Top 3 Options For Online Passport Photos
A valid passport is practically a necessity these days. It’s needed for just about all international travel, and for U.S. citizens it’s now a requirement for successful entry into even Canada and Mexico. Now, you are probably already aware that post offices and pharmacies usually provide passport photo services, but the truth is that there is an increasing amount of online businesses offering this service. Getting passport photos sent to you from a website can save you a lot of time and may fit better into your schedule, and it also doesn’t have to be that expensive. In fact, the three best options for online passport photos are ID Photo4You, ePassportPhoto and Passport Booth. Read on to learn more about which one may be right for you.
ID Photo4You is by far one of the best websites to use for passport photos or really any ID photo that you may need. The main reason for this is because it is free to use, but the truth is that it is also pretty straightforward in terms of ease of use. Users can upload a photo of themselves of up to 10MB in size, and the website is also very clear with its instructions on what is an acceptable passport image. The website recently took away its face detection feature, but this is really a good thing when you think about it. After all, there’s an awful lot of technology out there that mistakes inanimate objects for faces!
Next up is ePassportPhoto, which also offers a free, do-it-yourself photo uploading and printing service. However, starting at $0.99 a photo they also offer additional editing and printing features from their professionals. They also have bulk deals available, which is handy for field trips and families that may require multiple people to get a passport at once. So for those interested in having others do the work entirely in exchange for a professional, perfectly clear image, ePassportPhoto presents an affordable option.
Last but not least is Passport Booth. While there is a website, this service really shines as an app (available for both iPhone and Android). This service represents the future of passport photos and is fast and incredibly easy to use. And while users can print photos themselves, they can also send them directly to pharmacies that provide passport services and get them printed for a mere 50 cents.
No matter which passport photo service you choose, it is important that you make sure the photo is clear and fits international passport standards. The good news is that the three services talked about here all adhere to U.S. passport standards and are compatible with all the passport requirements (when printing rules are followed). This makes for a pretty painless passport ordering process, so you’ll be on your way to your international destination in no time.