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    Do ASDA instant photo machines resize photos automatically?

    I just used the ASDA instore instant photo printing machines for a set of passport photos. All seemed to go fine (after screwing up my first attempt), but when I got the photos home, I realised they had increased in size from the 35x45mm I set on Photoshop, to 36x46mm.

    Puzzled, I then went and checked a set I printed before, on the same machines, and they were exactly the same: 36x46mm. It didn't cause a problem on that occasion (the renewed passport arrived within 3 weeks with no delays), but it's still annoying that it seems to resize without asking.

    Has anyone else found this when using the instant machines (you might want to go and measure for yourself, if you're not quite as sad as I am!)?

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    Sorry mate but if you're worried about 1mm then as you stated you are sad If you want more accurate results print them yourself or take them to a professional developer.

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    Argoj

    Sorry mate but if you're worried about 1mm then as you stated you are sad … Sorry mate but if you're worried about 1mm then as you stated you are sad If you want more accurate results print them yourself or take them to a professional developer.



    Er... the reason people print passport photos on instant printing machines (as is commonly encouraged and recommended on this site) is to save money on passport applications. The passport office has very strict rules about what they will accept for a photo, and a photo that measures 36x46mm is outside the rules and can be rejected. It probably won't be, but the risk is there, and that's why I flagged it up for people to check if getting what they paid for is important to them!

    Banned

    See this post below, this tells you how to do them, and then got to any photo machine and print them. I used this and it worked well.
    hotukdeals.com/dea…740

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    damo1972

    See this post below, this tells you how to do them, and then got to any … See this post below, this tells you how to do them, and then got to any photo machine and print them. I used this and it worked well.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/4-x-uk-passport-photos-20p-boots-1836740



    But that's just the point... I know how to do them. On my screen they are definitely measured correctly, but the machine in my local ASDA prints them out slightly enlarged. I guess the only way around this would be to set the photos up as 34x44mm, so that the unrequested enlargement works in your favour to bring them out at the correct size.

    That's why I was wondering... has anyone else been cautious enough to measure the passport photos they get from one of those machines? You can take as much care as you like over the background, removing glasses and neutral expressions, but it's pretty frustrating when the only rule you end up breaking is the simplest one through no fault of your own...

    Banned

    As stated did mine as per the post, printed mine at my local asda. Had no problem, mine were accepted, I must admit I didn't measure them, but I got my passport!

    dont they all overprint so as to not miss the edges?
    would need to do it at home or with a machine could turn off borderless i expect

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    damo1972

    As stated did mine as per the post, printed mine at my local asda. Had no … As stated did mine as per the post, printed mine at my local asda. Had no problem, mine were accepted, I must admit I didn't measure them, but I got my passport!



    I got my passport too, and I'm sure the staff don't sit with rulers waiting to reject. And someone on the thread you posted ended up with photos measuring 36x48mm, so even more 'out'. You'd think it would be WYSIWYG (it's been years since I used that acronym).
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