcement means that page for -- -- like it. For cnet.com. And -- back.

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