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We claim our software is the best based on the knowledge, experiences and the test results we have. Our latest version software distinguishes itself from others available in the market by it's accurate size photo generation, fast speed, plenty of features and unique processing algorithm, etc. Let's see what the problems you may have if using other software/services and you can also find how our resolution works.
The Biggest common mistake: "What shown on screen is what you can Print out." --- wrong!!!
It is a very common mistake to generate the passport/visa image whose original(actual) size is the same size as the photo paper. This seems right, actually not! Unfortunately, most of the DIY software, no matter local PC based or online based, is doing this way. The outcomes is that you are guaranteed to get a printout having larger size than required due to the borderless print by the printer.
Let's see what is actually going on when you print your photos at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, or any online photo printing store.
Most likely you only get the default borderless printing which means the photo paper will be fully covered by printing, no unprinted borders. This seems perfect when you have 6 US passport photos( 2x2" each) printed on one 4x6" paper. You take advantage of all the spaces. However, if you look closely and compare the photo printed and the one on your PC screen, you will realize that there are some differences. The photo printed on the paper is enlarged slightly and then gets cropped to the paper size. This is exactly how the printer handles borderless print. Now, your perfect layout shown on the screen doesn't get printed as you expected. You lose part of your image and you don't get the exact 2x2" photos(they may be off by 2mm). Further, your 6 photos are not identical and not even the same size. You may not notice this if you don't measure them. It may not get rejected if you're lucky that the inspector doesn't pay attention to this. But it's something not desired. Check the perfect layout below:
(this photo is six 2x2" photo layout on a 4x6" paper. If print on 4x6" paper, ideally you should get six perfect-sized 2x2" photos.) However, due to borderless print, the bleed print happens which will first enlarge the photo and then crop it. The result will be something like shown in the image below where the part of the image will be cropped away. Those 6 photos are not identical any more and the sizes are also changed. The two photos in the middle column are wider than its left and right column photos and they won't be 2x2". The top row photos have their heads trimmed, but the bottom row photos have their bodies trimmed. And due to the printer's inacccurate in the paper feeder alignment, the photo may get rotated a little. In short, this image won't produce the expected printout. You can't get six identical photos.
There're customers' comments can be found on using this kind of photo to print. The stated 5% size error happened as claimed. But this number may vary a lot according to different printers used.
posted: Jan. 19, 2011 @ 4:58p
"emmd2001 said: ....
That still costs you $8. (EDIT: I now see that they let you download to print yourself for free. Be careful because if you do not leave whitespace then the pics will all have one side shorter than the others. Photo machines print at 105% in order to ensure full bleed) .... "
So, how about only put two photos in the layout? Will it fix all the problem?
The answer is No as long as you still generate the image in the same manner. Since the image file you generated has the same actual size as the paper. You still get the same enlargement effect. The only benefit by doing this is the 2 photos will be identical when print. But their sizes won't be 2x2" but larger.
We got the solution!
Our old version software is also designed in this way. However, thanks to our customers' comments and suggestions, now we have a great solution to address this problem. According to your situation, the latest version software gives you several options to make perfect-sized photos and printouts. Our latest software is the best you can find. And it's going to be the last one you ever used. You can compare to other software by yourself.
Then, what's the solution in detail?
If you have a photo printer at home, it's easy. Just choose one of the methods below:
1.To print the layout photo which is the same size as the photo paper, you can play with the setting to make sure using the borderless printing with the minimum bleed and margin. This will minimize the problem. But the result is really up to the performance of your printer.
2. Recommended. Print the photo on a photo paper which is larger than the original image size(don't extend to fit the whole page). And you also need a photo printing software which will allow you to print to the original size of the image. The software coming with windows operating system doesn't work. This method is the most accurate way. i.e.: print a 4x6" photo(with 6 or less 2x2"photos on it) on a 5x7" paper or even larger one. Or print one or two 2x2" photos on one 4x6" paper. Not all image viewer software can do this.
We do offer a free software, "PassportVISAPhotoprinter", which is simple and handy to handle the original-sized image
Printing. It will work with "PassportVISAPhotoCropper" seamlessly to guide you to get the perfect-sized printout.
Between method 1 and 2, Method 2 is recommended for home printing.
If you don't have photo printer at home, then you have to order your print from Walgreens, CVS, or other store. Then, no matter how good your layout is, you always get this little problem anyway since you have no control of their printers. And you have to make the 4x6" image to match with the 4x6" paper. If you do not mind the size error, it's another story. If you want at least to minimize the error, there is a way to work around. The workaround is to edit the image file to append a border to it which will be used to cancel the edge bleeding effect from the printer. As for the thickness of the border to use, it can only be an error and try approach since you have no idea how much your photo will get enlarged and cropped. Manually to do this error and try approach is a hassle.
our software can help by automatically generating multiple photos with different border width. You can print them at one time and pick the best one by measuring them. Although it may cost a little bit more(maybe $1 instead of 20cents) to print those photos in order to get the good one, it's still very cheap and also save your multiple trips to the store.
Object position in the photo
This is another problem you may have with other software. Since some software only let you to estimate if the object(person) in the middle of the photo, it's not accurate and hard. Our software use 2 clicks on each eyes which guaranttee your centerness. And in US passport/visa cases, the eye level to the bottom of the photo. In addition, our softare offers the ability to adjust the position of the object if it's not straight in the photo. The zoom in feature let you easily focus and pick the object size precisely.
Not all software gives the print option, like the online photo generation. You probably think you can use the windows image viewer or other software. But most of those software can only give you a stretched print (blow up to the paper size), not the print based on the actual photo size. We offer this actual size print function for free in our software.
Digital image format
Our software will generate one digital image file for some countries if you need one, like U.S. Visa application, the JFIF format.
No installation, EXE file.
More features: try by yourself.
What happened in the past?
07/09/2011 --- Verion 18.104.22.168; Add support to Canada passport photo. Discard full page layout after finding problem when borderless printing (i.e.: no more 6 (2x2") US passport photos on one 4x6" page). Create original photo printing software, "Passport VISA Photo Printer". Generating multiple sized adjusted photos for store/online printing to get the most accurate-sized photos.
06/09/2011 --- Support more standards (Version 22.214.171.124):US, UK, China, Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Korea, Ireland, Italy,Japan,Schengen,Spain.
08/02/2010 --- Add in French Passport photo. (Version 126.96.36.199).
07/17/2010 --- Merge two software, PassportPhotoCropper and VISAPhotoCropper, into one EXE file which doesn't need installation.
03/23/2010 --- New release version 188.8.131.52 for "PassportPhotoCropper" and "VISAPhotoCropper"
- Some bugs related with installation errors are fixed. New version is more reliable.
- This version remove the requirement for requesting a photo license to continue the processing which is easier to use.
- For US passport, the single photo option will generate a 600x600 pixel JPG image file (JFIF) which can be used for the US Nonimmigrant VISA application (online), the 4x6inch option is for printing out on photo paper purpose.
- The photo requirement for US Nonimmigrant VISA application can be found here and in PDF.
- The US Nonimmigrant application form can be used are DS-156 (DS-160 online application) and DS-1648, etc.
10/06/2008 --- Chinese Passport Photo added
Chinese Passport Photos :
Chinese Passport Photos must be 48mm x 33mm;
Chinese Passport Photos head height is between 28mm - 33mm;
Head width is between 21mm - 24mm in Chinese Passport Photos;
A white or light blue background is required for Chinese Passport Photos