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4 x UK Passport Photos - 20p @ Boots

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Unfortunately needed a UK passport photo. Popped down to the Photo-booth, £5 for 5 passport photos but the silly machine didn't accept cards and wanted exact change. Went to the cash-point but it wasn… Read More
PrettyFlyForaBrownGuy Avatar
3y, 3m agoFound 3 years, 3 months ago
Unfortunately needed a UK passport photo. Popped down to the Photo-booth, £5 for 5 passport photos but the silly machine didn't accept cards and wanted exact change. Went to the cash-point but it wasn't dispensing anything less than £10. Long story short. Took a picture with my iPhone, edited it on epassportphoto.com and printed 4 photos for 20p - saved £4.80 !

Here’s what you have to do:

Taking the photo:

1. Find an area that has a white background colour and instruct the person you are photographing to stand about one foot in front of that background.

2. Instruct the person to have a neutral expression on his face and ask him to remove his glasses if he is wearing them.

3. Stand about 6 feet away from the person and take a picture that shows him from the shoulders up. Leave about 6 inches of spaces above his head.

4. Connect your camera/iPhone to your computer and upload the picture to a location of your choice.

Creating the Photo

1. Navigate to epassportphoto.com, choose "United Kingdom" and "Passport 4.5 x 3.5 " from the drop-down menus on the home page and click "Get My Passport Photos."

2. Click on the "Choose File" icon and upload the photo you created in Section 1 from the location you saved it in Step 4 of Section 1. Click "Next" and wait for the photo to upload and be displayed on the screen.

3. Hover your mouse icon over the photo. You will see a small cross icon. Click and hold down your left mouse button and drag the selection so that it covers the desired area of the image. Two green rectangles will appear as you drag. Ensure the top of the head and the edge of the chin are inside these rectangles. Let go of the mouse and click "Next."

4. Click on "No thanks," which is highlighted in blue on the web page. Click on "Download the passport photo sheet image" icon on the following page. A JPEG file with four passport photos will be downloaded to your computer.

Developing

1. Go to Boots

2. Insert your iPhone/USB in Photo machine and choose 6'x4' and pay 20p for 24hr service.

3. Pick up 4 perfect UK passport photos

4. Reward yourself with a well deserved pint!

HOW TO MAKE 8 PHOTOS FOR 20p INSTEAD OF 4

Once you have finished what the OP has described and downloaded the Passport photo sheet to your PC, do the following:

1.) Open Paint (or similar editing program).

2.) Open the passport photo sheet you've just downloaded.

3.) Using the select tool highlight the 4 photos (they will be printed as a square).

4.) Click on copy

5.) Paste the image and position it over the logo next to the photos already on the photo sheet so you'll now have 8 photos instead of 4.

6.) Save the file.

7.) Print and cut out at your convenience
- Bunglistik

Step by Step instructions at : http://www.diaryfolio.com/create-your-own-passport-photo-using-gimp/
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billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
Are you new around here by any chance?
96 Likes
Great, came back with these beauties

http://www.wlmht.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/passport-photos-300x284.jpg

http://www.philburtonphotography.co.uk/Storage/htmluploads/passport.jpg

http://nomadcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/uk-passport.jpg

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/paulmadden/files/2014/01/British_passport.jpg
57 Likes
xeroc
Isn't this a well known/obvious 'trick'?

I got mine done once at a booth for £4, then just scanned and re-printed about 10 copies of the photos (at Boots) for the price of a usual 6x4 print.

I can't think of a legitimate reason why anyone would need 44 identical photos of themself.

Are you a spy?
12 Likes
oddballjamie
PrettyFlyForaBrownGuy
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

This thread may help:
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_advice_tips/782158-Baby-passport-photo-how/AllOnOnePage

My favourite suggestion from that thread.
"If you want to do it yourself, either put something white down, lay them on it and take picture from above or take white sheet to photo booth, put white sheet over you, put baby on your lap."

Like this

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/dec/02/hidden-mothers-victorian-photography-in-pictures#/?picture=423698542&index=4

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/11/29/1385725665332/Mother-and-baby-portrait-001.jpg
Weird

Edited By: davelfc on Feb 25, 2014 13:27
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billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
probably quicker and cheaper than getting in car, driving to town, parking (and paying for the privilege) walking to shop to get photo done, getting photo taken, then standing like a prune while you wait to dive on photos before anyone else sees how terrible they came out! HOT.( If you have a half decent printer, print your own)

Edited By: cheekytrucker on Feb 25, 2014 13:07

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96 Likes #1
Great, came back with these beauties

http://www.wlmht.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/passport-photos-300x284.jpg

http://www.philburtonphotography.co.uk/Storage/htmluploads/passport.jpg

http://nomadcapitalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/uk-passport.jpg

http://blogs.fco.gov.uk/paulmadden/files/2014/01/British_passport.jpg
1 Like #2
Lol :3
4 Likes #3
Isn't this a well known/obvious 'trick'?

I got mine done once at a booth for £4, then just scanned and re-printed about 10 copies of the photos (at Boots) for the price of a usual 6x4 print.

Edited By: xeroc on Feb 25, 2014 12:55
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This deal is no good for a teetotaler. For everyone else, you won't save much as the one pint will soon turn into two, maybe a few.

Edited By: samrakesh on Feb 26, 2014 18:04: Typo
1 Like #5
nice one
1 Like #6
all of this just to save a fiver?
1 Like #7
This again?!
57 Likes #8
xeroc
Isn't this a well known/obvious 'trick'?

I got mine done once at a booth for £4, then just scanned and re-printed about 10 copies of the photos (at Boots) for the price of a usual 6x4 print.

I can't think of a legitimate reason why anyone would need 44 identical photos of themself.

Are you a spy?
2 Likes #9
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?

Is that a joke?
#10
oddballjamie
xeroc
Isn't this a well known/obvious 'trick'?

I got mine done once at a booth for £4, then just scanned and re-printed about 10 copies of the photos (at Boots) for the price of a usual 6x4 print.

I can't think of a legitimate reason why anyone would need 44 identical photos of themself.

Are you a spy?
This ^^^

It's not as if you can use them again when your passport needs renewing! Unless you apply for a lot of visas, this seems like a bit of a waste of time for most people.
9 Likes #11
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
probably quicker and cheaper than getting in car, driving to town, parking (and paying for the privilege) walking to shop to get photo done, getting photo taken, then standing like a prune while you wait to dive on photos before anyone else sees how terrible they came out! HOT.( If you have a half decent printer, print your own)

Edited By: cheekytrucker on Feb 25, 2014 13:07
122 Likes #12
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
Are you new around here by any chance?
1 Like #13
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.
1 Like #14
If you use Costco you can get 6x4 prints for 7p each if you upload them. 16p for walk in service.

Also if you edit resulting jpeg you can get 8 photos by overwriting message area on right.
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oddballjamie
xeroc
Isn't this a well known/obvious 'trick'? I got mine done once at a booth for £4, then just scanned and re-printed about 10 copies of the photos (at Boots) for the price of a usual 6x4 print.
I can't think of a legitimate reason why anyone would need 44 identical photos of themself.Are you a spy?

44 wives ...
1 Like #16
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

This thread may help:
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_advice_tips/782158-Baby-passport-photo-how/AllOnOnePage
1 Like #17
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

Place baby on a cream sheet (lying down), hold camera over them and take photo that way :)

That's what we did ... good luck!

Edited By: speric07 on Feb 25, 2014 13:15
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AnotherOne
If you use Costco you can get 6x4 prints for 7p each if you upload them. 16p for walk in service.

Also if you edit resulting jpeg you can get 8 photos by overwriting message area on right.

Cheaper at Tesco by buying credits upfront. Works out at 5p each and you can use as many or as little as you like at a time.
#19
Good tip - I have 2 kids that definatly will not sit in a booth to get there's done & I need to do it ASAP. So will be trying this later!! Thanks
#20
speric07
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

Place baby on white sheet (lying down), hold camera over them and take photo that way :)

That's what we did ... good luck!

That sounds much better than the propping up on a stool with someone holding her up from behind like a puppet idea I had. Thanks.
3 Likes #21
PrettyFlyForaBrownGuy
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

This thread may help:
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_advice_tips/782158-Baby-passport-photo-how/AllOnOnePage

My favourite suggestion from that thread.
"If you want to do it yourself, either put something white down, lay them on it and take picture from above or take white sheet to photo booth, put white sheet over you, put baby on your lap."
1 Like #22
Great info, voted hot.

By the way OP, can Boots cut the photos for you as well? Using a device like this??? Thanks. :)
1 Like #23
Thanks OP. I was looking for a quick, cheap and convenient way to get my sons passport photos and this is perfect. Have some heat.x
4 Likes #24
oddballjamie
PrettyFlyForaBrownGuy
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

This thread may help:
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_advice_tips/782158-Baby-passport-photo-how/AllOnOnePage

My favourite suggestion from that thread.
"If you want to do it yourself, either put something white down, lay them on it and take picture from above or take white sheet to photo booth, put white sheet over you, put baby on your lap."

They're much more forgiving for babies than when photoing adults. The same rules for beards and glasses still apply tho'.
12 Likes #25
oddballjamie
PrettyFlyForaBrownGuy
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?

She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

This thread may help:
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/general_advice_tips/782158-Baby-passport-photo-how/AllOnOnePage

My favourite suggestion from that thread.
"If you want to do it yourself, either put something white down, lay them on it and take picture from above or take white sheet to photo booth, put white sheet over you, put baby on your lap."

Like this

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2013/dec/02/hidden-mothers-victorian-photography-in-pictures#/?picture=423698542&index=4

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2013/11/29/1385725665332/Mother-and-baby-portrait-001.jpg
Weird

Edited By: davelfc on Feb 25, 2014 13:27
#26
We got our kids passport photos done by a photographer (same price as photo booth) and they had the wee one sit on my knee. I sat side on so wasn't in the frame at all.
#27
oddballjamie
speric07
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.
Place baby on white sheet (lying down), hold camera over them and take photo that way :)That's what we did ... good luck!
That sounds much better than the propping up on a stool with someone holding her up from behind like a puppet idea I had. Thanks.

Could have worked ... just would have taken a long long long long time
#28
cheekytrucker
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
probably quicker and cheaper than getting in car, driving to town, parking (and paying for the privilege) walking to shop to get photo done, getting photo taken, then standing like a prune while you wait to dive on photos before anyone else sees how terrible they came out! HOT.( If you have a half decent printer, print your own)
If you have your own printer I'd say it's a decent deal, but last time I needed some passport photos I was already passing a Timpsons where they did it for 3.99. Would have cost me that to drive home to do the photos, then drive back into town, park and goto boots! (Plus timpson has/had a money back guarantee which was a bonus). There again I needed them ASAP and don't have a printer at home - who prints in this day and age?
1 Like #29
Transformers
Great info, voted hot.By the way OP, can Boots cut the photos for you as well? Using a device like this??? Thanks. :)

Loving the shop name, wildwild ... wonder what is wild about this item!

Guess it will be up to the staff member whether they cut it out for you. I have used a pair of scissors before with no issues.
#30
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

have you looked at the guidance for taking pictures of babies for passports? we laid our lil un on white a4 sheets of paper.
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billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?

Sounds like a fine deal to me! You can take as many awkward photos as you like in the comfort of your own home - and more than likely come out with a better photo than the washed out cameras will deliver in those photo booths.
Hot deal for me! Just what I needed (I'm travelling through Central Asia later this year - so need LOTS of visa photos. 20p a pop...nice!)

Heat added.
3 Likes #32
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
We hotukdealer's are the vultures of society. Now **** off if you dont want to save a fiver
#33
FTOdude170
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.

have you looked at the guidance for taking pictures of babies for passports? we laid our lil un on white a4 sheets of paper.

I read the official guide, but it's a little vague regarding young babies.
#34
tehwabbit
cheekytrucker
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
probably quicker and cheaper than getting in car, driving to town, parking (and paying for the privilege) walking to shop to get photo done, getting photo taken, then standing like a prune while you wait to dive on photos before anyone else sees how terrible they came out! HOT.( If you have a half decent printer, print your own)
If you have your own printer I'd say it's a decent deal, but last time I needed some passport photos I was already passing a Timpsons where they did it for 3.99. Would have cost me that to drive home to do the photos, then drive back into town, park and goto boots! (Plus timpson has/had a money back guarantee which was a bonus). There again I needed them ASAP and don't have a printer at home - who prints in this day and age?

Get yourself a laser printer -- cheap print runs (we use it for printing hundreds of charity newsletters), and excellent quality photos.
There is always a time when a printer is useful...(Ebay invoices for example - a paper copy is always preferable to delving through Ebay's confusing messaging system)
#35
oddballjamie
FTOdude170
oddballjamie
Serious question; Anyone have tips on photographing a baby for a passport?She's not old enough to sit up on here own yet.
have you looked at the guidance for taking pictures of babies for passports? we laid our lil un on white a4 sheets of paper.
I read the official guide, but it's a little vague regarding young babies.
ok well ive read the comments following your original post now and i also concurr with what was said. The guidance is a little vague and therefore their own fault. Follow the guidance and advice on mums net as posted and you should find it pretty easy to get some correct pictures of your babba.. its certainly easier than taking pics of yourself for an adult passport! lol
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vesdekis
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
We hotukdealer's are the vultures of society. Now **** off if you dont want to save a fiver

You say vultures, I say forward thinkers. Spending money unnecessarily means we need ever higher wages. Higher wages = more demand on industry to convert the environment into profit to fund such wage increases. Vicious circle.
Mend and make do is a pretty good mantra IMO :)
#37
This is a link to a nifty little program called Camtoprint.
Very simple to use. It's free and gives quick and easy
passport size photos.

http://www.fileparade.com/listing/121332/Camtoprint?did=10844&pid=1&ppd=search,38115987577,camtoprint,e,,c,0,,,&gclid=CJS1vumn57wCFVKWtAodYCkA5A
6 Likes #38
Transformers
Great info, voted hot.

By the way OP, can Boots cut the photos for you as well? Using a device like this??? Thanks. :)

Maybe with a device like this...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Fiskars-scissors.jpg
#39
Be aware that the photos that you get back from that website have lost quite a lot of resolution. They are only 300dpi. I ended up using paint.net to get my original photos to the size of the returned photos (but at the original resolution) Not sure if it would have mattered,but rather safe than sorry!
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wenttoabetterplace
tehwabbit
cheekytrucker
billybob59
all of this just to save a fiver?
probably quicker and cheaper than getting in car, driving to town, parking (and paying for the privilege) walking to shop to get photo done, getting photo taken, then standing like a prune while you wait to dive on photos before anyone else sees how terrible they came out! HOT.( If you have a half decent printer, print your own)
If you have your own printer I'd say it's a decent deal, but last time I needed some passport photos I was already passing a Timpsons where they did it for 3.99. Would have cost me that to drive home to do the photos, then drive back into town, park and goto boots! (Plus timpson has/had a money back guarantee which was a bonus). There again I needed them ASAP and don't have a printer at home - who prints in this day and age?

Get yourself a laser printer -- cheap print runs (we use it for printing hundreds of charity newsletters), and excellent quality photos.
There is always a time when a printer is useful...(Ebay invoices for example - a paper copy is always preferable to delving through Ebay's confusing messaging system)

I just print all my stuff at work like a cheapskate! I nearly bought a cheap laser printer as ebuyer always have deals on, but I rarely find myself wanting to print in colour.



Edited By: tehwabbit on Feb 25, 2014 13:58

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