Passport Photo Creates Compliant Photos for EU and UK Biometric Passports

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Passport Photo 1.4.0, by OnTheGoSoft, creates photos that are compliant with recent requirements for biometric passports – the new standard in the EU and UK.

Recently, the European Union, United Kingdom and several other countries have started using biometric recognition systems for border control. To allow these systems to function, strict requirements are being enforced on passport photos. According to the new specifications, the head size must be between 32 and 36 millimeters, and occupy a certain area of the photo.

To comply with these new requirements, OnTheGoSoft has updated Passport Photo, to include these exact settings. Now, you can use Passport Photo and create photos that will be accepted by EU and UK passport offices. The same program also includes settings for 2x2 inch photo, and ensures correct composition for US passports.

A precision cropping tool lets you verify that the photo composition matches your country’s requirements. It also shows you the resulting dimensions of your photo, and the print size of the head. This way you can be sure that what you print is what you need.

If you have a good photo printer, and are using high quality paper and long lasting ink you can print your own photos. Otherwise, Passport Photo will save a JPEG file that can be printed in any shop, just like a regular photo. Then, all you’ll have to do is cut the photos and submit them.

Passport Photo runs under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and costs $9.95(US). You can download an evaluation version from their website:

For more information, contact OnTheGoSoft 22 Hatishbi St., 36620, Israel


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